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Millbury Martial Arts kicks butt! They have a great group of people there, with an awesome school culture. It's a really fun place to learn martial arts at any level, and improve your skillz!

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Millbury martial arts has significantly impacted my life for more then 20 years. As a child I was shy and had low self esteem. Through the training at Millbury martial arts, I became a strong self confident person who is able to pursue my dream of a graduate degree.

Pamella Saffer reviewed Life Skill Martial Arts
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This school offers a wide range of martial arts for children and adults taught by instructors who are dedicated to their art and who are continually expanding their teaching methods and personal skill levels. They have a depth of knowledge and are open to sharing. The atmosphere is supportive and students are respectful and helpful of each other regardless of skill level or age. You compete only with yourself!

Jocelyn Gail Higgins reviewed Life Skill Martial Arts
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My four year old son is thoroughly embracing his training. He is eager to participate in class. I really enjoy that us parents are encouraged to get right on the floor with our kids as well.

Fred Basantes reviewed Life Skill Martial Arts
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I have been going to the school since 2009. Words can't describe the changes that I have seen in my self, not only physically but mentally. Thank you to everyone at life skill because it's just as much the people that go there that makes it great as it is the classes that are taught.

Gabriel Colbry reviewed Life Skill Martial Arts
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It has been said that the true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be useful at anytime, and to teach them in a way that they will be useful in all things. I have found this at Life Skills Martial Arts. The life skills learned are invaluable in becoming a true martial artist not just another fighter who practices martial arts.

Tha Son reviewed Life Skill Martial Arts
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Words can't describe this school. The instructors are knowledgable in everything they do. Master Tabor makes you feel like you belong. Not to mention the instructors Mr. Keenan, Mr. Moy and Mr. Morin. I have learned so much in each class I trained in, kungfu, taiji and self defense. The school has so much pride and you can just tell from the atmosphere and how the school looks. The koi pond and the garden you can train in just makes you in awe and feel good about yourself! This is awesome place to train. My only disappointment is that I never found the school earlier. Real authentic Taiji, kung-fu and self-defense!!!!

Aisha Yousaf reviewed Life Skill Martial Arts
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Its been many years since i attended classes here. My experience i am happy to say, was life changing. I have learned so much more than self defense and discipline from this school. Being a part of this family gave me the strength to overcome many obstacles in life. The instructors have so much to offer and they give endless support. I made some amazing friends here too. Even though it has been such a long time since my last trip to the school, i find my thoughts always returning to it. It has been a very big part in my life. I am very grateful for my time, and am planning on coming back with my two children once they are old enough to take lessons!

Louis Garcia reviewed Life Skill Martial Arts
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Our children started the program first back in July and my wife and I subsequently began taking classes in late August....what a positive impact it has had on our health and well-being! Our son and daughter are learning far more than a martial art rich in history and traditions... they are learning skills that they use each and every day. My wife and I have become healthier in mind, body, and spirit. The camaraderie with our fellow students is a bond that is as strong as community and those relationships transcend the studio.
The benefits in health and happiness alone are worth giving Life Skills Martial Arts a try.

Amanda Desai reviewed Life Skill Martial Arts
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Our 4 year old has been attending for 9 months now and he has a blast! What we love the most is the positive atmosphere. There is not a competition with anyone but yourself. Parents cheer on each other’s children and the students of the class encourage and support one another. It is a beautiful thing and we are so happy our son is a part of it! The instructors are very supportive and the life skills that they teach are fantastic. Our son has gained more confidence and has so much fun. We are very happy we chose Life Skills Martial Arts for our son and highly recommend it!

Richard Moberg reviewed Life Skill Martial Arts
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Going to Life Skills Martial Arts will always be one of the best decisions i ever made. It has helped me to not only learn how to defend myself and my family if it came down to that but it has helped me to go way outside my comfort level to do things i never thought in a million years i would do. I have severe social anxiety and usually never liked being in large groups, being a leader, or even not taking my self seriously when i screwed something up. But when i go to class, i feel like i am with family and i can do all those things without any anxiety. well maybe a little :).

Karen St.Laurent reviewed Life Skill Martial Arts
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One of the best decisions for my son was to sign him up here. He's become healthier, gained more confidence, learned respect and self esteem. This was originally a Christmas present and now my 10 year old says he's "committed to becoming a black belt" and would like this again for Christmas instead of a bunch of"stuff". After a year (actually within a month), I realized the monthly cost isn't just for kung fu training. It's truly training him"life skills" that he can use in every aspect of life for a lifetime and that is priceless.

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Discipline Habits Start When Children Are Young

Research shows that disciplined children have more opportunities in life.

Why? 

Because they learn how to take care of the simple things in life while also setting and achieving big audacious goals.  They take academic studies seriously, they treat others with respect, and strive to become better people every day.

Now, there is a step by step process which helps children turn into responsible adults.  Some children will be outliers and find their own path; however, most children need to be taught and guided.

Babies are not born knowing the difference between right and wrong.  That is why there are covers for your electrical outlets, special caps on poisonous products, special door locks and a brunch of other products which help to protect your child from daily harms that adults know better about.

As your child moves from a baby to a toddler, they begin to understand simple words such as “No”.  In fact, often times “No” is the first word a child says in addition to “Mommy” or “Daddy”.  They learn what no means because as parents we are constantly redirecting our child away from dangerous situations.  I am sure if you have children, you will have seen your child doing something absolutely crazy like climbing up the outside of a stairwell.

Young children always  seem to have an abundance  of confidence.  Confidence is a good thing as it allows them to learn how to walk and to mimic your behaviors.

Since children are still developing the notion of what is right and what is wrong, they must learn these things from their parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors.  As difficult as this may sound and as much as you worry about doing the right thing, the most important thing you can do is model disciplined behavior for your child.  Children love to mimic their parent’s behavior even with simple things such as pretending to put a phone in their back pocket.

As a parent, it is our duty to set and enforce the rules and guidelines so our children grow up developing a solid fundamental understanding of the difference between right and wrong. Imagine how safe our world would be if all children grew up having a solid fundamental understanding of right from wrong. Bullying will be non-existence as children would learn to love everyone.

While you are teaching your child about the difference between right and wrong, it is also the perfect time to help your child develop good healthy habits. Think about things such as eating healthy, choosing water over juice and soda, making exercise a habit, learning to tell the truth, developing a love for reading, etc.  These are habits which will serve them well for their entire life.  I am confident you would not want to leave these behavior developments up for chance.

Therefore, the role of parents and mentors is paramount! In addition to setting the example as your child’s parent,  it is also extremely important for you make sure you surround your child with amazing role models and mentors.  You want role models and mentors who set a great example, be respectful and kind, and do what they tell others to do.

Be aware of this though: most youth coaches receive very little training in mentoring children, or teenagers.  Typically, someone decides to coach because either they have a child who wants to play the sport or they loved playing the sport when they were a child.  Watch carefully as these individual’s behaviors will be modeled by your child.

I suggest you chose at least one activity, like martial arts, for your child which utilizes highly trained professionals.  Not all martial arts, dance, and gymnastic facilities are the same.  Make sure you ask lots of questions.  Watch the instructor actions and behaviors in person as well as on social media.  Finally, ask yourself are these the behaviors I want my child to learn?  If you answer no, find another activity or school.

Also, most schools will offer a trial program before having your sign your child up.  Take advantage of the trial program to carefully observe the instructor’s behaviors and to do a little online research to ensure that your child’s new mentor models the behaviors you want your child to develop.