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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!

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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.

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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!
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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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The Positive Effects of Martial Arts for a Child in School

Grade school can be quite the experience for any child. It is a place where a child not only learns academically but one where a child must learn to socialize and function in the world. Unfortunately, there are a lot of negative experiences that a child may have when going through school. Whatever those experiences may be, it would be a good idea to have a child participate in martial arts classes. Doing so will give them the tools they need to survive the school experience. The benefits associated with taking martial arts classes are essential for them to be able to have a positive experience in school.

Helps them earn better grades in school

Getting good grades is reflective of a child’s comprehension of the material. But, it is also indicative of their discipline and responsibility traits. Through martial arts, students are to learn the fundamentals of stretch and physical routines. They also learn to become disciplined with practice and keeping up with their cleanliness of uniforms. Children learn how to be punctual and can focus their daily thoughts on the tasks at hand. Thus, being able to exhibit these positive traits will translate to better grades as schooling requires the proficiency of these characteristics.

Gives them the confidence to stand up to bullies

Bullying is a very prominent and unfortunate experience that many children will either witness or become victims of in their lifetimes. Being a part of martial arts can give children the strength and confidence that they need to stand up to these negative individuals. Not only will they learn about self-defense strategies, they will be able to feel assertive and courageous. Possessing self-confidence is the number one way for a child to be able to stand up for him/herself in any threatening situation. Through martial arts, they will learn that not all conflicts have to be physical. They will possess the mature mindset to tackle any conflict with assurance and pride.


Gives them the ability to make friends

Having friends and keeping them can be the big difference between a positive and negative school experience for children. They will latch onto people who share common interests with them and feel devastated when those relationships disappear. However, for children who regularly practice martial arts, they have a different capacity to make and keep friends in their circle. Besides making friends in the martial arts classes themselves, children are able to easily socialize and collaborate with other students at school. They instill a lot of the same discipline and traits they learn from martial arts in their everyday lives. For instance, they may be first to
initiate a conversation with quiet students because they feel confident in themselves to do so.
Being a part of something special such as martial arts can be greatly impactful for children. Especially when it comes to school, children can gain invaluable skills and behaviors that will allow them to have more successful experiences in social settings. Although school is meant to teach them about a variety of things, having martial arts as a supplement can significantly affect the way they approach schooling and their overall experiences