Great place to learn martial arts. Both my kids go. They also do a great job coaching kids how to be well functioning adults, touching on other areas of wellbeing, self discipline, listening etc, not just martial arts.
We just had our son’s 6th birthday at Personal Best Martial Arts and he had an amazing time! The best birthday ever, hands down! It was nice to see the kids smile and hear their laughs and giggles as Master D, Mister Connor and Mister Brendan teach them karate moves in the most fun way possible. Too many highlights for us but the most memorable ones is the samurai cake cutting, our son’s breaking of the board, kids vs parents dodgeball just to name a few. It will be very hard to top this one! Kudos to Personal Best Martial Arts, not only does our son loves going there for his weekly training, now he’s got great memories to look back to as we scroll through his super fun birthday pictures! 5 out of 5 stars for you Personal Best, if only we can give 10! More...
A big shout out to Personal Best team for hosting a super fun, amazingly wonderful and memorable birthday party. Thank you master D, mister Connor and Brendan for making sure each kid do their best at modeling hard work, kindness, fitness and self defense. Our son's 6th birthday party was full of surprises... never a dull moment. As a few of Ben's friends said "This is the best birthday party I've ever attended." Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts More...
My son and his friends love their taekwondo class. They have other activities but for them their taekwondo class is the BEST. They are learning a lot of things not only the karate skills and self defense but they are teaching and reminding them self discipline and do the right thing. Plus the bonus fun and games in their class. Also, his friend had 9th birthday party and everybody had a blast. He had more than 20 guests and they handled it well. Kids had a great time with the activities at the party and the best part is slicing the birthday cake with the sword. It was amazing! I highly recommend Personal Best Martial Arts for both taekwondo lessons and birthday party. More...
Awesome so far, Erik looks forward to each class.
the staff are amazing! you can tell they genuinely love what they do and are great with the kids. I highly recommend them!!
Absolutely great experience so far! The whole team are extremely patient and friendly! Games and rewards designed to encourage development of active listening, self discipline, teamwork, and fun! Daughter loves it and is constantly practicing her skills at home! More...
We had a birthday party for our son at Personal Best martial arts and all the kids LOVED it and had a blast! The owner Master D and his crew really do a great job of hosting an interactive and extremely fun martial arts class to go with the party. The wildest part is getting to cut the birthday cake with a samurai sword! Highly recommended. Also, they offer martial arts lessons for kids on a regular schedule in a friendly, enthusiastic, and non-intimidating environment. More...
The instructors are amazing with kids! Positive, motivating, and fun dojo for my son to learn at - I highly recommend!The difference between Personal Best and other Taekwondo classes (we have been to some in Burnaby) is the atmosphere there. Every kid leaves class smiling and motivated. They are also more practical, they teach kids anti-bullying techniques as well. Bottom line: the instructors truly know how to teach and motivate kids! More...
Our son has insisted on having his last 2 birthday parties with Master D. He loves cutting the cake with the sword! The best part for us is how awesome Master D and his staff are with the kids. They are excellent at engaging them with direct instruction and making everything fun while integrating motivational strategies to keep the kids focused. Thank you! More...
The staff at Personal Best are fantastic! They hold the kids to a high standard and teach skills that help prepare kids for real life situations. The team make the classes fun and keep the kids engaged my son loves attending his Karate classes. More...
I did a birthday party last week for my 6 year old daughter here. They were awesome. The instructor was friendly and made the lessons and games fun for all of the girls. They all had a blast, and are still talking about it at school. I would definitely recommend kids lessons here More...
Thank for Master D for letting my son Noah help with the white belt class. Very friendly staff and highly recommended.
The staff are excellent kind and fun. you can't get any better that PBMA
Went here for a couple of years, by far the most fun I've had doing exercise.
Wesley James Smith
I personally know the owner and recommend his teaching to all whom are interested!
Had my daughter's 8th birthday here and she and all of her friends had such a great time! The instructors were energetic and made all the girls comfortable with martial arts. She loved breaking a board and cutting her cake with a sword! Very organized and clean facility! More...
We have tried another school before but absolutely love this one. The focus on discipline and values is unparalleled Kids love to go and driven to earn there stripes since being here. Highly recommend.
I just started coming to Personal Best this last month and they are absolutely fantastic at making everyone feel welcome and comfortable no matter what your fitness level is. Excellent instructors!!! I absolutely recommend coming out and giving it a try! More...
Sarah Irvine McIntyre
Just had my son's 8th birthday party at Personal Best. The kids had a blast. High energy and never a slow moment. Highlights indluded: breaking a board, using a sword to cut the cake, and bridge tag! We'll be back. Well done and we'll worth it. More...
I love this place! The teachers are all fantastic and so inclusive. I am looking forward to our youngest joining soon. I would recommend anyone considering placing their little ones in martial arts to come and check out this place :)
We just had my son's 5th birthday here over the weekend and it was amazing! Quite possibly the best birthday party I've been to so far. The party was organized and well run. The instructors were professional and amazingly patient and kind to the children. Every child had a huge smile on their face almost the entire time. I highly recommend Personal Best!! More...
