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Below you will find reviews and testimonials from current and former Black Belt Academy students and their parents in Surrey, BC and Newton, BC.
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Being at the Black Belt Academy, my boys, Jayesh (on target for 1st degree black belt) and Jordan (testing for 3rd degree black belt), improved on leadership skills, concentration & focus, and strength & stamina. I have seen my boys showing greater respect to everyone, specially to women. This has also given them confidence and Continue Reading
October 27, 2020
Eliza is 6 years, She came in from another school of karate initially she did not wanted to join but now she loves hi school online and in class. ATA is a very professional school I like the instructors because they are very precise and they pay attention on each students very well I would Continue Reading
October 27, 2020
Having been a Martial Arts practitioner in Shotokan karate for many years, I joined the ATA Black Belt Academy with my 3 children to learn the art of Tae Kwon Do. It has been an awesome experience to be back in the dojo with great instructors and for my children, life changing. They have adapted Continue Reading
October 15, 2020
Best thing that has every happened to my daughter. Instructors are very easy going and understanding. Everyone makes you feel welcome.
March 13, 2019
Loves it a lot and has gained self-confidence
Navi, age 5, started in the Basic Program this past January. He had a lot of anxiety and needed to learn to self-regulate, manage his emotions and better coordinate his movements. He has flourished in the program! He loves it a lot and gains confidence after each class. He just received his orange belt and Continue Reading
Yanina S. October 16, 2018
He is now a STRAIGHT A STUDENT!
Lucas, age 14, signed up in Sept. 2011. He is now a 2nd Degree Black Belt and is excited to test for 3rd Degree one day. Since joining he has learned to concentrate – leading to his grades improving. He is now a STRAIGHT A STUDENT!
Charlene H. October 16, 2018
Has more self-confidence
After about 16 months we see how much Ludovic, age 12, has improved. Not only his moves (kicks are higher for example) but also and most of all, his attitude. He has more self-confidence. Because of this confidence he has less anxiety at school (he is not stressed about oral presentations) and is getting more Continue Reading
Jen K. October 16, 2018
Great For My Son’s Self-Discipline
At the onset of the program, Cameron (age 8 at the time) had trouble expressing his feelings in school. There were several phone calls from the principal. After his first year of Taekwondo he was recognized by his educators as the most improved student in his grade! He is now a 2nd Degree Black Belt.
Mike W. October 16, 2018
I highly recommend Newton Black Belt Academy!
As a mom participating in Taekwondo with my sons, I am eternally grateful for the huge impact made on the development of my son’s lives as well as mine! My boys show respect and self control throughout all areas of their lives. I have gained confidence and we have all reached goals we didn’t think Continue Reading
Deb S., Leadership Members with sons aged 12 & 16 October 16, 2018
Thank you Newton Black Belt Academy!
In the 3 years Armaan has been attending Newton Black Belt Academy, I have seen an enormous transformation in my son! He has gone from a tentative, shy boy to a disciplined, more confident young man who more comfortably asserts himself in school and many other life situations. There is no monetary value that can Continue Reading
Hasina W. October 16, 2018
My son James loves the helpful instructors as he has worked his way from a white belt up to now being a green belt! Now after school James has something to look forward to. Although challenging he is always encouraged to further his development, something ATA takes pride in. I strongly encourage Songahm Taekwondo lessons Continue Reading
Jane M. May 4, 2017
Martial arts are not just for kids
After working my desk job for eighteen years, I managed to put on some extra pounds. A friend of mine suggested that I start taking martial arts instead of hitting the gym 6 days a week. I gave it a shot and a year and a half later I feel healthier and I am just Continue Reading
Steven S. February 4, 2015
Increased Reflexes and Balance
The increases I have noticed from my eight year old son are amazing. He is faster, has better reflexes and is no longer clumsy because his balance has improved! He really is learning as well as participating in the lessons and I’m so proud of how far he’s come in such a short time. I Continue Reading
Jerry G. February 4, 2015
What Price for a Child’s Safety?
What price can one put on their child’s safety and well being? It has been wonderful to watch as our daughter is instructed in the manner of how to identify a stranger; more importantly what to do should one try to put hands on or harm our child. Through the training at , our daughter Continue Reading
Mary W. February 4, 2015