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Nicole Butcher

I honestly can not say enough positive things about this place. Mr. Graziano is invested in each and every student. He makes sure kids leave feeling confident and supported. His program is about more than martial arts skills. It’s about life skills, self-confidence, self-control and focus. He has made a world of difference for my daughter and I would highly recommend giving this place a try.

Jason Bloomfield

We heard that KMA Sleepy hollow, and Mr Graziano had an amazing class. We took our daughter for a trial lesson, and were blown away! Not only do they teach martial Arts, but they teach life skills. Its amazing to see how different my girl is now. Her kindness, and confidence has sky rocketed! If you want more than something to keep your kids busy, then Choose KMA. Mr Graziano, and his leadership group seem to make everyone that walks through the door a little bit better by the time they leave.

Chelsea McKone

We love what we have found at KMA Sleepy Hollow. We are a busy family and my 3 year old son needed his own activity and help with focusing and discipline. From the moment I spoke with Mr. Graziano over the phone I knew he cared deeply about his students. Dillin, my son, can be easily overwhelmed or frustrated in new situations. He has been able to build confidence, self-esteem, and pride in himself. Dillin can go from having an outstanding class to a not so great class and the patience and understanding he/we receive is exactly what he needs. What he does in class, even if he has what seems to be a not great participating day, he carries over into his everyday life at home and school. We have seen vast improvements in his listening skills and perseverance when it comes to overcoming a challenge. Despite obstacles, he is slowly but surely learning that he can, and should, try to overcome them. Thank you Mr. Graziano and Jon for all your guidance and patience!

Nixia Areli Benitez reviewed Kyuki-do Martial Arts Sleepy Hollow
5
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Excellent Instruction, My son is getting self discipline, Self confidence , and learning how to defend himself .

Erik Benitez reviewed Kyuki-do Martial Arts Sleepy Hollow
5
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I love it because the trainers are awesome 😀😀😀

Teri Turschman reviewed Kyuki-do Martial Arts Sleepy Hollow
5
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I’m in the 8 week challenge and could not recommend this class more. Mr. Graziano’s energy and positivity is infectious. He not only believes in all of us but more importantly teaches us to believe in our selves! We’ve built an awesome support group that lifts each other up. And the workouts are challenging but also attainable and leave you feeling strong and empowered!! Love this program!!

Julian Meza

Great place both my niece and nephew come here and love it!!!!

Keri Slattery reviewed Kyuki-do Martial Arts Sleepy Hollow
5
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I started the fit boxing program on Monday and I really love it! Mr. Graziano has created a great teamwork atmosphere that helps me feel supported during the workouts!
We may work really hard, but we also laugh! I'm looking forward to the results! I'm already feeling stronger and lighter!!

Cheyenne Ramos reviewed Kyuki-do Martial Arts Sleepy Hollow
5
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I'm in the 8 week challenge and let me tell you it's awesome!! I've done several other workout including Orangetheory and this is better. Mr. Graziano pulls more out of me than just a number in another class. plus I burned more calories in class than any other workout. I also really enjoyed getting to know others from our community that have the same goals as me!!

Stephanie Lamberg-Peterson

While my son has not been in class for long, I have already seen a huge change in his behavior and attitude. He is listening more intently to directions , following instructions , and his balance and dexterity has improved. We are so glad we choose this for him!

Brian Sharp reviewed Kyuki-do Martial Arts Sleepy Hollow
5
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Martial Arts class has given Owen and me a chance to learn about each other. I always thought our bonding experience would be over baseball, but he’s only ever shown a passing interest in that. At KMA, he learns how to focus, be respectful and disciplined, and how to care for others, and the best part is we do it together. I don’t get a chance to see how Owen learns at school because I’m not there. KMA gives me that opportunity, which has taught me more about Owen than I could have ever hoped to know. Plus, Mr. G genuinely cares for each of his students.

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The support from this place is amazing! Not only are my boys’ integrity,respect,confidence,they have a great leader and role model with MR. G! Try this place out, you will love it

Lisa Alvernia reviewed Kyuki-do Martial Arts Sleepy Hollow
5
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We chose KMA Sleepy Hollow after a trial class. Our son enjoyed the class so much he chose to commit. Since joining his confidence has improved and his strength. What’s best about the experience is not just the physical involvement but they focus on character building. Such as teaching loyalty, integrity and honesty. Class challenges my son to achieve his best and has built confidence in him. Best decision was to join when we were looking for something meaningful for him to do. Mr. Graziano is amazing with his students and parents.

