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Tim Ratty reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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I have known Mr Lindamood for more than 20 years. He is an expert martial artist with unimpeachable integrity. His classes are motivating and just the right amount of physical challenge for every participant. A clear leader in the Roanoke area.

Steve Shealaynosun reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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I would highly recommend Lindamood’s Martial Arts Center. They have a great staff and are eager to teach and see the importance of every student!!! This is a top notch center!

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The owners are passionate about training and quality. They work hard to perfect their skills to give the highest quality of martial arts training in the area. They are constantly improving their school through broadening of their training. They also have a children's training program focused on dealing with children with attention and sensory issues. They love martial arts and it shows through their passion and commitment. I recommend them very highly.

Heather Turtle reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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I like it that is family friendly. I have seen adults and very little kids taking classes. Looks like lots of fun and a great place to learn!

Edenilson Lima reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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Family environment with qualified teachers, I'm Brazilian and when I'm in the region I make a point of visiting lindamood's martial arts... in my opinion the best BJJ

Ambiente familiar com professores qualificados, sou brasileiro e quando estou na região faço questão de visitar Lindamood’s Martial Arts... Na minha opinião o melhor BJJ da região.

Hunter Mills reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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Awesome gym highly recommended! Bobby is the best!!

Jonathan Watts reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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Great Gym! Bobby is one of a kind. Really good guy!

Melissa Morton reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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Classes that instill respect, confidence and disciple are 3 of the most amazing benefits of Lindamood’s Martial Arts Center. Aside of learning new skills each week, it is rewarding to see my son participate, execute and advance belts based on what he learns. I highly recommend this martial arts center!

Daniel Ciafardini reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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my son loves this place, and the teacher works very well with the kids.
my son loves it so much he is also doing brazilian jiu jitsu.

Steve Snyder reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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Lindamood Martial Arts has some of the most professional staff and educated instructors around. The facilities offer a wide variety of equipment within a safe and clean environment. This is one of the best places to train.

Kit Cat reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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Sebastian loves going here! He is doing so well. He is also listening and behaving better. His teacher said he was the best behaved out all of the boys in his class at school!

Teresa Hix reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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Both of my sons take classes here twice a week and in their words "it's awesome!!" Master Lindamood is more than patient with my 6 year old who is very easily distracted! He and my 14 year old are both having a great time learning their taekwondo movements while getting exercise and learning how to be respectful! It's a win win for everyone!

Jennifer A Vincent reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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Great with kids plus an awesome program!! Bobby is an all around great person!

Sam Hodges reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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They are great with my daughter. She loves it! My wife and I love the flexibility of the schedule and my daughter is learning a ton!

Erica Jones reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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My son attends the Lindamood's Martial Arts Center for the past 5 months and thoroughly enjoys his classes. The instructors are very helpful, friendly and great with all students. My son's confidence has grown in this short period and we could not be happier. I recommend this facility to anyone interested in Martial Arts no matter how old or young.

Ryan Carlton reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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I’ve only been here since February, really enjoy Adult BJJ and TKD. The people here are welcoming, if are interested in trying either stop by.

Steve Wiley reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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This is absolutely the best place in the area to come for martial arts! I highly recommend Lindamood’s.

Anne Foulke reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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My 6 year old daughter has been going to Limdamood's for a year and loves it! As a parent, I am thrilled with the quality of instruction and flexibility of the schedule. All of the Lindamoods are kind and patient with the children, while keeping the kids unquestionably on task. I highly recommend Lindamoods without equivocation.

Gene Silas reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
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I was in town looking for somewhere to train some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. They were extremely welcoming with great instruction Is by far one of the best environments I’ve had the honor of training in.

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If at first you do not succeed….

 

You know how that saying goes, right? Try, try again! And that brings us to our next core tenet of martial arts: perseverance.

Perseverance is what keeps us going when it would be easier to give up. It’s what makes us get up when we fall down – and it often means the difference between success and failure.

Let’s face it. Things have changed in recent years. It used to be that kids had to persevere. They didn’t get rewarded for showing up. They needed to prove themselves to succeed.

But nowadays, there’s a real danger of kids never learning the value of perseverance. If every kid gets a trophy, they start to expect a reward for a minimum effort. And – no surprise – that’s not good for them.

You and I both know that as adults, we don’t get a trophy for showing up to work every day. We’ve got to do our jobs, and do them well, if we want to succeed.

Kids learn perseverance in our classes in a very simple way. As they study martial arts, they are tested on their knowledge. It’s how they earn new belts and new stripes. If they haven’t mastered a level, they won’t be rewarded. It’s simple – and it teaches them something important.

When a child tests for a new belt and fails, it teaches them how to lose gracefully. It also teaches them to get back on the horse. They can test again – and as many times as they need to in order to advance.

We tell them that a failure is a learning opportunity. The feedback they receive is something they can use to improve their performance. And, they also learn that it feels better to be rewarded when you’ve truly worked for something than it does to be rewarded for just showing up.

It’s easy to see how learning perseverance can help kids. It aids them in the classroom, because sometimes they won’t understand a concept and they’ll need to persevere to grasp it. It helps them when they’re learning a new skill because they’ll be able to accept constructive feedback and learn from it.

And for the rest of their lives, knowing how to persevere when things don’t go their way will help them get through difficult times with their self-esteem intact.

This is an important skill. We put a lot of emphasis on perseverance because it matters – people who persevere tend to be more successful than those who don’t. It’s that simple.

Does your child need to learn the value of perseverance? Click here to sign up for a trial membership.

Until next time,

Bobby Lindamood

PS: Our next core tenet is something we’ve already hinted at – and it’s a skill that we all need!