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Elite Martial Arts

Childcare Services Olathe
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156 Reviews
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14108 W 135th St Map
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Route Olathe, KS   66062  
Addresss
14108 W 135th St, Olathe, KS 66062
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(913) 829-3566
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Description

Elite Martial Arts is a Martial Arts Academy that specializes in life skill training such as "Attitude, Discipline, and Respect" through Leadership. We teach realistic Martial Arts and self-defense concepts in a fun, safe, and structured environment.

Elite Martial Arts can be found at 14108 W 135th St . The following is offered: Childcare Services, Martial Arts, Fitness, Party Supplies, Sports, Life Coaches . In Olathe there are 15 other Childcare Services. An overview can be found here.

Reviews

156 Reviews , in average 5 Stars
  • Karen
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    (5) Elite is the best!

    We discovered Elite Martial Arts last Christmas as we were looking for a gift for our active 7 year old son. We started with a 6-week trial and knew right away that this was a great place. The staff and instructors are incredible - always positive and motivating, and the environment is like a close-knit family. They care about the development of the full child, whether at home, at school or in class. We signed our son up for regular classes and just recently signed up our second son as well, as we know it's going to be a place for a bookworm like him to build confidence, self-esteem and coordination while having fun at the same time.

  • Brenda L
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    (5) Elite is Awesome

    We love Elite! The instructors and staff are so amazing and supportive. Our son is thriving!

  • Kathy F
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts

    I highly recommend Elite Martial Arts. The instructors show a genuine interest in their students, providing an atmosphere where learning martial arts is not only obtainable, but fun!

  • stephanie
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    (5) the best place

    The teachers are all really supportive and nice when you need help. There is mutual respect between everyone. I have learned so much. Not just martial arts but having respect for the other students and teachers.

  • Stacey Spence
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    (5) Elite is amazing

    My son loves Elite Martial Arts! The instructors and staff are amazing!

  • LeaJ
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    (4) Great

    Great challenging activity both mentally and physically. Great location. Both my girls still look forward to class...after almost two years. That's saying alot about this place. Great instructors.

  • Lea
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    (4) Great classes!!!

    My girls have been attending classes here for almost two years now...and they STILL enjoy it. They look forward to classes, STILL!!! Seeing how kids can lose interest in things so quickly, that is saying alot about this place. Staff is awesome, with kids of all ages. Very attentative with students. It is most certainly a great learning experience for them, both mentally and physically.

  • lancerinck
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    (5) elite

    Good instructors and my kid loves it. Classes are set up so you have 6 options a week. You need to average a class twice a week to advance from belt to belt. If your gone you can make up the classes at a later date.

  • Harold A.
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    (5) Elite

    Our son has been attending Elite since October last year. My wife and i were looking for a martial arts place and came across Elite on line. And the minute we sat down for our first meeting with the owner we knew. This was going to be our martial arts home. The owners are two of the most caring people my wife and I have the pleasure of knowing. The staff and instructors go out there way to get to know you and your whole family. The minute you walk in to the building there is always a Elite member there with a smile on there face to see how your day has been. I am so happy to say our other son has joined his big brother in class. And at the end of this year our daughter will be joining her two big brothers at the school as well. We couldn't of asked for a better place to call our martial arts home.

  • Nicole A.
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    (5) Elite

    Our oldest son started with elite back in October of last year. he has SPD and we were looking for something that would help build his self esteem and confidence. the instructors have done that. they are so amazing with all the kids. and have never made our son feel like he was different from any of the other children. they have helped our son believe in himself, and he know tells us that he can do anything he wants as long as he works hard and never gives up. he has improved at home with his school work and he now come up to me and ask's if i need help with anything. The staff at elite are equally as wonderful. they treat you like family and always make you feel welcomed. they always have a smile on there face when you walk in and leave for the day. The owners of elite are two of the most wonderful and caring people we know. they always make your whole family feel like you are apart of there family. and are beyond amazing with the kids. our son loves going to class and looks forward to learning new moves, and if you were to ask him what's his favorite thing to do in class. he would say being able to brake the boards :). We now have enrolled our other son in class. and will be enrolling our daughter come this October/November!

  • nicole armstrong
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    (5) Elite

    Our oldest son started with elite back in October of last year. he has SPD and we were looking for something that would help build his self esteem and confidence. the instructors have done that. they are so amazing with all the kids. and have never made our son feel like he was different from any of the other children. they have helped our son believe in himself, and he know tells us that he can do anything he wants as long as he works hard and never gives up. he has improved at home with his school work and he now come up to me and ask's if i need help with anything. The staff at elite are equally as wonderful. they treat you like family and always make you feel welcomed. they always have a smile on there face when you walk in and leave for the day. The owners of elite are two of the most wonderful and caring people we know. they always make your whole family feel like you are apart of there family. and are beyond amazing with the kids. our son loves going to class and looks forward to learning new moves, and if you were to ask him what's his favorite thing to do in class. he would say being able to brake the boards :). We now have enrolled our other son in class. and will be enrolling our daughter come this October/November!

  • Jan
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts

    Our teenage daughter has enjoyed her lessons at Elite. It is a good way to get exercise and stay fit, while at the same time learning about discipline and respect. The teachers and staff are great. Our daughter works really hard at it and wants to continue. We feel it is a great way for her to stay active and focused during teen years which can be challenging at best.

  • Dylan
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    (5) Love Elite Martial Arts!

    My experience at Elite Martial Arts has been wonderful! The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and experienced, and make every class fun and engaging. The Elite culture is one of respect and learning. I love the Elite Family!

  • Muna
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    (5) Elite is Awesome

    My kids and I have been with Elite ATA for 6 years now and the experience has been great!

  • Muna A
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    (5) Review

    Elite is Awesome! My kids and I have been with Elite ATA for 6 years now and the experience has been great.

  • Terri E
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    (5) Great Elite Family

    My son started with Elite Martial Arts back in September. I never imagined that he would love it as much as he does. I’ve seen improvement in his grades and his attitude at home! Even family members have commented on how much his attitude has improved and how much more respectful he is now. The families at Elite Martial Arts are very warm and welcoming. The instructors are so encouraging but also stern. They are willing to sit down and explain how a black belt should act and why. And they are so patient while doing so. I love my Elite family!

  • Kelly C
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    (5) Simply Amazing

    We love ELITE Martial Arts!! The instructors are AMAZING!! I would highly recommend Elite Martial Arts to anyone interested in learning Taekwondo. You are truly a part of the Elite family from the first day you walk in the school.

  • Helene
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    (5) Amazing school in ever respect

    My children have been with Elite Martial Arts for almost 5 years. We wouldn't think of going anywhere else. the teachers are incredible and have made such a difference in my Kids life. They teach with respect, fun, entertaining and they implement how the kids do at the class in to their home life. It has been so helpful for me and the kids really enjoy it at the same time. Thank you all

  • Rudy Arias
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    (5) Awesome environment

    Family That is how we feel every time we take our daughters to their classes. After more than 2 years we can for sure say it has been a very important after-school activity for our girls, we love all the positive changes our girls have gone true, they have improved tremendously in their confidence, their character and grades at school. Overall the entire staff at Elite Martial arts are very dedicated respectful and hands-on with the entire group they instruct, we thank them very much for all they have done for our family.

  • Ruth
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts

    Elite has been such an unexpected blessing to our family. We were introduced to Elite at a mother/son event at our school and I was impressed with how great they were with the boys. We decided to try the 6 week trial, not having any previous experience with martial arts. Both my boys, ages 6 and 10 have grown so much in completely different ways during the year we’ve been at the school and I have so appreciated their individual approach to both of my children. The instructors are so inspiring for the kids - ranging from the Junior Leaders who assist in running the classes (which my oldest has expressed interest in doing when he’s older) to high degree black belts and World Champions. Mr. and Mrs. Bedford have cultivated such a familial atmosphere in the school where we, as a family, feel cared for. My kids are consistently challenged to grow, set goals and become the most confidant, respectful, hard-working versions of themselves and I could not be more thrilled with who they’re becoming. I cannot recommend Elite Martial Arts enough - we’re having a wonderful experience.

  • Ryan
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    (5) AMAZING, highly recommend

    I've been taking classes here for more than three years and have left every single class having learned something new and having had a ton of fun. the instructors are amazing and all the other students are super friendly. I highly recommend taking classes here for anyone, no matter experience, physical ability, or age.

  • Sarah D.
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    (5) Great!

    My kids have been taking TKD at Elite for years and love it! I finally took the plunge and joined them. It's tough to do something new as an adult, but the instructors at Elite have made it easy. The school has such a great family atmosphere. I have felt welcomed and encouraged not just by the staff, but by other students as well. Elite is a great place to train!

