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AKKA - Northland offers great martial arts training. The instructors are knowledgeable, experienced, and always willing to answer questions and provide guidance. The high quality instruction combined with an emphasis on hands on practice is very effective.

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An excellent school with skilled, compassionate instructors. They are great with kids as well as adults, regardless of fitness level. If you're looking for martial arts lessons in Kansas City, you should definitely head to AKKA Northland.

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Masters Schee and Miller are absolutely fabulous with the kids. Our 5 year old loves his time there and they do an excellent job encouraging the kids while still keeping them accountable for controlling themselves. Excellent balance!

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My daughter just started taking lessons a few weeks ago and loves it! Mr. Schee & Ms. Miller are awesome!

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We absolutely adore this studio and its staff. From the beginning, Ms. Miller and Mr. Schee have been friendly, supportive, and downright encouraging. We have and would continue to recommend AKKA to our friends, family, and anyone looking into self defense or a safe welcoming place to learn discipline, courage, and respect. I am so proud to have my children training here.

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This is a fantastic school with very knowledgeable and professional instructors. Class schedules are flexible and the instruction very organized. It’s a safe environment to train and fellow students are supportive of each other. Very happy with my experi nice here.

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My kids and I both joined last summer. We have made friends and found a great community at AKKA. It's rewarding to learn and grow, and the instructors and students are all great people!

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We found this school a few years ago and thought it would be good for my (at the time) kindergartner to try in between swimming and soccer. Bored with the gym, treadmill, and video fitness trainers that I always ended up burning out on, I signed up shortly afterwards and have never looked back! Now my son and I are working up through the ranks together. The instructors are friendly and knowledgeable, and the camaraderie with my fellow students is rewarding. The skill developed here can be useful in everyday life, and last a lifetime.

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AKKA Northland is a wonderful place to take your children to learn Karate. The Children learn the motto of Honesty, Courtesy, Respect and Discipline on a daily basis. The instructors make the class fun and at a pace that keeps the kids interested and engaged for the entire class. If you are are looking for a way to teach your children core values and exercise at the same time, I couldn't recommend this school more. The Instructors are top notch and very responsive to your individual needs. If your thinking about joining, go for it!

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This place is quickly becoming a second home. Loved it for my son so much that I have joined as well. The staff feels like family (the type you actually look forward to seeing). Only regret is not finding it sooner, but making up for lost time. Try their studio. You will not regret it.

R.J. Smith reviewed AKKA Karate USA Northland
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Very well run! Class sizes are not too large and the instructors are amazing at what they do. They are able to really work with the kids and the kids learn new things every week. My child is learning way more than just karate. They teach respect, discipline, confidence, focus, and even how to deal with bullies. Could not be happier! AKKA is great!

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Amazing place to learn and grow. The instructors are caring and love to see the progress of students.

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My kids and I have been at AKKA for eight plus years. It is the one of the best thing I can do with my kids. We learn together and support each other.

Patsy Hampton reviewed AKKA Karate USA Northland
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This place was a God send for our family! It's more than karate and they really teach you to grow personally and physically! It's perfect to do as a family and their class schedules make it possible to attend with lots of variety. My son has asthma but never has an issue kicking butt and showing respect!

Matthew Allen reviewed AKKA Karate USA Northland
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AKKA is an outstanding martial arts school that teaching more than how to kick and punch. Their system embodies the spirit of martials arts and helps you train both your body and mind for better self discipline. The instructors are wonderful people who care about their students both on and off the training deck. This is a great place for all ages and you will find yourself leaving a better person than you were when you arrived.

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We have two very different boys and they both love going to karate at AKKA! The instructors are so knowledgeable and patient. They take it very seriously and still have a lot of fun. There is a comfortable place to wait while the kids have their lessons. A lot of parents and adults train too though. We are so glad that we found this place!!

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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.