Master Pattison is the finest instructor of ANY subject that I have ever seen. There are numerous karate instructors who have technical skills equal to his, but he is an exemplary teacher. He has the rare gift of bringing out the best in each student.

Many parents send him their children who lack confidence or are having trouble focusing. He is able to develop confidence in these students. Other people send their kids who are impulsive or have other behavior issues. He is able to help these children set boundaries and gain self-control. I recommend this studio highly. If you want your child to study with a person who is a good example and who is able to develop leadership skills in others, this is the place for you!
- Julie G.
Great instructors, wonderful with children and adults alike.
- Andrew A.
 My CMA experience has been fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to pursue the martial arts. The top-notch staff are skilled, professional and fun. They cater to people of all ages but are particularly good at fostering the self-esteem of the youngest of kids. My daughter started when she was 5 1/2 years old (she's 8 now) and I started when she was a year into it so it's definitely a family affair. Now we're both red belts and couldn't be prouder of each other! Thanks CMA!
- Adrienne L.
The Center for Martial Arts is a wonderful family environment. Master Pattison, while being kind and patient with children, also knows how to grab their attention and instill discipline, respect, and thoughtfulness. All of the other instructors share in his same philosophies while still having their own teaching styles. The focus on technique and self-defense ensures the students get a usable set of martial arts skills. I'm very thankful to have found CMA for my son's as well as my own martial arts practice.
- Krista L.
 My child loves her CMA family. She has gained tons of confidence since joining. The instructors are always positive and encouraging. Thank you CMA.
- Remy I.

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