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Melissa Eszes Schlosser reviewed Canton Karate
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Our daughter LOVES everything about coming to classes! She started last May, and hasn't looked back. Her confidence has grown so much, starting within weeks of starting! She loves how every week she is learning new skills, she loves the staff and she loves the challenges that they give them every week to work on. She looks forward to classes every week, and jumped at the opportunity to sign up for extra classes that would help her learn more. She went from being a complete gymnastics girl to everything karate. Her Christmas list was filled with rebreakable boards, pads, punching bags, t-shirts, room decorations and anything else she could think of to practice karate or that was karate! It's only been about 10 months, but you can't meet this girl and not know that she loves karate, and we have Canton Karate to thank for this! Overall, the staff at Canton Karate has changed our daughter in so many ways, but especially in her confidence! We're so glad we found them!

Steve Surmann reviewed Canton Karate
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The kids enjoy it, they learn to be more disciplined and behaved at the same time! Master Martin is exceptionally patient (I know because I get frustrated just watching it) and is a wonderful instructor. I am very happy with the way he mentors his pupils especially while he has his assistant instructors available to give one on one instruction to those that struggle. Having my children in his classes and seeing what they actually learn, accomplish and develop into is well worth the cost.

Jen Pepper reviewed Canton Karate
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Love this school :) they are very thoughtful and encouraging, yet are able to mix the right amount of fun into every class as well

Joshua Mankowski reviewed Canton Karate
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The Perfect Martial Arts School. Master Martin does a great job of combining all of the elements of martial arts into the curriculum, There is a mixture of history, discipline and practical application. The classes are also taught specifically for each age group to maximize the benefit of the kids and adults. What is being taught will resonate with a 3 or 4 year old (my son) or an adult(myself).

Susan Cook McCoon reviewed Canton Karate
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My son goes here and loves it. Master Martin is great with the kids. They work on focus, concentration, self discipline, confidence and many more things kids need. My son is always excited to go and it's great to see the smile on his face. I see the improvement at home and in school since he has been going.

Diana M Riley-Woodward reviewed Canton Karate
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Canton Karate has been amazing for our family! My two have been enrolled for 6 months now. They have always struggled with attention, focus, and self control and it was beginning to impact school. They LOVE Karate! They want to practice at home, and love going to class. and their performance in school has made a complete turnaround! For the first time my daughter's teacher this year says she is focused, attentive, and hard working!
Master Martin is patient but firm and disciplined. He treats each student differently in class. and that's a good thing! I don't know how but he seems to know what every student needs to personally challenge them. I find myself repeating Master Martin's words around the house and at work. They did love the Saturday forms/sparring class and we will miss that. But we are all excited to see what comes next!

Michelle Turmell reviewed Canton Karate
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My son started Karate lessons at Canton Karate several months ago and we can't be happier with that decision! My son has gained so much confidence. On his first day, he was so nervous to step onto that mat. Master Martin and the rest of the staff were so patient and encouraging with him. He loves going now and has so much fun at each class. Master Martin and all the staff at Canton Karate are so encouraging, helpful and very accessible. I can't say enough good things! I highly recommend Canton Karate!

Michelle Brenner reviewed Canton Karate
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Amazing place with AMAZING staff!! The way they work with kids is wonderful! You truly feel like family from the time you walk in the door. They offer so many different class options. My kids have learned so much already from their short time here. I'm amazed at the new skills and discipline they are learning. The confidence I'm seeing fostered in my children is great. Master Martin has an amazing way of dealing with the kids. It is usually in a way that corrects the problem without disrupting everyone else. Can't wait till my 4 year old is ready to start as well. Thank you Canton Karate!!

Pat O'Hara Dunbar reviewed Canton Karate
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Canton Karate is a great place for kids to teach them how to respect others, self esteem, and how to treat bullies. I would recommend Canton Karate to all my friends. The staff is very pleasant and helpful. I'm glad that we are part of the Canton Karate family. My grandson has learned so much in just a short period of time of being here. He really looks forward on coming here and getting out of his shell. Thank you Canton Karate.

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Spectrum SKILLZ Program

CK SKILLZ Dynamic Martial Arts, is so excited to introduce the Spectrum SKILLZ Program!
This program was designed to target children on the spectrum for ages 7 and up. The program
introduces specialized skill-based training for children who have limited physical, intellectual, social, and
emotional abilities. With that said, more emphasis is placed on building fundamental skills training with
a strategic balance of Martial Arts.
By understanding the needs of these children, we have selected 8 skills that make up the

Spectrum SKILLZ Program:
1. Awareness
2. Detailing3. Observing4. Listening
5. Communication
6. Retention
7. Durability
8. Determination
We cover one of the above skills per class (in order). During each class we run a warm-up;
deliver a mat chat about the skill; run two or three skill-building drills; and then we have them
demonstrate the skill to earn their skill-stripe. They must earn all 8 skill-stripes in order to
graduate to the next belt level. Once they earn their next belt they will continue to run through
all 8 skills earning their skill-stripes with more challenging curriculum as they advance to each
rank. They graduate into one of the age-specific SKILLZ program after they have successfully
completed all 9 belt ranks of the program.

Here is an example of what a white belt will demonstrate for each of the 8 skills above to earn
their next belt:

1. Awareness – Duck under a noodle swung by the instructor 5 times.
2. Detailing – Demonstrate 10 punches applying proper hand position when striking a
3. Observing – Name 3 basic blocks as demonstrated by the instructor.
4. Listening – Demonstrate 10 punches on a 70pbm metronome beat.
5. Communication – Explain how to do 1 of the basic strikes applying proper chambers.

6. Retention – Demonstrate 3 basic blocks and strikes when called out by the instructor
while applying the proper hand position.
7. Durability – Demonstrating the static warm-ups by holding each position for 10 seconds.
8. Determination – Demonstrate a palm strike breaking a board.

As you can see we take Martial Arts training to a whole new level! We use elements of
traditional Martial Arts curriculums to build skills that are appropriate for children on the
spectrum. This means that your child will learn and grow at a pace that is fun while being
challenging enough to help foster development. The best part is the Spectrum SKILLZ program
will equip your child with skills that they will utilize in every area of their life!