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Kyuki-Do at Sleepy Hollow totally meets my expectations and often exceeds them. My teenage daughter was taking classes at another Kyuki-Do location, and I was very worried that she was not learning what she needed to eventually become a black belt. I visited KMASH and quickly realized that my concerns were valid.
Mr. Graziano continually encourages my daughter as she works to gain the skills required for her current belt level.
My husband and I are very happy with the balance of strict expectations, humor, comradery, and hard work. The most surprising thing is how Mr. Graziano has established a family-like atmosphere where everyone encourages and supports each other. I am also very happy with a large number of teenagers at her level and above. Mr. G has fostered an atmosphere where friendships have flourished. It is very rare to find a place like this. I highly recommend Kyuki-Do Martial Arts at Sleepy Hollow.
I am very grateful for the help they have given my son, especially in learning discipline, obedience, and respect and focusing on the important things. The environment is very nice and the classes are very interesting since they teach defense and non-violence, respect, discipline, and more. But what I liked the most about this place is that they are interested in the children, they are always aware of asking how they are doing with their behavior at home and they talk to them. I am very grateful to Mr. Graziano, Mr. Martínez, and the young people who always help and support me in all classes. Thank you very much!!
Mr. Graziano and the KMA Sleepy Hollow BLACK BELT program that he put together, not only incorporates self-defense and physical fitness, but it also stresses the importance of schoolwork as well. Each belt advancement could not be achieved, unless a teacher signed off first. The way he brought together the Martial Arts training, with real-life applications, showed my son at an early age, that how he conducts himself in life, is just as important as the training he receives. So glad we enrolled our son at such an early age (9-12), so he could learn these lessons in a fun way. Very happy with our KMA experience, under Mr. Graziano’s guidance. Black Belt achieved Nov 2022.
The experience that my kids and I are having in KMA Sleepy Hollow is priceless. My kids are getting more focus, I can reach Mr. Graziano at any time with any concerns or good behavior of my kids and he always answers. I highly recommend it. We are KMA Sleepy Hollow strong.
My family’s experience with KMA Sleepy hallow has been nothing but positive. My son has learned so much about the Kyuki-do and self-control since he started. The instructor is passionate and teaches the students as individuals while encouraging teamwork. We are thoroughly pleased with our decision to make Kyukido a part of our lives!
I am completely blown away by this martial arts studio. I came across a spring break camp program on Facebook and I was intrigued, I wanted something different for my daughter and on the 1st day of camp, she came home and told me how much fun had and how she wanted to join the martial arts classes and when I brought her to the 1st class she knew so much already and I was just in awe. I look forward to her learning and growing. I’m excited to see her blossom.
We have had a great experience in the short few months my son has been going here. We have seen great improvement in his listening, determination, and responsibility. They are very growth and safety-oriented in class and he always wants to go home and practice. Glad we signed up!
My stepson Ceasar has been in this class for less than a year now and I have noticed a drastic change in his behavior since he has been enrolled! Mr. G not only uses the martial arts to help shape his students but also uses his vast psychological knowledge and for me that is something all schools should incorporate in their teachings, especially for children!
I want to tell you about a situation I saw here two weeks ago. It was in a class where students had to break the board with their foot. Two children were in the same line and one of them was not able to break the board but at the end of the class, the child who was not able to, he calls his friend twice to congratulate him!! It touched my heart to see that instead of him feeling frustrated for not making it, he was happy with his friend’s accomplishment. Thank you Mr. Graziano for teaching and encouraging children to behave this way.
KMA has been great for my teenage daughter! We had been struggling with attitude and laziness at home. Since joining KMA we have noticed more focus and goal orientation. She obeys right away and is more focused and does not give an attitude.
It is difficult to navigate through life without the adequate tools. Throughout my daughter’s journey at Kyuki-Do Martial Arts institution, she has discovered her self-identity with the tools provided by this establishment. Instructor Graziano instills confidence within each of his students. He is dedicated to each student which allows him to create a strong impact on their lives. The lessons in this institution are some of the most valuable tools that transform the lives of those who take this journey.
Excellent academy, very professional. You can see how your kid’s confidence improves in the short term. Highly recommended!
