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Affordable, great teachers. Been training almost 2 1/2 years. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

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Sensei Jeff does a great job of mixing a traditional martial arts curriculum with modern day application.

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Karate has been so good for my 6 year old. It teaches him self control and focus, two things he needs desperately! Sensei Jeff is so patient and kind with all the kids, I am so very thankful for him!!!

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Great organization. My son likes all his classmates and he is becoming more and more confident. I can't say enough good things about them!!!

Josy Dean reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
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Excellent instructors and a great community of students!

Patrick Polvinale reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
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Jeff and I have trained together in traditional Goju Ryu karate since we were kids. His karate training along with military experience, make him a well rounded instructor offering traditional martial arts and practical applications.

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I highly recommend this martial arts school. My son has only been a student here for a couple of months and his confidence is already improving. The instructors are great and very patient. This program is also much more affordable than others like it.

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If you want to train like a super-saiyan, go here. I love the transformation of Improved self esteem, confidence and passion for life that I see in the students. Anshin Kai is meant to breathe life into your goals and help you excel in various ways. This dojo is like one big family and the camaraderie is warm and welcoming. Once you get started, you'll be hooked.

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I LOVE the fitness and fighting class! It gets me going in the morning even before the kids wake up. I get a kick butt workout. I get some me time. And I have learned a lot about fitness and self defense. The class is appropriate for all ability levels. I've gotten much stronger since I started about 2 months ago. Best workout class ever!

Amber Wheeler-Cornelius reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
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My husband and I couldn't ask for a better place to take our son. He's a little shy when it comes to new things, but he warmed up really well to the experience and the staff. Sensei Jeff is very fun and patient with all the student, yet demands respect and attention when needed to get the job done. We are very excited to continue this journey with Anshin Kai Martial Arts for a very long time. Thanks!

Richard Tuneff reviewed Anshin Kai Martial Arts
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STRONG DOJO!! good karate is hard to find, but once you find a school like this..you will know your in the right place!

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We absolutely love place! My son has a great time and we love the respect he is learning. Sensai Jeff is great with the kids and families. We couldn't ask for better.

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If you live in the Abingdon / Bellcamp area, this is the dojo to train at, an excellent source for Traditional and Authentic Okinawan Gojuryu Karate-do. A great atmosphere with knowledgeable and competent instructors.

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5 Presidents Who Studied Martial Arts

5 Presidents Who Studied Martial Arts

 

 

The term “Martial Arts” is a relatively broad expression that encompasses a variety of different disciplines. Typically, when we hear the words martial arts, the first ideas that come to mind are one or more of the techniques that have developed in Asian countries. However, the martial arts are comprised of most types of fighting techniques that focus on hand-to-hand combat.

Historically, there have been a number of Commander-in-Chiefs who have studied at least one of the martial arts. Most often, wrestling has been the discipline of choice, but there have been a few who’ve gone with disciplines that originated in Asia.

George Washington’s Defense Against Bullies – Wrestling
Washington was not the type to take an attack lying down, not even at 15. To deal with bullying at school, He became proficient in an old Irish folk wrestling art. This art, called “collar and elbow,” involves learning a series of Kicks, Throws, Trips, Pins, Chokes, and Locks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln – Bully Fighter
Long before he was president, he was known locally for his size and strength. Also skilled in collar and elbow wrestling, he was once asked by the locals in Illinois to take on the town bully. Lincoln agreed. It was no contest. Problem solved.
Even after he began his political career, he would intervene if he saw a bully at work. Once, during his legislative bid, he saw one of his supporters being roughed up during his speech. He stopped speaking, tossed the guy 10-12 feet, then went back to his speech.

Ulysses S. Grant – Recreational Wrestler
Also a wrestler, Grant would sometimes let his form of martial arts have an effect on his work. In fact, during the famous surrender of the Confederates at Appomattox, it’s said he apologized to General Robert E. Lee for the disarray of his camp. Apparently several of the “boys” had joined Grant for an evening of wrestling the previous night.

 

 

 

Theodore Roosevelt Takes on Judo
Teddy Roosevelt took up demanding exercise to help treat the illnesses and asthma he suffered as a child.
Known to be extremely adventurous, once during his travels he had the opportunity to see a demonstration of one of the popular martial arts, Judo. After seeing it performed, he knew he had to give it a try. He eventually achieved the rank of 3rd Brown in Judo.

 

 

 

Barack Obama Practiced Taekwondo
Barack Obama trained in Taekwondo while still in Chicago, IL when he was working as a professor and part-time state senator. His instructor was David Posner, who remembers him as a very diligent and disciplined student. President Obama eventually earned a green belt for this discipline of the martial arts.
Then, in 2009, during his presidency, South Korean president Lee Myung-Bak awarded him an honorary black belt during a visit to South Korea.