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Tom Costigan reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
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KMA is easily probably one of the best dojos in the state of Rhode Island. The dojo is beautiful, the staff are the best, and the training is one-of-a-kind. I've been training for about 3-4 and a half years here and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. If you're thinking of looking into martial arts, this is the place to be.

Randy Shepherd reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
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I have take Martial Arts at many dojos in my life and Kiefer's Martial Arts is one of the best with top level instructors that are passionate about their art and Renshi Mike Kiefer is one of the most personable instructors I have worked with. Our daughter Heather, just earned her 1st dan black belt in June, and she knows that if she puts her mind to somthing no matter how hard that she can accomplish it. Thanks Renshi Mike, Sensi Rob and all the others that make this dojo an excellent place to train.

Julie Eberly reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
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A year ago I joined KMA's fitness kickboxing program and immediately got hooked! If you're hoping to get in shape for 2017, there's truly no better way! Scared to try it? Don't be! You'll be able to start at any level and quickly build skills and stamina, all the while shedding those unwanted pounds!

Heather Reifinger reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
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Keifer's Martial Arts has had such a positive effect on Tyler. He is becoming a very confident capable young man because of this program. For parents it is additional positive reinforcement to what we are teaching at home. His grades and attitude toward accomplishing his goals has completely been reformed in the last 2 years of attending this school. This is a life changing activity for your child and skills that can be continued into adulthood. Thank you for what you all do for Tyler and the rest of our Martial arts family.

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How KMA Kids Karate in Westerly Builds Confidence

46364The number one reason parents sign their children up for karate lessons is to build confidence. We agree that confidence is probably the #1 benefit of practicing martial arts for kids and we absolutely agree that martial arts is the best activity you can put a child in to accomplish this. But, how exactly does it work? How does karate boost a child’s confidence, making them better able to handle peer pressure and bullying?

The instructors are positive, supportive and understand that every child has different needs and a different starting point. Our instructors are trained to praise effort and progress on an individual level, and to make corrections in a positive way.

Martial Arts lend itself to boosting confidence because progress and achievement is more individual than it is in team sports. The progress and achievements your child makes will be theirs and theirs alone. It isn’t tied to the success or failure of a team, and absolutely NOBODY sits the bench in martial arts. 100% participate 100% of the time.

The belt rank structure in karate is great. It provides tangible, visible goals for children (and adults) to see their progress and be recognized for their hard work.

Feeling like you can protect yourself is empowering. It takes away having to be afraid of bullies and teaches you to stand up for yourself.

We actually teach the importance of positive thinking and how critical it is to believe in yourself through our unique Message of the Week system, backed up by our Black Belt Excellence Worksheets.

Yes, karate absolutely builds confidence, and now you know how it does that!