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Doris Normand reviewed NEXTStep Martial Arts
5
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I wish there were more stars. there just aren't enough stars to review the quality of people, instruction, students and classes at Next Step Martial Arts. I began my journey about 2 1/2 years ago when I came into the studio, sat on the mat with Master Jay and discussed the reasons I wanted to take taekwondo . I have met and surpassed every single one of them! I'm probably one of the oldest if not the oldest students there , but I can tell you I feel better now that I have felt in my 20s 30s 40s 50s and on. It's been a rigorous journey for me but I was willing to do the work. Master Jay and all the instructors are just an incredible group of individuals . And I feel my success has really been , as the name Next Step Martial Arts implies, one step at a time . All the classes are different, and I learn something from each one of them . I have never looked back, have no regrets, and I'm sure I never well !

Mike Bryson reviewed NEXTStep Martial Arts
5
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Next step is simply the best. They have been so wonderful to my 5 year old daughter. Master Jay and staff have such a great way with all kids.

They have also been wonderful to me. I began the kickboxing class a few weeks ago and already notice a difference in strength and flexibility. What a fun and challenging workout (Mr. Matthew is awesome!)

Amber Marie reviewed NEXTStep Martial Arts
5
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My daughter, Kenzie, has just signed up for camp this year. She is five years old. From the moment you walk in the door you are met with smiling, friendly, and respectful staff. I am proud to say that my "shy in front of others" child is blossoming in this well rounded environment. She asks to go back day after day. I have also seen her manners and respect towards others improve too. Thank you for helping her become more well rounded.

Rachel Croft Myers reviewed NEXTStep Martial Arts
5
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Perseverance, dedication, and respect are all words that characterize Next Step! Not only does the staff at Next Step possess these qualities, they instill them in their students through engaging activities and self-defense techniques. Master Jay has devoted his life to his passion of teaching Tae Kwon Do! His perseverance to follow his dream and his dedication to his students are beyond what you will find anywhere else! My daughter has finally become old enough to attend summer camp, and within the first week, she was coming home and explaining to her father and me about a concept of respect that she was taught! She thoroughly enjoys her time at Nextstep, and I am pleased because she is learning about qualities that we just don't see in everyday society anymore! I know that we will continue to see her skills transform and her respect towards others increase! These are life skills that all kids should be taught! Thank you, Master Jay and staff!

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Category: Black Belt Essay

One night recently Mr. Jay said to us, “If you can’t master yourself, how will you master the world?” Such a good question. I began studying Taekwondo 4+ years ago at the age of 39. My first experience inside NEXTStep was on the sidelines, watching Jackson begin his martial arts journey. It was good fun […]

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My time with NEXTStep began over four years ago, with my brothers William and Matthew. I was just turning eleven when I joined. My interest in taekwondo and martial arts in general began when I joined here at NEXTStep. Before that I didn’t put that much thought into it. I remember Master Jay telling me […]

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  I joined Nextstep when I was just five years old. I wanted to join because my brothers did it. They really motivated me and encouraged me to try it. When I first started I was a little anxious, I was afraid of making mistakes. During some of my first training exercises with Master Jay […]

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I vividly remember, an eleven year old me walking into NEXTStep Martial Arts studio.I cautiously walked in with horrible posture. I was immediately greeted by Master Jay, ever so charismatically. Intimidated by the welcoming atmosphere, I stayed completely silent as my mother introduced herself and me. I am not sure if I even spoke more than ten […]

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Next Step Martial Arts Experience One day when I passed Next Step Martial Arts, I knew it looked cool. My brother and I decided to join. After we joined, we went through so many obstacles to achieve our one goal, the black belt. We went through all 10 belts including the “no belt”. Achieving the […]

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Black Belt Essay by Charles Holmes We are faced with many challenges throughout our lives. Some are easier than others, while some seem to be almost impossible. I started off in life with a disadvantage. I was born with the plasia gene, also known as the short gene. So, as my friends were growing, I […]

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My journey to earn a black belt began about sixteen years ago. I found out immediately that martial arts would challenge me mentally and physically, and I was hooked. I was a dedicated student and trained hard, with hopes that someday I could have that coveted black belt around my waist. Unfortunately, due to some […]

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When I started Tae Kwon Do, a little less than 4 years ago, I was originally just trying to improve my soccer. I was hoping that the balance, strength, and flexibility I gained through Martial Arts training would help push me to the next level in regards to the game. However as I progressed in […]

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Through Next Step Martial Arts, I have made so many new friends. I don’t think this black belt test will be my last test. I have had tons of challenges in my life, but I think this might be one of the biggest challenges. I was seven when I first started Taekwondo. The year and […]

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The stereotype of a martial artist is something that has stayed with the different combat techniques throughout the years; meditation on high, foggy mountain tops, flying through the air doing tricks and flips and fancy kicks. But as I started, and continued, my journey to be a martial artist, I realized that there are so […]

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