  • Terry Lewis
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    (5) Great Place

    Awesome place for kids and adults of all ages, the instructors are amazing! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking or interested in getting involved!

  • James Riley
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    (5) Top Notch

    Elite Martial Arts is top notch. Yes, the kids learn Taekwondo but they learn SO much more than that. Discipline, respect, responsibility, leadership, courage, self-esteem, accountability. Our daughter just passed her 3 year anniversary at Elite. They are a 2nd family to us.

  • James Riley
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    (5) Top Notch

    Elite Martial Arts is top notch. Yes, the kids learn Taekwondo but they learn SO much more than that. Discipline, respect, responsibility, leadership, courage, self-esteem, accountability. Our daughter just passed her 3 year anniversary at Elite. They are a 2nd family to us.

  • Amberr burke
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    (5) Amazing

    Elite is amazing! The instructors are friendly and helpful and they care about the children. We could have chosen a better place.

  • Dan Dewitt
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    (5) Awesome!

    Elite Martial Arts in Olathe is incredible. Our 11-yr. old son has been going to Elite for about 3 years now, and we couldn’t be more pleased. The staff and instructors are some of the finest people you will ever meet and their classes are about so much more than just martial arts…they focus on building character as well. Classes are structured to help instill core personal values that apply to all facets of life; values such as respect, honesty, integrity, discipline, courage, and teamwork (just to name a few). They foster an environment that encourages the development of strong minds, strong character and strong bodies. One of the things that makes Elite so extraordinary are the students themselves. Many of the teenage students have been involved with Elite far longer than we have, but we’ve had the privilege of watching them develop into extraordinary young adults over the years. But what impresses me most about them is what great mentors they are for the younger students coming up. It’s not uncommon to see an older student taking time to help someone younger work on technique, or cheering them on from the sidelines, or celebrating their successes with them. All of the students, from the young toddlers to the gray-haired grandparents (and everyone in between) seem to embrace one very consistent philosophy…elevate the people around you and you will elevate yourself. We can’t say enough how incredibly proud we are to be a small part of the Elite Martial Arts family and we encourage you to stop by and check them out for yourself…you’ll be happy you did.

  • Sangeeta Badiger
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts

    Our two girls have been training with the Elite for more 5 years now and they both enjoy the classes. Mr. Bedford and all the instructors are just outstanding! Its amazing how they teach Taekwando along with life skills. We highly recommend Elite Martial Arts.

  • Lindsay Sapp
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    (5) Love this family

    We LOVE Elite Martial Arts in Olathe! The instructors are the most patient and caring individuals. My middle son loves attending classes and would go every day if we could. Everyone there is so very nice and understanding. We appreciate their guidance and helping our son become the best version of himself! We love the Elite Family!

  • chandana
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    (4) Awesome

    My Two kids are having fun at Elite Martial arts and its a very friendly atmosphere, teachers are very cool and very encouraging by applauding and giving them stars. They teach discipline, respect and making sure how kids are doing and their progress.

  • Darrell Kearns
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    (5) Our Second Family

    The Elite Martial Arts team has become our second family. My wife and two kids have been going here for 4 years and has been an amazing learning and training experience. All of them look forward to classes and testing as another milestone to complete in their life. I have seen such growth in both of my kids in their attitude and everyday respect towards friends , family, and teachers.

  • Darrell Kearns
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    (5) Our Second Family

    The Elite Martial Arts team has become our second family. My wife and two kids have been going here for 4 years and has been an amazing learning and training experience. All of them look forward to classes and testing as another milestone to complete in their life. I have seen such growth in both of my kids in their attitude and everyday respect towards friends , family, and teachers.

  • Jeffrey Washington
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    (5) Great School

    Elite Martial Arts Review I have wanted to do some kind of Martial arts since I was a child many decades ago. I thought that Jiu Jitsu was the one for me. Now that I'm a Dad to my daughter and son, I revisited the idea with my wife reasoning the I wanted them to be able to take care of themselves and be confident while doing so in their everyday life. My wife agreed to look into finding and trying out a Martial Arts facility near us. There were several we looked at that were within 2 miles of our house. All the facilities were comparable in pricing per month. We have friends at church that really like where they go for their boys Martial Arts classes. The issue was for us that where they go, Elite, it is about a 45 minute drive one way. We tabled that pretty quickly. My wife then saw a suggested Facebook post for a $17.76 for each person initial trial membership at Elite. We decided to give it a short try since our friends at church really loved the Elite experience so much. We started our trial membership in July 2017 where we were met by a very warm group greeting from the staff at the first class we attended. We were a welcomed family immediately. It was like we had been members for many years. The teachers of all the classes are very knowledgeable, friendly and very demanding. Any one of them always have answers to any question that is ever asked by any member of our family. They teach our kids discipline, honesty, trust, respect, courtesy and self-control & much more. It is a huge blessing because that backs up what my wife and I teach at home. We are very appreciative of all the instructors who take the time to teach and be examples to our kids. Besides teaching life lessons they teach all sorts of self defense moves, forms and sparring along with special guests that teach all sorts of many different Martial Art moves. Needless to say we have not regretted for even one second joining the Elite Martial Arts family even though we drive about 2 hours round trip. Mr. & Mrs Bedford are fantastic leaders and examples for everyone in my family. We are very excited and looking forward to earning our Black Belts while being members of the Elite Martial Arts family. I highly recommend anyone looking for learning Martial Arts to become a family member of Elite! Jeffrey Washington

  • Tazz
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    (5) Highly Recommended

    Our son started a little over a year ago. We love it so much now our daughter and mom started to take classes. Not only are they learning a new sport, but learning important life skills like respect, honesty, self-esteem, and much more. The owners and instructors are top notch!

  • Tazz W
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    (5) Highly Recommended

    Our son started a little over a year ago. We love it so much now our daughter and mom started to take classes. Not only are they learning a new sport, but learning important life skills like respect, honesty, self-esteem, and much more. The owners and instructors are top notch!

  • Becky
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    (5) Respectful, family atmosphere. Couldn't ask for more!

    What I like best about Elite Martial Arts is that the instructors and staff take the time to get to know the students and to include them in the daily lessons. The instructors go out of their way to help individuals to not give up. It amazes me how dedicated they are in the success of a student. I wish we would have found Elite sooner.

  • Allen C
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    (5) Top Notch

    We have been training at Elite as a family for the last 2 years while our oldest has been training for over 4 years. Training as a family has been a great bonding experience for us. We love Elite Martial Arts. All the instructors are excellent and very encouraging.

  • ryan kincaid
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    (5) Best around

    Elite Martial arts in Olathe KS was one of the best things we could have done to get our kids adjusted from our move from California to Kansas. It has taught them a lot and let them comfortably and effortlessly get to know other kids and adults in our area. the staff is great and helpful and very easy to talk and deal with.

  • Jocelyn Beckley
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    (5) Great place for martial arts

    Wonderful staff and program! This is my son's second time trying out martial arts and he is always excited to go to class. I would highly recommend Elite!

  • Shannon Kincaid
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    (5) Amazing

    We moved to Kansas from out of state knowing nothing of the area, and my husband and I wanted our boys in martial arts to make friends and to learn good discipline, respect for people and themselves, and what hard work will bring to them. I researched online and found elite and immediately everyone has been amazing and my kids have learned so much and they really instill what they believe and they help out with things to make sure your kids stay on the right track. I'm glad that my kids are apart of the Elite family.

  • Shannon Kincaid
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    (5) Amazing

    We moved to Kansas from out of state knowing nothing of the area, and my husband and I wanted our boys in martial arts to make friends and to learn good discipline, respect for people and themselves, and what hard work will bring to them. I researched online and found elite and immediately everyone has been amazing and my kids have learned so much and they really instill what they believe and they help out with things to make sure your kids stay on the right track. I'm glad that my kids are apart of the Elite family.

  • Sudhakar K
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    (5) Recommend elite

    My daughter has attended Elite Martial Arts for about 6 months and over. We have seen a huge improvement in her attitude, confidence, self-esteem and respect. This is a wonderful, positively motivating environment for everyone, whether you're a kid or an adult. Every single instructor and staff member is great at what they do, and are very helpful and encouraging, it's awesome to be a part of the Elite family !as soon as you walk in the door you can feel that this is a place where people love what they do. Thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Bedford. I would recommend Elite to anyone interested in learning martial arts!

  • Christina
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    (5) We love Elite!

    My son has been training with Elite for over 3 years. Taekwondo teaches discipline, respect, self-control and self-defense. There are plenty of class days and times to choose from to fit in with life’s busy schedules. The owners and all instructors are wonderful! This is a great family oriented atmosphere. I would highly recommend you joining the Elite family!

  • Kat
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    (5) We love Elite!

    We love it here, the instructors are amazing! They teach life lessons along with the moves. We highly recommend this place to anyone!

