Attitude First Martial Arts – Testimonials – What do our parents say? Testimonials


A Place for Self-Confidence!

My son started going to AFMAA from few weeks. He really loves going there. And his favorite coach Mr Robinson. He has very great way to connect with kids in funny way at the same time make them disciplined. If you are thinking your kids need some self confidence this is great place to make that happen. ~ Sowmi B.

It Runs In The Family!

For over 37 years I’ve trained with Attitude First. The many lessons have impacted my life in ways I’d never have guessed, but am, by far, better off for the many wonderful lessons and experiences. The list includes, but isn’t limited to: confidence, respect, problem solving, competing, coordination, team building and of course self-defense. Both of my kids have trained, too. And, in a few years, my grandson will be ready to get on the mats with the amazing folks at Attitude First. ~ J. Steele

Amazed At Their Growth!

My two sons have been training with Attitude First for six months now and I’ve been amazed at their growth in self-confidence and motivation. They like to play video games and were never that interested in other sports. Now they have a sense of achievement when they see their own improvement and working toward that next level is important to them. Thanks to the great instructors that are very supportive and push each of my boys to be their best! ~ E. Navarette

Challenging In All The Right Ways!

“We are grateful to have our son train here. The leaders are amazing in their knowledge of the art and their ability to train students of all ages and skill levels. The instruction is varied and challenging, and our son has grown immensely in his fitness, discipline, technique, and his thinking thanks to the guidance he has received at Attitude First.” ~ J. Stephenson

It’s Not Just About Defending; It’s About Thriving!

“AFMA is what we were looking for. These guys are very no nonsense, extremely positive, and caring of all their students. My 11 year-old son came in with some confidence issues, the guys at AFMAA are there for him, constantly coaching and helping him to grow. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!” ~ M. Allen

Good For The Family!

“If you have ever wanted to take martial arts this is the place. Attitude is everything and so important it’s in the name. Mr Robinson has been teaching for 40 years. I have been studying with him since 1986 and now have my son studying with him. Call and set up a lesson today.” ~ S. Azevedo

It’s More Than What Just Happens On The Mat! 

“The knowledge, passion and respect Mr Robinson has for his students is wonderful. We have been apart of the Attitude First family for over 15 yrs; and the support and encouragement they provide to every one in the family is incredible. They focus on not only the forms and sets, but how those play into you being the best you both on & off the mat. He recognizes each persons (new to the art or experienced) level of knowledge & comfort and adapts to each during class. So the shy person is getting exactly what they need to succeed as well as the outgoing person.” ~ J. Lovejoy

Learning to Defend Himself and His Character!

“We have been coming here for a year and couldn’t be more pleased. The improvement in my son’s demeanor, behavior, and confidence is a direct result of the lessons he’s learned to defend himself as well as his character.” ~ S. Staup

Self Confident and Focused!

“My children have been going to Attitude First for over a year now. The instructors are knowledgeable and helpful in answering any questions I have. They also really care about the growth of each student on an individual basis. I have seen tremendous growth in my children both in their physical and mental ability from the skills they are acquiring in each session. They are learning to be more self-confident and focused as well as learning to be aware of themselves, others, and their environment!” ~ R. Amarasinghe

Friendly Yet Firm!

“Great environment for kids to learn discipline. The instructors are friendly yet firm. They take the time to get to know each student. Highly recommend this place! Cost is reasonable. Newly remodeled!” ~ F. Womack

Growth Through Example! 

“I’m so happy we decided to try out Attitude First! We have been coming here for almost a year now and I have seen so much growth in my son. The instructors are friendly and approachable and are well respected by all. They lead by example and can adjust to coaching all ages (adults too!). The instructors truly care about the children and everyone is treated like family. The facility is large, professional looking and very clean. I highly recommend this martial arts studio!” ~ K. Hernandez

ADHD Doesn’t Stop My Son!

