When I travel I like to find martial arts schools, especially Taekwon-Do schools to try a couple of their classes – it lets me keep up my training and it’s fun to see how other schools train.
This year I was lucky to find Allstar Martial Arts West Palm Beach, run by Mr. Matt and Ms. Hannah Lord. They were kind enough to allow me to join their classes for 2 weeks.
Allstar runs a great class and great program. In an hour they pack in all of the basics and then some – warm ups, technique drills, free sparring, knife defence and patterns. They introduced me to “flag sparring” for the younger kids.
The kids in their classes are working hard and are very disciplined. They all showed me the utmost respect – maybe my belt rank, more likely because I am the age of their grandparents.
The respect and discipline starts at the top. Although higher belts than I, Mr. Matt and Ms. Hannah never called me anything but “Mr.” or “Sir”, and ensured that their students had the same attitude. Many of the students came to me after my last class to thank me for training with them.
I also received the same respect from Master Jack Lord, Mr. Matt’s and Ms. Hannah’s father, who trained with us one night. He told me that he taught them everything they know
I would heartily recommend Allstar Martial Arts for anyone looking for a fun activity for their kids, that will involve hard work and discipline. For those parents whose kids are training - why aren’t you also.
Looking forward to my next trip to Florida to train at Allstar once again.
3rd Dan Black Belt and
Grandfather of 13