  • Travis Rains
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    (5) Team Elite

    Our children love coming here. They receive discipline and great training from the instructors. We live closer to a lot of other training centers but we make the drive here because the kids love it and we feel welcomed every time we come in. #TEAMELITE

  • Gretchen
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    (5) Highly Recommend

    Elite Martial Arts came highly recommended to me by a number of trusted friends and coworkers, and I quickly found out why. The leaders at Elite are extremely skilled and accomplished yet exhibit a kind and fun way of teaching to all levels. The adult color belt class has taught me that it’s never too late to start something new! Still here 2 years later and still so refreshing to be surrounded by instructors and classmates who believe in me. Elite Martial Arts has helped provide an outlet for me in my search for new beginnings. I’ll always be grateful for their acceptance and love.

  • TIM LIPSCOMB
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    (5) LOVE THIS PLACE

    My wife and I love Elite Martial Arts! It is a respectful atmosphere where everyone can feel accepted. All of the instructors are great as well and very personable. Our son can't wait to go to class at Elite because it's just an awesome place. I would suggest them to anyone looking for good training for their kids, or even the entire family! Tim L.

  • Ken Pence
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts Olathe, KS

    I highly recommend Elite Martial Arts. A great place for kids and adults to learn Tae Kwon Do and at the same time improve coordination and balance. Increased confidence, self-respect and discipline come with learning self defense. Classes are fun and challenging and the Instructors and staff are fantastic.

  • Ambar Nirgudkar
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    (5) Great Place for Martial Arts

    Elite is a great place for kids to enjoy, learn and practice Martial Arts. It's fun for the kids. Also coaches are really good and they encourage kids to learn with great spirit..!

  • Ambar Nirgudkar
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    (5) Great place for Martial Arts

    Elite is a great place for kids to enjoy, learn and practice Martial Arts. It's fun for the kids. Also coaches are really good and they encourage kids to learn with great spirit..!

  • James Donley
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    (5) Amazing school

    this is an amazing school. everyone is very kind and cooperative. all of the instructors are very fun and helpful. it is great for kids and adults, I've been going for about 3 years and have made many friends and learned a lot.

  • Matthew Lewis
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    (5) Dedicated team!

    The owner and his team of instructors are extremely knowledgeable, dedicated and focused on providing a quality martial arts learning environment. My son has gained life skills and learned lessons that will last a lifetime. I would highly recommend this school!

  • Lea
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    (4) Elite

    Great place for any age to learn some great Martial arts skills. My two daughters have attended for almost a year now, and still look forward to classes. The instructors are great and hands on. The instructor to student ratio is awesomesauce. The location is great. Facility clean.

  • Priya P
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    (5) Great Family Activity and Environment

    We are so happy to be a part of the Elite Family! Elite Marital Arts has an environment where families can participate, grow and learn together. What started out to be an after school activity for my girls, 2 years ago, has become a family activity. We, as a family, practice and train together and we have not found anything else that can do that! Elite Martial Arts has been one of the best decisions we have made for our family!

  • Melissa S
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    (5) Thank You Elite

    Our 12 year old son has tried many different activities and sports. He never found anything that resonated, that he was passionate about. That is until he started taking classes at Elite Martial Arts over a year ago. This is in large part due to the owners and the instructors at the school. They teach and lead by example...teaching the students respect, compassion, kindness, discipline and self-control...to act like a black belt. We know the skills our son is developing will help him in all facets of his life. Thank you Elite!

  • Mike
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    (5) Recommendation

    I would recommend Elite to anyone looking to learn Taekwondo and to grow as a person and leader. Elite has become an important part of our family. It has helped my boys to take ownership of their actions and to grow in respect for others and for themselves. Moreover, it is a healthy and rewarding hobby. The instructors are very knowledgeable, approachable, and highly respected. The instructors work to instill good values of respect and leadership into the kids. As a parent, what I observe in the community in regards to these values often saddens me. Elite represents, in many ways, the decency and citizenship that we need in today’s youth. Additionally, the office staff is very welcoming and always greets you with a smile. For a time, my wife and I also took classes. Going to class was not only challenging for us, but also gave us a sense of community outside the home and workplace. I would encourage anyone to open their family to Elite. I cannot thank them enough for what it has done for my boys. Our family will forever be affected by them.

  • Sara
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    (5) Love Elite

    Elite Martial Arts is wonderful! My son learns so much more than martial arts from Mr. Bedford and the entire staff. Elite is a wonderful, family centered practice and I can't recommend them enough!

  • Rachael H
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    (5) Love This Studio

    My 7 year old son has been coming here for almost 3 years, my 5 year old son has been coming 7 months, & I have been taking classes 3 months now. The owners and their staff are great with the students. The instructors provide gentle yet firm discipline. They teach in a way that is very fun for the kids. This studio is very family oriented and have given their students a 2nd family, the Elite Family. My sons have improved in areas across the board ranging from respect, confidence, perseverance, and motor skills.

  • Paul V
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    (5) Amazing

    We love Elite Martial Arts so much and would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat! Our two girls started with Elite about 2 years ago and we were really just thinking we'd try it out and see how they would do. The girls have become more confident, disciplined and social. The Bedfords, and the entire Elite staff are all just amazing and caring.

  • Sara
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    (5) Excellence

    The entire Elite team is amazing. It is a family atmosphere and they truly take an interest in every person that not only attend as students but anyone that walks in the door. They are all truly professionals and make learning martial arts fun!

  • Caleb McDaniel
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    (5) Great Family Environment

    Mr. Bedford is a natural leader and great instructor, not only for children but for adults as well. The Bedfords, every member of the staff, and the entire Elite family make everyone feel welcome. They offer daily classes for all skill levels, and the classes are a great mix of martial arts and fun. Elite has a teaching environment that stresses respect and communication towards juniors and seniors, and I would recommend Elite to anyone interested in learning martial arts!

  • B.D. McDaniel
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    (5) Fun for the whole family!

    Our whole family trains at Elite. Whether you are looking for a program for your child, or looking into classes for yourself, or both, Elite is great for all of those. The Bedfords and the rest of the staff are great at teaching you from day 1, and will make you feel right at home. I feel very comfortable as a woman taking the classes, there are lots of other great women of all belt ranks who are learning alongside you. It's a great environment, and I would definitely recommend it to any of my friends or family who are looking to put either their daughters or sons (or selves!) into martial arts. It's just a really great program with great people running it, and it's also very clean and well organized.

  • Laura Betz
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    (5) Excellent Taekwondo School

    I started with Elite Martial Arts after my daughter and husband encouraged me to join with them and glad I did as it has been a wonderful experience. The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Bedford, and all their instructors are exceptional at what they do. They make the environment fun and educational and for the younger students they continually incorporate life skills (respect, confidence, communication, etc.) in every lesson. I would highly recommend Elite to anyone wanting to try taekwondo. Elite Martial Arts is a top-rated school and experience!

  • Neel M
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    (5) Great family

    My son loves to go to elite martial arts at Olathe location. He is taking the class for more than 2 years. His self confidence has increased and continues to progress. All the instructors are excellent with the kids. Special thanks to Mr and Mrs Bedford :) They instruct the students in a friendly atmosphere. The lessons they learn each month, on different topics like honesty, discipline, respect and interactions with others are very helpful for the students to be successful in daily life . We just love the place and glad to be part of Elite family. We highly recommend to join this class.

  • Dave D
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    (5) Awesome School

    Always having an interest in Martial Arts, I decided to join Elite Martial Arts. I must say I am enjoying every minute of my time in class. Mr. Bedford and his instructors have been great teachers and allow the students to have fun through hard work. I would recommend Elite Martial Arts to anyone of any age. My only regret is I did not start sooner.

  • John L
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    (5) Best Martial Arts

    Before I enrolled my son here at Elite Martial Arts, I scoped out a few other taekwondo places in the area. Nothing compared to Elite Martial Arts. I took my son so he could try out the free class. He loved every minute of it. Mr. Bedford and all of his Instructors are excellent. They teach not only self defense, but also life long lessons on how to be confident, respectful, caring for others, and set a good example for others at all times. It's been over 9 months since my son has been enrolled here and his discipline has improved dramatically not only at home but also school. I would recommend anyone with kids that lack that confidence or discipline, or even want to learn self defense, to come and watch a class here, or even get on the mat and try a free class before enrolling. You won't regret it!

