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Luis Trelles reviewed Gold Medal Martial Arts
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Great place, wonderful with kids. They truly have a family atmosphere. I would highly recommend it to everyone. We are extremely pleased with our son's progress both in Tae Kwon Do and as a person.

Kerry Magee Daley reviewed Gold Medal Martial Arts
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Nothing like getting a great workout with your whole family AND getting to spar with your spouse (lovingly, of course �) My sons are learning discipline and my daughter self confidence. Priceless.

Dan Stys reviewed Gold Medal Martial Arts
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Led by a great staff, a wonderful part of the community that consistently represent the best possibilities amongst our youth. We thank you.

Heather Chemtob reviewed Gold Medal Martial Arts
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At 45 yrs old with my 9 yr old son leading the way, we are 3 years in and black belt is within site! Every session is so rewarding. They keep it family oriented and fun while turning you into a champion! Ask for Mr. Carlos at Foster City or Mr Donovan at Mountain View, they are the greatest.

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The Positive Effects of Martial Arts for a Child in School
Grade school can be quite the experience for any child. It is a place where a child not
only learns academically but one where a child must learn to socialize and function in
the world. Unfortunately, there are a lot of negative experiences that a child may
have when going through school. Whatever those experiences may be, it would be a
good idea to have a child participate in martial arts classes. Doing so will give them
the tools they need to survive the school experience. The benefits associated with
taking martial arts classes are essential for them to be able to have a positive
experience in school.
Helps them earn better grades in school
Getting good grades is reflective of a child’s comprehension of the material. But, it is
also indicative of their discipline and responsibility traits. Through martial arts,
students are to learn the fundamentals of stretch and physical routines. They also
learn to become disciplined with practice and keeping up with their cleanliness of
uniforms. Children learn how to be punctual and can focus their daily thoughts on the
tasks at hand. Thus, being able to exhibit these positive traits will translate to better
grades as schooling requires the proficiency of these characteristics.
Gives them the confidence to stand up to bullies
Bullying is a very prominent and unfortunate experience that many children will
either witness or become victims of in their lifetimes. Being a part of martial arts can
give children the strength and confidence that they need to stand up to these
negative individuals. Not only will they learn about self-defense strategies, they will
be able to feel assertive and courageous. Possessing self-confidence is the number
one way for a child to be able to stand up for him/herself in any threatening
situation. Through martial arts, they will learn that not all conflicts have to be
physical. They will possess the mature mindset to tackle any conflict with assurance
and pride.
Gives them the ability to make friends
Having friends and keeping them can be the big difference between a positive and
negative school experience for children. They will latch onto people who share
common interests with them and feel devastated when those relationships disappear.
However, for children who regularly practice martial arts, they have a different
capacity to make and keep friends in their circle. Besides making friends in the
martial arts classes themselves, children are able to easily socialize and collaborate
with other students at school. They instill a lot of the same discipline and traits they
learn from martial arts in their everyday lives. For instance, they may be first to
initiate a conversation with quiet students because they feel confident in themselves
to do so.
Being a part of something special such as martial arts can be greatly impactful for
children. Especially when it comes to school, children can gain invaluable skills and
behaviors that will allow them to have more successful experiences in social settings.
Although school is meant to teach them about a variety of things, having martial arts
as a supplement can significantly affect the way they approach schooling and their
overall experiences.