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Joelle C.

We are so pleased with the positive changes we are seeing in our son since joining USA Karate a few months ago. He is a better listener, has more self confidence, and enjoys helping with chores. The concept of goal setting is new to our son, but with the support of his karate teachers and the structure of this program, he's now proud to be working toward his black belt someday. Thank you Mr. Seme, Mrs. Johnson, and team for believing in him and helping so many kids succeed!

Ardo Dalab

My girls who are ages 7 and 11 have been a part of karate USA for almost a year. Within a month into the program, my husband and I started seeing such a big difference in their character. We honestly believe that this is the best things we have done for our girls. As leadership student not only are they learning incredibly self defence techniques but I watch their characters being built into such respectful , strong and courageous young ladies. Thank you Mr. Seme and Mrs. Johnson for making such a positive impact in ours girls life. Karate will always be a part of them.

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!

Camille Heyman

The Heyman children are growing both in their Karate skills and their respect. They are excited to go and love to challenge each other to be the best.

Amy S.

I enrolled my children in classes about 18 months ago. They absolutely love it! The program is wonderful. The kids enjoy the physical activity of karate. It is much more than physical activity however. It is a program where they learn respect, hard work and goal setting. It impacts our daily life outside of the studio by helping them to do chores at home and concentrate on their school work to earn special rewards in karate class. I loved the program so much that I, myself, joined karate 6 months ago! It is a wonderful way to stay active and be connected with my children in a new way.

Raza Zaidi

I enrolled my 6 year old son in USA Karate Rosemount to improve his strength and focus. After 6 months, he has not only improved his strength, but also in other areas of his life. The coaches here are amazing at what they do, and go above and beyond to ensure the kids are successful beyond karate. I was not aware of the character development program that goes along with karate. Due to character development, my son now is more helpful around the house doing chores, even helps around the gym without even asking. The biggest improvement I have seen thus far is his focus. He was lagging behind his reading assignments in school. Just in six months he has caught up, and reads more books than he needs to. I am very excited to see the positive improvements this program can bring to kids. Thank you coach Steve. You are doing an amazing work!

Jason Zerck

My wife and I did not think our daughter Amelia would like going to karate. She had gone with our neighbor girl. She loves going to USA Karate & Yoga in Rosemount. The instructors Mr. Seme and Mrs. Johnson are very nice and very professional. They teach the kids to treat others with respect & just to be good kids overall. They teach the kids to focus not only in their class but in school and at home. My daughter proudly told me she used black belt focus in school the other day. Amelia sure is excelling in her karate skills thanks to the wonderful instructors!!

Hadassah U.

My daughter recently had a cyber-bullying incident. I was very proud of how bold she was in telling the person to stop. I am so thankful that she brought this to my attention quickly and things didn’t escalate. I truly believe that the bully prevention seminars USA Karate has done helped her know what to do in this situation. Thank you. I am very grateful we began this journey for our kids. Not only will they be able to stick up for themselves in case of an attack they also know how to verbally stand up for themselves, and to get an adult involved ASAP! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Stephanie Perna

My son joined USA Karate in July 2021 for a number of reasons. He struggles with body control, respect, confidence, and behavior. I finally convinced myself that the principal and teachers at school had my number on speed dial but since joining karate my son is changing his ways. Nothing happens overnight but in a short 7 months he is doing AMAZING and I am so thankful for the work that Mr. Seme and Mrs. Johnson have put into helping and guiding him. Brayden loves going to karate every week!! THANK YOU for all your hard work. I recommend USA Karate 100%

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!?!

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!

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!