Elite Martial Arts

Martial Arts Olathe
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199 Reviews,
Address
14108 W 135th St Map
Place
Route Olathe, KS   66062  
Landline
(913) 829-3566
E-Mail
info@ataelitemartialarts.com
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@AtaEliteMA
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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: Martial Arts - In Olathe there are 4 other Martial Arts. An overview can be found here.

Reviews

199 Reviews, in average 5 Stars
  • J Twin
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    (5) Wonderful Teachers

    A wonderful school! The teachers are very attentive and manage to pay special attention to each child even when it's not their regular class time. They call every student by name and always make learning fun. My boys are learning discipline and self defense, as well as making friends. The lessons come home with them too, even my youngest talks about how we can use honesty and respect in life everyday. I'm very glad we chose Elite for our taekwondo home.

  • Gregg W
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    (5) Stellar martial arts studio - for beginners or experts!

    Simply the best martial arts studio we've encountered. The staff is interested in not only educating our children, but supporting them as well, building up their confidence, self-esteem, and compassion towards others. The staff at Elite are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and easy to work with. I absolutely recommend them - stop by and ask for a sample lesson. You won't regret it.

  • Merritt O
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    (5) We Love It!

    Since enrolling my son in Elite Martial Arts Olathe, I have seen so many positive changes in him! He is more focused and his confidence has soared! The instuctors are top-notch and they all work so well with the kids! Elite is more that just a school, it's a family!

  • Sri
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts

    Great Instructors for the kids to grow and learn Martial Arts !

  • R. Jones
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    (5) Amazing

    Elite Martial Arts have been our go to place since kids were old enough to join. The teachers and staff are outstanding and the change in attitude, respect and following directions is mind blowing. Thank you EMA

  • Ananya Nanavati
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    (5) Positive environment for learning

    We highly recommend Elite Martial Arts Olathe Location. Elite helped my daughter in building her self confidence to a different level. I can see a lot of positive changes in her confidence and attitude. Definitely a great place to learn with fun in a great positive and friendly environment. The instructors, staff and owners are amazing with the kids. They teach them martial arts in a very encouraging, fun way but they also teach them the importance of respect for themselves and others, working hard to achieve your goals, the importance of standing behind your teammates, and so much more. Thank you very much for all your support.

  • Ananya Nanavati
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    (5) Great place to be

    This location have best instructors and staff. Best place to learn with family. My 2 daughters and my husband loves to attend each and every class. Each and every member of this location greets with smile all the time which is very important to start your learning process. My daughters just wait for this class. Great convenient location. Convenient schedule. After look at my daughters progress, my husband also got inspired from it and started the class. Instructors give enough attention to each and every student. All the helpers are great too. Glad to be a part of great school.

  • Kim W
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    (5) Fun, fellowship and self-esteem

    Our sons have been attending Elite Martial Arts in Olathe since March 2019. They are fantastic. Our boys look forward to training weekly and are full of joy afterwards. They have gained confidence, self-awareness and self-discipline. The feeling of fellowship at Elite is sincere. It’s a special place, teaching life success in addition to martial arts. We cannot express enough appreciation to the Elite Family. Thanks a million!

  • Kimberly Caminos
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    (5) Positive Family Atmosphere