My son has been coming here for a little over a year. He’s 7. This year he used a self-defense move because a boy came up to him and grabbed his arm during recess and wouldn’t let go. He was able to get away without being hurt. If he wasn’t coming here, he would have just stood there and cried. My son is very shy and quiet. My son has learned to be more confident, integrity matters, and self-defense.
We are happy to have an excellent experience with KMA Sleepy Hollow. Mr. Graziano meets each student at their level, uses their intrinsic motivation, and shapes and builds skills from there. I highly recommend KMA Sleepy Hollow to everyone looking to foster motivation, discipline, focus, control, courage, self-confidence, respect, leadership, and so much more for their children.
Joining KMA academy has been a lifesaver for my family in many ways, hence the best decision ever taken !!. Our instructor and senior ranks are incredibly amazing, supportive, and professional. We have been able to see how many other students have improved so much and that really motivates us to keep on trying in order to achieve that same goal. I can’t wait to see my kids and me reaching our fullest potential in the KMA sleepy hollow academy. Thank you mister Graziano, Miss Iverson, Grant, and Alexis. You all are very inspirational and great role models to follow.
My 6 year old son started taking classes at KMA Sleepy Hollow about 6 months ago. We were looking for a program to help him develop his focus, perseverance, and confidence. We have gotten all that and more through his experiences there. The classes are designed for the appropriate developmental level of children of different ages. My son started in the Basic Skillz class for 5-6 year olds, where he had a parent coach at his side to help support him. He has since moved up into the Basic Kyuki-do class where he learns without a parent coach. He has responded well to that increase in independence and responsibility, and I credit his growth to Mr. Graziano’s and the other instructors’ understanding of my son’s strengths and areas for improvement. Today my son had the opportunity to help represent KMASH at a community festival. I was proud to see him demonstrate his confidence and skills that he has gained in public. He would not have been able to do this 6 months ago, and I am excited to see how much he continues to grow through his classes at KMA Sleepy Hollow!
My 7 year old daughter is very sensitive, shy, and is afraid of many things throughout the day. We tried helping her with these situations and even started her on therapy once a week to help her get over her fears and create confidence. After 3 months of therapy, we decided to try KMA in Sleepy Hollow. WOW, the instructors at KMA are amazing. The structure that they train in their classes not only teaches martial arts but more importantly confidence, courage, respect, and empathy. After just 2 weeks in class, my daughter asked to stop therapy and do more martial arts. THANK YOU KMA for the wonderful work you do with students of all ages!
Last year my daughter was having such problems with confidence and separation when going to school!! Now that I put her in KMA Sleepy Hollow she’s excited to go to school and come to class!! I can believe what a difference it made! I couldn’t be more thankful 😃
My son was super nervous to start here, but at the same time, he was excited. He has gained so much confidence, he has learned how to leave his insecurities at home. When he steps on the mat he owns the world! He does an amazing job! I love how involved he has become and how many friends he has been making! This was the best decision we made as family!
The confidence my son gained from this program is amazing. We have always had issues when it came to listening from the first time. We have been in class since June and we have noticed alot of improvement in behavior and self-esteem. I am really looking forward to seeing what else my son will learn from this amazing program! He really enjoys coming to class and learning more and more about kyuki-do and karate!
My son, Kaleb, has gotten more disciplined on practicing his martial arts, as well as helping out around the house, realizing his own capabilities, and not getting discouraged before doing things that may not be his norm. We are so very proud of how he is growing as a young man based on the things he is learning in class. Thank you Mr. G and team!
I was looking around for a place to enroll my son in martial arts training. He is 7 years old and I wanted to find a place that was not just another money pit or place where you can just buy an advancement, not a place to babysit my son, a place that would genuinely teach him honor, discipline, and sense of teamwork and belonging. I have had my son in for about a month now, maybe longer (time is flying) and I am pleased to say, Ron is running EXACTLY that kind of operation. He is firm and demands the children stay focused and show respect, but is not so heavy-handed as to use fear tactics like some places will. He is growing hearts and minds at the same time he is growing skills in the martial arts. I highly recommend this operation to anyone.
