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Joy Piepenhagen reviewed Black Belt Karate Studio
5
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They don't just teach your children moves, they teach them values. They teach them to respect others as well as themselves. They learn to accept others as they are and just get along together. It's a beautiful thing to watch!

Yamo Shaiosario reviewed Black Belt Karate Studio
5
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Get your children involved and will be and have a good time and learn something I found a my son Emanuel that's very well focusing and learning new thing and we encouraged him to do well and focus in and he learned something new an fantastic and he getting a lot of confidence himself it is awesome the teachers and Trusted instructors from there he meets new friends quality people and he's not sitting in front of the TV all day he's moving he's getting himself prepare for the future he feels great an fantastic inside and out he also love to move up in belts and weapon. Great place to grow with Thank you Black Belt Karate Studio.

Melissa Marie Haag reviewed Black Belt Karate Studio
5
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My daughter and I have been looking for something to do together and this seems to be it. We went in on Monday to check things out and by Wednesday we were in class. I have severe anxiety to the point where I rarely leave my house and I managed to get through a class with people I don't know doing something I've never done before. That is a miracle, not typical of me at all, I felt pretty comfortable and think karate may be my escape.

Tina Engel-Schingeck reviewed Black Belt Karate Studio
5
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My daughter had very low self-esteem, this has changed her so much, she has grown so much. The price seemed high to me at first but seeing her self-esteem and self confidence improve makes it so worth it. The instructors are great with the kids and they have a way with all the kids. I would say please try it. We have recommended many of her friends and they are now a part of class and love it as well. THANK YOU ALL!!!

Tressa Stein reviewed Black Belt Karate Studio
5
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Fantastic Instructors that relate from the youngest to the oldest. Teach skills clearly and patiently and makes sure each individual "gets it"!
Solid mix of humor and ability and smarts make every instructor heresolid role models to have in life.
My child was not terribly flexible or graceful, now he can hold stance and do 20 solid kicks +, endurance is amazing and he feels STRONG, while understanding clearly that Karate is an Art and for Self-Defense, not to just kick someones butt.
Can't say enough about how great they are!!!!

Rheanna Rasico reviewed Black Belt Karate Studio
5
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This studio has been a wonderful experience all around. Stimulating in both physical and mental capacity with fun instructors and a support system to help you achieve your belt goals. Even on days where I just feel unmotivated to attend class, I always leave with a better attitude and more energy. Love it!

Sarah Saad reviewed Black Belt Karate Studio
5
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As someone on a budget, I know that the number one reason some parents may cringe at the packages is the cost. But in all honesty, it is the BEST INVESTMENT you are making and you definitely get your money's worth. The Senseis are amazing, compassionate, and not only teachers but role models to the kids. They are genuinely interested in your family's life, not just in your child's karate lessons; they are involved with the kid's teachers and with the parents to foster a balanced goal plan for the kids. Studio is always clean & someone is always accessible whether at the studio or by phone. We really see the benefits & love going to BBKS!

Jessica Davis reviewed Black Belt Karate Studio
5
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My son does classes there and had his birthday party today with you....all the kids had such a great time!!!!!!

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The Shopper’s Self Defense Guide

Shopping in Racine can be a thrill. In a good way and even in a bad way. Adding a little self defense mentality can go a long way.

Self Awareness
You have society on your side. Potential criminals (for the most part) won’t just obnoxiously run up to you in front of a crowd and take your things.

These criminals are looking for an opportune situation. As long as you are aware of your surroundings, you can prevent yourself from ever falling into one of these situations.

Your own body is a part of your surroundings. It would be a foolish decision to count cash in public. This is something you should be aware of, and instead count your cash privately.

The ultimate  shopping self defense tip is to simply be aware. Be aware of where a potential pick pocket is, and what a potential pick pocket is looking for.

The Pick Pocket
Pickpockets thrive on holiday shopping. There are crowds of people, loaded with cash and jewelry who know nothing about practical self defense.

Get inside the mind of the pick pocket. They are looking for crowds. Pay attention when in a crowd. Don’t forget where all your belongings are.

Avoid dark areas. Keep your wallet in your front pockets. Don’t let your bag or purse hang behind you. Everything valuable should be positioned up front where your eyes and hands can follow them at all time.

Wear simple, comfortable, and non-flowing clothing. The biggest aspect of shopping self defense is being prepared. Pay attention and stay safe.

Dealing With Your Car
Another shopping hotspot for thieves is your vehicle.

Pay attention to where you parked. Don’t park in a dark corner. Park where it’s bright. Even if this means you have to park further away, putting yourself in a favorable position is the centerpiece of  shopping self defense.

Pay attention when you finish shopping. The walk back to you car is the most dangerous. The criminals know that you are finished with all of your shopping. Have your keys ready in hand, and don’t waste any time.

Pay attention to your surroundings, get to your car, and get out. If you are worried about your situation, then don’t be scared to ask a security guard to escort you.

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