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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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!

Chris Camp reviewed McLean's Martial Arts & Fitness
5
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I have trained with Mr. McLean for the better part of 15 years off and on. I've honestly known him for over half of my life. I have trained in several schools and MMA is the best in all of Mobile. The instructors, from Mr. McLean to his trainees, are very well trained and work very well with kids of all ages. If you're looking for fitness, self defense, discipline or interpersonal skills, for you or your children, this is the school.

January LeAlison Burk-Helton reviewed McLean's Martial Arts & Fitness
5
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We have had my son in classes for three weeks now. I have noticed a drastic difference in my son already. He has been so much more respectful and focused on reaching his goals for class. He has ADHD and we were worried that he just would not be able to focus long enough last through more than 15 minutes of a class. Mr. McLean was true to his word, they work wonders with children like my son. I highly recommend giving them a try!!!!!!

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The shoppers Self Defense guide

Holiday shopping can be a thrill. In a good way and even in a bad way. Adding a little self defense mentality can go a long way.
Self Awareness
You have society on your side. Potential criminals (for the most part) won’t just obnoxiously run up to you in front of a crowd and take your things.
These criminals are looking for an opportune situation. As long as you are aware of your surroundings, you can prevent yourself from ever falling into one of these situations.
Your own body is a part of your surroundings. It would be a foolish decision to count cash in public. This is something you should be aware of, and instead count your cash privately.
The ultimate holiday shopping self defense tip is to simply be aware. Be aware of where a potential pick pocket is, and what a potential pick pocket is looking for.
The Pick Pocket
Pickpockets thrive on holiday shopping. There are crowds of people, loaded with cash and jewelry who know nothing about practical self defense.
Get inside the mind of the pick pocket. They are looking for crowds. Pay attention when in a crowd. Don’t forget where all your belongings are.
Avoid dark areas. Keep your wallet in your front pockets. Don’t let your bag or purse hang behind you. Everything valuable should be positioned up front where your eyes and hands can follow them at all time.
Wear simple, comfortable, and non-flowing clothing. The biggest aspect of holiday shopping self defense is being prepared. Pay attention and stay safe.
Dealing With Your Car
Another holiday shopping hotspot for thieves is your vehicle.
Pay attention to where you parked. Don’t park in a dark corner. Park where it’s bright. Even if this means you have to park further away, putting yourself in a favorable position is the centerpiece of holiday shopping self defense.
Pay attention when you finish shopping. The walk back to you car is the most dangerous. The criminals know that you are finished with all of your holiday gifts and exhausted. Have your keys ready in hand, and don’t waste any time.
Pay attention to your surroundings, get to your car, and get out. If you are worried about your situation, then don’t be scared to ask a security guard to escort you.