  • Beth McDaniel
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    (5) We love Elite

    We initially started our 11 year old son at Elite to help with focus, confidence, and also to learn self-defense. Elite has been a wonderful experience for him, and we have seen drastic improvements in all three areas, as well as an improved attitude towards school, getting his homework done, keeping his room clean and helping with household chores. When he visits a friend's house, I get texts about how polite and respectful he is! Three months in, and our whole family has joined! This is a wonderful, positively motivating environment for everyone, whether you're a kid or an adult. Every single instructor and staff member is great at what they do, and are very helpful and encouraging, it's awesome to be a part of the Elite family! The classes are very instructive and well organized, but still a lot of fun for both the kids and adults. They are always willing to answer questions, or help on technique. When you are new to a class, there are always plenty of staff available to help you through the first few classes, giving you plenty of personalized help. Elite has been a very positive addition to our life, and as soon as you walk in the door you can feel that this is a place where people love what they do.

  • Beth McDaniel
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    (5) Elite is awesome!

    We initially started our 11 year old son at Elite to help with focus, confidence, and also to learn self-defense. Elite has been a wonderful experience for him, and we have seen drastic improvements in all three areas, as well as an improved attitude towards school, getting his homework done, keeping his room clean and helping with household chores. When he visits a friend's house, I get texts about how polite and respectful he is! Three months in, and our whole family has joined! This is a wonderful, positively motivating environment for everyone, whether you're a kid or an adult. Every single instructor and staff member is great at what they do, and are very helpful and encouraging, it's awesome to be a part of the Elite family! The classes are very instructive and well organized, but still a lot of fun for both the kids and adults. They are always willing to answer questions, or help on technique. When you are new to a class, there are always plenty of staff available to help you through the first few classes, giving you plenty of personalized help. Elite has been a very positive addition to our life, and as soon as you walk in the door you can feel that this is a place where people love what they do.

  • Sangeeta Badiger
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts

    My elder daughter has attending Elite Martial Arts past 4+ years. We have seem a huge improvement in her attitude, confidence, self-esteem and respect. She recently joined the Leadership program and I can already see the positive impact its making on her shy nature. My younger daughter joined Elite team now and is loving it. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone. Mr. and Mrs. Bedford are the nicest instructors. The entire staff of Elite Martial Arts makes it a fun experience for the kids to learn not just Martial Arts but also important life lessons.

  • Rayna Marshall
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    (5) Cannot Recommend Enough

    My son has been taking classes at Elite for a little over a year now, and I cannot say enough good things about our experience there. My son is a bit shy, anxious, and nervous about trying new things; Mr. and Mrs. Bedford, along with their amazing staff, have been incredibly patient, warm, and welcoming, and have worked with us every step along the way to ensure my son's success. I have already recommended Elite Martial Arts to many friends, and would absolutely recommend them to anyone.

  • Kevin Curtis
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    (5) HIGHLY recommended

    Elite Martial Arts has helped my son become more self confident both in the academy and outside. Mr. and Mrs. Bedford, in addition to the entire staff are great with the students and my son LOVES going to class.

  • Kevin C
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    (5) Highly Recommended

    Joining Elite Martial Arts has been a wonderful experience for our son. He has become more self-confident both in and outside of the Elite Martial Arts Class. He responds and respects Mr. and Mrs. Bedford and the entire staff. We highly recommend joining this class; it will be a great experience for all involved.

  • Chad M.
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts is truly Elite!

    My family and I have been attending classes at Elite Martial Arts for approximately two years now. Watching the growth of our children not only in martial arts, but also in kindness, respectfulness, confidence, and an overall sense of accomplishment, has been such an amazing experience. The atmosphere at Elite Martial Arts is one of a kind as well. We've made life long friends with many of the other families that attend, and we all cheer each other on both in and out of class. The instructors are well-trained, qualified, certified, and great with all age groups. Classes meet Monday - Saturday, so there are several options to choose from in order to accommodate varying schedules. We would highly recommend Elite Martial Arts, and will continue to attend there for as long as we're able to do so.

  • Shane B.
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts is Amazing

    Elite Martial Arts is an amazing Taekwondo school that makes you instantly feel like you are part of a family. The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Bedford and their entire staff excel in creating a fun learning environment for all ages. The rapport and connection the instructors have with all the students (young and old) is outstanding. Our family of three all belong to this wonderful Taekwondo facility and thoroughly enjoy class and our lessons. Would highly recommend Elite to any one that is wanting to experience first rate martial arts training.

  • Keith W
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    (5) Good People, Good Place

    I have 2 kids at Elite (one 8 and one 12). It has been a great experience for both of them. Mr. Bedford and his staff do a great job of making the classes fun and educational. The skills that they have learned have helped them not only progress in martial arts, but also in life skills. I highly recommend Elite to anyone.

  • RebeccA
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    (5) Awesome People

    The staff at Elite Martial Arts have been so supportive and encouraging to my son. Mr and Mrs. Bedford are the nicest people you will ever meet. All of them are fully involved in helping your child learn and grow through martial arts. My son has severe ADHD and often acted out. This experience has helped us bring peace to our home and our son feel more confident and social. This is a place for all ages and all levels. I couldn't be happier and I am so thankful we stumbled across this studio. Thank you! Thank you!

  • Keith W
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    (5) Good People, Good Place

    I have 2 kids at Elite (one 8 and one 12). It has been a great experience for both of them. Mr. Bedford and his staff do a great job of making the classes fun and educational. The skills that they have learned have helped them not only progress in martial arts, but also in life skills. I highly recommend Elite to anyone.

  • Laura Betz
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts is AMAZING

    Our daughter has been attending Elite Martial Arts since August 2016 and I can honestly say it has been one of the best experiences for her (and for us, her parents, too). The instructors not only teach her the martial arts moves, but they also take the time to explain why each move is needed and why it’s called what it is. Every lesson includes work on developing physically and mentally as well as focusing on valuable life skills and traits. In every class you can expect some type of discussion or information shared that is beyond martial arts, such as being respectful, having confidence, staying focused, being considerate, believing in yourself, demonstrating leadership and having a great attitude (especially if/when things don’t go the way they want them to go). The owners, Mr. & Mrs. Bedford, and their entire staff are wonderful people that make you instantly feel like you belong to a special family. They are great at interacting with the kids to keep them focused to learn while keeping the classes fun. Based on the laughs and how the students interact and respond, it is clear they have a great respect and admiration for Mr. Bedford and all of the instructors. The students can earn additional awards and recognition by showing respect and having a great attitude outside of the martial arts class. Parents have the ability to provide feedback or bring up issues of concerns with the instructors to see if it can be addressed through class. There are also opportunities for students to obtain feedback from their teachers at school to provide to the martial arts instructors. To me, this shows that they are not just about teaching martial arts, but providing an environment for kids to learn several valuable life skills and traits to utilize along with their martial arts training. We have noticed a lot of improvement in our daughter with her being respectful and focused and her confidence has increased as well. And best of all, she loves to attend class. I would recommend Elite Martial Arts to anyone (young or old) that is wanting a first class learning experience and also if they are looking for something more than just learning martial arts techniques.

  • Sara
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    (5) Love Elite

    We started at Elite to provide my son with Aspergers a way to get moving. We stayed because the staff at Elite were so good at their job, that my son no only was moving, but his self esteem went up, his motivation to do things other than video games improved, he did better at school and he was just more pleasant to be around. I never, ever thought I would have a child who was involved in martial arts, but I am so glad to have found Elite. Mr. Bedford and his team are really fantastic!

  • Dave Swersky
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts is the BEST!

    Elite Martial Arts is AMAZING! The instructors are wonderful, and the lessons they teach about hard work, dedication and respect are wonderful. Our whole family absolutely loves the classes and the other students. We're delighted to be part of the Elite Family!

  • Jennifer K
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    (5) Amazing Instructors

    We have been with Elite Martial Arts for about 3 years now. My kids have grown tremendously in respect, discipline, and self-confidence all while gaining strength and knowledge. Mr. & Mrs. Bedford along with their great staff have become amazing role models for my kids and myself. Elite Martial Arts has become a part of our family along with the wonderful people we have met along the way. I couldn't ask for better instructors as they have helped me make my kids into the amazing young adults that they are becoming.

  • Jennifer Kearns
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    (5) Best place ever!!

    We have been with Elite Martial Arts for about 3 years now. My kids have grown tremendously in respect, discipline, and self-confidence all while gaining strength and knowledge. Mr. & Mrs. Bedford along with their great staff have become amazing role models for my kids and myself. Elite Martial Arts has become a part of our family along with the wonderful people we have met along the way. I couldn't ask for better instructors as they have helped me make my kids into the amazing young adults that they are becoming.

  • Elizabeth P
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    (5) Love it at Elite!

    My two boys started with Elite about 2 years ago and we could not be happier. We went in really just thinking we'd try it out and see how they liked it- well they loved it and we feel so lucky to have found this amazing school. The owners, instructors and staff are all amazing, everyone is so nice and welcoming. And our boys have become more confident, disciplined and social. We all love Elite so much and recommend it to anyone and everyone!

  • Kristi Clayton
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    (5) The Best!