”My son is diagnosed with ADHD, but I have never seen him more focused than when he is in Kenpo class (unmedicated). He thoroughly enjoys going to Attitude First. In addition to having a lot of fun while learning self-defense, he also learns valuable life lessons (respect for others, integrity, personal responsibility). I also feel that the Kenpo classes are helping to improve my son’s working memory and language processing.

All of the instructors are wonderful. They are very caring, and really take a special interest in each child, tailoring their approach to each individual’s learning style. My son’s self-esteem has soared due to the progress he is making. He has experienced the pride which comes with hard work and accomplishment. At Attitude First, I feel confident that when he graduates to another belt color, he has truly earned it, as the instructors ascribe to a high standard of excellence. I am so grateful that a friend referred us to Attitude First! ~ Mark H

Great Experience!

“Great experience for all ages. Makes everyone feel like family. Builds confidence. Conforms to everybody’s strengths and abilities.” ~ A. Arnold

Learning To Lead! 

“Before joining Attitude First my son was insecure, shy and not very confident. Now, his attitude and character has changed, he is a disciplined leader who is aware of his surroundings at all times. Attitude First Martial Arts Academy lives up to their name because they focus on awareness, discipline, respect, listening, and then the skills to defend himself. They are a second family to my son.” ~ J. Adam

Rambunctious to Focused!

I am the mother of 2 relatively rambunctious boys, age 6 and 9. The concepts of focus, discipline and commitment were still a work in progress…until we found Attitude First Martial Arts Academy. To say that this place and these teachers are the most perfect fit is to put it mildly. I wanted a small close-knit environment where my boys could really concentrate and learn focus. I wanted instructors that would not only shine in that capacity, but prove to be mentors and role models for my boys. I wanted the staff to get to know me as a mother, not just a paycheck. Lawrence and Joel provide the ideal balance of fun and focus, drive and discipline, the excitement to keep learning combined with the challenge to master what has already been taught. My 9yr old son has gone from shy and insecure (where the thought of getting out on the mat brought him to tears) to confident and eager to learn, teach and be a role model to the younger students. My 6yr old went from running wildly in circles to standing proudly and focused in a training horse, eager to please and perform. Every week I sit and watch them get better and better at Kenpo, but even more importantly, I see the joy in their faces when their hard work is complimented, their confidence building, their focus streamlined and their purpose brought to light. They are meant to do this and Attitude First Training Center, Mr. Joel and Mr. Robinson have shown them their path. “Thank you” is not words enough to express how pleased I am with these last 7 months. I see them doing this for a lifetime and the skills learned helping to shape them into fine, young men. ~ Jen Eklund

More Aware Of My Surroundings

The Beyond Instinct (Women’s Self-Defense) class is an eye opener. The team at Attitude First teaches awareness as well as self-defense skills that every female should know. After taking the class I am definitely more aware of my surroundings and the people in my environment. I am more confident that I would know what to do should an uncomfortable or potentially life- threatening situation arise. ~ Samantha K.

A Place To Belong!

“Finally found something our daughter loves to do. They make it so much fun. The staff is amazing!” ~ K. Desenberger

The Tools I Needed To Avoid Being A Victim

I have attended several Beyond Instinct workshops for women and the lessons learned from it has given me the knowledge and tools needed to avoid becoming a victim. I would highly recommend that all women and teen girls attend this workshop! ~ Sandy Kelly

More Focused, More Confident!

Since my daughter joined the Attitude First Martial Arts Academy, she has become more focused, more confident, and stronger. She loves coming to class and learning new techniques, as well as practicing her current skills. She loves working with her peers and instructors. Joining AFMAA in April was the BEST decision we could have made for her! ~ Kjersti Van Allen

Great For Our Kids!

Attitude First Martial Arts Academy is great for our kids. Our son and daughter absolutely love going to class and the training has been beneficial in developing their confidence and social skills. I would recommend AFMAA to any parent. ~ Trevor and Kelly Smith

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