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Heather Turtle reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
5
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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
5
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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
5
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Awesome gym highly recommended! Bobby is the best!!

Jonathan Watts reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
5
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Great Gym! Bobby is one of a kind. Really good guy!

Melissa Morton reviewed Lindamood's Martial Arts Center
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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
5
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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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The Shopper’s Self Defense Guide

Holiday shopping can be a thrill. In a good way and even in a bad way. Adding a little self
defense mentality can go a long way.

Self Awareness

You have society on your side. Potential criminals (for the most part) won’t just obnoxiously run
up to you in front of a crowd and take your things.
These criminals are looking for an opportune situation. As long as you are aware of your
surroundings, you can prevent yourself from ever falling into one of these situations.
Your own body is a part of your surroundings. It would be a foolish decision to count cash in
public. This is something you should be aware of, and instead count your cash privately.
The ultimate holiday shopping self defense tip is to simply be aware. Be aware of where a
potential pick pocket is, and what a potential pick pocket is looking for.

The Pick Pocket

Pickpockets thrive on holiday shopping. There are crowds of people, loaded with cash and
jewelry who know nothing about practical self defense.
Get inside the mind of the pick pocket. They are looking for crowds. Pay attention when in a
crowd. Don’t forget where all your belongings are.
Avoid dark areas. Keep your wallet in your front pockets. Don’t let your bag or purse hang
behind you. Everything valuable should be positioned up front where your eyes and hands can
follow them at all time.
Wear simple, comfortable, and non-flowing clothing. The biggest aspect of holiday shopping self
defense is being prepared. Pay attention and stay safe.

Dealing With Your Car

Another holiday shopping hotspot for thieves is your vehicle.
Pay attention to where you parked. Don’t park in a dark corner. Park where it’s bright. Even if
this means you have to park further away, putting yourself in a favorable position is the
centerpiece of holiday shopping self defense.
Pay attention when you finish shopping. The walk back to you car is the most dangerous. The
criminals know that you are finished with all of your holiday gifts and exhausted. Have your keys
ready in hand, and don’t waste any time.
Pay attention to your surroundings, get to your car, and get out. If you are worried about your
situation, then don’t be scared to ask a security guard to escort you.