    Why choose Taekwondo and not another activity? Realistically, I like indoor sports because I can support my child year-round without having to endure extreme heat, cold, or rain. I also like the flexibility of the schedule. There are 6 classes available and we should attend 2 per week, but I can pick the days that work best for my family given my daily workload and what’s going on with my other kids each week. It’s not a “now or never” time slot each week. Plus, I would argue that there’s a lot more dedication to positive character development in taekwondo than other sports. Why choose Elite Martial arts? My 10-year-old daughter has attended Elite for 5 years and I continue to be pleased with the instruction, formation, and community that the Elite staff provides. The school continues to grow in numbers, but also maintains a strong foundation of kind, motivated, and welcoming families that have been here for years and create the family atmosphere. If you’re looking for a community of people that dedicate their hearts and souls to taekwondo, you will find it here. If you’re looking for something to do just for fun but are not interested in a serious commitment, you will be equally welcomed, respected, and appreciated in this school. In my opinion, the main goal of all the instructors, staff members, and devout parents filling the seats every night are to build up and support every student, every day. During every single class, my daughter is praised at least once, usually more, by instructors and assistants that make it a priority to get to know and build relationships with every single student. I love that my daughter has a positive place to go where she can work with friends for the personal betterment of all without fostering any negativity or bitter competition with anyone. I also appreciate the growing diversity of the student that I have observed over the years. I truly believe that training here is better preparing her to work positively with a variety of people of differing skills in a global society. While the exercise and self-defense skills my daughter has obtained are a plus, I value the program most for the character development maintained throughout all levels of the program. Instructors regularly address normal child feelings and how to deal with them effectively, values and how to live like a black belt by showing discipline, integrity, honesty, and resilience while also acknowledging human nature that make it hard to abide by them all the time. All of this is communicated from a place of striving for betterment and not one of judgement or recrimination. I also love knowing that my daughter is developing friendships with children that have this same mentality and goals with regards to their own values. While the school works to prepare students for success, it also creates a safe and supportive environment for people to experience failure. My daughter failed 3 consecutive belt testings while she struggled to implement the right movements and angle to break the board, despite her instructors’ best efforts. While no one plans for or desires failure, I was pleased with how well she learned to handle this struggle, the constructive support both her peers and instructors showed her, and how much she has matured since she experienced this. While it pains me slightly to know that I drive by 4 martial arts academies on the 20 minute drive from my house to get to the school, and as students rise to more advanced levels, the cost increases, but for me it is worth the investment knowing that my daughter is being trained in such a positive, loving, community-oriented atmosphere that reinforces the values I want her to have as a leader and global citizen. Bonus: Chipotle just opened right across the street. My only caveat would be that Mr. Ritch naturally speaks very quickly, so English Language Learners or children that struggle to keep up with a fast pace may struggle in his classes and may do better in Mr. Besada’s classes in the Overland Park Elite school.

  • PC Paul
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    (5) Amazing Martial Arts School

    Our family has been training with Elite Marital Arts for more than 3 years. Elite Martial Arts teaches not only how to protect yourself but also to have self esteem, positive attitudes and respect. The staff is wonderful, caring and we are very happy to be a part of the Elite family.

  • J.T. Buchheit
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    (5) Excellent

    Excellent place to go for a workout while learning martial arts. The instructors and the students are great. It's very hard for me to make friends as an autistic person, but the people have made me feel welcome and included.

  • Mrs Berman
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    (5) Proud member of Elite family!

    My daughter has been here the last 2 years and she really enjoys every class, she doesn’t want to miss any classes, she loves Mr Ritch, he is one of the best instructors ever!! She gains much more confidence and self esteem, she really enjoys the respectable but fun classes, now she has a goal to be a ninth degree! We love Elite family.

  • Sara Oberle
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    (5) Excellent Atmosphere for learning

    We have been going to Elite for a few years and couldn't be happier with this place. The instructors and staff treat us like family. Everyone is so Welcoming. It has allowed our daughter to grow and learn not only Martial Arts but confidence.

  • Kat M
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    (5) So Happy!

    Our daughter was so nervous her first day but her instructor, Mr. Ritch put her at ease right away! The confidence she has gained has been amazing to watch. She has matured and advanced very quickly in skill level! We love it here and would highly recommend Elite to all families considering martial arts!

  • Nic Beauchamp
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    (5) Learning more than martial arts

    Our son has been attending Elite for about 8 months and he loves it. The instructors are extremely encouraging, positive, and patient. Classes are fun and engaging, and we really appreciate the fact that the instructors embed life skill lessons into what they teach. We have seen tremendous growth in our son’s confidence and sense of responsibility since starting with Elite. In addition, we’ve seen him improve his balance, coordination, and focus; all areas in which he has struggled in the past.

  • hbjterrell
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    (5) Elite has a great helpful staff that makes you feel like family!

    My 7 year old son has learned so much from Elite in the 2 years he has been going! They inspire and encourage him! He has gained confidence, discipline and goal setting. His focus from taekwondo at Elite has helped him in school too!

  • Tiffany Hamblin
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    (5) Perfect after-school activity for kids

    I can not recommend Elite Martial Arts enough! We encourage our children to participate in at least one activity outside of school and between 3 kids we’ve tried about every sport/music/dance activity there is. I can say Elite is my favorite. There is much more to it than just learning the physical acts of martial arts. The discipline, confidence, and self respect they teach the students is invaluable. My son loves Mr. Ritch, he makes it so fun for the kids while teaching them many important skills. We like that it is all inclusive and so we aren’t getting nickel and dimed every testing. My son wanted to try martial arts because it’s cool and what little boy doesn’t want to do some ninja moves. We also thought it would help him with his balance and coordination, which it has. From Elite we got those things we were looking for and so much more. He’s happy, we’re happy �

  • McKenzie Davis
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    (5) Elite is AMAZING

    We love elite martial arts! Our son has been going for well over a year and we literally could not be happier with the staff and our sons progress! Mr. Ritch is such an amazing leader and does a great job with all the kids. In all honestly all the teachers are amazing! They are thoughtful and take their time to help the kids learn. If you are considering putting your child in karate, this is the place to go! Our son will stay here and continue to complete this program.

