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Sam Kalinoski reviewed Martial Arts of West End
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This is such a great school! They honestly care about you as a person first, not just a member. They also honestly teach you the arts and how to apply it in real life situations. This school dosen’t “sell belts” like other schools in the area; trust me... I did my homework, and did the trials; this is the best school in the area, maybe even Richmond

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I have been a student of martial arts for more than 20 years and am a certified instructor in more than one art. I took my 2 young children here 5 years ago, and was impressed by the teaching acumen and the firm but fair attitude of Master Hubley and his cadre of instructors. While it may not be the most “martial” of martial arts schools, the children learn discipline, manners, self-respect, leadership, physical fitness, teamwork and myriad values that aid them them in achieving higher plateaus in their journey of life. Master Hubley is a true master in his mannerisms with children and his martial arts acumen. I am proud to send my children here and will continue to do so because it has been such a positive influence on their lives (self confidence, fitness and overall well being). Not my primary concern, but it is also one of the most affordable and enriching after-school programs available.

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Martial Arts of West End has been in my life for 7 years, and has become a passion of mine, I haven't only grown as a person physically, but in other aspects like mentally, morally, and financially. From utilizing strong self defense to beautiful traditional forms and breaking your limits even when you think you can't, Martial Arts of West End is the place to be, with amazing instructors and the one and only Master Erik Hubley, you can accomplish anything. MAWE becomes your family always backing you up and being there for you, I don't know what I'd do without it, I love it!!!

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Martial Arts of West End is fantastic! The instructors are top notch, the curriculum is fast paced & fun and everyone treats you like family. Such an amazing workout and great life lessons. My son and I love MAWE!

Todd Soren reviewed Martial Arts of West End
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I simply can't say enough about Martial Arts of West End! Each instructor is fantastic and unique and brings their own style and perspective to the common values of the teachings. The family culture is welcoming and inclusive and creates an atmosphere that is always positive, encouraging, and supportive. Going to class several times a week has become a special bonding opportunity for my daughter and me to which we truly look forward. Whatever your motives -- be it learning self-defense, physical fitness, or just a hobby to keep busy -- Martial Arts of West End will no doubt exceed your expectations and help you become the very best version of yourself in the process.

Shannon Carr reviewed Martial Arts of West End
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Martial Arts of West End is a fantastic place to train martial arts. Classes are fun, the people are friendly, and the instructors take the time to tailor instruction to the individual. They work with people with any sort of obstacle or challenge to best meet their needs. Training at this school is rigorous and challenging, but it is also accessible to anyone, young or not-so-young, fit or ready to become fit, new or experienced.

Jeneva Hockett reviewed Martial Arts of West End
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I can't say enough about this place. My kids have been there a few years now and I couldn't ask for a better place for them. Master Hubley not only teaches martial arts, but true deep down core values that so many children lack today. He also maintains great relationships and communication with parents. He truly cares whole heartedly for each individual child and their families. For our family martial arts of west end is not just an after school program- they're also a PART of our family

Courtenay Fisher reviewed Martial Arts of West End
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Exceptional, nurturing, empowering, confidence-building, mentally and physically challenging, and so much more. These are just a few of the words I could use to describe this wonderful school.

We were fortunate to become part of the Martial Arts of West End family a few years ago. I had studied martial arts many years earlier, but wanted to begin again and give my kids the benefit of martial arts training. Master Hubley and all the instructors immediately drew us in with their family-friendly program and their genuine interest in our success.

Bill Norris reviewed Martial Arts of West End
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Master Hubley and his team run a wonderful program. They teach kids discipline, respect, self-confidence, and the power of setting/achieving your goals. If you are up for it, they will teach parents the same thing. Join a great program that you can do with your children. Its well worth it.

Kelli Cannon Brown reviewed Martial Arts of West End
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Martial Arts of West End provides outstanding after school and summer camp care for kids!! We've been members of Master Hubley's school for almost 7 years for two kids and I can honestly say that we've never considered another option once we started! Outstanding in every aspect!

Smita Lal reviewed Martial Arts of West End
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Me and my 5 years old son joined the martial arts seven months back with apprehension because this was our first time but I am happy to say that Master Hubley, Master Davis and all other instructors and members are very cooperating, helpful and patient with us as well as with all other students. I highly recommend this martial art class. This is a great place to learn taekwando.
Front desk staff is also cheerful and helpful. Lots of respect to Master Hubley! Thank you Sir.

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How to stay young with Tae kwon do practice

It is true that we should not use age as an excuse nor an obstacle that stops our tae kwon do practice, but we should not ignore its  effects our activities.

Age does not only weaken the physical performance but also affects the self confidence, which means that you do not feel comfortable and ready to do things you used to do at a younger age.

When you get older, there are many things you avoid practicing in tae kwon do training, because you have mental borders that stop you from trying. 

I remember when I was so young that we were jumping in the dojang, and we were practicing very high jumping Breaking (Kyukpa). While we were doing that, our master who was at that time about 40 was not able to do those high jumps, even though he was good in Tae kwon do. 

I had questions in my witch was: why older Tae kwon do masters or students can not jump as the young students do?

Well, now that I have learned a few things in Tae kwon do and martial arts, I found an answer for those questions, it is simply age.

This factor could not be ignored or avoided. All people get older and start to have physical problems, including articulation problems such as knees and ankles.

 Age makes a noticeable difference between young and older Tae kwon do practitioners.

So how can we decrease the effects of age?

As we have mentioned, it is not possible to avoid the effects of age on our life but there are ways to decrease its powerful effects, and there are many things we must follow in order to stay young and active for as long as possible.

– Activity:

Everyone should be exercising in a regular way, in order to keep the body fit and to help the organs to work in a good way. also the continuous practice of Tae kwon do since younger age helps the individual to keep a certain amount of abilities when getting older.

– Safety:

Safe exercises should be chosen carefully by each Master or instructor in order to guarantee the safety of students, and also when the trainee does individual training sessions.

– Food:

Healthy food always helps the body to make its own maintenance and helps organs to work properly, But the individual has to respect the consumed quantity and time of meals as well. so you eat what you need and you eat at the right time.

– Rest:

If you want to earn benefits from your activities or work outs, you must have sufficient time for rest, in order to fasten your body recovery. 

– Psychic state:

People should always try to avoid stress and everything that could lead to any disorder in vitals. 

– Environment:

The place where every individual lives also has a direct impact on the health in general, and contaminated sites are not the right places for a healthy life.

– Getting away from bad habits:

Drugs, smoking, and many other negative habits should be avoided, because they lead to a fast damage in the body organs.

As much as you adopt a healthy life-style, the aging process would be slower than other people, and your Tae kwon do practice would great comparing to others who messed up their lives.

Stay young and keep kicking.