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December 2013 Belt Promotion

We ended 2013 with a bang... Congratulations to all of our students who earned a new stripe or belt! Your consistent hard work payed off and we are incredibly proud of all of your efforts! Keep up the good work and we look forward to a great 2014!

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Fall Carnival & Costume Party

What a great time we had at our 2nd Annual Fall Carnival & Costume Party!!! There were plenty of games, popcorn & cotton candy. We had 2 photo booths and a fun new addition with the duck pond. Thank you to all of our volunteer helpers. You did a fantastic job :) Be sure to join us next year for all of the fun!

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4th Annual School Picnic

What a great time we had at Antioch Martial Arts Academy's 4th Annual School Picnic! The races were so much fun. The music set the atmosphere. The food was wonderful and so abundant! Thank you for everyone's generous contributions. To all our awesome volunteers - without your help, our picnic would not have been the huge success it was! WHAT GREAT TEAMWORK! Thank you everyone.

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I enrolled my five year old grandson in Antioch Martial Arts Academy karate class not only to learn karate, but so he could learn how to live. Karate teaches the children the art of self defense, but also the ability to focus on a task, to have confidence, self-discipline and control, to set a goal and achieve it, the importance of family and respecting others. My grandson has learned all of this and more from AMAA. He has told me that karate has helped him to focus on his school work and to do his homework every night without his mother "nagging" him. Grandmaster May Castro-Manner is amazing. She sets high standards for her students and communicates her expectations clearly and effectively. The result is that they respect her completely and give her their best effort every time. Physical fitness and exercise are an important part of each karate class, and Grandmaster Castro-Manner has instilled this in her students. This is so important especially today when children are not nearly as active as they should be and childhood obesity is at an all-time high. I am so grateful that my grandson is learning all of these life skills at such an early age. He has been enrolled in karate for two years now, and it is my hope that he will carry these skills with him as he grows up and faces all the challenges life will bring. He will be much better equipped to handle whatever comes his way because of his experience with AMAA. I believe in AMAA and Grandmaster Castro-Manner so strongly that I drive from El Cerrito to Antioch twice a week--I want my grandson to learn from the best.
Louise Ozawa, Retired