  • Mckenzie
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    (5) Elite is AMAZING

    We love elite martial arts! Our son has been going for well over a year and we literally could not be happier with the staff and our sons progress! Mr. Ritch is such an amazing leader and does a great job with all the kids. In all honestly all the teachers are amazing! They are thoughtful and take their time to help the kids learn. If you are considering putting your child in karate, this is the place to go! Our son will stay here and continue to complete this program.

  • Travis R
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    (5) Elite is Elite

    Our children have been coming here for over 2 years. 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

  • Karen K
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    (5) We love Elite!

    I'm so glad we found Elite. We have both of our boys (8 and 11) enrolled and they love it. The instructors and staff know every student by name (and there are a lot of them)! Elite creates a safe, positive environment for kids and adults to build lifeskills like self-esteem, discipline, etc. I have seen great changes and growth in both of our boys since we joined over a year ago. Thank you Elite!

  • Karen K
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    (5) We love Elite!

    I'm so glad we found Elite. We have both of our boys (8 and 11) enrolled and they love it. The instructors and staff know every student by name (and there are a lot of them)! Elite creates a safe, positive environment for kids and adults to build lifeskills like self-esteem, discipline, etc. I have seen great changes and growth in both of our boys since we joined over a year ago. Thank you Elite!

  • Jessica
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts

    My son has been attending Elite for several months now and it has been such a positive impact! His confidence, self esteem have grown so much. Everyone has been welcoming and the instructors are amazing! I would highly recommend Elite Martial Arts!

  • Brenda
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts

    My son has been with Elite Martial Arts in Olathe for almost 2 years now and we have seen such growth with him all around. Particularly his confidence he is in his element while in class, he has fun but still manages to stay focused. The instructors are all so great, they keep a postive and fun environment while teaching students discipline and respect. We have had nothing but positive experiences as a new family to the school everyone is very welcoming and friendly!

  • Brenda  Garcia
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    (5) Elite Olathe

    My son has been with Elite Martial Arts in Olathe for almost 2 years now and we have seen such growth with him all around. Particularly his confidence he is in his element while in class, he has fun but still manages to stay focused. The instructors are all so great, they keep a postive and fun environment while teaching students discipline and respect. We have had nothing but positive experiences as a new family to the school everyone is very welcoming and friendly!

  • Jeffrey
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts

    We have been training at Elite now for almost 2 years. It is a great school and we love attending! My wife has started working out with us there, making all 4 of us working toward our black belts! We can't recommend Elite Martial Arts enough. The staff and other families that train there are amazing!

  • Debbie
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts

    We have been with Elite now for almost 2 years and love it! We all are now involved and go 3-4 times a week. The instructors are wonderful! They really work with everyone individually to help each of us achieve our best! My family has been training with Elite for the whole time, but I only started this past year. I am in my early 40's and not in good shape. I had been waiting to lose weight and get in shape to start my journey.....but I realized the time is NEVER going to be perfect. I just need to do it. So I did. I can't always perform the moves correctly. I still struggle with some of the easy stuff. But every class I get better and no one has EVER made me feel uncomfortable or unwelcome. They have always made me feel supported and great about being there! They help me modify as necessary and are very encouraging! A wonderful family sport and positive environment! We highly recommend this school!! ---------------------------------------------------------

  • Carrie Nastav
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    (5) Fantastic Programs

    Elite is a family helping to prepare my child for life, not just the next belt rank or tournament. They bring out the best in him.

  • Umesh Baratham
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    (5) Love Elite in Olathe Ks

    My Son went to Elite @ the Olathe branch for almost 8 months. He is slightly on Autistic spectrum but because of the excellent staff who is very friendly and accommodating made him more malleable to the structure. This is the first activity he participated apart from his school routine. We are really thankful to the whole staff and especially his coach for all the encouragement he inculcates and we have already signed up for his black belt club now .Hope he prospers up to the teachers expectations.

  • Christy U
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    (5) Elite is the best

    My son has been attending Elite Martial Arts for over 6 months now. He has gained confidence and is becoming more self aware. The instructors help each student to build their leadership, respect, and confidence. They take the time to speak to and help each student. I would recommend anyone to come and try Elite Martial Arts!