Robert Tatz reviewed Kyuki-do Martial Arts Sleepy Hollow
5
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My two daughters and I are just wrapping up our six week trial, and we are are extremely happy with with Mr. Graziano and KMA Sleepy Hollow. My daughters are learning the art and techniques of Kyuki-do and building confidence. We most certainly will be continuing on with classes.

Reggie Madrigal reviewed Kyuki-do Martial Arts Sleepy Hollow
5
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I train with the owner of this academy and you will love him as an instructor!

Scott Thomas reviewed Kyuki-do Martial Arts Sleepy Hollow
5
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I’ve trained with Mr. Graziano for several years and am a better Martial Artist as a result.. He walks the talk.. shows Courtesy, Humility Perseverance, Self Control and Indomitable Spirit in every interaction! Please give his school a try.. you will not be disappointed..

Drew McCurdy reviewed Kyuki-do Martial Arts Sleepy Hollow
5
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It's not everyday you can find an instructor who can teach kids, adults or kids and adults together at once. Mr Graziano is one of those instructors. Combining discipline self control and practical lessons that work all while having a blast. You won't regret joining.

Sneha Parikh reviewed Kyuki-do Martial Arts Sleepy Hollow
5
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Mr. Graziano is such a nice teachr with lots of patience. he challenges student to motivate them. We saw lots of changes in our son. he become very serious and responsible after joining KMA martial Arts. we are 100% satisfied with Mr. Graziano.

Ray Mcconnaughay reviewed Kyuki-do Martial Arts Sleepy Hollow
5
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My Grandson started with his 6 week trial and it was a quick decision to continue after it would come to the end. Mr. Graziano is just great he loves all the kids he is very under­stand­ing and car­ing it’s not just a school where the kids can learn self-defense but it also teach­es focus con­fi­dence self-respect and respect for others which is some­thing that is not stressed enough anymore and all of that being said it’s just plain FUN!!”

Kristine Anne Weldon reviewed Kyuki-do Martial Arts Sleepy Hollow
5
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My son absolutely loves his Kyukido classes with Mr. G. His confidence level has boosted up, along with discipline, respect and self motivation. We are so glad we ran into them at the fair and signed up! It's been a few months now and he has asked to make sure it never ends.

Eimear Robertson reviewed Kyuki-do Martial Arts Sleepy Hollow
5
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Fantastic atmosphere with great coaches. My son loves it!

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4 Foundational Elements of our Youth Martial Arts Programs

4 Foundational Elements of our Youth Martial Arts Programs

When it comes to extra curricular activities for children, there are so many options available these days. So how do you choose the right one? At KMA Sleepy Hollow, we focus on providing your child with skills that will last their entire life. We want to help make them happier and more successful people and we keep this goal in mind when we develop our youth martial arts programs.
Regardless of age, each of our programs focus on 4 foundational elements. These are developmental elements that will benefit your child immediately and stick with them for the rest of their life.

4 Foundational Elements of our Youth Martial Arts Programs

Let’s take a look at how each of these elements fit into our youth martial arts programs in Sleepy Hollow and West Dundee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5a1r1y-NuM

1. Physical Development

Staying active is very important for your child’s overall development. Martial arts is a great activity for children because it keeps them moving.
Martial arts is all about coordination, focus, and self control, but you learn those through learning to move and control your body. We work with kids on new skills each week that vary from running to jumping, kicking and punching, crawling, and rolling, and so much more! They will become stronger, fitter, and more coordinated.

2. Intellectual Development

We love to challenge our students intellectually. In our programs they will be learning new things on a regular basis. We teach new skills and techniques all the time, and we also work on perfecting the skills we already know but using them in new situations and combinations.
Our programs also help kids with their analytical and problem solving skills. This is a valuable skill that helps kids improve their grades and will benefit them greatly later in life.

3. Emotional Development

This is one of the most powerful skills for children to learn, especially for our younger groups.
Emotional stability at a young age helps build self-confidence. Self-confidence is the driving factor behind a child’s ability to set goals and achieve them. It is also helps them feel secure about themselves and prepares them for dealing with new situations.

4. Social Development

Children should always be working on their social development. Whether they are at school trying to make new friends, part of a team and having to work together, or interacting with people in public, it’s important for them to feel confident and comfortable in social situations. This will benefit them in so many ways as they get older.
One way we work with kids on social development is through teamwork. Our students are always working in groups and as teams to complete tasks and learn new skills. Communication is important during these exercises and they must work together to get better.

While there are many other great benefits to youth martial arts programs, our 4 foundational elements give our students the building blocks needed to have a happier and more successful life. The confidence, social skills, physical and emotional development learned in our Sleepy Hollow IL martial arts programs help children daily, both on and off the mat.
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