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Mary ElizaBeth Tate reviewed McLean's Martial Arts & Fitness
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My Little boy Ira started weeks ago. I absolutely love Mr. and Mrs. McLean. They are just the nicest people and he is a great instructor. I recently called the other day to see what time they closed so I could drop his $ off for the party Friday. Have you, the weather was bad out that Wednesday. Mrs. McLean answered and told me to bring it in the next day that she didn't want me leaving on the road in such bad weather. Guys, that meant a lot to me. I am so glad they chose to open up in Saraland!

Peter Sorce reviewed McLean's Martial Arts & Fitness
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I was privileged to be able to visit McLean's Martial Arts last this year. I have to say that McLean's Martial Arts is a top-notch professional Taekwon-Do School. I have been training in martial arts over 32 years and have been to schools all over the country. McLeans is one of the best of I have ever been to. His instructors and staff are very knowledgeable, personable, and fantastic teachers.

Cynthia Richardson Raley reviewed McLean's Martial Arts & Fitness
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Instruction in this school is built on a solid foundation of principles, technique, self-defense and tenets of martial arts. The energy behind the instruction here is contagious! You will be inspired by the total experience which will lead you to a place of yearning improvement across all areas of your life. Instruction is delivered in a non-judgmental and safe environment that is supportive transformational mentally as well as physically. Let Mr McLean bring out the Black Belt in you!
If you are considering training for your your whole family get ready to watch each member flourish as each rank is earned. Instructor - student relationships are a strong predictor of success and Mr. McLean's wholesome leadership, years of experience, and passion driven instruction will facilitate your personal goal attainment! TAKE the Challenge offered in this dojo. One of my students is a 4th Degree because of Mr. McLean's Master Level Leadership. I personally have watched her transform as she is an emergent leader who continues to inspire me. The time and energy invested in this training is absolutely PRICELESS!

Robin Lester reviewed McLean's Martial Arts & Fitness
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My little one just started a couple of weeks ago and we both love it! I was having problems with him at school about paying attention, following directions and doing homework but just the couple of weeks he's been going is showing progress in school! He knows he cannot go until his homework is done and if he gets any behavior marks in school. So he does his work and gets ready without me even asking! He loves it so much. He just got his second stripe and he's so proud! The staff is so welcoming and nice! The instructors are awesome and so good with kids! The fact that Mr McLean keeps his attention says it all, trust me!! We will be there for many years to come!

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Martial Arts: 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.