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Suzana Stojakovic Forkapic reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
5
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Our son Nikola has officially been at this Dojo for one full year now and is thriving in this environment. Sensei Riley is there to teach Judo and much more with goal setting, a constant reminder of respect, kindness, and overall doing the right thing each day. He is in tune with each child speaking and instructing them with discipline and respect. I just love this place and look forward to each class and my son's development overall.

Mimi Lemay reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
5
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Pedro's is a remarkable place. I knew that the martial arts, if practiced right, could instill confidence and positivity in my kids, and Pedro's and Sensei Riley have not disappointed. I have three kids at Pedro's: Ages, 9, 8 and 6 and all three have enjoyed the experience, learned a lot and improved in strength, coordination and their belief in what they can accomplish! The classes are run well and on time, and there are plenty of chances for the kids to work toward promotion and participate in tournaments. We are glad we chose Pedro's Judo!

Beth Williams reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
5
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Jacob has just finished his third year of training at Pedro's. We could not be happier with his progress. We started down this path hoping for better school and home behavior, a little more focus and lot more patience and discipline. In three years the change has been remarkable! Our rambunctious, full of energy little boy has grown up- learned how to respect teachers, staff, parents and so much more- while still keeping his silly, charming personality. Sensei Riley is kind, understanding, beyond patient and a true cheerleader! We are so grateful to all the staff for being on this ride with us!

Leah Kunz Sullo reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
5
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I would absolutely recommend Pedro's Judo Center, we have had such a great experience and look forward to many more years of fun. This has been a great way for my four year old son to improve so many areas like focus and self-control all while being physically active and having fun.

I think my favorite part of this program is that they make this so much more than the classes that you attend at the dojo each week. They make such an effort to involve the entire family, we love the in house tournaments, promotion nights, kids movie nights, and much more. The other mom's and I even got to join in the class with them this morning in honor of Mother's Day for a pink belt, I'm not sure which one of us had more fun!

Sharon O'Brien reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
5
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Both my son and daughter have been doing Judo at Pedro’s for just over a year and I would highly recommend their program. Not only do they focus on physical fitness but also building confidence in the kids. My son thrives on the physical challenges of Judo and is always excited and proud of himself when he masters a new technique. He often comes off the mat after class and asks me if he can stay for the next class!! My daughter is 6 years old and has hearing loss and I enrolled her at Pedro’s with the hope of boosting her self confidence. I couldn’t be happier with the progress she’s made (both on and off the mat!) over the last year at Pedro’s. The Sensei’s are firm but kind and really bring out the best in the kids. I was so proud to see my daughter raise her hand fearlessly and ask the police officer a question during a recent visit from WPD at the Dojo!! Thank you everyone at Pedro’s!!!

Michelle Bradbury Wilkins reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
5
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My 3year old and 4year old love it. I love their ability to focus and to listen more. Great place for kids!

Maria Koutny reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
5
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Went for a child birthday party and my daughter had a blast! Good people

Anthony Hewitt reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
5
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Great training with great people! Thanks for the hospitality everyone!

Amy Mirasolo reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
5
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Pedro's is an amazing place for kids to grow and learn. It is not just about athleticism and strength in the dojo, but they build character, confidence and discipline. These men and women are exceptional role models and have helped shape our son to an amazing young man. The expectations/behaviors go far beyond the walls of Pedro's and we couldn't be happier with our experience!

Don Werner reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
5
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My grandaughter has gone from very shy to much more outgoing and confident. Very knowledgeable caring staff that get results. Thank you

Stephan Kelly O'Sullivan reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
5
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We have been members at Pedro's Judo Center for 9 years and I cannot emphasize more how beneficial the training for my daughters has been. My eldest was the first to start and within several months I was amazed at the level of change in her confidence. The effect was both personal and athletic. I decided to enroll my younger daughter and the effect was even quicker. From the ceiling of the Judo Center hang 4 signs. The signs are emblazoned with the words CONFIDENCE, FOCUS, RESPECT and DISCIPLINE. The instructors at Pedro's do a great job of stressing these values to their students. If you admire these values as much as I do, you should bring your children to Pedro's Judo. My elder daughter emphasized to me the old saying that, "The family that plays together...stays together." so I enrolled myself. The decision to enroll my family at Pedro's Judo is one of the best i've ever made!

Derek Tc Richardson reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
5
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Technical tough competitors. Lots of experience on this mat. If you want to get in shape and learn from the best, this is the place.

Mary Jane Sullivan reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
5
via Facebook

What a fun place for a birthday party for kids. Very clean with a separate space for food and cake. Ms. Allie kept all the kids engaged with fun games and music. Most certainly they slept well that night. Clean bathrooms and comfortably cool.
I would give them 5 stars!

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Judo: The Effective After School Program

Judo: The Effective After School Program
A parent’s work schedule never really syncs up perfectly with his/her child’s school
schedule. As school lets out for the day, parents are usually wondering what options
are in place for them to place their children in until they are out of work. Plus, they
want to be able to put their children in programs that going to benefit the child
versus sending them to a relative to watch television all afternoon. They might go to
tutoring, but that activity can only benefit them on an academic level. If parents are
looking for an effective, all-around activity, then they should consider placing their
children in a martial arts after school program. In doing so, parents will begin to see
great growth and benefits in their children.


Provides Great Education – Discipline and Responsibility
Just because the school bell rang, it does not mean that a child has to stop receiving
educational content in an after school program. Martial arts teaches kids how to be
disciplined and responsible. The routines associated with martial arts require
precision and practice in order to perfect the stances and activities. Students are also
required to upkeep their uniforms and belts. They are taught to respect the instructor
as well as one another. This type of conditioning in the class allows students to
become more mature and responsible. Building this foundation at a young age will
produce healthy habits as they grow into teenagers and soon after, adults.


Can be a Place to Make Friends
Children can find it very difficult to make new friends. They may feel uncomfortable
in the process and sometimes feel rejected for being what is considered to be
“normal” in the school social worlds. Kids can be harsh and when a child is exposed to
negative social settings, it can be traumatizing for the rest of their lives. The good
thing about putting a child in martial arts is that he/she will get the chance to easily
make friends in the program. The other children in the class already share a common
interest with one another: martial arts. They all understand the routines and the
disciplines behind the activity. Sharing the same mindset allows children within the
class to become friends easier and support one another. There are also routines that
involve students working with a partner which is a great way to foster teamwork and
accountability.


Encourages and Provides Physical Strength and Fitness
Especially in America, more and more children are becoming obese because of the
lack of exercise and poor nutrition. Martial arts after school programs offer a great
way for children to practice physical fitness every single day. There are warm-up routines that help students center their thoughts and stretch to prevent injuries.
Then, the remaining routines build their muscle and promote great posture. The
students are able to become physically strong which is not only good for their bodies
but their minds as well. This is because they build a sense of self-confidence as they
see their strength grow. They also learn great methods of self-defense, which is ideal
for any person of any age.
Finding an after school program that provides a multitude of benefits for a child can
be difficult. Martial arts classes are a great option as they can give a child an
education that no other activity ever could. It gives a child benefits that affect their
minds and bodies, all at the same time. It teaches children to become responsible and
matures, traits that cannot be matched by any other program.