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Monique Nicole Ache Reyes reviewed Strickland's Martial Arts
5
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The best Taekwondo school in the area! Our 3 children and I have been coming here for over 5 years. It's not just a school but a family! Mr Strickland has been a big influence my our children's lives teaching them not just martial arts but to have confidence in themselves, courage and to strive to be the best they can be. It is so easy to see how much he does, not just for his students but for the community by seeing how many kids and adults volunteer their time to teach others. He even offers free anti-bully classes at his school and will also teach a class at your children's school. We are so glad we found this school and are so greatful to Mr. Strickland and every one of the volunteers who encourage us and help us become better and better every day!

Chip Ricketts reviewed Strickland's Martial Arts
5
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I started Taekwondo with George Strickland in January 2002 at his original location in Highland Village. All I can say is that it was a life-changing experience. Having never done anything like martial arts, I wasn't sure what I was getting into, but I set a big goal of earning my First Degree Black Belt by the time I turned 50 (I was just one week shy of my 48th birthday). With George's positive attitude and encouragement, I reached my goal just a couple of months after reaching that 50 number. While I am now retired from the sport, I can say without hesitation that there is not a better Taekwondo instructor in the area and his new location is awesome!

Ted Turgeon reviewed Strickland's Martial Arts
5
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Since I began training in Taekwondo 29 years ago, I've seen many martial arts schools around the country. Strickland's Taekwondo is on the level with the best of them. The facility itself is top notch, and the knowledge of Senior Master Strickland can help any student become a better martial artist, regardless of age or rank. It was a fantastic and memorable experience from the time I stepped off the plane, until the time I left. The students and families there are unbeatable with their hospitality!
Thank you for the experience, and for the opportunity to meet such fine folks!

Karen Hayden reviewed Strickland's Martial Arts
5
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Thank you Mr. Strickland, and all of your staff, for giving our son one of the greatest experiences of his life. Your classes have taught our son so many important life lessons throughout his six years at your school. From White belt to Second Degree Black Belt, Daniel has experienced successes and failures, made friends and learned self defense skills for life!! What he as obtained and earned through your classes and his perserverance, no one can take away from him. Your school is one of care and concern and fairness to everyone, and I highly recommend it for both kids and adults!!

Cheryl Comstock Cleveland reviewed Strickland's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

Our son started with Mr. Strickland when he first opened his doors in Highland Village. Our daughters begged for months to start. (We have triplets). They were all 10 years old when they began Taekwondo and worked hard to become 3rd degree Black Belts before leaving for college. I can't say enough about this program and Mr. Strickland. His dedication and commitment to his students is amazing. I give credit where credit is due and I know this organization had a huge impact on my family. The instructors and other families became part of our family. All 3 of our kids have graduated college, our son is working and our girls are in grad school and working to become a physical therapist and a physician assistant. The values that were instilled in our children thru Mr. Stricklands Taekwondo are still with them today as they pursue their dreams. I would highly recommend Strickland's Taekwondo to anyone looking for a quality organization filled with dedicated and wonderful people.

Peter Sorce reviewed Strickland's Martial Arts
5
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I was privileged to be able to visit Strickland's Martial Arts last week. I have to say that Strickland's Martial Arts is a top-notch professional Taekwon-Do School. I have been training in martial arts over 32 years and have been to schools all over the country. Strickland's is one of the best of I have ever been to. His instructors and staff are very knowledgeable, personable, and fantastic teachers. I am happy to have had made new friends and connections. I had many takeaways from his school so I can implement back home!

Tricia Duffy Duhon reviewed Strickland's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

We thoroughly enjoyed the self defense class offered by Strickland's Martial Arts. Our group of 10 women ranging in age from 17-72 left the class feeling empowered and prepared if we are attacked. I 100% recommend this class for every woman, no matter the age.

William K Seals reviewed Strickland's Martial Arts
5
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If you wanna be part of an A+ Martial Arts School then you have found the right place!

I first met Mr Strickland about 13 years ago in Texas. He is by far one of the most talented individuals I have come across. His program is very well rounded and will meet the needs of any person wanting to learn Martial Arts. I strongly recommend him for kids and teens.

