Love the teacher, the disciple and the philosophy. It is way above other places I have seen. Good job Sensei Kyoshi.
I have met Kyoshi back in 2006. His teachings helped me
Before I was at Polander Academy, I was part of a karate program that was good at first, but after two years I felt like the classes were getting worse and worse. Using
I don't know what made me think to try karate. I was tired of the gym and the hamster-wheel feeling I had every time I went. What was next in my progression? Adding another riser to my step? I visited Polander and was impressed. The individual private session gave me an idea of what I'd be in for, and I was surprised that I signed up that same day. I **never** sign up for anything on the spot. But I felt comfortable and excited to not only get more fit but to learn something useful along the way. The progression of testing to earn new belts was appealing too--you can really see that you are learning and advancing. And you learn things immediately helpful, in addition to building skills that take practice to master.
In a nutshell - central location easy to get to in
It would be great to see more women and girls in these classes; please give it a try!
I have a 7 yo daughter who joined the dojo end of 2011. She enjoys the classes a lot, and for me, I get to sit on the side, watch her have fun and have a BREAK for an hour where I read my favorite book. Kyoshi is very pleasant, so his wife Magda. This is for sure a place I would recommend to any parent.
Seriously, the best-kept secret in the D.C. area for cardio kickboxing. Saturday classes are so great, I was inspired to write a whole blog post about them!
Multiple instructors in each class
This school has been in the Bethesda area for nearly 20 years. The style is excellent for all ages (you don't have to be able to do the splits to fit in), and the instruction is outstanding. Instructors typically have 10 or more years of experience and the head of the school is on-site nearly every day.
I highly recommend stopping by to take a look if you are interested in traditional martial arts or practical
Great place, OK parking situation (street/metered parking). Definitely try out the Cardio Kickboxing class (if you're not into the whole Martial
This is an awesome place for kids to learn discipline,
Best Karate school in the area
I met Kyoshi Polander in Kansas City, KS back in 2002 and was the best Karate instructor I've ever seen. I am glad to say that his skills have not dulled one bit. Those of you who are lucky enough to live in Maryland and the D.C. area should