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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.

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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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Making Friends

 

There are a lot of emotional benefits available to kids who study the martial arts. We’ve talked about some of them already, but today I’m going to talk about one that sometimes gets overlooked:

Martial arts classes are a great place to make friends!

Think about how most of us make friends. Friendships often start with commonalities, right? You meet someone at work and discover that you share a passion for gardening… or football… or music. And just like that, you have something to talk about, and the relationship grows from there.

At school, kids can struggle to make friends. They’re grouped by age, and that might mean that a shy child doesn’t know where to start to find common ground.

In a martial arts class, kids automatically have something in common. They’re all there to learn martial arts! And with that, they have a host of icebreakers to help them discover other things they have in common.

Discipline is important, but there’s plenty of time before and after class for kids to socialize and get to know one another. As they discuss the moves they’ve learned, or which belt they want to earn, they’ll be able to learn about other kids and share things about themselves.

And, as I’ve told you before, martial arts classes might offer individual instruction, but they do it in a social setting. In class, kids need to work together, offer encouragement, and help one another. That creates an environment of respect and admiration – and it’s easy for friendships to blossom.

I still have friends today that were in the first martial arts class I took as a child. Many of my instructors do, too. Imagine it: your child’s lifelong best friend might be waiting for them at Lindamood’s Martial Arts.

Social skills are undeniably important. They matter at school, where having allies and friends can make the days seem short. And they matter at work, too – if you’ve ever worked alone or in an environment where you didn’t have friends, you know what I mean.

One of my greatest joys as a teacher is to watch a shy child come out of their shell and start making friends. It’s something I’ve seen over and over again, and I never tire of it.

Does your child have difficulty making friends? Are they shy and uncertain in social situations? Why not let them learn about social skills and interactions in a fun environment?

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Until next time,

Bobby Lindamood