    Our oldest son started in March 2013 and myself, husband and other son started in August 2015. Mr. & Mrs. Bedford are totally awesome instructors and genuinely care and ALWAYS make you feel "at home" and comfortable. I love that they greet everyone by name as you enter the school. They radiate their love for martial arts and for people every day! We are so blessed and honored to have become students Elite!! We would recommend their school 200%!! We love our Elite family! Thank you!

  • JP Balino
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    (5) Great

    I started Elite Martial Arts not knowing what to expect. Before I began, I did not want to participate. But they changed my mind in an instant. The instructors are so welcoming and they push you to the best you can be. They instill great morals such as self-control, respect, and honesty. They help kids act like black belts for their family, friends, and teachers. They boost kid's self-confidence and help make them good role models for others.

  • JP Balino
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    (5) Great

    I started Elite Martial Arts not knowing what to expect. Before I began, I did not want to participate. But they changed my mind in an instant. The instructors are so welcoming and they push you to the best you can be. They instill great morals such as self-control, respect, and honesty. They help kids act like black belts for their family, friends, and teachers. They boost kid's self-confidence and help make them good role models for others.

  • JP
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    (5) Great

    I started Elite Martial Arts not knowing what to expect. Before I began, I did not want to participate. But they changed my mind in an instant. The instructors are so welcoming and they push you to the best you can be. They instill great morals such as self-control, respect, and honesty. They help kids act like black belts for their family, friends, and teachers. They boost kid's self-confidence and help make them good role models for others.

  • Leah Balino
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    (5) Great

    I started Elite Martial Arts not knowing what to expect. Before I began, I did not want to participate. But they changed my mind in an instant. The instructors are so welcoming and they push you to the best you can be. They instill great morals such as self-control, respect, and honesty. They help kids act like black belts for their family, friends, and teachers. They boost kid's self-confidence and help make them good role models for others.

  • Waylon Brady
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    (5) VERY IMPRESSED

    I joined Elite Martial Arts recently and I can tell you that it has been the most awesome experience all the way around. The instructors are excellent and teach in a way that makes you push to the next level. My partners are always helpful and make me feel included. My daughter joined just over a year ago and the personal growth that I have seen in her is immeasurable. I would recommend Elite Martial Arts to everyone. I am excited for what's to come in our growth and experiences with the Elite Martial Arts Family. -Waylon

  • Cathy Habib
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    (5) Great Martial Arts Club

    My 3 children have been at Elite Martial arts for a year now. All three love it. They have classes tailored to every age and skill level so each student feels comfortable at all levels and ages. The instructors are all knowledgeable and caring.

  • Andrea Hernandez
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    (5) Excellent School, Exceptional Instructors

    I have two boys and my oldest started Elite almost a year ago. Coming from a previous taekwondo school I can definitely see the difference in the instructors and what the kids are learning. I love Elite. Its helped out my oldest with his self-discipline and respect. He looks forward to attending class and learning new things. He especially loves his instructors. Mr. and Mrs. Bedford have made a great martial arts school.

  • Erin Carroll
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    (5) ATA family

    We immediately felt welcome at Elite! I had reservations about my young daughters engaging in martial arts but the minute I saw how Mr. Bedford interacted and taught the children, those concerns were gone! And his teaching methods are consistent; never a show for new comers. Then, shortly thereafter, we had such pleasant and helpful interactions with the other staff, we were hooked! Between Mrs. Bedford and Mrs. Roth, we felt welcome and wanted. It doesn't take long for them to make you feel like family! Students and parents! The kids are constantly challenged and want to go back. They have made new friends and really respect all of the staff. I am so glad my husband took the first step to try taekwondo out and that we continue to invest in this amazing establishment! I'm sure there are other nice martial art schools out there, but I will always recommend and praise Elite ATA and their owners! We are so blessed to have found this school and new family!

  • Erin Carroll
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    (5) ATA

    We immediately felt welcome at Elite! I had reservations about my young daughters engaging in martial arts but the minute I saw how Mr. Bedford interacted and taught the children, those concerns were gone! And his teaching methods are consistent; never a show for new comers. Then, shortly thereafter, we had such pleasant and helpful interactions with the other staff, we were hooked! Between Mrs. Bedford and Mrs. Roth, we felt welcome and wanted. It doesn't take long for them to make you feel like family! Students and parents! The kids are constantly challenged and want to go back. They have made new friends and really respect all of the staff. I am so glad my husband took the first step to try taekwondo out and that we continue to invest in this amazing establishment! I'm sure there are other nice martial art schools out there, but I will always recommend and praise Elite ATA and their owners! We are so blessed to have found this school and new family!

  • Samantha Tricarico
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    (5) Highest recommendation for Elite

    My two daughters started with Elite about 2 years ago. I never expected them to stick with it and honestly thought they'd be bored before the six week trial was complete. They proved me wrong! The kids love how fun and entertaining the instructors are and I love how they focus on life skills and behavior at home and school. The community here is amazing and we consider it a second home and family. So much so that I joined the adult class a few months ago. I highly recommend Elite!

  • Lisa Klockenga
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    (5) Elite

    I've learned a great deal from my training here. I work a high demanding job and studying Taekwondo has helped me to have a more balanced lifestyle as a result. I appreciate the professionalism of the instructors while they also make it fun to learn at the same time.

  • Ryan Smith
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    (5) Amazing, Fun and Friendly Martial Arts

    Elite Martial Arts is an amazing, fun, safe, and family friendly martial arts school. I'd say a few of the things I like most about the school is that the instructors are very personable and they are willing to answer all questions. I've learned the value and purpose of each move as opposed to many schools that teach you to do a technique just because it's what has been taught. There's a real sense of knowledge and practicality in what is learned and there is quite a sense of family in the people who train at Elite Martial Arts. I recommend Elite to anyone who has an interest in Martial Arts, self defense, or just having a great time training with some great people.

  • Ino Rodriguez
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    (5) Elite Martal Arts

    I think the Elite Martial Arts is a beneficial club that my kid can enjoy, because he is improving his motor skills,anger temper, school grades, and his good behavior has increased since we enrolled him to the Elite Martial Arts club, I would like to thank all instructor for the great job that they are doing to guide my son to be more confident in himself.

  • Brooke Sandberg
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts

    Brooke S. My son Isaac loves to go to elite martial arts. He has grown so much. His self confidence has increased and continues to progress. The instructors are excellent with the kids. They instruct the students in a child friendly atmosphere. The lessons they learn each month, on different topics are to help the students be successful in everyday activities and interactions with others. A couple of these are honesty, discipline, and respect. We have had a great experience for us.

  • Jenn Worcester
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    (5) Outstanding Martial Arts School

    We started my son with their 6 week trial and we have not looked back. The instructors are amazing. They make sure the kids are learning discipline and respect (just like a Black Belt would have), but they make it fun too. We highly recommend Elite for the youngest to the oldest who are interested in learning Martial Arts.

  • sravani
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    (5) Elite is fantastic

    My son started classes\Lessons at Elite couple of years back (3 years).I have seen a lottttttttt of improvement in my son in various skills like discipline,responsibility, punctuality etc.Those skills are only a few to name.He has grown in all aspects of his life in a better way.He looks forward to go to classes and never would like to miss a class even if he is sick.He enjoys every minute he is in class .I am extremely pleased with the school.I am glad and thankful to one of my friend who recommended this school to us.There is no limit or enough good things I can say about the school. Both Mr and Mrs Bedford are very nice. They welcome and treat everybody that walks in like a family

  • Rhea Hayes
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    (5) Top Notch

    We have been going to Elite for 2+ years and wouldn't go anywhere else. Great instructors that truly care about their students. The school welcoming family atmosphere that we love. I would recommend Elite to anyone of any age that is interested in martial arts.

  • Julia
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    (5) My Favorite Place

    You're never too old to learn something new...and LOVE IT!! 50 is truly fabulous if you are training with Elite Martial Arts! I'm having FUN, meeting amazing people and being taught by the BEST INSTRUCTORS ANYWHERE!!

  • Jaime B.
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    (5) ATA Elite

    We tried several different schools and found this school to be a perfect fit! The instructors don't just teach the kids self defense, but also teach life lessons that make sense for their age. Mr. and Mrs. Bedford make you feel like family and we love it there!

  • Jaime B.
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    (5) Elite

    We tried out several different schools and found this school to be a perfect fit! The instructors don't just teach the kids self defense, but also teach life lessons that make sense for their age. Mr and Mrs Bedford make you feel like family and we love it there!

  • Salena Orr
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    (5) More than a business...

    We joined Elite as my son was showing an interest in martial arts. What we found was an amazing new family! We also found something that my extremely ADHD child can actually focus on. As we have continued we watch our son grow, learn, become more focused, and have a more positive attitude. These improvements are just barely scratching the surface of all the positive changes we see in our son. As a parent, it is so enjoyable to attend class and watch Mr. Bedford interact with all of the students. You can truly tell that he LOVES his job!!!

