Family Martial Arts of Green Valley has been my family’s home away from home. We started with a Groupon special two and a half years ago. From the first class, my two kids (then, 3rd grade, and 1st grade) were hooked. We soon realized that this place was exactly what we were looking for. Fast forward roughly 30 months and my kiddos are progressing on their way to black belt. The classes focus on more than just the physical aspect of martial arts, but also critical life skills like self-esteem, belief, respect, and honestly, to name a few. Master Durant and his staff have so much patience and understanding and he always stresses that he is willing to listen and help with issues at home. I remember clearly one night somewhere in our first few months when we dealt with an abundance of attitude from our oldest. Master Durant sat on the floor with her and had a big discussion with her. To this day, I don’t know exactly what was said, but there were tears and a hug at the end, and made important improvements at home. I always feel like he has our backs as parents and that means the world to us.
I’ve read some of the other reviews and I have to say our experiences have always been nothing but wonderful. This is something our kids have dedicated themselves to. There is so much opportunity to grow and compete in local and regional tournaments (covid paused that a bit, but we’re ready to get back at it). Our kids have made lifelong friends Thank you Master Durant and staff. You mean more to us than you know.