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… the benefits we have felt and seen are so important and valuable to us.

” I truly can’t say enough how much this karate has impacted Beck, our parenting, and our lives. It’s definitely been a sacrifice but the benefits we have felt and seen are so important and valuable to us.” – K. Bemke Wayland, MI

July 7, 2022

Erin Wiseman-Parkin

We’ve been taking lessons for quite a while now as a family at KarateBuiltGR. 2 adults, and 2 kids. Both kids have special needs. One has CP and uses hearing aids. There are also other special needs kids that attend, and everyone receives exactly the challenge they need for their ability.   Is this place Continue Reading

July 2, 2021


I love these virtual classes. I have something to look forward to twice a week and see my friends as well. The on demand classes are a perfect way to keep up training anytime I want to as well and perfect my techniques and learn new moves as well as train on some things I Continue Reading

April 11, 2020

Extremely rewarding!

My son James loves the helpful instructors as he has worked his way from a white belt up to now being a green belt! Now after school James has something to look forward to. Although challenging he is always encouraged to further his development, something ATA takes pride in. I strongly encourage Songahm Taekwondo lessons Continue Reading

Jane M. May 4, 2017

Martial arts are not just for kids

After working my desk job for eighteen years, I managed to put on some extra pounds. A friend of mine suggested that I start taking martial arts instead of hitting the gym 6 days a week. I gave it a shot and a year and a half later I feel healthier and I am just Continue Reading

Steven S. February 4, 2015

Increased Reflexes and Balance

The increases I have noticed from my eight year old son are amazing. He is faster, has better reflexes and is no longer clumsy because his balance has improved! He really is learning as well as participating in the lessons and I’m so proud of how far he’s come in such a short time. I Continue Reading

Jerry G. February 4, 2015

What Price for a Child’s Safety?

What price can one put on their child’s safety and well being? It has been wonderful to watch as our daughter is instructed in the manner of how to identify a stranger; more importantly what to do should one try to put hands on or harm our child. Through the training at , our daughter Continue Reading

Mary W. February 4, 2015

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