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Jackie VanStry reviewed Impact Martial Arts
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My son has been coming to Impact Martial arts for about 2 months now and loves it. This is a place for him to focus, learn, make new friends and grow! Everyone here is friendly, almost feels like a little family. It's great to see everyone working together and helping, especially the older belts. They step right in and help out with moves when a child may seem confused.

Chasity Perry reviewed Impact Martial Arts
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My daughter had her first class there on Wednesday and they welcomed her with opening arms and made her feel very comfortable... she had a great time and can not wait to go back Saturday... This has been all she talks about ever since she came home that day... it’s great that they have that sort of impact on such young people...

Robert D. Scolaro reviewed Impact Martial Arts
5
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Senseis Nolan and Bidwell and the entire staff at Impact Martial Arts Dewitt are amazing teachers and tremendous with all of their students from the young beginners to their advanced adults. The manner in which they teach the kids, not only about karate, but about life is incredible. I highly recommend Impact Martial Arts Dewitt for anyone of any age. Thank you for all you do. Keep up the great work.

Venkata Kambhampaty reviewed Impact Martial Arts
5
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My family went to TeamDewitt DOJO for years. Our daughter Abby got her black belt here. Support and personal attention you get here is remarkable. Sensei Nolan address every kid by name and provides support in all aspects of kids development. Encourages kids to talk about their school achievements, asks kids to come up with goals as a apart of wholesome experience. My kid, Abby, couldn't wait to show her grades and loved to write about her goals. When it is time for black belt testing, the support you get here is awesome. It is not just Sensei Nolan, entire DOJO's kids, parents cheer your kid to complete various tasks. I have seen some parents volunteer as running coaches for kids. Your kid will also get an opportunity to be a coach to other kids, which most certainly develops leadership skills.

Emily Hess reviewed Impact Martial Arts
5
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A wonderful group of people who love their job and are amazing with kids.
We tried out a couple other dojo’s before joining Impact Dewitt. So happy with our experience with them... even a year and a half later!

Linnea Ritchie reviewed Impact Martial Arts
5
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I've been at Impact Dewitt for a few months now and I can't say enough good things about it. The lessons are fun and challenging and the class sizes are usually pretty small which allows for very individualized instruction. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and welcoming to newcomers of any skill level. I love both the workout and the self-defense skills I am learning every week! If you are considering trying Krav Maga I highly recommend going to Impact Dewitt!

Pamela Tycz Sartori reviewed Impact Martial Arts
5
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Eight years ago, we needed to get our 9 year old son (who was not into team sports) off electronics. Thank goodness we found Impact Martial Arts!! It provided him with structure in a positive learning environment that taught him so much more than self defense!! He learned resilience, focus, dedication, integrity...and many great life lessons leading up to earning his black belt. Master Nolan and his team truly love what they do and it shows in their dedicated spirit. After 8 years of continued training and now a 2nd degree black belt, I can honestly say that Impact MA of Dewitt helped raise my son to be the amazing young adult that he is today!! And that's money well spent!!

Trisha Dubbs reviewed Impact Martial Arts
5
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Great family-friendly place. The instructions make a point to get to know you, creating a collegial atmosphere. A great workout that feels like a treat!

Vic Garcia reviewed Impact Martial Arts
5
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Our 11 yr old daughter had her first class roughly 3 months ago. Master Nolan and the Impact team have made her feel really comfortable. We are really happy along with the technical defensive skills she is learning...they are teaching and reinforcing valuable life learning skills. She went from not being sure if karate was for her and just going through the motions to get by...to asking us to take her to karate extra days during the week and being vocal and participating in class! She talks about karate a lot at home, it's been great to see her develop a genuine interest in it!

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Personal Safety Reminders!

Impact Martial Arts – Team Dewitt attracts students for a wide range of reasons.  Some adults are interested in getting in better shape. Others are looking for a positive environment to work towards new goals. And many are looking to improve their ability to defend themselves.  Here are some personal safety tips that we share in self-defense seminars!

 

Stay aware of people in your surroundings

Not surprisingly, criminals exhibit predatory behavior in preparing to attack. They will try to pick a casual location to look for victims. They will look at their intended victim far more and for longer periods of time than social norms. They will move when the prey moves. They will stop and look around for witnesses. They will often make several passes by the prey in a sort of ‘dry run’, seeing if the victim will react or to get a sense of how the attack might work.  Pay attention! Who is looking at you? Has the same person or car passed by you twice? Does someone appear to be moving with you?

 

Stay with people, go to people

Do not ever let yourself be taken somewhere. Cops call it the “secondary crime scene” and most of the time it will be where your worst nightmare resides. If you are approached in a public place do not get in a vehicle with anyone. Do not walk around the building to the alley — STAY where others can see you. An attacker’s worst fear is the fear of getting caught, so you should drop to the ground if you need to in order to prevent them from carrying you away. On the other hand, if you are in your house or another location that is private, you need to GO to people. Again, an attacker’s worst fear is the fear of getting caught — run out the door to a neighbor’s. Crawl out a window onto the roof. Drive your car up to a diner or convenience store. Go where there are lights and others.

 

Keep a barrier between you and the bad guy

Use a barrier to block attackers or use distance to gain time. Keep your doors locked. Stay in your car. Force them to get through a barrier before they can get to you. Use a barrier of pepper spray. The more difficult you make it, the more time it takes them and that means they might be discovered.

 

Attract attention

The first thing attackers will say to you is “don’t scream or I’ll kill you”.  They are telling you exactly what will ruin their plan. Go ahead, ruin the plan — create a disturbance, scream, throw things, blow the horn. If you think you should yell “fire” go right ahead. You can’t count on others coming to your aid, but you want to appeal to the fear of getting caught and make them think that someone could hear you and be coming.

 

Use your strongest weapons against their weakest targets

An attacker’s weakest targets are those that are most valuable, yet ironically, cannot be entirely strengthened. Eyes, throat, groin and knees are your primary targets. Your secondary targets are the face and abdomen. Strong weapons that you can employ are your kicks using the bottom of your feet, your elbows, hammer fists and palm heel strikes.