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Harrison Driscoll

15 August 2019

Incredible experience! I’ve been going here since I was 3, and I love it. Positive environment, great teachers, and a welcoming atmosphere! Highly recommended

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Steve Burke

16 July 2019

National Karate Institute (NKI) is a wonderful school. My kids have been going there since six years old and one is about to graduate high school.The school is family oriented, strengthening core family values.Strength, discipline, and respect. More...

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Katie Cikacz

16 July 2019

Amazing karate school! Kyoshi Hewett is the best! My kids have been going for nearly 6 years. We love NKI!

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Mery Merette

16 July 2019

Mr. kyoshi is a great teacher and also a very nice person. My daughter has been taking classes for almost two years with him. He focus not only on teaching karate to them , he also teach discipline and respect. More...

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Amanda Lewis

16 July 2019

Kyoshi 'meets' kids where they are and strengthens their physical and mental abilities through discipline, knowledge, and FUN. Great school that we highly recommend. More...

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lafabricademusica LFM

16 July 2019

The National Karate Institute is an amazing place in which the instructors are dedicated to teaching their students the correct karate techniques. My son has been a student for 9 years and I as his father joined him a couple of years ago. We have definitely built a stronger bond and are grateful to be students of NKI. Thank you Kioshi and the rest of the National Karate Institute family. Best (Naz and Kennedy) More...

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Jennifer Nadolski

16 July 2019

Wonderful, caring teachers that guide each student at their own pace.

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tiff my3sweetgirls0403

16 July 2019

Best school around! My daughter has been going to NKI for almost 2 years now and signing her up for karate was one of the best decisions I could have made for her. We love our NKI family.

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Jamie Uliano

16 July 2019

We love this karate school! We have watched our son blossom & grow more confident over the years with the help & encouragement of Kyoshi and the other instructors

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Danielle Green

16 July 2019

The NKI family is just that. FAMILY. You’re not a number, you’re a valued member of this karate family. My daughter gained courage, confidence and determination with all of the teachers at this school. I can not recommend it enough. Parents who want their good values echoed to your children at home as well as karate school have come to the right place. Each class offers the importance of respect, hard work and meaningful connections. We are thankful for The NKI and all they do. More...

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Stephen Bednarek

16 July 2019

Our son and daughter have been students at the National Karate Institute since kindergarten. We’re going on 7 years now. We could not be happier. The staff is incredibly talented, skilled and professional. They all excel in martial arts and have the resume to back it up. There is a long lineage of teacher to student becoming teacher that has been passed down for decades. They all still work together, collaborate and teach. If you are looking for a school that teaches refined martial arts or a school that teaches hands on applicable self defense you will not be disappointed. We were recommended by a friend. Our children attend. We now have our relatives bringing their children to NKI. More...

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Thomas Mitchell

16 July 2019

Kyoshi is excellent with children! My son started at at three years old (now seven). He definitely learns karate, but importantly the many life lessons and skills Kyoshi continually emphasizes. Karate is the vehicle he uses, guiding them regarding: self control, self discipline, confidence, kindness, persistence and more. These are integrated into the instruction. Your child will learn not only Karate, but also help on conducting themselves with confidence and surety going forward.Kyoshi has realistic, pragmatic, and challenging expectations of the students, and works with them diligently to help them learn and grow. As a Dad I am truly appreciative. More...

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Joe Arone

16 July 2019

We drive right by another karate school in our town to come to NKI. It is a supportive karate family. Many of the family and personal values we work on instilling in our kids are constantly reinforced by Kyoshi''s lessons. We've been going with our twins since they were 5 years old and plan on continuing for years to come. More...

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kelley ravenelle

16 July 2019

We travel 45min because the instructor is amazing! He makes learning karate fun for the kids, it's not just chanting and moves. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

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Terisa Ponte

16 July 2019

My son Dominic has been taking karate classes here for over 2 years. Twice a week he learns ways to focus, exercise & be disciplined. Kyoshi & all the instructors at NKI are fantastic and so encouraging to all the students. So glad we found the groupon & signed up. More...

