Our students and their parents have a ton of great things to say about the taekwondo lessons that form the KAT experience. Their praise of our martial arts classes earned us a top 5 martial arts school designation from Channel 7 news. You can see many reviews of our school at the channel 7 main site.
“I used to be a lazy kid, but now I’m a lazy kid that kicks butt!” – Chris, Student
“KAT not only lets me have great conditioning and goals but also is a lot of fun you meet great people.” – Sarah Gehrke, Student
“I’ve trained in Taekwondo academies all over the world, and KAT is the best. Not only do the masters have strong technical knowledge, but they are great with kids. I signed up both my son and daughter. Plus, I lost 20 lbs in the first 3 weeks.” – Chris Guiterrez, 7 time Peruvian national champion.
“This is a place that really cares about their families. When tragedy struck our family and my youngest son suffered brain damage, Master Bill went out of his way to help, even getting news coverage and hosting a kickathon to raise funds and awareness. KAT reached out and helped us when others wouldn’t.”
– Jenni Thompson, mother.
“Training in tkd has helped me gain more focus and harmony in my life. I truly know myself now that I am a martial artist.” –Elizabeth Brewer, Student
“Sam has developed more confidence and is developing a better attitude. Krystina is showing stronger leadership, discipline, fitness and confidence” – Foxworthy Family.
“My 4 year old went to the City of Aurora program for a month and hated it. When we tried KAT, he loved it and wanted to go every day. My 3 year old is now almost ready to start and eventually our whole family will join. They are great with kids, but not intimidating to adults just starting out.” – Toni H
“The instructors expect discipline, structure, and excellence but combine these with compassion, humor, and fun! We love K.A.T.!!!” – Nicky Sue
“It has the most amazing teachers. The training is great, usable and safe. It is my favorite thing to do each day and I always look forward to next class.” – Nathan A
“Discipline,respect, direction and hard work is taught at KAT. They are all their to support and help each other. I feel many of the students will have bright futures because of the training they are learning at KAT.” – Judy R
Quotes from Children’s Essays
“Probably the greatest lesson that anyone could learn from Taekwondo is that working toward a worthy goal really makes us better people. It doesn’t matter if you’re throwing those last agonizing 10 kicks or staying after school to get help with a test; in essence they’re both the same.”
14 year old high green belt.
“Some people may persevere through school just so they can go to Harvard or Vail.”
11 year old Green Belt.
“For me perseverance has a personal meaning. I have made a decision to pursue perfection in Taekwondo and to one day receive a black belt. I have always believed that you get what you want if you work hard enough for it.”
10 year old green belt.
“Taekwondo taught me that even if something is hard, if I keep practicing I will be able to do it. Reading is hard for me, but the more I read, the better I keep getting.”
6 Year old White belt.
“To me perseverance is when you try something and you fail you don’t give up, like when I am playing video games.”
11 year old Yellow Belt.
“A time when I didn’t use perseverance was when I was cleaning the basement. But then my parents made me finish.”
10 year old high yellow belt.
“I have times when I felt that I should give up, but remembered about perseverance And I kept going to make it this far. So if the word perseverance is said in a conversation, remember that word is more than a word to some.”
14 year old blue belt.
“People in Taekwondo are loyal to each other. It’s like a second family.”
-High Yellow belt, age 10
“Being loyal to your family is very important. Not only are they some of your best friends in life, they would treat you the same as your friends would too (I Hope.)”
Green belt, age 10.
“Respect black belts because they know good, cool moves and might teach them to you.”
10 year old blue belt.
“Master Bill deserves all the respect he gets!!! He has taken the time to teach about 100 kids marshal arts. I don’t know how he puts up with them all but I’m glad he does. If he didn’t well lots of kids would be sitting on a couch somewhere watching 6 hours of TV.”
13 year old white belt.
“All of the kicking and all of the blocks are worthless if you don’t know how to use them. In some of our daily classes we will suit up and put all of our knowledge to the test.”
High Blue belt, age 13
“Taekwondo has left me with a feeling of accomplishment that I have never felt before. It has also left me with a great feeling of disappointment in myself, only making me work harder than ever before.”
High Blue belt, age 14
“Taekwondo is the only sport that where you can leave your opponent at the first-aid table and still shake his hand afterwards.”
High Blue belt, age 14
“If you don’t have patience at your long-term goals for Taekwondo then you will not achieve them.”
High Green belt, age 11
“Integrity: I learned not to lie because it hurts your integrity.
Self-control taught me not to go down the wrong path. This is what Taekwondo has taught me.”
High Yellow belt, age 10
“Having patience in achieving my long term goals in Taekwondo is like watering a plant. If you want it to grow, you have to care for it and make sure it has plenty of water and the proper nutrients.”
High Green belt, age 20
“You line up with others at the starting line, and the whistle blows. You are already worn out by the second kilometer, so you stop. Later on you meet up with your friends at the finish, and they ask you how you did. Then you tell them that you got tired so you quitted. How stupid is that?”
Red Belt, age 13
“Taekwondo has been characterized from the beginning by determination, simplicity, honesty, bravery, self-sacrifice and loyalty.”
High Red belt, age 11
“By achieving goals for Taekwondo, you can continue to learn more about the journey before you.”
Green belt, age 10
“Just because they are younger or smaller doesn’t mean that I can bully or underestimate my juniors in Taekwondo.”
High Blue belt, age 12
“Because of Taekwondo I feel self-improvement in my everyday life, in my job, at school and in my overall attitude in life.”
Green belt, age 20
“When I first joined TKD when I was 10 the only purpose that I had was if someone made me mad I could beat them up. And so I could learn cool fighting moves to impress people. But that changed because I understood the real purpose and value of TKD. I started to learn about the hard work and self-discipline, but sometimes I didn’t like it very much!”
“I have met a lot of amazing people and they have made a huge difference in my life.”
14 year old black belt candidate.
“TKD has helped my mind to control my anger and not vent it on other people It has also helped to improve my self-esteem.”
Red Belt, Age 11
“Taekwondo has helped my family by teaching me more about respecting and obeying parents and elders.”
“Having an eye kept on my grades by more than just my parents keeps me motivated to get good grades.”
High Blue belt, age 12.