What are Others Saying About Sandoval Karate?
If you are interested in taking karate classes, or having a child attend lessons, at Sandoval Freestyle Karate, please take a moment to read what others are saying. We know that you will discover that our martial arts school is in a class of its own, just like hundreds of students and parents have already.View Special Offer!
I have a 3 year old daughter and a 4 year old son in the Little Dragons program. I am consistently impressed by the instructors and the personal and individualized attention they afford to the kids. Both of my kids are high energy jumping beans with a penchant for jumping, climbing, and getting into things, so I figured that the ninja track was the way to go.
Mr. Garrett is the main instructor and does a great job leading the class and relating to the kids on their level. It’s great to see a line up of 18 kids 5 & under all staring in reverence at an authority figure. If this is a cult, sign me up.
The additional black belt instructors all have their own personalities with the kids, some more authoritarian than others, but all clearly genuinely engaged in teaching the kids and seeing them progress. I maintain the 5 stars even though I don’t really care for my daughter being addressed as “baby girl” by the only female instructor. I hold out hope it’s just because she doesn’t recall her name. A ninja called “baby girl” just smacks of that horrible movie Suckerpunch.
It’s a spendy activity, but worth it. I’m not sure how it ranks against other schools, but I’m willing to pay extra for the level of engagement and interaction that my kids get, and thrive on.
On a quest…. to be the best! AYAH!
My rating would be 4.5 (out of 5) if possible. My son (almost 4) has been going here since he was 2.5 years old. He was originally tested by Mr. Sandoval to see if he had the skills to start their Little Dragon’s program. After being admitted they did a great job of pushing my son to succeed while still being considerate of his age. All of the instructors have shown a personal interest in my son and taken care to ensure he develops his skills properly. They show infinite patience with young kids while letting them know there are rules that need to be followed and if you fail to do so there are consequences.
The only things that stop me from giving a 5 star rating are price and the intimate/smaller setting which gets hot in the summer. I understand these are not tremendous priorities when allowing someone to assist in developing your child, but I feel they are fair to mention. That being said it is worth the money and time that you invest. Your child will benefit from their program. I value anyone who takes an interest in my son and Sandoval Freestyle Karate offers a personal level of service that I feel is second to none.
That’s my 2 cents.
My daughter’s been going to Sandoval’s for about 6 months now, and we initially began it because they had a good deal going (comparable to the others around) and because we wanted her to have more discipline and also learn defense.
I’ve been taking her 3-4 times a week now since then. All of the instructors are great with all ages, get to know the parents too, and they even offer free weekend birthday parties for the kids. All of these things really made it an extension of family and home.
My daughter loves it, began when she was 3 (is now 4), and is eager to go as often as possible.
I have a child that joined Sandoval about a year ago, he is a yellow belt and I can not believe the change in him. He has gained so much self confidence and self respect. He has won awards, his self esteem has been built up by the instructors, and they are really great. When he started with Sandoval his attention span was very little, but with the help of Sandoval Karate he is more focused at home and school as well. I would highly recommend Sandoval Karate.
This is an excellent school! The instructors are great and really care about the students and their success. The owners are honest and have a lot of integrity and are both world class martial artists so they know what they are doing! I would highly recommend this school to anyone of any age who is thinking about starting or continuing in the martial arts.
I helped run a karate school in Gilbert for five years and last year moved my son to this new karate school and could not be happier. He receives great instruction by very capable and talented instructors. He is so much happier at Sandoval Karate and his skills have improved a huge amount. He is stronger and more confident. He also moved to a new school and his new teacher bragged to me about how respectful and mature my son is and what a joy he is to have in class! I love this school and I know most of the instructors in town! As a first degree black belt myself, I know how important the integrity of the school can be. I highly recommend Sandoval Freestyle Karate!
Great instructors make Sandoval Karate topnotch.
My son was in karate here for several years and this is a must for most kids. Even the wimpiest kid can gain confidence after these classes. The instructors are extremely good at what they do and they keep those kids in line and help them learn about themselves and their inner strength. This is a fantastic place for your kids.
Great school, Great people…
My daughters have been attending Sandoval Freestyle Karate school for over two years, and are currently green belts. We travel about 15 miles to Sandoval Feestyle Karate school because it is a wonderful school with a great curriculum. All of their classes are taught by black-belt instructors who know how to get kids involved and how to make Karate fun. There is a lot of positive reinforcement and praise, which (to me) is very important. Each class ends with a game and happy faces. The owners, Kristi and Allen, are there most of the time, and available for any assistance. I would strongly recommend Sandoval Freestyle Karate school to everyone! I know they offer free classes for you to try and see if it is right for you. If you are looking for a school with a great curriculum and would like to feel like you are one of the family, all while learning self defense, and getting a good workout, you should definitely check them out!
Excellent Karate Instructors!!!
My son Christian has been attending for 1 month and has exceeded my expectations. His level of confidence, excitement and love for the sport is something I was not expecting. The environment and the EXCELLENT enthusiasm of the instructors are outstanding….thank you very much!!!