Student Testimonials

For over 10 years it was on my bucket list to study and learn karate. Finally last year I did something about it, and I couldn’t be happier with my choice. I enrolled at Acclaim Protective Arts, and it has been wonderful. I am in my early 50s, and I was initially concerned that maybe an "old" person like me wouldn’t have the ability and stamina to train in karate, but that is not the case. Sensei Jay and all of the students are very helpful and supportive in helping each person learn and grow in the art of karate. I knew going into this that I would be working out and exercising my body, but what I didn’t know was that I would also be enriching my life mentally and spiritually. This has been a total body workout--mind, body, and soul--and it has been rewarding on so many levels. Not only that, but I really enjoy the fact that we are learning traditional Okinawan karate which is centuries old and rich in history. Sensei Jay is dedicated to teaching the proper techniques to his students as well as educating us in the history of karate. Plus, there are also classes on weaponry and Tai Chi. Lastly I would like to add that I joined on my own, but the academy is made up of all ages and types of people--kids as young as five (there are youth classes as well as adult classes), older people (even older than me LOL), married couples, parents and their children, etc. If you reading this, then you must be interested in martial arts. I strongly recommend you call or come in to Acclaim Protective Arts today. I waited over 10 years to finally start my journey in learning the art of karate. I hope you start your journey today at Acclaim. You will find it rewarding in so many ways.

Carol Hunt

After having 5 surgeries to remove cancer, including portions of both lungs and one kidney removed, after having radiation and 2 rounds of Chemotherapy (lasting approx. total approx. 3yrs.) over a 10yr time span, exercise has been very important to me. Acclaim Karate has taught me to go beyond what I thought my physical limitations were. Karate is a great source of discipline and good self esteem. Best of all, it lifts the name of Jesus Christ.

Jason C., (Student)

This academy is teaching me focus & concentration. Due to the excellent teaching of master Sensei I am learning that it is never too late to begin learning a new discipline. I will be 62 years of age in June 2000 and through his teaching and commitment I believe anything is possible

Thank you master Sensei,

Jean W., (Your dedicated student)

Jr. Hawks has been a great karate program for my two kids, and the price is unbeatable. Neither of my kids had any experience in karate before they began 6 weeks ago & have learned quickly. There is a good deal of both individual and group attention. Not only has it helped them physically, it has been a real self-esteem booster for both my kids!

Deb W., (Student)

At Acclaim I have found a home away from home. The rigorous training, I believe, suits any hardcore traditionalist. The atmosphere is one of friendliness, and I always know that I'm welcome. Truly, the presence of GOD is never forgotten at Acclaim. He remains in our pursuit of excellence, and in our respect for one another.

Ward R., (Student)

When I was six years old I had foot problems. I ended up with a tumor & ostiomylidis in the same spot. I was in a cast for two years to help new bone to grow. When it healed, I was never allowed to play sports because of fear of trauma to my foot. The first real physical thing I did besides weights was Karate. Through karate I built self confidence, physical health and mental sharpness. One last thing I have to say is this Karate academy has been the best thing in my life....I came to know Christ!! Since then my life is right side up.

Jesse J. (Deshi)

...., from my perspective you and your instructors really do a great job with all the young people. I like the discipline, Biblical teachings, and the way you also just have fun with them.

Linda M. (mother)

...,I wanted to write to thank you for the time and energy you devote to the Karate Academy. I certainly appreciate you and what you do. ,........... Again, thank you for the dedicated teaching: I've especially appreciated your devotionals. Keep up the good work.

Joe P. (student)

We have three children in Acclaim. To get them to agree on an activity and to stick to it has not always proven successful. Karate has been the one exception. All three come willingly, without complaint to all three sessions each week. The student to staff ratio is super. The structure and values being encouraged are a great help to parents trying to raise Christian kids. But more than anything, our kids have a great time. Sensei and his assistants are great Christians but, they know the importance of having fun and making learning humorous. Our hats are off to Sensei and his staff!

Tim & Karen W. (parents)

Our son Julian is really enjoying being your student and also a part of Acclaim. The teachings along with the discipline is a awesome way for the students to learn of God and Karate. For God said to bring them up in the way of Him and they shall never depart from it. Thank You.

J.J.'s (parents)

I really enjoy going to Acclaim. It's been a good work-out as well as a self-esteem booster. From day one I've wanted to take karate, and now I can! Sensei and the other helpers are really great. The devotionals are good too. Thanks.

Adam C. (youth student)

I was looking for an all around workout that would not become tedious or boring. Acclaim gives me a great physical workout and I find it mentally stimulating. I enjoy the friendly, helpful atmosphere at Acclaim and the rigorous training.

Jim P. (student 37 years old)

Being a part of Acclaim Protective Arts Institute has been an absolute blessing to us. Not only do our children have the opportunity to learn Karate; they're taught in a spiritually safe environment. The training and attention each student receives far exceeds any expectations. The fact that Acclaim offers as many classes a week as it does, is just on of the benefits. The most significant reason for attending however, is the love and respect Sensei has for his students and the sport. His dedication in helping them succeed speaks for itself. Needless to say, we're very thankful that we found Acclaim.

The Coffland Family

Acclaim Karate Academy has given me a new sense of accomplishment that has improved my performance in many areas of my life. Being a student of two styles of martial arts has been a challenge. While I still very much enjoy Tae Kwon Do, I feel a much deeper joy at Acclaim. This joy is due both to the wonderful friendships I have made with both the instructor and fellow students, as will as a sense of roundedness in my life. I have noticed a remarkable improvement in my technique not only in Karate but also in Tae Kwon Do that I contribute to the never ending pursuit of proper technique and the excellent instruction at Acclaim Karate Academy!

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Student Testimonials

  • For over 10 years it was on my bucket list to study and learn karate. Finally last year I did... View More..
    Carol Hunt

  • After having 5 surgeries to remove cancer, including portions of both lungs and one kidney removed,... View More..
    Jason C., (Student)

  • This academy is teaching me focus & concentration. Due to the excellent teaching of master Sensei I... View More..
    Jean W., (Your dedicated student)

  • Jr. Hawks has been a great karate program for my two kids, and the price is unbeatable. Neither of... View More..
    Deb W., (Student)

  • At Acclaim I have found a home away from home. The rigorous training, I believe, suits any hardcore... View More..
    Ward R., (Student)

  • When I was six years old I had foot problems. I ended up with a tumor & ostiomylidis in the same... View More..
    Jesse J. (Deshi)

  • ...., from my perspective you and your instructors really do a great job with all the young people.... View More..
    Linda M. (mother)

  • ...,I wanted to write to thank you for the time and energy you devote to the Karate Academy. I... View More..
    Joe P. (student)

  • We have three children in Acclaim. To get them to agree on an activity and to stick to it has not... View More..
    Tim & Karen W. (parents)

  • Our son Julian is really enjoying being your student and also a part of Acclaim. The teachings... View More..
    J.J.'s (parents)

  • I really enjoy going to Acclaim. It's been a good work-out as well as a self-esteem booster. From... View More..
    Adam C. (youth student)

  • I was looking for an all around workout that would not become tedious or boring. Acclaim gives me a... View More..
    Jim P. (student 37 years old)

  • Being a part of Acclaim Protective Arts Institute has been an absolute blessing to us. Not only do... View More..
    The Coffland Family

  • Acclaim Karate Academy has given me a new sense of accomplishment that has improved my performance... View More..
    A dedicated student