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Laura Kast

My daughter just loves going to Millcreek Karate. She four and Mr. Wokutch is so patient with her learning the basics of taekwondo. This is a fantastic program and she is always looking forward to class. The facility is clean and modern. We love Millcreek Karate so much!

Miranda Grom

My four year old son loves going to karate with his friends, the facility is clean, modern and the best part is the instruction he receives. Patient, kind and understanding are how I would describe the instructors-great experience!

KC McCloskey

The facility is newly remodeled, clean, and family friendly. The staff is kind and courteous, and the instructors are highly experienced and knowledgeable.

Brittany Belcher

Millcreek Karate is by far the most professional, clean and welcoming academy in all of Erie. Besides being the best all around, they even offer the best deals when they could easily charge more if they wanted to and it’d still be well worth it! We have a long commute from the other side of Erie but the skills, knowledge and friendships he gains keep us coming back! We are extremely picky on where we send our children. We researched and visited several other martial art schools in Erie county before Millcreek Karate opened last summer and we were not impressed with others.. We love sending our son to Millcreek Karate!

Ron Barac

This martial arts studio is modern, spacious and very clean. There is plenty of parking available. The instructors are top notch - very patient, kind, accommodating, courteous, knowledgeable and proficient. The instructors are also very innovative in their approach and have amazed me with their ability to adjust the lesson plans to each child's individual needs and capabilities while still enabling them to learn the martial arts curriculum and excel. My 2 children have felt very welcomed at this studio from day one and they love it here. They have excelled significantly and quickly and I could not ask for a better martial arts school!

Chasity Kent reviewed Millcreek Karate
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My kids love it my daughter hates to miss any classes

Amanda Tarbell reviewed Millcreek Karate
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We love Millcreek Karate. Our son is 5 and he loves going to Karate so much.

Alyssa Hart reviewed Millcreek Karate
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Everyone here is great. They're always very friendly as soon as you walk in the door and open to answering as many questions as you have. The instructors are phenomenal with the little kids and have so much patience. And the facility is always very clean. Our son loves it, and we love it! 🥋

Amber McDowell reviewed Millcreek Karate
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My son just turned 3 and struggles with anxiety. We thought we would try karate to build his confidence. Today he had a private lesson and they were so wonderful with him. My son can’t wait to go back and instantly LOVED it! I am amazed. He was glowing with confidence after 1 lesson.

Kiana Aliyn Noble reviewed Millcreek Karate
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we love Millcreek Karate. Everyone is so nice, friendly and knowledgeable. My daughter really enjoys class and loves to go. Anyone who is looking for a karate school lmease consider this place as they do not disappoint

Steven Roward reviewed Millcreek Karate
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Everyone is very nice and friendly. Jason, the owner is great!

Missy Barac reviewed Millcreek Karate
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Millcreek Karate has been such a positive experience for my family! It is a clean, modern, and spacious facility. The instructors are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and caring. They welcome students of all abilities and are very patient and flexible with their instruction. Mr and Mrs Wokutch make class fun and with their support, my children have quickly excelled!

Monica Sue reviewed Millcreek Karate
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very friendly staff. the instructors are knowledgeable and work one on one if needed. they are patient and poor their hearts into running the business smoothly. highly recommend.

Aaron T. Pacy reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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A blessing.
They KNOW how to work with ADHD kids and it's been great for our boy.
Highly recommend.

Alexe C. Brode reviewed Millcreek Karate
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My child loves her class!

Katy Miller reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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We were told our son has adhd in January. My husband took karate so we started looking around. We didn't make it anywhere else. My husband walked in to get some info and was very impressed about pretty much everything. From the class times to how they work with kids with adhd. I was nervous for my son thinking I was going to be told "we can't have him". They have worked with him and I saw a change in him within a week. A WEEK! We absolutely love Millcreek Karate! My son is a happy kid again!

Alisheva Ginelle reviewed Millcreek Karate
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We absolutely love Millcreek Karate! The instructors are amazing and the facility is very clean and kept up. Will always recommend.

Rachel Krumbein reviewed Millcreek Karate
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Knowledgeable, friendly staff.

Bradley Ford reviewed Millcreek Karate
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My girls focus, dexterity , balance and respect increase after 4 classes . Sir Jason is great with kids and adults too!

Laura Renee reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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My daughter absolutely loves Millcreek Karate. She is always looking forward to classes and loves the instructions and the friends that she has made. The facility is beautiful and all the staff are kind and welcoming. Highly recommended!

Chris Gehring reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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This is the best instruction for you and your kids in Millcreek and surrounding communities.

Jason Wokutch runs an outstanding program.

The school is the cleanest and most modern in town.

You will love your experience at Millcreek Karate!

Alyssa Weston reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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One of the best decisions I have ever made was sending my son here! The facility and staff are both fantastic. I would highly recommend Millcreek Karate to anyone!

Jeremy Ford reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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Kids enjoy it and instructors are great with them. Glad we signed them up!

Veronica Maldonado reviewed Millcreek Karate
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A friendly, clean, and amazing place!

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Protect your heart with martial arts

It’s Valentine’s Day and February is all about the heart. Every year, the American Heart Association celebrates Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and heart health.

What you may not know is that martial arts are great for the heart. In fact, the cardiac benefits of martial arts give a whole new meaning to the idea of cardiovascular fitness.

With that in mind, here are some ways that taking martial arts classes can protect and strengthen your heart.

Martial Arts Raise the Heart Rate

The first way that martial arts can help the heart is by raising your heart rate when you work out. The heart is a muscle and it needs to be worked. When you take a martial arts class, your heart rate is elevated.

The benefit of raising the heart rate is that it oxygenates the blood, and helps promote calorie burning even after you’re done working out. People of all ages need to keep their hearts pumping, and martial arts is a great way to do it.

Martial Arts Lower Blood Pressure

Did you know that a high-intensity martial arts workout can help lower your blood pressure? It’s true. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading contributor to heart disease.

When you work out, your heart becomes stronger – and that means that it can pump blood more efficiently than it can without exercise. The less effort your heart has to expend on pumping blood, the lower your blood pressure is.

Martial Arts Lower Cholesterol

LDL cholesterol – the so-called “bad” cholesterol” – is a contributing factor in heart disease. Regular participation in martial arts helps you lose weight and that decreases the amount of LDL cholesterol in your blood.

There’s evidence that working out also shrinks the proteins that carry cholesterol through the bloodstream, making them less dangerous to the heart.

On a related note, regular vigorous exercise – such as the kind you get in a martial arts workout – helps to increase HDL or “good” cholesterol.

Martial Arts Reduces Stress

One thing that separates martial arts from many other forms of exercise is that it requires mental stillness combined with physical exertion.

Mental stillness contributes to mindfulness, a practice that can significantly decrease stress and anxiety in both children and adults.

Considering that there is a direct link between stress and heart health (stress contributes to high blood pressure and related issues), the fact that participating in martial arts can reduce stress is a huge benefit for the heart.

 

In addition to the benefits already mentioned, martial arts training also helps to improve discipline, build muscle coordination, and increase self-confidence.

This month, why not give your heart a boost by adding martial arts to your workout routine?

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