Quality instruction and a genuine team of instructors
- Ted S.
As a Dad of two boys, it was of utmost importance to me that my 2 guys (now ages 20 and 18 years) be influenced by a kind and virtuous person with the highest ethical and humanistic standards; standards that he requires of himself and that he expects and successfully develops in his students. Mr. Pattison at the Center for Martial Arts exemplifies and personifies all that a parent can ask for in a teacher, mentor and person to help a child make the difficult transition from child to autonomous young adulthood.

Although the martial arts instruction is outstanding, my personal comfort comes not only from knowing that both my guys know how to "take care of themselves in the street" if need be, and they have learned how to use their persuasive intelligence rather than their fists to avoid physical altercations whenever possible. However, as important as self defense ability is, of even greater importance are the other life lessons that are presented as an integral part of the arts training. I feel that the most valuable lessons my young men learned and developed at the Center for Martial Arts include respect for all people (including and especially themselves), respect for the environment, the importance of setting goals worthy of themselves, and daily effort to move oneself toward those goals and life purposes, and taking responsibility for their actions. These virtues remain with and continue to serve his students as a part of their personal character, long after their martial arts studies have been replaced by other life endeavors and adventures.

Enrolling my guys in Mr. Pattison's program was one of the best things I ever did for my kids! Just goes to show you that even I get it right once in a while!
- Steve G. (Encinitas)
 CMA has the best program for learning Martial Arts! My son is 10 years old and has tried or visited many schools, CMA is an excellent promoter of self confidence, and becoming a leader that helps those around you to become a better person, in addition to excellent teaching of self defense techniques. Other schools do not expect their students to learn self control, or respect for others. CMA teaches on the philosophy of planting a seed, and raising a blooming tree with a full life cycle, through the seasons. This is exactly how I want my son to learn self defense and to be a better person, who can accomplish goals that he sets his mind to.
- Colleen G.
Master Pattison and all of the black belts are AWESOME role models for the kids. The program is so much more than just learning karate and forms. The respect and leadership that my son has learned has been more than expected. I consider them a parental partner in raising my kids!
- Jan M.
 They are great people and excellent role models for the kids. My son really enjoys the classes and the friendly environment.
- Ana N.

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