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Tom Costigan reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
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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
5
via Facebook

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
5
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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
5
via Facebook

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.

Debra Serra Pendola reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
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My twin boys started at KMA when they were five years old. They will be attempting to pass the black belt test in May and have been working on mastering 100 crunches, 40 push ups, and the 3 mile run under 30 minutes. They are now ten years old. Keep your fingers crossed for them!
Besides the physical aspect of the program, the boys are focusing on discipline, integrity, strong moral courage, and other important life skills. I have seen improvement in their behaviors at home and in school. My hope is that they grow and mature into strong, well disciplined young men, with the KMA team supporting them along the journey.
I truly appreciate the genuine concern and care the KMA teaching staff has demonstrated for my boys. "It takes a village," for sure!

Justine Jacobson reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Kiefers Martial Arts have embraced my son for the last 5 and a half years. He found something to be passionate about and exploded with confidence! I'm so thankful to them for accepting each and every child for who they are and making them the best they can be.

Lauren Mckenna reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

We first enrolled our son into Little Ninjas when he was 5 years old to help with focus , self discipline and structure. He had just entered kindergarten and although he wasn't necessarily in need of any of this extra Instruction.... our thoughts were to give him an upper hand with learning how to handle distraction and excel. We thought we would "try" it..., well its been one of the best decisions as parents we've made for him. He is about to turn 8 years old.... and thrives at KMA.... he is now in the Black Belt Training program and excited to continue to advance and become a member of the demo team!!

Patty Geis reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Our son is thriving here thanks to incredible staff! He has only been at KMA for 3 or 4 months, but we see staying with KMA for a very long time!

Melissa Osborne reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

The staff, and environment at KMA is phenomenal! Everyone makes you feel like part of an amazing family. In the few months my son has been with them, I have seen his coordination, focus, and all around physical/mental health improve drastically! I even witnessed with my own eyes the very moment he became confident! He adopted a new confident walk, and a CAN DO attitude! Enrolling him with KMA was one of the best decisions I have EVER made. THANK YOU to the amazing staff, and I look forward to watching the continued growth!

Lindsay Castiglione reviewed Kiefer's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

I can’t say enough about how great our experience has been at Kiefer’s Martial Arts. Everyone there goes above and beyond to keep our 6 year old twins focused, motivated, and engaged. The staff to student ratio is excellent! We are very happy with the choice to send the boys to Kiefer’s.

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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.