"I couldn't be happier with the program at San-Mai. My son was diagnosed with ADHD and has been taking classes for the past six months and the results have been incredible. His confidence, concentration, and manners have improved dramatically since we started at San-Mai. I would recommend this for anyone with children who want them to acquire skills that will last a lifetime."”
Parents ~Jon Pierson~
Kelley continues to enjoy staying
involved with Tae Kwon Do through San-Mai not only for the
physical fitness aspect but for the friendships she has
developed. We cannot say enough about San Mai.
It provides a safe and “family like” atmosphere.
Master Dickerson and the entire staff of San-Mai
are number one in our eyes. Thank you all for the positive
influences you have had on Kelley’s life, our family’s life,
and many others lives.
~Pat and Sue McClaughry~
To the teachers and mentors of San-Mai martial arts,
Where to start with San-Mai? They have infused our lives
with a sense of family, community and purpose. A sense of
belonging and a love of learning are additional benefits we
have received. They have strengthened our family and
ourselves. My daughter, Alyssa, listens better, shows more
focus, and more respect. My husband has lost 45lbs since
joining, and gained better balance, more self-discipline and
an overall better sense of self. I see the most improvement
in myself, however. I dropped from a size 12 jeans to a size
4. I have more energy, and more drive to accomplish things.
My self-confidence has improved dramatically and I am no
longer afraid to try new things. We never dreamed when we
enrolled our daughter in the school that we would all become
so at home here, or feel like we belong. I can't wait until
our younger two children start class, and I can't wait to
see what improvements are ahead for us. There are not enough
thanks in the world to tell the school or the teachers how
much they have improved us or our family. For this we will
always be thankful.
With great appreciation, and deep affection,
~The Pyle Family~
San-Mai Martial Arts has not only been great for our
kids, but it has had a very positive effect on our family!
Having taken martial arts as a child, I knew it would be a
good influence on our children, but I had no idea of the
level of professionalism and skill that the San-Mai
The school's program allows for all ages and skill-levels
to steadily progress toward their goal, whether it be a
Black Belt or for self-defense. We are proud to see our
children’s progression, and our respect for each other has
increased as a result.
We are very, very glad we chose San-Mai as our martial
Parent ~Todd Rannals~
Chris and I want to write a note regarding Libbie. She
is carrying A's & B's in school and the lst three weeks has
been excellent at home helping me.
hurt my back, and she "without whining" has been helping
with with laundry, dishes, cleaning, and extra help with her
special needs brother.
We are very proud of her!
Parents ~Mr. & Mrs. Chris Miller~
Nathan has improved his focus and manners since he
enrolled in this program. I can't thank Master
McCarthy enough for all of his patience and attention he has
Parent ~Brian Ward~~
Seeing so many kids, not knowing what
to do with their emotions and feelings, making terrible
mistakes and causing families so much pain. We came to
realize that discipline in life is very important. But
discipline, self control, respect, self defense, are only
empty words if they are not taught early in life. As a
family we try to teach our children at home to love and
respect their family and the rest of the community, but with
the horrible things we hear on TV and radio we know they
need more than that.
We are grateful for places like San-Mai
Martial Arts, where our children can learn all those
disciplines along with the teachings at home to build better
citizens for tomorrow.
It takes hard work and a strong team to
bring this type of event to the San-Mai family and
You are part of building the great men
and women of tomorrow… for all your hard work and efforts,
we thank you.
~The Finn Family~
daughter wants to stay in Tae Kwon Do classes and get her Black
Belt. She knows how much hard work and how much time it will
take to do this. She
is ready for that journey. The amazing part about that is my
daughter is six years old.
She started when she was five, and has never shown a hint
of anything but wanting to continue.
This is something I will let her do for as long as she
wants to, because everything she has learned and will learn is a
& Student ~Bryan
I would like to send a special thank you to
Dickerson, staff and instructors.
My son Paul really enjoys the martial arts and looks
forward to going every week. He has shown a great deal
of discipline, respect and aptitude for this sport. His
mother and I see the confidence he is gaining and the
personal dedication he shows through his class
participation and practice.
Thank you so much for working with us and having an
understanding that Paul is completely dedicated to the
San-Mai training and we are also engaged to support him
through this process. Is there any way Paul can help
support the sport?
Thank you again for the great experiences we have had
with the San-Mai Martial Arts.
Dickerson and the San-Mai Martial Arts Instructors &
wanted to thank you for the outstanding TaeKwonDo program and
value-based environment you provide our Son and all your
students. We are going on our second year with your Academy and
we value your family-centric approach, your dedication,
professionalism, and top-notch quality of instruction. You have
created an "atmosphere" that is family friendly,
rewarding, challenging, and above all - respectful for the
students and parents. We feel confident in saying the mentorship
you and your instructors provide
have life-long impacts on our Son's development and character.
The fundamental beliefs of respect, dignity, integrity, and
self-confidence are all characteristics your program builds
upon. You and your instructors emulate these character traits!
a proven leader in the Martial Arts, your dedication,
exceptional leadership skills proved to be unparalleled to any
or national Martial Arts program. Thank you for all your extra efforts.
you and your family a Happy Holiday & prosperous New Year."
~Tom & Beth Castellano~
|"I loved watching my kids at karate and
started myself. I LOVE it! My energy levels doubled
after a class and I have more energy for studying and taking
care of my kids. I am finally getting into shape after 10
years of inactivity and loving every minute of it!"
is learning to excel at both personal and group levels.
The environment at San-Mai Martial Arts is great and we
are enjoying the program and our son's progress!"
“JD has gained more confidence and self control since
enrolling at San-Mai Martial Arts. We think it is
a great program.”
Parents ~John and Jody Wieder~