We’ve been going for over a year and we couldn’t be happier. My daughter’s confidence has really grown and it’s wonderful to watch!
I’ve had an amazing experience. Mr Graziano perfectly balances having fun, providing top notch training, and holding you accountable. The Academy is clean, well run, and very well organized/set up. Suitable for all ages. Could not recommend it highly enough.
My kids were asking about martial arts and we decided to check places in our area. We inquired a couple of places but didn’t get an answer, we had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Graziano and my kids not only received an introduction to KMA but also a lesson that will stay with them forever. My sincere appreciation and thanks to Mr. Graziano, both my kids are excited to start their classes. I highly recommend KMA as I believe goals can be accomplished with dedication but also with the correct guidance.
When everything came to a stop, it was great to see that our training didn’t have to stop!
Virtual classes have been a great way to keep the training going and the ability to spot light a student to focus on development has been great!!!
I just wanted to thank you again for being present in this unsettling time. Sayd was having a terrible day full of sadness and worry and the leadership class he just attended really boosted his mood. A little bit of normalcy and routine is so needed right now and I wanted to thank you and let you know that we appreciate you and your amazing team.
I want to say how proud I am of my Son Anthony (6th Grade) who has been struggling with his weekly spelling tests, my wife and I reviewed his progress with him and let him know he was starting to slip on his grade in English and we needed to see improvement. Anthony agreed he needed to put more effort forth and committed to a 100% on his next spelling test. I must be honest at the start of the week he got 4 out of 15 correct and it did not look like a promising start. I must of had a very concerned look on my face when I asked Anthony if he still felt he could deliver on his 100% commitment, Anthony responded with he has the determination and perseverance to get to 100%. By the end of the week the night before the test he was still not at the 100% mark… I was still concerned and Anthony reassured me that he has a YES I CAN attitude and will hit 100% on his test or he will give me 50 pushups. After finishing up at KMA Sleepy Hollow my wife reviewed his progress and let me know that Anthony delivered on his spelling test and achieved 100% on his spelling test. I am truly thankful to Ron Graziano and the KMA Family. Anthony started a year ago at KMA Sleepy Hollow and over the past year I have seen a complete transformation in Anthony, Ron Graziano has created a structured environment that promotes a positive “Yes I can” attitude toward all areas of life. Determination, Courage, Leadership, Perseverance, Commitment, are just some of the skills that Anthony has learned over the past year. My most sincere thanks to you Ron Graziano, Donna Graziano, John Malkowski for the hard work and commitment to your students.
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.
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!
I love it because the trainers are awesome 😀😀😀
Courtesy, Humility, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-control, and Indomitable spirit. These are the core tenets of Kyuki-do, and these are the values that they are helping us develop with my daughter. When we first reached out to Mr. Graziano, our 7 year old daughter had confidence issues, didn’t want to do her homework, and was very self conscious. We knew how smart and amazing she was, but it was hard for us to get her to believe it. She has been here for about 5 months now, and the transformation is remarkable! She believes in herself. She’s doing her homework without us asking her to. She speaks up when she has questions. She doesn’t give up when she can’t do something the first time. It has no doubt improved her perception of herself. We are so happy with what KMA Sleepy Hollow has done. She has gone from basic and into leadership and is learning what it takes to be a leader. We look forward to continuing to see her growth and we can’t thank Mr. Graziano enough for everything that he and his team have done so far. If you are even remotely considering enrolling yourself or your child, please take the time to setup a visit and talk to him. Give it a shot, you’ll be so happy that you did!
KMA has been amazing for my son. His behavior in school and at home has gotten better. He works hard at listening and following directions. The instructors take time to help work with each student and their dedication shows. I would recommend this for anyone wanting to help with behavior, discipline and control. We love KMA sleepy hollow — with Ron Graziano.
if your looking for the right place this is the right place for your child or yourself! I was having behavior issues with my son personally and at school. after starting his first class his teacher and I noticed positive changes right away. Dominick looks forward to every class and so do I! I have fun myself and love spending the one on one time with my son. also the instructors are dedicated to every child and their needs. thanks everyone ! looking forward what’s to come ahead!
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.