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Garwood Martial Arts

Get Fit. Be Strong. Feel Empowered.

The 5 Unexpected, Life-Altering
Effects of Martial Arts.

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Our Garwood Martial Arts school might just seem like a place to get fit and learn self-defense... but to us it’s so much more. When you train with us you’ll experience a place where you fit in, no matter what your background or fitness experience is.

You’ll get into phenomenal shape, learn exciting self-defense skills, and experience personal growth that has improved the lives of each of our students. The physical transformation you’ll enjoy is fantastic, but the mindset and attitude you’ll develop is what’s truly amazing.

We’ll help you get next level fit, but below are a few of the more subtle changes our students experience in our classes as well.

#1 Boosted Confidence

Challenge yourself, change your life! As you dig in and put your efforts into learning all of the crazy cool striking drills, self-defense techniques, and showing up for cardio training you’ll realize you CAN smash your fitness goals.

Wow, what a big boost in confidence this brings! We see it on all of the new students' faces within just a couple weeks. Believe it or not, a lot of it comes from the positive class atmosphere and socialization.

You’ll swell with pride as your classmates and instructors cheer you on. High fives will fly high as you progress through training and continue to give your all in class. Both kids and adults feel this and it spills over into their everyday life. Kids step up to the plate, becoming leaders in their classrooms. And adults claim they take on challenges at work with more confidence too!

#2 More Focus

Because the techniques are challenging, they require your full attention. You have to concentrate hard on listening to the instructor, then performing what they taught you.

The neat thing is this intense concentration naturally pours into all other areas of your life.

Adults find themselves focusing more easily and intensely at work. Kids pay better attention and focus better in school.

#3 Physical Fitness

Each class is loaded with challenging, fun exercise. But because you're so focused on performing techniques, and having so much fun, you hardly notice it. Before you know it, the class is over, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... you got a great workout, too. Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence as well.

#4 Gain a Sense of Community

Many martial artists claim they always felt like an “outsider” before they found martial arts. Some of our students just never got into organized sports in school or felt that social clubs weren’t for them.

But the same students that tell us how they “never fit in” or weren’t popular seem to come alive in class! We provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we all want each other to succeed. We don’t have bullies or students trying to one up each other. Our members and instructors are all about support and friendship. Kids and adults both make friends with the other members, and as a result, our community thrives.

We provide the kind of environment that fosters friendship, encouragement, and motivation. It's truly great to experience.

#5 You’ll Do FUN Stuff!

No two workouts are ever the same. We use functional fitness focused on getting your body in tip top shape. After all, if you can’t move your body in the real world or have enough endurance to get out of a bad situation then we’re not doing our job right.

You’ll learn how to move your body in fun new ways that will wreck your core, tone your arms and legs, and ensure that you stay as injury free as possible. Of course we do this with positive motivation. No military style yelling or body shaming, ever.

Kids and adults both work hard, but play harder.. Laughing, smiles, and high fives are part of every class.

Our Garwood Adult Martial Arts Classes offer a different type of martial arts, self-defense, combat techniques, exercise and sport to those who have been interested in martial arts, karate, or taekwondo. We offer the best way to learn martial arts through traditional / old-school training and modern-style training using the latest innovations and practices. Take advantage of our training to get in shape fast, too!

Our classes have been catering to adults of all ages in Garwood with great results. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner either, you're more than welcome here.

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Our Garwood Kids Martial Arts classes are not only geared towards excellent self-defense techniques, striking, and kicking - children ages 3 and up are taught self-discipline, focus, and respect. Parents of the students love our classes too because they have seen their kids become better behaved everywhere they go and often perform better in school.

We love to keep the kids engaged and attentive with a little bit of play! It's fun for kids, parents, and the instructors. Classes are packed with fun activities and games as kids improve techniques and have a blast!

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A glimpse into our awesome summer camp: Smiling faces... kids focusing intently on learning martial arts techniques, and helping each other in partnered activities... applause and laughter as they accomplish feats that once seemed impossible... and pure goofiness as they play games and enjoy a bit of free time.

Our martial arts summer camp has lots of fun, games and martial arts. But it's also about helping kids see that with the right attitude, discipline, and focus they can accomplish anything. Click to learn more.

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Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... pizza (of course!)... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show!

They'll help teach martial arts to their friends... cut the birthday cake with a real sword (carefully supervised of course!)... and break a wooden board with just their hands or feet (if they've reached this level in their training). Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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We believe fitness classes should offer more than just toning muscle, burning fat and boosting energy. That's why our Garwood kickboxing classes are extra-packed with a mix of fun, action and passionate instructors. Our caring instructors will guide you through professional workouts with real-life kickboxing techniques to develop unshakable confidence and a slimmer, stronger you.

Work with authentic kickboxing equipment, learn new athletic drills and burn fat fast as you make friends. It's risk free to join with our amazing web special. Just click now to get started.

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Hands of Life is on a mission! We're here for you and it's our goal to help our local community reach the highest levels of respect, courtesy, confidence and discipline in their lives. Our students become pillars of the community and models of dynamic and upstanding character.

Whether you want to get fit, learn life-saving martial arts skills, or simply have a positive place for your kids to go after school - we are focused on inspiring and motivating our students to become their best!

We're all about that family life! As an academy of inspiration, motivation and leadership we help children improve their focus in home and school. We work diligently to support families so their children can reach their full potential by working together with parents and teachers, creating a powerful support group for your children. Helping them to find, and stay, on the right path in life.

Nervous to start something new even though it's really, really cool? Change can be tough and going into new things can be downright scary - we absolutely LOVE working with total beginners so don't worry!

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Get ready to experience the best prices, wonderfully supportive staff, and have the most fun you've EVER had getting fit! Looking forward to training with you soon!

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