Such an amazing group of instructors! My 4 yr old son is in the super kids program and LOVES it! He looks forward to it every Monday!
My son has been going to UMA-Ham Lake for 6 years... He started in super kids with Lisa and then with Master Olson... We are very blessed to be a part of this Karate Family and very lucky to watch these kids grow and learn and respect... to watch the teachers teach...it has been amazing! and now my son will be a black belt in May... thank you!
Phenomenal. Ultimate Martial Arts & Fitness in Woodbury is just phenomenal. Their team of dedicated instructors get to know each kid (they knew our kids’ names by the second week!) and inspire and motivate them. At the same time, they teach them discipline and confidence. All you have to do is come to a graduation to see it firsthand. It was the best “proud parent” moment to watch our kids (6- and 4 ½ -year-old) work so hard to perform the stances, punches and kicks AND with so much confidence in front of a ton of other parents and kids. Just phenomenal.
Ultimate Martial Arts in Ham Lake is the best. I go to a college where the slogan is, "Best decision ever". UMA Ham Lake is the main reason that statement isn't true for me. UMA Ham Lake is my best decision ever. Head instructor Master Olson sets the standard for what a martial arts instructor should be (he's actually way above the standard). I've had Master Olson for an instructor since I was 6 (now I'm 21), and my hunger to learn more from him only grows every day. The school has a family like community. UMA Ham Lake is truly the greatest.
We signed our 9-yr. old son up for Karate at the beginning of 3rd grade, and we have been amazed by the changes we have seen in him. He was a little overweight since he wasn’t very interested in athletics, and had fairly low self-confidence. After just two months of Karate, he had lost 5 pounds and his self-confidence was clearly improving. After only seven months our son was a different person – ten pounds lighter and more self-confident than we expected he could become in such a short amount of time. We were so excited and impressed with his progress that my husband and I decided to join Ultimate Martial Arts & Fitness, too. We love the camaraderie involved in going to class, but also enjoy the ability to advance at our own pace and skill level. Not only is Karate a great individual sport, but a valuable self-defense tool that we can take with us wherever we go. Our daughter can’t wait until we sign her up, too!
My family first stopped in to Ultimate Martial Arts looking for karate classes for my 2 boys. The school is like no other and my kids instantly fell in love with the instructors. Our family knew nothing about Martial Arts other than what we have seen in movies. The staff made us comfortable immediately; answering all our questions and making the kids feel special and connected. I truly believe nothing compares to the benefits our kids have received from training with Ultimate Martial Arts Academy. Now, my entire family in involved with Ultimate Martial Arts & Fitness. I attend the group fitness classes at Energy Pilates, my husband takes jiu-jitsu classes and my youngest daughter is taking dance lessons with Ms Kim at Revolution Dance. This is a truly remarkable facility with amazing instructors and staff, we feel so lucky to be involved here.
Every instructor you have at Ultimate Martial Arts & Fitness in Woodbury is truly amazing!! Each one treats the kids with utmost respect and patience. Attending your classes has given our son greater focus and self confidence. With goals that are challenging yet attainable he has a real sense of accomplishment, pride and celebration when graduating to the next level. Thank you for all that you do!! In our sons own words "Ultimate Martial Arts & Fitness is boss"!
Ultimate Martial Arts - Ham Lake Karate is the best. I train 5-6 days a week there and have benefited greatly. You only get out of it what you put into it. If you listen to the instruction, practice the techniques and stay focused on the goals there is nothing that can't be achieved. Instruction and concepts relate to real world possibilities and the need for self defense. I started my daughter and son there when they were 7 and 6 yrs old. This month my daughter at the age of 18 now, will EARN her 3rd Degree Black Belt, and my now 16 year old son EARNED his 2nd Degree Black Belt Last September. If you want the best for your children in the way of defending themselves then UMA Ham Lake is where you should send them. It is a very special place.
Master John Olson has integrity, intellectual honesty, and an amazing work ethic. I live 40 miles away from his martial arts school but I still drive up there any chance I get because I become a better fighter everytime I go.