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Dara Mussar reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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Steve has so much heart for this community <3 Ferraro Karate is Guelph gem!

Hadiya Ahmar reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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I think it's honestly the best place to train in Guelph and probably Canada. I've had an amazing experience and everyone everyone at the dojo is great

Viresh Mistry reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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AMAZING Master with SOLID knowledge and passion in the arts. Very rare to find a school where the Master / Owner is physically able and engaged in classes.

Robert Cruz reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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Sensei Ferraro and Black Belt team are just dedicated, focused on teaching great / fantastic pure Okinawan Karate. They also focus on the art of sparring using Karate techniques we learn in our Katas! And they are dedicated not only to this fascinating world of Karate but Senseis also make sure we get mental integrity to avoid mental break down, self steam, as well as physical fitness to avoid body break down. I, as an adult, and my 9 year old daughter are just very happy to be part of Sensei Ferraro Dojo and Karate lineage. We feel the difference in our lives pre Ferraro Karate and post Ferraro Karate. Thanks Sensei and Black Belt Team of Ferraro Karate!!!

Connie Constantino reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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My grandsons love learning karate. The senseis are great with the students especially the young ones. Best among the best.

Stephen Fish reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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Ferraro Karate is great! The sensei are great with kids and adults alike, pushing everyone to be the best they can. Whether you are looking for fitness or self defense I highly recommend coming down to see Sensei Steve and crew!

Jc Pelletier reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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Where old world traditions are applied in modern times. If you want to unleash your full potential, Ferraro Karate is the place that can bring out the best in you, to make you better, stronger, faster, and wiser.

Suzanne Boudreau Stonewitch reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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Karate has changed my life, and Ferraro Karate is the where that change took place.

No matter where I go and what I do, I can always count on the life lessons I have learned at the dojo to help me make good decisions, be a stronger, better person.

Come out to the dojo today and give it a try-you won't regret it!

James Romey reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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When I first started with Ferraro Karate I told Sensei Steve I will come back to Karate and start from fresh so I did when January comes in and start watching the kids class and the adult class in January 17, 2017 the date I was started and if you like doing the exercises right and the techniques you are in the right place so if you wanna come please join Ferraro Karate... Your future Shotokan black belter. Train hard and never give up

Tara Maxwell reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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We just moved to Guelph and my son tried out the 3-5 year old class last week. We are instantly sold on everything this place has to offer. A perfect mix of fun and skills. Definitely would recommend this place to others.

Wes Burrows reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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My family and I have all had the pleasure of training with Sensi Steve Ferraro. His passion, energy, knowledge and incredible teaching ability is second to none. He is able to adapt his teaching style to be able to relate to children as well as adults, creating an atmosphere that is both motivating and fun for all ages. These are the reasons, although no longer training myself I always recommend Ferraro Karate to people who are looking for a place to train martial arts. Whether you're looking for the right fit for your child or looking for a dojo that you yourself can call home you have found the right place.

Shayne Burrows reviewed Ferraro Karate & Martial Arts
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Ferraro Karate is THE place to train karate. Its difficult to put into words what it is to train here, other than it being a place to constantly test your limits physically and also inwardly. This is a place where I always feel challenged to find more of myself and also see more of others. Part of that is being exposed to a group of people whom share the same drive to be better in their karate and fitness on a weekly basis. The teachers are passionate and have the depth and breadth of knowledge that leaves little not to be engaged. If you have the strange desire to kick your own ass (and get it kicked), Ferraro Karate is the place to do it.

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Positive Effects of Martial Arts for Children

The Positive Effects of Martial Arts for a Child in School

Grade school can be quite the experience for any child. It is a place where a child not

only learns academically but one where a child must learn to socialize and function in

the world. Unfortunately, there are a lot of negative experiences that a child may

have when going through school. Whatever those experiences may be, it would be a

good idea to have a child participate in martial arts classes. Doing so will give them

the tools they need to survive the school experience. The benefits associated with

taking martial arts classes are essential for them to be able to have a positive

experience in school.

Helps them earn better grades in school

Getting good grades is reflective of a child’s comprehension of the material. But, it is

also indicative of their discipline and responsibility traits. Through martial arts,

students are to learn the fundamentals of stretch and physical routines. They also

learn to become disciplined with practice and keeping up with their cleanliness of

uniforms. Children learn how to be punctual and can focus their daily thoughts on the

tasks at hand. Thus, being able to exhibit these positive traits will translate to better

grades as schooling requires the proficiency of these characteristics.

Gives them the confidence to stand up to bullies

Bullying is a very prominent and unfortunate experience that many children will

either witness or become victims of in their lifetimes. Being a part of martial arts can

give children the strength and confidence that they need to stand up to these

negative individuals. Not only will they learn about self-defense strategies, they will

be able to feel assertive and courageous. Possessing self-confidence is the number

one way for a child to be able to stand up for him/herself in any threatening

situation. Through martial arts, they will learn that not all conflicts have to be

physical. They will possess the mature mindset to tackle any conflict with assurance

and pride.

Gives them the ability to make friends

Having friends and keeping them can be the big difference between a positive and

negative school experience for children. They will latch onto people who share

common interests with them and feel devastated when those relationships disappear.

However, for children who regularly practice martial arts, they have a different

capacity to make and keep friends in their circle. Besides making friends in the

martial arts classes themselves, children are able to easily socialize and collaborate

with other students at school. They instill a lot of the same discipline and traits they

learn from martial arts in their everyday lives. For instance, they may be first to

initiate a conversation with quiet students because they feel confident in themselves

to do so.

Being a part of something special such as martial arts can be greatly impactful for

children. Especially when it comes to school, children can gain invaluable skills and

behaviors that will allow them to have more successful experiences in social settings.

Although school is meant to teach them about a variety of things, having martial arts

as a supplement can significantly affect the way they approach schooling and their

overall experiences.