  • Christy
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    (5) Elite Martial Arts Olathe

    My son has been attending Elite Martial Arts for over 6 months now. He has gained confidence and is becoming more self aware. The instructors help each student to build their leadership, respect, and confidence. They take the time to speak to and help each student. I would recommend anyone to come and try Elite Martial Arts!

  • Pari Nirgudkar
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    (5) Great Place to Learn Martial Arts

    Elite is a great place to learn and understand the martial arts. They are helping everyone to build their confidence level. The instructors are really good, supportive and they help kids to learn it in a fun way. It has helped my daughter to improve her focus and responsibilities.

  • Pari Nirgudkar
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    (5) Great place to learn

    Elite is a great place to learn and understand the martial arts. They are helping everyone to build their confidence level. The instructors are really good, supportive and they help kids to learn it in a fun way. It has helped my daughter to improve her focus and responsibilities.

  • Pari Nirgudkar
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    (5) Great place to learn

    Elite is a great place to learn and understand the martial arts. They are helping everyone to build their confidence level. The instructors are really good, supportive and they help kids to learn it in a fun way. It has helped my daughter to improve her focus and responsibilities.

  • Kelly C
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    (5) We love Elite Martial Arts

    We started out at Elite Martial Arts through a Groupon purchase. A year and a half later we are still there!!! They have become family to us!!! The instructors are AMAZING and World Class. I would highly recommend Elite Martial Arts to any and everyone interested.

  • P N
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    (5) Great place to learn

    Elite is a great place to learn and understand the martial arts. They are helping everyone to build their confidence level. The instructors are really good, supportive and they help kids to learn it in a fun way. It has helped my daughter to improve her focus and responsibilities.

  • Justin G
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    (5) Structured and Fun

    My son has been attending classes at Elite for over a year. The positive atmosphere has helped build his confidence and excitement every class. The instructors are challenging while being supportive and kind. The community of the school is open, fun, and supportive of all students. This is a great place to bring your child to develop self-confidence and improve focus and responsibility. I'm even contemplating joining myself (if I ever get more free time!)

  • Roop
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    (5) Best in Kansas

    My son loves to go to elite martial arts at Olathe location. He is taking the class for more than 3 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 and Mr. Rich. :) 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.

  • Shauna
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    (5) Great Place!

    Can't say enough about how much we love it here! We joined with a trial membership and my son fell in love with Taekwondo and all the instructors and we decided right away this was the place to be. Everyone is so nice and encouraging and we have seen such an improvement in our sons confidence and attitude.

  • Michelle
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    (5) Amazing martial arts school!

    Elite Martial Arts is some of the best money we’ve ever spent on a recreational activity for our kids. When we initially signed up I never thought we would stay past the 6-week trial period but once we saw that they teach so much more than martial arts and fitness we were hooked! The instructors, staff and owners are amazing with the kids. They teach them martial arts in a very encouraging, fun way but they also teach them the importance of respect for themselves and others, working hard to achieve your goals, the importance of standing behind your teammates, and so much more. The owners have hired the best staff and instructors in town! They are all outstanding with kids and run the place like a well-oiled machine. If you want an amazing martial arts experience for you or your kiddos this is definitely the place to go!

  • Michelle
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    (5) Amazing martial arts school!

    Elite Martial Arts is some of the best money we’ve ever spent on a recreational activity for our kids. When we initially signed up I never thought we would stay past the 6-week trial period but once we saw that they teach so much more than martial arts and fitness we were hooked! The instructors, staff and owners are amazing with the kids. They teach them martial arts in a very encouraging, fun way but they also teach them the importance of respect for themselves and others, working hard to achieve your goals, the importance of standing behind your teammates, and so much more. The owners have hired the best staff and instructors in town! They are all outstanding with kids and run the place like a well-oiled machine. If you want an amazing martial arts experience for you or your kiddos this is definitely the place to go!

  • Gaby Mayoral
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    (5) Great Martial Arts School!

    Elite Martial Arts is a great place to bring your entire family! Their team of instructors are highly trained, knowledgeable and dedicated to providing a quality martial arts experience. This is not another school of just kicks and punches, the staff teach life skills that will help you in all aspects of your life.

  • Kaylynn H
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    (5) Amazing Instructors

    Elite Martial Arts is an amazing business who has helped my daughter over come self confidence and improved her perseverance. Her grades have improved tremendously along with helping others find the confidence in themselves. They go above and beyond in helping students obtain a positive outlook, respect and honesty.

  • 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.