The instructors are great and really motivate the kids to do well! It's not just about the martial arts but also learning about important life lessons like discipline and appreciation. Held my son's 6th birthday here with 30 kids and the PBMA team was able to keep all of them entertained for the entire 2 hours! Highly recommend checking this school out! More...
Sabrina Lynn Allain
My son and I went into his 1st class yesterday and he was persistent he wasn't doing karate. It took him 5 minutes and he was into it with the help of the instructor. I loved watching the instructors teach my son and make it fun for him. Were excited to be going back :). I would highly recommend it to anyone whose looking. Love the location as my girls dance class is right across the parking lot:) More...
My daughter will never forget her 5th birthday because of the fantastic staff at Personal Best. They are friendly, well organized and provide a good introduction to Karate for all ages and levels. My daughter had a smile on her face in every picture! I have also had messages from all her friends that attended saying that their kids just can't stop talking about everything they did and learned at the Karate party. I highly recommend Personal Best parties for a fun and hassle free kid's party. More...
Really great place! Master D. has what I call “kid magic” he just gets them and his mix of serious practice, practical life lessons, and goofy fun and games just works for kiddos. ..I highly recommend this dojo, it is a great family business and Masters D’s sons are great with kids too 5 stars More...
simply the best!
C J II
Best Martial arts program and instructors for children!! My son has been with them since 3 years old and achieved black belt by age of 8. They help my kid build strong confidence and self defence skills, the skills every one should have. More...
I brought my son and daughter here in Aug 2018. I wanted them to learn how to fight if they ever got bullied. Unfortunately, both my son and daughter (age 5&4 at the time) were going through a phase where they didn't like anything and didn't want to participate. I knew deep down that my son was interested but was shy. They spent their first 3 classes on the sidelines. It was really hard for me to watch. Master D, Master Connor and the rest of the team were patient and kept engaging/encouraging. Fast forward to today, both my son and daughter got their next belt. They love going and look forward to it. I highly recommend Personal Best. They are so awesome, professional and patient. They don't teach kids how to fight. They teach kids how to deal with life! They have a huge anti bullying curriculum. I can't say enough about how awesome they are. Lastly, my son had a bday party at Personal Best. My son and his friends had an amazing time. The two hours was packed w games etc. They were awesome hosts. All the parents were impressed and we had so many compliments. A big thank you to Personal Best! More...
Great staff, highly recommend it
Amazing instructors, who are great with the little ones; they really know how to keep the kids engaged and always looking forward to their next class.
We had my son's Birthday party at Personal Best Martial Arts. The instructors were great and all the kids and parents loved the party! It was packed with games and activities. Kids' favorite was cutting the cake with the Samurai Sword! More...
A fantastic environment for young kids, teens, and adults to learn martial arts. My only concern was that there was an issue involving a payment refund, which unfortunately did not meet my expectations. However, the teachers here are outstanding and truly care about what they teach. Thank you PBMA for a great 5 years :))) More...
Conor was great!
My son and daughter have attended Personal Best Martial Arts for over a year. I am so grateful we found this place!! The instructors are genuinely caring and knowledgeable. The classes have impacted my kids on both a physical and emotional level. Not only have they learned great martial arts skills, they have learned very important life lessons at Personal Best Martial Arts! More...
My Staff and I , Love what we do and are constantly, learning and progressing our teaching methods and reviewing our curriculum to keep it exciting ,fresh and effective. . We look forward to having you come in and give it a try ! More...
We had our 4 year old's birthday party there today and were blown away by the fantastic job of the staff! Twelve four year olds were kept active and entertained in a fun and safe environment. It was the best party we've ever had, and our kids are excited to start training there. More...
Just had our son's 6th bday party and it was awesome. The teachers kept 15 boys active and focused which is amazing. Our son has started taking a few classes and loves it and we love how they preach discipline and hard work. Highly recommend
Best martial arts studio in the Lower Mainland. My son has been attending the Little Tigers classes at Personal Best Martial Arts and we are completely satisfied with the knowledge he's receiving there. The instructors are excellent and they sure know how to teach young children. More...
Had our son's 5 birthday party here and it was fantastic! The staff were amazing with all 15 kids and kept them occupied and well behaved but also having the time of their lives. Most importantly, my son was beaming the whole time! They went above and beyond to make him feel like it was truly his special day. Thank you! More...
Great school. I attended and now my daughter does. The staff are friendly and the classes are fun!
My kids both attend Personal Best, Master D is a fantastic instructor. Highly recommend this place!
Our son has been training/learning at Personal Best Martial Arts for almost 4 years now. He is a 7.5 yr old, confident, phisically fit and out going boy and we believe Master D and his fantastic group of dedicated instructors and the excellent curriculum taught there are absolutely a contributing factor. I would highly recommend that parents enroll their kids in this program. They will feel welcome and they will learn lifelong skills here. More...
One of the best places that I had the privilege of both training and teaching at. Master Doerksen has managed to create a great atmosphere and positive learning environment unlike any other. I hope to return to train one day!
Kevin and the team do a great job at teaching self-discipline and fitness at the same time..
Knowledge, experience, service, quality represent Personal Best Martial Arts!