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Below you will find reviews and testimonials from current and former USA Karate students and their parents in Rosemount & Burnsville, MN.

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Colleen Stark

My daughter has always been a pretty good kid. However, when we started karate we learned of some things she was doing at school that needed to be changed. Mr. Seme helped us by talking to her and explaining that it is important to do our best not just at karate, but at home, and at school. I was very pleased at her last school conference the teacher had nothing but good reports! She has been doing a FANTASTIC job at home as well. Thank you USA Karate for the support and guidance you provide to students!

Morgan S.

Joining USA Karate has truly been a blessing in disguise for us. Although we originally explored USA Karate, Rosemount, for my five-year-old son, my daughter was hooked after her very first lesson. In her past eight months as a USA Karate student, her self-confidence, motivation, mental and physical abilities have improved immensely. Now, as a Black Belt Leadership student, she's earning honors at school and participating in their Gifted and Talented program! As an added bonus, I, too, have gained knowledge, skills and awareness through the additional training and materials offered within the Black Belt Leadership program! We are extremely grateful for this program, and for Mr. Seme's and Mrs. Johnson's instruction, dedication and passion for empowering others!

Nouv Family

Thank you for all that you and Mrs.Johnson has done! I see a huge improvement in every aspect- at home, chores, at school. She received all 4s on her progress report which is amazing!

Michele Delaney

My grandson has been going to USA Karate for over a year. Yesterday, my grandson told me that Steve Seme was his hero! I asked, why? My grandson said, "because Steve helps me and makes me feel good about me! And, Steve makes him smile. I love it because the program gives my grandson self confidence, self of accomplishment and teaches us to not give up!!

Jesma R.

I enrolled my son in martial arts at USA Karate last summer and I have no regrets; it’s a great program with friendly instructors. I appreciate that their program focuses on both learning physical skill specific to martial arts as well as psychosocial skills related to character development. Since joining USA Karate my son’s motivation to complete his chores and his homework has increased… and he enjoys the program! I highly recommend USA Karate!

Autumn P.

When my daughter started back in April 2021 I didn’t know what to expect but man my daughter loves it so much. Her self confidence and focus has improved a lot and the instructors are awesome and help the kids out. I recommend USA Karate to everyone.

Bethany R.

My son absolutely loves coming to karate. He has gained many skills, including confidence and self control. He has made many good friends while learning. The Instructors are amazing. They get to know each student and provide support, guidance, and challenge each one to do their very best.

Morgan S.

We greatly appreciate the time and energy invested by Mr. & Mrs. Seme to teach us about the "7 Habits" to living more positive, productive lifestyles in our Black Belt Leadership program. I've recommended the book they provided, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" to both school staff and friends. If it would become a reading requirement in schools, I believe the students, staff and administrators would reap incredible rewards. It is that encouraging and empowering! We are grateful that our daughter is participating in the Black Belt Leadership program to gain this additional education and enhance her self-confidence and physical skills.

Kristin W.

Thank you for hosting such a meaningful event. Thank you, Mr. Seme for being such a wonderful role model not only to my by son, but also to me. You reminded me of so many important things in regards to being our best selves. Plus, I broke a freaking board!!! How many mom's can say that!?!

Chris M.

I joined USA Karate as a 14 year old boy. The discipline, character development and focus that I learned in my time training here has been a lifelong gift that only continues to yield dividends. I was born with ADHD and struggled socially and with attention span with all my early schooling. I was told by my peers, teachers and teammates that I would never truly amount to anything because of my concentration and emotional issues. Karate gave me a purpose and a focus that allowed me an outlet to change all that. I have been medication free since 17, graduated college, traveled the world as a musician and linguist, and currently own my own Real Estate brokerage with multiple employees. I owe a debt to Masters Kruckow and David Younglove, as well as Steven Seme that I can never truly repay. The question is not whether USA Karate is the right place to learn, the question should be when do you start?"

Chris and Tonya Tatro

We have 3 little girls enrolled in the USA Karate Leadership program and from our experience I can tell you they have become more confident, composed and focused. Our girls are 10, 8 and 6 years old and to see these character traits already starting to take shape makes us so happy to be involved with the USA Karate team. The instructors are engaged and vested in developing good people that are not only well equipped to defend themselves but also to lead through the challenges the world provides us all. Keep up the great work USA Karate, thanks for offering our children a fun and encouraging environment to learn and grow.

Erin Inveen

The lessons my son has learned in karate are worth more than the money it takes to be trained.