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My sons attend classes at Tristar Martial Arts Mt. Airy. I practiced martial arts myself for several years overseas and was looking for a dojo like the one I grew up with. For me it's not just about earning the next belt, martial arts is a way of life and that is what Tristar represents to our family. I appreciate and value the dedication of the staff to their students. The instructors not only teach the students martial arts techniques but also personal growth. It is obvious that every single instructor cares about each student.
We highly recommend Tristar Martial Arts in Mount Airy. Our son started on his martial arts journey there when he was just 4 years old in the Little Ninja class. He is now 11, and a 1st degree black belt. The guidance and support from the instructors has been amazing. We are so grateful for our experience with this amazing dojo, that our daughter has also started classes as a little ninja and hopes to one day get her black belt as well.
Amazing program and staff teach you the ways of the ninja and samurai! I have learned so much from them in my 6 years of of being a student. This is the place to go!! The instructors are very welcoming and keep you engaged. If you want to feel good about yourself at the end of every class, and maybe even shed some pounds too, please join our family!
My son and I have been training at Tristar for about 6 years now and I cannot say enough good things about this dojo. The staff and instructors are an amazing group of people who really love teaching and the martial arts. They do a great job incorporating both discipline and fun into their classes and I have always felt supported and inspired during my training. It's a fantastic way for both adults and children to meet new friends, get in shape and learn both martial arts skills and important life lessons.
I was worried about starting martial arts this late in my life. My body tells me I'm not 20 anymore! This is the perfect martial art for people of ALL ages and abilities! I was looking for a fun hobby and found a second family! Clean dojo, great instructors, friendly atmosphere.
Tristar has been a blesssing for us! They have done wonders for my son's confidence, discipline and commitment in life! I highly recommend them not only for the kids, but if you are looking for fun fitness for yourself! They have a great family oriented atmosphere and have become part of our family! Thank you Tristar for everything! You are one of the strongest kindest people I will have ever have the pleasure of knowing!
When people ask why my daughter originally picked karate she says “there was a demonstration in school and it seemed fun” but the why she CONTINUES to choose karate is the confidence, courage, community and support of Tristar Martial Arts - Mount Airy. I truly don’t think we would have found the family we did at just any dojo. They’re a family and welcome you with open arms.
When my son was in kindergarten, a kid on the bus started picking on him. I knew I needed to enroll him some kind of program so that he could learn how to defend himself. A friend recommended Tristar and I am forever grateful that she did. He has learned how to deal with bullies (without becoming one) and gained so much confidence. My daughter joined soon after and now both of my kids just love it. Tristar is more than a martial arts school; it is a supportive community of teachers and students that will bring out the very best in your child. As a parent, you couldn’t ask for anything more than that.
We had such a great experience at Tristar! Nothing but good things to say! Our son recently decided to discontinue after training there for nearly 8 years. He started in 2014 at the age of 7 and trained all the way to second degree black belt (and an extra year). You could say they helped to raise him. :) I may have shed some tears at his last belt promotion as this chapter of our lives has come to a close. Thank you to all the wonderful instructors and staff for all the years awesome training! If you are looking for a martial arts "home," this is the place for you!
Hanneke van Busschbach
This has been the best decision we made for the kids, 6 years ago!! The program is amazing, teaching kids not only self defense, but also building confidence, respect, self control, and personal responsibility. The dojo is like 1 big family and the instructors and SWAT volunteers are engaged, very supportive and focused on helping them succeed. We will be there for many more years!!
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Great place and awesome staff. I highly recommend to anyone!!!
Tracey Sultan recommends Tristar Martial Arts Academy
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My son has been going since 6th grade he is now in 9th grade and is now going to be a black belt. This has been such a positive activity in his life.
Rebecca Moreland recommends Tristar Martial Arts Academy
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I can't say enough about how awesome this place is. The atmosphere and energy is so positive and the way they teach, discipline, and encourage all at once is just fantastic. My family really enjoys the time we spend training and we plan to stick around for quite a while.
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Tristar Martial Arts Academy Mount Airy Martial Arts
On Saturday, Feb. 16, Shidoshi Offutt of Tristar Martial Arts hosted a Stay Safe program at the Mount Airy branch of the Carroll County Public Library. The focus was on stranger danger, safety, and anti-bullying at the “Stay Safe with Tristar Martial Arts” program, instructed by Joe Offutt, the chief instructor at the Tristar Martial Arts Academy.
Erin Gambrill, the Children’s Services supervisor at the Mount Airy branch, stated in an email interview, that this is not the first time they have hosted this event at this library. CCPL has hosted the program in other library branches in the county.
Joe Offutt also explained, in an email interview, that years ago he approached the Mount Airy library about teaching a program named, a Stranger and Bully Class to teach kids how to handle different situations and now, after five years, he is hosting this new event for the kids in the community.
Offutt stated that he was an elementary school teacher and he has been teaching programs like this one for the past 12 years and during his program, he teaches “the kids how to talk with confidence and attempt to use non-violent methods of staying safe. We also teach some strategies to escape from bullies and strangers in a more serious situation. We keep it very fun and non-threatening for the young kids.”
Gambrill also explained that it is very important for the library to host programs likes this one that promote physical fitness, personal discipline, community awareness, and self-confidence for people of all ages.
“Tristar Martial Arts has been a great partner to our public for many years. From facilitating programs at our branches to being Summer Discovery supporters and providing prize vouchers for kids who participate in summer reading,” stated Gambrill.
Offutt explained that this is a community service activity that Tristar Martial Arts provides for the kids and adults in Mount Airy.
“I know how important it is for kids and adults to feel safe in all learning environments. When a child or adult feels threatened by people or their surroundings it is impossible to focus on learning. Since the library is a place for education, it is a great program to offer,” stated Offutt.