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Your teen's inner-potential, determination, and unshakeable focus are just a few martial arts classes away...

Our martial arts classes are shocking parents at the kinds of results their teens are seeing.


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They Crave Physical Activity - But They Just Aren't The "Team Sports" Type...

Does your kid love running around and exercising but just doesn't seem to fit into team sports? They're not alone. Many kids are like this. Team sports are not for everyone. Maybe they just haven't found the right sport to shine at yet. Martial arts could be just the thing to get them going and help them develop their natural, athletic abilities.

Issues With Bullies

It's never easy hearing your child talk about being picked on by a bully. You want to feel safe sending your child to school not on edge and worried about their well-being. Unfortunately, every school has a bully in some shape or form... But what if your child knew how to easily deal with them (in a non-violent way)


Teens spend countless hours on their cell phones and other devices seven days a week. Some of the negative health effects include sleep disruption, restlessness, and fatigue, as well as neck and back pain from constantly slouching over their cell phone. Martial arts is an excellent way to instill a healthy sense of balance into your teen’s life, get them to “unplug” from texting, swiping and scrolling on their devices and interact with people face-to-face. Martial arts greatly improves social, communications and people skills, which are necessary qualities for success in life.

Trouble Finding Their Passion

Some kids have trouble finding something they're passionate about. For other kids it's easy and natural. But there are some kids who just haven't found the right activity yet... They seem a bit "lost" or maybe like they don't care. But really, they just haven't found something that's right for them.

Not Achieving Their Full Potential In School

Many parents have really smart kids but they just have a hard time focusing, and getting their work done. As a result, their grades suffer. And often, their self-esteem goes down with their grades. If only they could learn to focus and pay attention...

Frequently Asked Questions

A: As a parent, I'm sure you've seen that teens can get injured doing just about anything. Martial Arts is no different; however, we take safety very seriously here. Yes, injuries do happen sometimes. But we do everything in our power to avoid them. We do special warm-up exercises and stretches to make sure their body is limber and flexible.
A: You bet they are! We're dealing with teens here and if it's not fun, they won't want any part of it. We do a variety of fun drills and activities that challenge students and keep them interested and smiling with pride. We work hard here, but we also play hard.
A: Yes - we have a good mix of both girls and boys in our classes, as it promotes gender equality. Martial arts give boys and girls the means to develop focus, confidence, high self-esteem and respect for self and others, which is so important in their teenage years. Martial arts also give teens a safe and comfortable place to interact with the opposite sex and develop friendships.
A: Absolutely! Teens with low self-esteem often come out of their shells. As their skill level increases, they feel more and more confident. Other teens look up to them like your teen looks up to other students who are ahead of them. It builds a sense of confidence, pride, and teamwork.

Check out what Google users are saying about Garaguso Black Belt Leadership Academy

Nancy Pierznik
- 3 months ago
This is a great activity for all especially great for my grandson who is special needs. The teachers and the assistants are great. My grandson has learned so much

Melissa Hoffman
- 3 years ago
I love this school and it's teachers. They have helped me so much with having my daughter get over her extreme shyness. Their support and understanding is amazing. They truly care about every child they teach.

Adrianne Hassinger
- 4 years ago
Highly motivated, passionate instructors. No place can compare in my opinion. Cannot say enough about this key part of my life and the programs in the studio. Not only have my children trained but I've personally trained for 14 years, and have NEVER experienced a training day where my instructors were anything less than an inspiration. As a parent of three daughters that have gone beyond Black belt, and are young adults in college, their experiences as children at Garaguso Karate has more than developed their self- discipline, respect, work ethics and determination to achieve their goals in life.

Becky Russell
- 4 years ago
Amazing karate school with talented & gifted teachers. Great experience for my son to learn karate and the great life values that it offers. Hope to send all my kids to this school until they reach a black belt. Definitely recommend to anyone in the area.

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