  • Salena Orr
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    (5) More than a business

    We joined Elite as my son was showing an interest in martial arts. What we found was an amazing new family! We also found something that my extremely ADHD child can actually focus on. As we have continued we watch our son grow, learn, become more focused, and have a more positive attitude. These improvements are just barely scratching the surface of all the positive changes we see in our son. As a parent, it is so enjoyable to attend class and watch Mr. Bedford interact with all of the students. You can truly tell that he LOVES his job!!!

  • Misty
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    (5) Above the rest

    The staff is very kind and professional. Very family oriented that would allow the entire family to train together. I like the discipline that it teaches and the lessons of each class. It is nice that they tie in daily activities to TKD.

  • Priscilla
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    (5) Awesome!

    We Love Elite Martial Arts! Our family has been apart of Elite for the last 5 years. Our son has learned and grown so much with self confidence and respect. He really looks forward to attending his weekly classes along with some special events they offer. His favorite being the nerf war. Not only do they teach martial arts in a fun and safe atmosphere they develop strong leaders for the future.

  • Priscilla
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    (5) Awesome!

    We Love Elite Martial Arts! Our family has been apart of Elite for the last 5 years. Our son has learned and grown so much with self confidence and respect. He really looks forward to attending his weekly classes along with some special events they offer. His favorite being the nerf war. Not only do they teach martial arts in a fun and safe atmosphere they develop strong leaders for the future.

  • David K
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    (5) Great for kids!

    Our son began taking lessons at Elite Martial Arts in July. I have been impressed by how they not only train the students in martial arts, but also take time to impress and teach lessons in character. We have seen our son improve in his athletic and physical skills, focus, and more importantly, grow in his personal character. The instructors do a great job working with the children by mixing fun with disciplined training. My only regret is that my older kids have not had the opportunity to train here!

  • Kimberly Caminos
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    (5) Great Support for Parents

    My daughter has attended Elite Martial Arts for about 1 year and a half. Honestly, We have never tried another school, so we don’t have a point of comparison, but I wouldn’t dare try another school. Over this past year, the school continues to grow by leaps and bounds (which in and of itself is a good sign), so overcrowding and the distance from my home are the only negatives I have experienced. I had initially enrolled my daughter to learn self-defense, but I keep her there for the character development, above all else. Every half-hour lesson includes instruction on forms, exercise, self-defense, and also character development. Every cycle (few months), the entire school focuses on a different character trait (honesty, self-esteem, respect, etc.) which Mr. Bedford (the owner & chief instructor) addresses at the children’s level. Everyone in the school consistently teaches, rewards, and expects students to be of the utmost character and act like a black belt, which as a parent I value even more than the physical training. The school is also consistent in meeting with parents at least twice a year to discuss the students’ progress and parents’ satisfaction with the school and training students are getting and have always appeared receptive to my comments. Furthermore, my one-on-one conversations with Mr. Bedford give me confidence that he is not only trained in the martial arts (he is a 5th degree black belt), but is also a well trained educator that approaches each lesson and unit with similar planning and differentiation to those that I use in the GenEd classroom. Not only do I trust the training my daughter, age 7, is currently receiving, but am further encouraged by where she is going. It is clear that Elite Martial Arts is developing leaders through its leadership classes and legacy team, that not only receive extra training but also have the opportunity to develop their own teaching skills by assisting students in lower-level classes. This not only surrounds younger students with role models but also furthers the positive sense of community cultivated in the school by different award ceremonies and other events throughout the year.

  • Lindsey
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    (5) Elite is Awesome

    My children and I love the Elite Martial Arts school in Olathe. The instructors are all great with the kids, and they have learned so much about respect and personal responsibility. The Bedford's make it a point to get to know the parents and students, and make everyone feel welcome. Elite has been such a vital part of my kids life, the self esteem and growth they have exhibited has been amazing.

  • Shannon N
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    (5) Love it!

    My 7yo son has been attending Elite Martial Arts in Olathe for just over a year. He began in the Tiger Class, has since earned his Orange Decided belt, and just recently joined Black Belt Club. We have had nothing but positive experiences since day one. The instructors and staff are absolutely outstanding. The owner, Mr. Bedford, is a phenomenal instructor and mentor to the students. He teaches in a way that makes every kid feel confident, and capable of succeeding. The forms required to learn for belt testing are challenging yet attainable. With each testing cycle, the instructors focus on teaching a valuable life lesson, such as honesty, responsibility, etc. My son recently experienced bullying at school and employed some of the lessons he'd learned to resolve the situation. I've seen a huge improvement in his attitude, respect, maturity, and responsibility in this past year. Attending Elite Martial Arts has been one of the best choices we have made for our son.

  • Eric Stecklein
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts is awsome

    We have 5 out of 6 kids plus my wife that attend class at Elite they love the workout, plus all of our kids have learned more respect from the class.

  • B Swersky
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    (5) Great Training!

    Our family are members of Elite Martial Arts in Olathe and we are extremely pleased with our experience and highly recommend it. Our teenage son takes instruction from the Bedford’s there and we have been so happy with his training that we are going to start our younger two children and my husband as well. It’s a great value for the money, and has no hidden costs or fees that are unexpected. The class sizes are really good and the times classes are offered are at convenient times almost every day of the week so it makes it easy to attend regularly. Most importantly to us, beyond exercise and physical skills, the training focuses on character building, discipline and good decision making as well. If you are looking for a great family orientated training location this is it!

  • Susan Redman Stecklein
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    (5) Elite Rocks!!

    We have 5 out of our 6 children that attend and love Elite!! Now I have joined them and absolutely love it as well!! Elite is so much more than a martial arts school, it's a family. The culture the Bedfords have created is one of fun, respect and hard work. The school focuses on all aspects of a black belt attitude...it's not just about the physical skills but the character traits as well!! They meet you where you are and help you reach your full potential! Highly recommend it!!

  • Susan Redman Stecklein
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    (5) Elite Rocks!!

    We have 5 out of our 6 children that attend and love Elite!! Now I have joined them and absolutely love it as well!! Elite is so much more than a martial arts school, it's a family. The culture the Bedfords have created is one of fun, respect and hard work. The school focuses on all aspects of a black belt attitude...it's not just about the physical skills but the character traits as well!! They meet you where you are and help you reach your full potential! Highly recommend it!!

  • Sudhir Nair
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    (5) Great Place

    Elite is a great place for kids to learn Taekwondo. Adult sessions are fun as well.

  • Rudy Arias
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    (5) Very friendly environment

    My wife and i are so very thankful with Elite Martial Arts for the dedication the got on teaching our daughters , they have improved so much on their confidence, their discipline, been more organized not only at home but also at school. We really love how The Bedford,s and their staff are so dedicated on teaching their students, they treat them with respect and encouragement to improve their skills, we feel blessed that we found Elite Martial Arts. it has changed our life's completely in a very awesome and exciting way . We thank you very much Mr. and Mrs. Bedford and staff.

  • Jenny F
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    (5) Wonderful Place to Train!

    Nearly 2 years ago, our oldest son was gifted a free trial at Elite Martial Arts.  At the time, he was struggling a great deal with his focus, discipline, self-control, and self-confidence.  Elite has helped him to make tremendous gains in all of those areas!  In addition, he has found a sport that he is passionate about, and he has made a number of wonderful friends with whom he loves training.  Taekwondo is now a family affair for us.  My husband, our younger son, and I are also training at Elite.  We really enjoy the opportunity to participate in family classes together, and our sons love being able to practice with their mom and dad at home.  We also value the life lessons that are taught at Elite.  Instruction focuses on self-defense and bullying prevention, of course, but it also reinforces personal traits, such as honesty, integrity, self-esteem, and discipline, that are equally--if not more--important.  To top it all off, it's a good workout!!!  

  • ttbtld
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    (5) 5 Stars

    When you walk in the door at Elite Martial Arts you walk into a world where kids learn to respect others, learn to respect themselves, they are encouraged to always to their best, they learn to be gracious winners and how to accept defeat. They learn what it means to work hard and see the payoffs. They learn all of these things and so much more. Our daughter is 7 and has been training at Elite for just over 2 years now. We're thankful that we found Elite so early in her life. She learning skills that she will use the rest of her life.

  • Rebecca R
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    (5) Family Friendly

    Being at Elite Martial Arts has done wonders for my family! There is no other place that we have been that provides such a positive, friendly attitude towards everyone that is there. My son has been doing martial arts for over 11 years and I have been training for almost 6. Not only is Elite beneficial for us physically, but it challenges us mentally as well. The instructors there are also very caring and patient, and willing to help anyone who needs it. I would highly recommend anyone to try out Elite Martial Arts, no matter what age you are!

