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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Karate was an investment in the future for my children

By Kathy Olevsky

I had a parent recently tell me they were interested in Karate for their daughter who was 6 years old.  They postponed trying out Karate because they were considering basketball and swimming.  It made me consider, that I had a few thoughts to share on that subject.  I find that keeping children busy in sports and learning is a great part of helping children moving forward in a healthy way and away from things that would tempt them into an unhealthy childhood journey.  So, when this parent said they were exploring basketball and swimming for their child and they were not sure if Karate was going to fit in right now, I totally understood.  There are plenty of outstanding adults in the world who found their passion in basketball and swimming.

What I know, is that Karate and the martial arts, can be a companion to any sport all throughout childhood.  I have two children who took dramatically different paths.  They both had activities that stoked their passions.  My son was outdoors as much as possible, in the woods and preferably on a vehicle that had some sort of engine.  I would say he has continued that into adulthood.  He also stayed active in Karate from 7 years old until his present age of 31.  He earned his Black Belt quickly and at a young age.  My daughter started in Karate at 3 years old and continued until about 16.  She took her time through our pre-school program and then entered our regular kid’s classes. Her Karate was mixed with many years of cheerleading and dance.  She stayed the course in Karate and earned her Black Belt in about 8 years, all the while competing and enjoying her other activities.

As a parent, I am happy to report, that both of my children are now independent business people.  My son runs a successful Martial Arts School and my daughter started her own business in Social Media Marketing at the age of 22, after graduating from college.  I know that being raised to find their own confidence through their own action was a gift they gained through the martial arts.  As parents, we could give our children confidence through many avenues, but we should give them this gift.  They might find that their own efforts can get them to eagle scout or to become a master pianist.  Whatever it is, these activities have shown to help them learn to stand on their own and achieve through personal effort.  If we want children who are going to become self-sufficient, successful adults, our choices for them early in life can help us guide them to that goal.  I am a firm believer in choosing at least one opportunity for my children that requires their own personal effort, rather than having them participate in all team activities.  I tried to give them both in their young lives, but I made sure, that Karate was the constant.

I also know, through martial arts, they learned about success and failure.  They learned that their goals were rewarded when they succeeded.  They also learned, when they failed, it was not the end of the world. They had to pick themselves up, with guidance, and get back to work to improve themselves.

When you see an advertisement that says, “Give your child the Gift of Martial Arts”, it is truly a gift worth giving.