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Brian Goldberg reviewed Elite Martial Arts of Colts Neck
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What a great atmosphere, MJ is welcoming and supportive with a dash of humor.
I’m glad I chose here.
It's changed my life !!!!!!!
I encourage Everyone to try it out, that's an order !

Shalondra Kurtzman reviewed Elite Martial Arts of Colts Neck
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There for a birthday party with my son. Great instructors! They really know how to work with little ones :)

Den Dutson reviewed Elite Martial Arts of Colts Neck
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Master MJ is the best! He is a man of honor and respect and always willing to help those in need. Thank you for providing the very best training a student can get! Highly recommend this school!

Mandii Gillespie reviewed Elite Martial Arts of Colts Neck
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I highly recommend taking classes here at CN-EMA! Classes are ran by one of my Instructors, Sensei Manjinder Singh . Sensei is an awesome Instructor, who is highly trained in many styles of Martial Arts such as Traditional Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Krav Maga; Kids Classes are Jam-packed with fun games, life lessons, and self defense that every kid needs and loves! Like their page for more information if you live in the Colts Neck area!

Jp Dunne reviewed Elite Martial Arts of Colts Neck
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This place is just straight up awesome. I am currently taking the Krav classes with Instructor MJ, and its a great time. Not only are the classes a crazy workout, the self defense knowledge is very valuable. The intensity of the classes are hardcore, Its been 3 weeks and ive lost 12 pounds. Would absolutely recommend this place to anybody.

Coleen Griffin reviewed Elite Martial Arts of Colts Neck
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I attended the Krav Maga 6 week challenge taught by Omar Ali. I went in to the challenge prepared to play full out. I am an obese woman and was sedentary prior to this challenge. To say I was scared is an understatement. However, Omar and the support of the fellow women I went to class with made this 6 week challenge fly by! Day, by day, week by week, I grew stronger. This class built not only my physical strength, but my emotional strength too. If today you decide that you have had enough and want to improve your life through physical fitness, then this challenge, in this location, with Omar there to guide you, is the best place you could possibly start!!!

Michael Simon reviewed Elite Martial Arts of Colts Neck
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A really excellent martial arts academy. MJ and Omar are personable, charismatic, and humble. They walk a perfect line between motivating and encouraging, and are very capable instructors. They are able to really make things easy to learn and tailor each class to the group. No matter how large the class is on any given day, you'll always get personal attention.

Because of a change in location, I've gone to a few other schools since training here last, and I've yet to find somewhere that matches up. They really strike a great balance: each class has a wide range of skill levels but you'll rarely be bored or overwhelmed - and if that should happen, speak up, and it will be quickly remedied; they are positive and encouraging but won't let you off easy; the other students are welcoming; the facilities are extremely clean and well organized; and class is intense but not overwhelming.

You really get the sense that the staff cares about you personally, your goals and your individual progress

Sam Harris reviewed Elite Martial Arts of Colts Neck
5
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I had an amazing experience at Elite Martial Arts. I signed up for the 6 week Krav Maga challenge and today was the last day ( so sad) !! Omar Ali is so nice and such a great trainer and person . He really knows his stuff! Omar motivates you to do your best. I highly recommend EMA . I'll definitely be back !

Jennifer Pudlo D'Ambrosio reviewed Elite Martial Arts of Colts Neck
5
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My 5 year old son started at EMA in the fall of 2015 and his progress has been amazing. He has ADHD and it has been hard to find any sport where he could focus for any period of time and stay interested. When I watch him in the program I often tear up because I can see the focus and determination in his eyes and he Listens! If you have a child with ADHD and you see him listen in a group setting, there is no better feeling. Not only does EMA promote confidence and self discipline but they encourage students to listen to their parents, be kind to others and most importantly to have fun. I cannot say enough good things about all of the staff. They truly care for my son, encourage him and help him when he gets frustrated. This program has been amazing and we look forward to taking our son there several times a week. If you are looking for an activity for your child where they learn about focus, respect and discipline in a fun environment – EMA is where you want them to be!

Elizabeth Joy Sutphin reviewed Elite Martial Arts of Colts Neck
5
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Joining Elite Martial Arts was absolutely the best decision we made for our son Connor. He has improved in school, home, and socially with his peers. The confidence he has gained has been tremendous. EMA of Colts Neck has the best instructors; they are patient, nurturing, firm but fair and truly care about the children. They keep the kids attention, they redirect, and the work hand and hand with the parents on respect, discipline and giving your all. There has not been a time that our son has said that he does not want to go to class, and he has gained some very nice friendships as well......