  • Amanda W
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    (5) Best Available

    When it comes to martial arts in Olathe, there are a lot of options. I am so glad a friend recommended Elite for my son. His focus, confidence and self-esteem have improved immeasurably in the gym and out. The caring and dedicated staff helps each child find his/her potential. I'm proud of the man he is becoming and grateful for the positive real-life role models he's found at Elite.

  • Amanda
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    (5) Best Available

    When it comes to martial arts in Olathe, there are a lot of options. I am so glad a friend recommended Elite for my son. His focus, confidence and self-esteem have improved immeasurably in the gym and out. The caring and dedicated staff helps each child find his/her potential. I'm proud of the man he is becoming and grateful for the positive real-life role models he's found at Elite.

  • Carrie Nastav
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    (5) Great TKD School

    My son was really struggling with finding something where the reinforcement was always so positive that he wanted to participate every time and never got discouraged. He has been able to take lessons from class and apply them to other activities and school. The instructor even takes time in class to address the parents and let them know what they can expect in their child's development and how we can help them progress.

  • jackie ives
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    (5) great place for all ages

    I can't imagine a better environment for kids and adults to learn martial arts. But there is so much more to Elite Martial Arts. The Bedfords are an amazing couple who are building a great Taekwondo school built on all of the highest principles of ATA Taekwondo. They have a well trained staff and all are caring and encouraging, when you are doing well, or when you need some pointers to improve your skills. Children learn respect for the instructors and each other in a structured environment where it is safe to make mistakes and learn from them. I am an older adult student, ex-teacher, who greatly admires the way Elite is helping the children to become confident, respectful, and caring individuals. And I appreciate the respect they have for the adult students and how encouraging they are when it doesn't come easily.

  • Hillary
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    (5) Amazing!!!

    Elite has been an absolute gift to my daughter. She has always had a difficult time sticking with and enjoying ANY extracurricular activity, but she has easily been able to stay engaged at Elite. We in fact frequently have her asking to participate in the other various activities provided. We've been able to watch our daughter grow and gain confidence in her capabilities. The Bedford's and the entire staff at Elite are phenomenal! Mr. Bedford always manages to combine teaching a fundamental belief of Tae Kwan Do with an aspect of everyday life, making it so much easier for my daughter to remember and apply to her daily life. Her little sister is three and already enjoys trying to practice with her sister, I definetely have another future Tiger on my hands. Once you join Elite, you become part of a big family that not only cares about the student but the rest of your own family as well.

  • Olivia Lamlech
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    (5) Life Skills

    My son has shown improvement since enrolling with Elite. We are all very pleased. He really enjoys the classes. My husband and I have also joined and we are enjoying the classes. We are getting into shape, gaining self confidence, and making new friends.

  • Martha Drone
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    (5) Life-skills extraordinaire

    ATA Elite Martial Arts in Olathe, Kansas has become "the glue" that keeps our family working together. This is a FINE Martial Arts school. Mr. Bedford is an effective instructor, encourages challenges for healthy body and mind. He is experienced with different styles of Martial Arts. We appreciate Mr. Bedford promoting awareness in situations that extend to real life. We appreciate the atmosphere of the school, it is strong and welcoming. We enjoy the option of a year-round discipline where all participants perform and are always accountable. I am the mom in our family and I work full-time. I personally questioned my skill level = low! AND my time availability before joining the school. So, I joined three years ago and we are quite pleased enjoying a physical and mental activity for our entire family. If you are a busy parent just like all parents are... I promise it is possible, you should give it a chance!!

  • Martha Drone
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    (5) Life-skills extraordinaire

    ATA Elite Martial Arts in Olathe, Kansas has become "the glue" that keeps our family working together. This is a FINE Martial Arts school. Mr. Bedford is an effective instructor, encourages challenges for healthy body and mind. He is experienced with different styles of Martial Arts. We appreciate Mr. Bedford promoting awareness in situations that extend to real life. We appreciate the atmosphere of the school, it is strong and welcoming. We enjoy the option of a year-round discipline where all participants perform and are always accountable. I am the mom in our family and I work full-time. I personally questioned my skill level = low! AND my time availability before joining the school. So, I joined three years ago and we are quite pleased enjoying a physical and mental activity for our entire family. If you are a busy parent just like all parents are... I promise it is possible, you should give it a chance!!

  • Kimm White
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    (5) Elite Review

    We were lucky enough to be gifted a 3 month trial membership from a family member at Christmas time. My 13 year old son Lukas, had always had an interest in Martial Arts, but is very shy and was a little nervous about joining a big group, so this was the perfect opportunity. We began attending the classes at Elite and he has loved it from the beginning. Mr. & Mrs. Bedford are awesome!! They are professional and helpful and so kind. Our hope when we started would be to help Lukas overcome some of the shyness. We saw an almost immediate change. After class, he is so talkative, and animated. This is in part due to the gentle, kind way Mr. Bedford helps to build the confidence and esteem of these children. We don't live close to Elite, but wouldn't even consider going anywhere else.

  • Jennifer M
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    (5) Amazing!

    AMAZING! I couldn't be happier with the Martial Arts gym that we have chosen for our son. The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Bedford, are excellent role models to all of their families. The students work hard and learn many important life lessons. Watching my son grow both personally and as a Martial Artist in the last 18 months has exceeded my expectations. It is exactly the training he needed to help him through adolescents. He feels loved and accepted by everyone at Elite Martial Arts.

  • Ken Pence
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    (5) Highest Recommendation

    My two young grandsons and I have been training at Elite Martial Arts for almost two years and we love it. I can't say enough good things about the school. Mr. Bedford, the 5th Degree Black Belt instructor, is a dedicated, caring, patient and motivating teacher. I give this school my highest recommendation! Simply a great place to learn martial arts and to get in shape. It's fun, it's physical, and it's certainly worthwhile.

  • Ken Pence
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    (5) Excellent Martial Arts School

    My two young grandsons and I have been training at Elite Martial Arts for almost two years and we love it. I can't say enough good things about the school. Mr. Bedford, the 5th Degree Black Belt instructor, is a dedicated, caring, patient and motivating teacher. I give this school my highest recommendation!

  • David Woosley
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts

    Our son started with Elite Martial Arts over 2 years ago. In that time he has progressed in rank, been invited into Black Belt Club, and most recently into Leadership Club. We are most appreciative of his level of maturity, respect, and confidence, which we attribute to Elite training. When you join Elite, you become part of the family. Elite has social events and a Holiday party, for all to attend. Everyone is friendly, helpful, and encouraging to one another. The instructors are well trained and give all the individual attention a student needs.

  • Ken Pence
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts Olathe, KS

    My two young grandsons and I have been training at Elite Martial Arts for almost two years and we love it. I can't say enough good things about the school. Mr. Bedford, the 5th Degree Black Belt instructor, is a dedicated, caring, patient and motivating teacher. I give this school my highest recommendation! Simply a great place to learn martial arts and to get in shape. It's fun, it's physical, and it's certainly worthwhile.

  • Ken Pence
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts Olathe, KS

    My two young grandsons and I have been training at Elite Martial Arts for almost two years and we love it. I can't say enough good things about the school. Mr. Bedford, the 5th Degree Black Belt instructor, is a dedicated, caring, patient and motivating teacher. I give this school my highest recommendation! Simply a great place to learn martial arts and to get in shape. It's fun, it's physical, and it's certainly worthwhile.

  • Ken Pence
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts Olathe, KS

    My two young grandsons and I have been training at Elite Martial Arts for almost two years and we love it. I can't say enough good things about the school. Mr. Bedford, the 5th Degree Black Belt instructor, is a dedicated, caring, patient and motivating teacher. I give this school my highest recommendation!

  • Ken Pence
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts Olathe, KS

    My two young grandsons and I have been training at Elite Martial Arts for almost two years and we love it. I can't say enough good things about the school. Mr. Bedford, the 5th Degree Black Belt instructor, is a dedicated, caring, patient and motivating teacher. I give this school my highest recommendation!

  • Chad Martin
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    (5) Amazing experience!!!

    By the recommendation of several colleagues, my wife and I decided over a year ago to enroll our youngest child at Elite Martial Arts. In only a few short months, our entire family was enrolled! The training itself is informative, encouraging, challenging, and above all, it's enjoyable. The quality of instruction is exceptional! It's quite clear that a high level of thought and effort goes into each and every class. The location is accommodating, as are the hours of operation. Whether you work mornings / afternoons / evenings, there are several options to choose from when it comes to attending classes. There are classes for younger students, as well as for adults. They also offer family classes, which are well attended. In addition to the classes themselves, there are seminars, camps, and even their very own inner-school tournaments. All in all, we've been so very pleased with Elite Martial Arts, and would highly recommend it to anyone! Give it a try!