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Amanda Robinson

16 July 2019

Our son began NKI in January 2019. We tried other activities & by the 3rd or 4 th session he would refuse to go. He has never once said he didn’t want to go to Karate. The NKI family is very welcoming & Kyoshi Hewett is AMAZING with the kids, the patience of a saint with every student! More...

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Jim Krotz

16 July 2019

National Karate Institute is hands down the best karate school in the area. My daughter has been going here now almost 10 years and my wife joined a few years ago too. They have fantastic programs for all ages and skill levels. Even after moving further away we continue to attend NKI because of the amazing teachers, and excellent program! Highly recommended!!! More...

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Laura Bettencourt

9 July 2019

Our son Jackson is five years old and has loved being a part of National Karate Institute! Kyoshi is great with him and the rest of the students. We could not say enough good things!! More...

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Julia Edgerly

9 July 2019

We love Kyoshi Steve!

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Sean Patel

9 July 2019

My son started here 8 months ago. It has been a very good experience. Kyoshi Stephen is great with kids and very patient. He understands that all kids are different and learn at different paces. He has classes for all ages.

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Pennie Krotz

9 July 2019

This is the best karate school! My daughter has been going since she was 3 (now 13). I go now too! Mother / Daughter bonding time. :)

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Margaret Dilendick

9 July 2019

Great school! Everyone enjoys it and leaves with a smile, knowledge, respect and a great workout! Very much a family

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Marc Raymond

9 July 2019

My son just recently started a few months ago and likes going to class with Kyoshi. Classes are fun and good learning experience

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Kelly LeBlond

9 July 2019

We have recently returned to NKI after a brief hiatus. Our experience here has been nothing but positive. Not only are the children taught about Karate, Kyoshi’s teaching incorporates a constant stream of respect and a high moral code. He keeps it both challenging and fun, the session passes so quickly but not before the students learn a great deal every time. More...

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nicole clark sebastian

9 July 2019

My son has been attending the school since he turned 3. Kyoshi is amazing at making the class educational and individualized for each student’s ability. Kyoshi knows what each child is working on and what they are interested in that can help them achieve their goals. Kyoshi challenges students and is always there to tell them what they are succeeding in or how they can improve. There are no participation medals at this school, but rather students earn each achievement through hard work. I can not say enough about what a positive influence he is on my son’s life. He is easily one of the best professionals I have ever seen working with children and teens. All activities for kids are expensive and this one is truly worth every cent. I am excited to see how much my child will gain in life due to training at this school. I would recommend this school, sport and teacher to anyone looking for a quality experience for their child and family. More...

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Luz Cholidis

9 July 2019

Great place my kids loveeeeee it there, the instructor is amazing!

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Joe Gallagher

9 July 2019

We love NKI. They have become our karate family. Great atmosphere and positive learning environment for martial arts.

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Jenifer Bartoszek

9 July 2019

My daughters have been students at NKI since 2015 and it has been an amazing experience for our family! Kyoshi is so good with these kids teaching them valuable life skills, confidence and leadership in addition to self-defense

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Sinéad Healy

9 July 2019

This has been such a positive experience for my son. He absolutely loves it, and we are very impressed with the dedication and support that has been offered.

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Thomas M.

2 June 2018

Kyoshi is an top notch teacher.  Through teaching karate, he incorporates the valuable life lessons of: respect, self discipline, controlling your energy, and confidence.  Respect for parents, teachers, others, and very importantly... yourself.  His instruction and specific pointers on how to deal with bullies certainly elevates the students confidence; which helps ward of bullies.My son was three when he started the Knee High Samaria classes.  At first he would stay with the class for a couple minutes, then rush over to Mommy and Daddy on the sideline.  Kyoshi said to be patient and that he would get it.  Within a month and a half he was fully into and enjoying the class.  His confidence and self discipline have soared.My hat is off to Kyohshi.  He is great with kids.  Again, it is not just about learning karate, it's the life lessons and messages that make the National Karate Institute valuable for students and parents.Thank you  Kyoshi! More...