Jane Baldassano Gibson reviewed Elite Martial Arts of Colts Neck
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I was a bit skeptical when I first signed up for the 6 week challenge but then I figured why not give it a try. I am Sooo glad I did!!! I was not as brave as some who attended the 5 am class as I opted for the class at 930 am. Still Every M-W-F I looked forward to the challenge. Omar made every class not only challenging but Fun to do as well. We pushed ourselves as well as shared some tips and ideas on how to keep on track during the weeks ahead. We all sweated together and encouraged each other to Keep Motivated!!! I am actually sad that the 6 weeks is over!!! :((( The class is definitely a MUST if you are not only looking for a challenge but also self defense as well as getting in shape!!! I am Very excited to say that I lost 19 lbs during the 6 weeks challenge!!! Thank you Omar for your guidance!!! Big Thumbs UP From ME!!!! :))))))

Ruba Hisso reviewed Elite Martial Arts of Colts Neck
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Amazing school with great instructors, very responsible, professional and organized, best choice for my kids.

Holly Barchyshyn Rohlf reviewed Elite Martial Arts of Colts Neck
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After trialing a few other schools that i was not impressed with, we came across Elite when i saw they had a groupon available, and from a recommendation from the office where my son did occupational therapy. The instructors are all kind and engaging with the kids and keep the class fun and high energy to match many of the personalities (like my son) that enter their door. The classes offer a good balance between fun and structure so the kids don't get bored. I was afraid my son would want to quit as it's hard to hold his attention but after a year he is still going! I like that they greet all the kids by name and with a high five and make sure to call them out when they are doing something good in class. Very encouraging and it really makes an instant difference in their posture and demeanor during class when they are feeling good about themselves. Thank you Sensei, Deshi Omar, Joshu Kelsi and Joshu Luke for keeping my son excited about karate!

Joy Toomey Dronne reviewed Elite Martial Arts of Colts Neck
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One of our best decision for our son Daniel.. Elite and the entire staff are fantastic and have gone above and beyond to help Daniel reach his goals.... so proud that we did not give up in Dan... this is going to be one of his greatest accomplishment.... it's not the child that gives up it's the parent.... see it thru~ it's all worth it💙💪👍😊 Elite is a great place to bring your child~👍

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How to Avoid Being a Victim of Bullying

Bullying has become an epidemic in recent years. Yes, there have always been bullies, and yes, those bullies have always caused serious and lasting damage to their victims; however, bullying in the 21st century has changed – and not for the better.

According to Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center, one in four students has reported that they were bullied during the school year and 14.8% of high school students in the United States have reported that they were bullied online.

The consequences of bullying can be devastating. Victims are more likely to experience a decrease in their academic performance, anxiety, depression, and behavioral problems.

Being that bullying is such a rampant problem in the United States, children need to be presented with methods that will teach them how to combat being the victim of the name calling, teasing, and harassment that are associated with bullying behavior.

How can kids avoid becoming the victim of a bully? Here are some tips that can be highly effective.

Be Confident

Typically, bullies tend to prey on those who appear to lack confidence and who are unsure of themselves. If a bully sees that someone is lacking confidence, he or she is more likely to target that individual and harass that person.

Being confident is one of the most effective ways to avoid being bullied.

Kids need to have inner confidence, and they need to be able to project

that confidence outward. Parents can help build their children’s confidence by building them up and supporting them. When children know that they are valued, they automatically have confidence. Kids can exude their inner confidence by standing tall, making eye contact, being friendly and taking pride in their appearance.

Gain the Support of Friends

One or two great friends is worth more than 100 fair-weather friends. This is especially true if someone wants to avoid being bullied.

Kids should pick their friends wisely, and should gather their support. Remaining in contact with those friends – walking down the school halls with them, sitting with them on the bus, or eating with them in the cafeteria – will prevent a bully from targeting a child. Typically, bullies tend to take aim at children who are ‘loners.’ Support from friends is a highly powerful force against bullies.

Stand Up for Yourself

If a bully does start to attack, a child should not only know that it is OK to stand up for him- or herself, but that standing up must be done.

If a child encounters someone who is saying or doing hurtful things, that child should exert his or her inner confidence, stand tall, look the bully in the eye and tell him or her to stop it. Once the child tells the bully to stop, he or she should walk away and move on. Letting the bully see that he or she has impacted the victim will only make him or her feel successful, which will make him or her want to try again.

Kids have the power to stop bullies, and martial arts help them find that power. By following these tips, children can avoid being the victim of

such cruel behavior and avoid the lasting consequences of bullying.