Jocelyn Hoover-Waltman reviewed Strickland's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

I could not be more thrilled with the instructors! My almost 5 year old has only been in class for about 6 weeks and he has already made a ton of improvement. He has ADHD and ODD and his instructors are all very patient with him and really work with him. I cannot wait to see my son grow as he continues his classes!

Dani Ross reviewed Strickland's Martial Arts
5
via Facebook

We have been with Strickland's Martial Arts for almost a year now and we love it! All three of my boys have been involved and we have been impressed with the excellent instruction as well as the love and attention the instructors give to each student!

Heather Ward Weibye reviewed Strickland's Martial Arts
5
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Strickland's offered a 5-hour DAAB (defense against aggressive behavior) workshop that I will be recommending to every single high school and college girl I can. I took the class with my 14 year old and though I can't say the experience was enjoyable, it was well worth the money and time invested! This class gives you as close as you can get to fending off a real assault (both verbal and physical). The instructors go out of their way to provide multiple scenarios that women may or may not recognize as situations to be wary in. They teach you how to recognize and avoid the situation and what to do if you can't. I cannot recommend this class highly enough!

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Why I Want to be a Black Belt: Logan

I started learning taekwondo from Master Payne in Byron, Georgia, when I was four and a half years old.  I was the youngest white belt in the class.  I tested for yellow belt and made it my first try.  I was just about to test for the next belt (which was green at that school) and my family moved to Houston, Texas.  I didn’t do taekwondo again until we moved to Flower Mound, Texas in the summer of 2015. I started as a yellow belt, but I had to quickly learn the white belt form at Strickland’s Taekwondo, because it was a little different than Master Payne’s taekwondo where I started.  Plus, it had been at a long time since I had done taekwondo.  I was kind of scared to start at Strickland’s Taekwondo. I didn’t know anybody.  Mr. Cain and Miss Anderson really helped me to feel comfortable.  I really liked Mr. Cain’s joking around.

Once I became an orange belt, then I was able to get my sparring gear and bag.  I thought I was big time then.  I immediately wanted to be a junior instructor.  My mom asked one of the junior instructors how I could become a junior instructor, and he told her that I had to be a black belt first.  The November after I was able to spar, I competed in my very first competition.  I just so happened to have sparred the 1stand 2ndplace sparring contenders and my name was the first one called. I did not do well in that competition.  The kids I were up against were kicking way over my head they were so much taller and bigger than me.  I was definitely scared to do any other competition.  I got a 4thplace medal for sparring in that competition though.

I wanted to do more competitions because I wanted to use my skills and get more medals.   Some I have done well at, and others I have not so much. I have competed in the weapons portion of the competitions, but I haven’t done the board breaking section yet.  Maybe next competition I will try it.  I started learning weapons and coming to those classes about a year into my taekwondo journey.  I started with Bo Staff.  I was not very good at it at first, and I wanted to quit weapons altogether. Once I heard my brother wanting to join in on the Bo class, I decided to keep going with every Bo class I could.  I tested that next cycle and got my first patch for Bo.  I have since continued with Bo, Nunchaku, and Escrima continuously and I have decided I really like weapons now.

There was a time I tested and couldn’t break my boards.  I felt very defeated because I didn’t make the next rank with the rest of my friends. I kept going to taekwondo though, with my perseverance I kept learning and doing better and now I am finally so close to black belt.

I have learned a lot since I started at Strickland’s Taekwondo in August of 2015. I have learned how to defend myself, how to focus and have better self control, and how giving it my all in taekwondo can really help me even in school and with behavior.  I try to get all three stars on my belt; sometimes I get all three, and sometimes I need to do better.

I want to be a black belt because I think it will show how much hard work I have put in.  I also want to be a black belt because I would like to start instructing some of the younger kids. My littlest brother just started as a white belt and I would like to help teach him what I’ve learned from Strickland’s Taekwondo. I also can’t wait to get a blue jacket embroidered with my name on it, and the black belt with my name on it. It makes me proud with a big smile when I think about it.  I have belt racks in my room with all of my belts, weapons and medals on it just like Mr. Strickland does in the dojang.  I am looking forward to adding my black belt to the rack!

I am very thankful to my parents for bringing me to class and to Mr. Strickland, Mr. Cain, Miss Anderson, Mr. Hollon, and all of the other instructors for helping me along on my taekwondo journey.