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Ian Radtke reviewed Neutral Ground Grafton
5
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Great place to train and learn jiu jitsu. Great coaches and team

Keith Shimon reviewed Neutral Ground Grafton
5
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We initially enrolled our 7 year old son at Neutral Ground in Grafton for his birthday. One year later, he looks forward to coming into practice two times per week, because he feels welcome and safe to explore. The staff, and instructors are excellent with the children, and even more importantly, continue to improve as coaches. I personally have bennifited as a parent watching these classes and sharing these moments with my son.

Highly recommended

Brittany Hagermann reviewed Neutral Ground Grafton
5
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My daughter started with Little Ninja class last August. Through this program at Neutral Ground, she has grown more attentive, more confident, better disciplined, and not to mention physically stronger. She now is competing in Grappling Competitions. I've joined Kickboxing/MMA class and lost a decent amount of weight recently as well. Neutral Ground is an extension of our family, and you should come check us out!

Kaye Redeker reviewed Neutral Ground Grafton
5
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I highly recommend Neutral Ground. My daughter is in the Little Ninjas class and LOVES it. We've tried other things (dance, ice skating, karate) and nothing ever really kept her engaged. This does. I really can't say enough great things about this place.

Erin Arthur reviewed Neutral Ground Grafton
5
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We couldn’t be happier at Neutral Ground in Grafton! We started with a 6-week trial in 2016 and have been at the dojo 2 to 5 hours every week since! The positive atmosphere, paired with inclusive, supportive and highly skilled staff, creates an environment where the lessons learned go beyond technique on the mat. Neutral Ground not only teaches self-defense, takedowns and submissions; coaches and kids embrace confidence, respect, empathy, integrity and discipline for themselves and others. Win or learn, we grow together.

Amanda Rae Sherman reviewed Neutral Ground Grafton
5
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Wonderful coaches and program!

Leslie Korup reviewed Neutral Ground Grafton
5
via Facebook

This place offers more to our life than Martial Arts. Our 9 year old son has finally found something he loves to do and it is helping him to become a stronger person mentally, emotionally, and physically. We love the character traits of the month and the powerful projects that the kids are working on that make them think about morals and what it means to have good character and be respectful! Highly recommend.

Tony Levra reviewed Neutral Ground Grafton
5
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We enrolled our son at neutral ground more than a year ago. In that short amount of time I have seen my son make leaps and bounds both physically, and in the way he shows confidence, maturity, and hard work both on and off the mat. The owner, coaches, and the people and kids that train there are second to none. Now both myself and my son train there regularly and I have lost 60 lbs from training, and more importantly we have fun! Tannar and I love training here and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Dave Schroeder reviewed Neutral Ground Grafton
5
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First time I walked through the door I knew this place was for me. Awesome workout while learning an amazing skill. People here are supportive and encouraging. Making the decision to come in has changed my life. NG4life!

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The Positive Effects of Martial Arts for a Child in School

Grade school can be quite the experience for any child. It is a place where a child not only learns academically but one where a child must learn to socialize and function in the world. Unfortunately, there are a lot of negative experiences that a child may have when going through school. Whatever those experiences may be, it would be a good idea to have a child participate in martial arts classes. Doing so will give them the tools they need to survive the school experience. The benefits associated with taking martial arts classes are essential for them to be able to have a positive experience in school.

Helps them earn better grades in school

Getting good grades is reflective of a child’s comprehension of the material. But, it is also indicative of their discipline and responsibility traits. Through martial arts, students are to learn the fundamentals of stretch and physical routines. They also learn to become disciplined with practice and keeping up with their cleanliness of uniforms. Children learn how to be punctual and can focus their daily thoughts on the tasks at hand. Thus, being able to exhibit these positive traits will translate to better grades as schooling requires the proficiency of these characteristics.

Gives them the confidence to stand up to bullies

Bullying is a very prominent and unfortunate experience that many children will either witness or become victims of in their lifetimes. Being a part of martial arts can give children the strength and confidence that they need to stand up to these negative individuals. Not only will they learn about self-defense strategies, they will be able to feel assertive and courageous. Possessing self-confidence is the number one way for a child to be able to stand up for him/herself in any threatening situation. Through martial arts, they will learn that not all conflicts have to be physical. They will possess the mature mindset to tackle any conflict with assurance and pride.

Gives them the ability to make friends

Having friends and keeping them can be the big difference between a positive and negative school experience for children. They will latch onto people who share common interests with them and feel devastated when those relationships disappear. However, for children who regularly practice martial arts, they have a different capacity to make and keep friends in their circle. Besides making friends in the martial arts classes themselves, children are able to easily socialize and collaborate with other students at school. They instill a lot of the same discipline and traits they learn from martial arts in their everyday lives. For instance, they may be first t0 initiate a conversation with quiet students because they feel confident in themselves to do so.

Being a part of something special such as martial arts can be greatly impactful for children. Especially when it comes to school, children can gain invaluable skills and behaviors that will allow them to have more successful experiences in social settings. Although school is meant to teach them about a variety of things, having martial arts as a supplement can significantly affect the way they approach schooling and their overall experiences.