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Jennifer Mazzeo-Skelson

Our family has been coming to Karate International for over 5 years now. It was the best decision we ever made for our boys. Shortly after, my husband started and all three are now black belts. Now I am taking karate, as well. KI has a great family atmosphere in a controlled environment that encourages you to want to come to class to learn and grow. No show-boating here, safety is always #1. There is an abundance of high level knowledge at the Raleigh dojo and every instructor goes above and beyond to help. There are several arts they teach. There is a reason they have been in business as long as they have. And that is because for them it's not a business but a passion and it shows in everything and everyone at KI. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Randall Shirley reviewed Karate International of Raleigh
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This is The REAL DEAL---A Family type atmosphere--Extremely helpful and friendly----This Dojo is the Best of the Best---

Scott Weinberger reviewed Karate International of Raleigh
5
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The best family martial arts school I've ever seen. Something for everybody. The skill level really shows that they are a 40+ year school. And they have multiple martial arts, which is rare.

Richard Gillespie reviewed Karate International of Raleigh
5
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This is a wonderful place for my whole family. My sons 11, 9, and 6 are all on the path to Black Belt. Even their old man is giving it a try...

Evelyn Foster reviewed Karate International of Raleigh
5
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I can't say enough good things about Karate International. They know how to work with children in a way that they learn proper form and technique while balancing lessons in character and integrity, all without taking out the fun. Any day, you can hear giggles from the little samurai class as they keep children enthused about karate. My son comes many times each week, and never tires of coming, and looks forward to progressing.

In addition to being child-friendly, they are parent-friendly and have done everything they could to make the parent wait comfortable and productive including parent exercise equipment, coffee, a seating area to watch classes, Wi-Fi and a charging station for mobile devices. It's the little things that say to us we are valued here. We are here to stay.

Donna Weinberger Needham reviewed Karate International of Raleigh
5
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I have watched in awe as my son has become focused, disciplined, and confident during his journey to black belt. I now see him teaching and giving back to others. KI has been life-changing for him. I can’t say enough great things about this program, the instructors, and the community. If you’re thinking about starting karate, you’ve found the perfect place!

Heidi Erwin reviewed Karate International of Raleigh
5
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Every student is treated with attention and care, the staff and owners are extremely knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and hold high standards for the students. It is a delight to come and get a great workout while building character and respect through the discipline of karate. We cannot think of a better option for our middle school son!

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Don’t let others steal your Dreams!

There are people in everyone’s lives who dole out advice to anyone who will listen. Some of these people are mentors and should be respected. There are others who are doing more harm than good.

When considering the advice of others, examine the source. If your friend or family member is a go-getter and has the moral make up of someone you should admire, then perhaps their advice is valuable. If on the other hand, someone is telling you to slow down or give up, be sure to check to see if they are someone who has chased a dream, soared over obstacles and achieved goals in spite of adversity. If this does not describe your advisor, take the advice with humility and also a grain of skepticism.

There are times when someone thinks they are saving you the heartache they have been through. While this might be an action coming from the heart, it might also be coming from a place you have not been and will not go. If your goals are based in research and hard work, then your dreams are what will carry you through to achieving those goals. There will always be people who lead the field and you might just be that person. If we didn’t have people like that, there would never be progress.

Don’t be afraid to be the one person who goes down a path that others have not tried, or have avoided. You might be the one who teaches us all a great lesson. Don’t let someone steal your dreams because they are afraid to take the steps. You should always listen to those who have gone before you and might have significant knowledge in a field you are just starting. Just remember to temper their advice with a little bit of your own inspiration.

The great part about setting and achieving goals is that you are in control of your own destiny. Remember that you are capable of research and decision making. It may be the best to surround yourself with people who work hard, compliment often and achieve goals.