  • Tanya brady
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    (5) LOVE

    Elite Martial Arts has given my daughter and I a chance to do something together on a regular basis even though I am only watching. In the short four months my daughter has been enrolled, it has already become a rewarding experience and something we look forward to. Mr. Bedford is an amazing and inspiring mentor and coach for my daughter. This will teach my daughter life lessons that she will be able to benefit from forever. The school is very clean and organized and we always feel welcomed. The instructors are highly skilled and motivated for their students to learn. I would recommend Elite Martial Arts to ANYONE! We love it!

  • Tanya brady
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    (5) LOVE

    Elite Martial Arts has given my daughter and I a chance to do something together on a regular basis even though I am only watching. In the short four months my daughter has been enrolled, it has already become a rewarding experience and something we look forward to. Mr. Bedford is an amazing and inspiring mentor and coach for my daughter. This will teach my daughter life lessons that she will be able to benefit from forever. The school is very clean and organized and we always feel welcomed. The instructors are highly skilled and motivated for their students to learn. I would recommend Elite Martial Arts to ANYONE! We really love it!

  • Tanya
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    (5) Love

    Elite Martial Arts has given my daughter and I a chance to do something together on a regular basis even though I am only watching. In the short four months my daughter has been enrolled, it has already become a rewarding experience and something we look forward to. Mr. Bedford is an amazing and inspiring mentor and coach for my daughter. This will teach my daughter life lessons that she will be able to benefit from forever. The school is very clean and organized and we always feel welcomed. The instructors are highly skilled and motivated for their students to learn. I would recommend Elite Martial Arts to ANYONE! We really love it!

  • Tanya
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    (5) Love

    Elite Martial Arts has given my daughter and I a chance to do something together on a regular basis even though I am only watching. In the short four months my daughter has been enrolled, it has already become a rewarding experience and something we look forward to. Mr. Bedford is an amazing and inspiring mentor and coach for my daughter. This will teach my daughter life lessons that she will be able to benefit from forever. The school is very clean and organized and we always feel welcomed. The instructors are highly skilled and motivated for their students to learn. I would recommend Elite Martial Arts to ANYONE! We really love it!

  • Tanya
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    (5) LOVE

    Elite Martial Arts has given my daughter and I a chance to do something together on a regular basis even though I am only watching. In the short four months my daughter has been enrolled, it has already become a rewarding experience and something we look forward to. Mr. Bedford is an amazing and inspiring mentor and coach for my daughter. This will teach my daughter life lessons that she will be able to benefit from forever. The school is very clean and organized and we always feel welcomed. The instructors are highly skilled and motivated for their students to learn. I would recommend Elite Martial Arts to ANYONE! We love it!

  • Melissa
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    (5) Excellent Martial Arts School

    Our son has been going to Elite Martial Arts for around just 3 1/2 months and from the first day, he's enjoyed every class. Mr. Bedford is the primary reason for that. He along with the rest of the Elite instructors aren't just teaching forms. They are teaching respect, self-control, patience, self-confidence as well at many other qualities and traits Basically, to live your life like a black belt every day, regardless of belt color. We've tried other martial arts facilities, but this is the perfect fit for our son and family.

  • Cathy
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    (5) Great Martial Arts School

    Elite martial arts has given my son so much confidence. The Bedfords create a warm, positive environment where children and adults can move at their own pace with out the competitive pressures of the team sport environment that is in Johnson County. My son loved it here and already feels like he has a tyekwondo family in the 16 short weeks that he has attended.

  • Christine Meehan
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    (5) Awesome martial arts studio

    ATA Elite martial arts’ is one of the best decisions our family has made! My son started at another martial arts studio that unfortunately closed their doors. My son wanted to visit several studios before making a decision on where to continue. ATA was the last studio we visited and as soon as we walked he could tell this was the place. It has been the most amazing experience for him and for us, as parents. He has learned much more than just martial arts. Each student, kids, teens and adults alike are taught leadership, respect, focus, motivation, discipline, and many other skills that apply to everyday life. ATA Elite martial arts’ is such a unique environment where there are more families that participate than in other places we’ve seen. Our only regret is that we didn't start years ago. There isn’t a better place for our young teenage son to spend his time – or for my husband and I, now that we are students too.

  • Christine Meehan
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    (5) The best decision

    Elite Martial arts has been one of the best decisions we have ever made for our son. The Bedfords have instilled in our son a higher sense of self-confidence, respect and leadership. He is receiving life-lessons that can be used throughout his life while also becoming able to take care of himself in the event he needs to take action. Mr. Bedford and his instructors blend humor and their own life experiences into the classroom. Every session is focused and challenging, yet very enjoyable. After 2 years of observing our son grow in this positive environment, my wife and I decided to also join the ranks of the Elite. The Bedfords have created a special family-friendly atmosphere where all are encouraged and welcomed. The camaraderie also extends beyond the classroom, where bonds of friendship are strengthened. If anyone is looking for an uplifting activity for kids or the entire family, we whole-heartedly recommend trying Elite Martial Arts!

  • candice berry
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    (5) The best Taekwondo School!

    Elite Martial Arts is an excellent Taekwondo school to send your children! Mr. Bedford takes his time to really understand what his students need to excel. He knows each and every person that walks through that door, always has a smile on his face and is happy to see you and your child. My daughter was terrified of martial arts until we found Elite Martial Arts. It’s not only a learning environment, but a fun and happy place to become a better version of yourself.

  • Kim Carey
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    (5) AMAZING

    My daughter has been training at Elite Martial Arts for 5 years. Taekwondo has done such an amazing thing for her. She has gained in self confidence and her attitude is not like many other 14 ear old girls. Not only is he respect for herself there, but also for her teachers and family. I attribute this to Mr. and Mrs. Bedford, they have always loved our kids as if they were their own. Elite Martial Arts is more than a school, it's a family. Kim Carey

  • Jim Ampleman
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    (5) Great Martial Arts School

    I’m a 2nd Degree Black Belt and have been at Elite Martial Arts for three years; it is a great place for both kids and adults to train. The instructors are good at teaching to each person’s skill level, always helping everyone to do their best. When I moved here, I had already been in Martial Arts for a few years. So, I went to about a dozen schools to watch class. Seeing how the instructors taught and the overall level of the students; Elite had the best of both. The culture is a mix of fun, hard work and respect.

  • Cristi Wightman
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    (5) An outstanding martial arts school!

    My son and I both train at Elite Martial Arts and we absolutely love it! Elite is very family-oriented and there are many families who train together, from little ones to grandparents! The quality and depth of the curriculum is incredible and the instructors are very knowledgeable and encouraging. The classes are designed to support and challenge all ability levels and build on the potential of each student. Through leadership classes, belt rank testings, and tournaments, my son and I have gained more self-awareness and confidence. We learn and practice important self-defense techniques in a safe environment. With all of that, plus strong character-building programs and a supportive atmosphere, Elite Martial Arts has been a wonderful place for us to strengthen our mental and physical capabilities and have lots of fun!

  • Jeff L
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    (5) Elite

    Elite Martial arts has been one of the best decisions we have ever made for our son. The Bedfords have instilled in our son a higher sense of self-confidence, respect and leadership. He is receiving life-lessons that can be used throughout his life while also becoming able to take care of himself in the event he needs to take action. Mr. Bedford and his instructors blend humor and their own life experiences into the classroom. Every session is focused and challenging, yet very enjoyable. After 2 years of observing our son grow in this positive environment, my wife and I decided to also join the ranks of the Elite. The Bedfords have created a special family-friendly atmosphere where all are encouraged and welcomed. The camaraderie also extends beyond the classroom, where bonds of friendship are strengthened. If anyone is looking for an uplifting activity for kids or the entire family, we whole-heartedly recommend trying Elite Martial Arts!

  • Kristi Clayton
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts - Best School Ever!

    Our oldest son started in March 2013 and myself, husband and other son started in August 2015. Mr. & Mrs. Bedford are totally awesome instructors and genuinely care and ALWAYS make you feel "at home" and comfortable. I love that they greet everyone by name as you enter the school. They radiate their love for martial arts and for people every day! We are so blessed and honored to have become students Elite!! We would recommend their school 200%!! We love our Elite family! Thank you!

  • Carrie Scott
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    (5) Great for everyone!

    I am so grateful to have Elite martial arts in our lives! All five members of my family are training now and we enjoy every moment of it. Mr. Bedford is a wonderful teacher and friend and we have an enormous amount of respect for both he and his wife. My children (ages 4-9) are more respectful in all aspects of life. My oldest daughter has become better at soccer since starting her training. She is more balanced and focused on the soccer field. My younger daughter has more respect at home where she used to have behavior issues regularly. Could not be more excited to continue our journey with ATA!!

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