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Amelia Richards reviewed AKKA Independence
5
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Martial arts has an amazing part of my life. I began training when I was 10 years old and thought I was only starting a new "hobby" when I joined. As I grew older and began to appreciate my teachings, I learned many life skills and values such as teamwork, discipline, respect, and the importance of dedication to your studies both in and out of the dojo. AKKA has been so much more than just a workout class for me. Mr. Burt has been an important role model in my life, a father figure even, who has challenged me to become a better me, to never give up and to strive for excellence. I have met many amazing people and achieved things I never thought possible for myself. I would not be who I am today without my Kenpo family and appreciate all of their support during my journey to becoming a black belt.

Amanda Scarlett reviewed AKKA Independence
5
via Facebook

We checked out this karate school as a trial to see if it would help my son focus better in school. It worked so well we have decided to sign up as a student mr. Burt and the other teachers make us feel at home. I am so thankful for all they have done for my son

Melinda Hawley reviewed AKKA Independence
5
via Facebook

My 16 year old son, 11 year old son, and myself are loving taking karate as a family at AKKA!! Tom is a great teacher who is very good with all levels of students... he is very knowledgeable and makes it easy to understand what he expects... My boys were in karate classes when they were younger, but when their instructor left, my boys didn't enjoy karate anymore... Tom makes karate enjoyable and more about the art instead of the fight!! I highly recommend this karate school to anyone at any age!! #thefamilywhokicktogethersticktogether

Luis Ruben Miranda Vizcaino reviewed AKKA Independence
5
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The best place to learn and/or excel in all aspects of life (Mind, Body, and Heart). They work with you, care about you, connect with you, help you improve, the list goes on. Great environment, all inclusive, Mr Burt is an amazing instructor, and the benefits you gain never seem to end. I'm always excited to walk in the door and feel like the best version of me as I walk out.

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

I remember when computers first came out. The old Apple IIe with the keyboard integrated into the CPU with dual floppy drives and the big CRT green screen monitor! A whopping 256 meg!

Boy were we on the cutting edge!

There was a simple rule of thumb when programming in DOS which still holds true today…Garbage in, garbage out. In other words the resulting functionality of the program on the back end was completely determined by the accuracy of the coding on the front end…no exceptions.

While I claim very little savvy when it comes to computers, etc.  I feel this garbage in, garbage out principle applies to many areas of our lives other than our techy devices. Specifically with our karate training.

So the question is…What kind of results do we want?

Sporadic, pop in training where we only come to class when we feel like it or it is convenient with our Netflix schedule (garbage in)  yields, at best, mediocre martial skill and ineffective ability to use these self defense skills if they are ever needed. As well, it perpetuates the mediocrity of our selves that we sought to change when we walked into the school in the first place (garbage out).

Whether it is with karate, diet, fitness, relationships, etc. When we “show up” only when it is convenient…”pop in” effort…we get “pop in” results.

The key is to consistently show up, work out, eat right, communicate with others, etc to get results that show consistent, and never ending improvement.

So, again, the question is…
What kind of results do we want?

“Pop in” results…show up whenever is convenient.

Consistent Improvement…show up and give our best effort consistently over time.