My daughter is in the 2nd grade and is 7 years old. She has been attending American Karate for 3 months now and has learned so much. Mr. and Mrs. Gomez not only teach karate, they teach respect for others, self discipline, and the courage to protect yourself. This class has enriched my daughter's life in ways that I cannot put into words. The main reason I enrolled her in classes was because of balance issues, and her balance has improved, but she has gotten so much more than improved balance from American Karate & Self Defense. My daughter's self-esteem has improved beyond comprehension due to her success in obtaining her gold belt in this short period of time. Hailey knows that Mr. and Mrs. Gomez would not have given her the stripes that she needed to get her gold belt if she hadn't exhibit the skills required which helped boost her self-esteem and self-value. My daughter thinks that she can do ANYTHING now and what else could a parent desire for their little girl?