In my 33 years studying martial arts I have never come across a school with a curriculum that so well balances traditional martial arts practice with real world skills. And I don’t mean fighting skills, but the skills of civil discourse and conflict resolution that can help any person get through their day and their life in a more productive and healthy way. A big part of this is the strength and supportive nature of the community within the school. In the case of my child, the positive atmosphere that prevails and the support and encouragement from his peers exceeds what he gets anywhere else in his life. Naturally, he loves coming to class and he loves everything he learns there, from how to throw a round kick to the right way to speak to his teachers and friends at school.