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Daniel Nunez

This place is great! My son has learned so much in such a short amount of time! It’s their attention to detail and knowledge that makes this training outstanding. My son’s confidence has increased as quickly as his skill. His skillful ability to protect himself from larger opponents, both in size and height, is a credit to the training at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Chandler. In addition, I would strongly recommend this type of detailed training to young ladies as the mean to protect themselves from would be attackers.

Celeste Molina

Our kids can't get enough. I like how families are welcome to stay and watch. Staff is amazing. High energy. And helpful. Ashley is the best. Its cool how they put together events that celebrate their achievements. And you can tell they enjoy what they do for our kiddos!

Charu Fnu

I started taking my son to this place since it was on Groupon. So my expectations were not too high nor I knew what I was trying to get out of it. The orientation given by Ashley helped me understand Martial arts and it’s need. The first few classes led by Matt and Ashley were so phenomenal that I enrolled by son permanently. I have been so happy about my decision on this. My son loves taking these classes. I have seen a huge change in my 6 year old confidence and endurance. The classes also tries to make families part of the learning and goes beyond just Martial arts since it talks about Ninja core values like self discipline, Focus and Respect etc which are critical to anyone’s life. I would encourage anyone at any age group to take a class with Matt and Ashley and I can bet that you are going to love it and learn from it.

Ian Keith

Our son has loved training here for the past several months. The black belts who lead the beginners classes are knowledgeable and professional, and they're also great with kids. The training program is designed to address not only physical fitness and self-defense, but also aspects of character, such as good manners and citizenship. Everyone at QMA is enthusiastic, courteous, and helpful, and we've found the experience of working with them to be a very positive influence on our 10-year-old. Highly recommended!

Jen Moore reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
5
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Great place for kids to train! Our family loves the environment for both jujitsu and toshindo!

Nic Tillman reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
5
via Facebook

Great experience for kids to learn so much more than just a martial art! Confidence, respect, discipline, patience, the list goes on and on. I highly recommend Quest Martial Arts for any family!

Jen Cummins Lynch reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
5
via Facebook

My son and husband have been training at QMAC for years and love it. The instructors are amazing and truly care about each child's success, both on and off the mats. They learn life skills as well as martial arts, and they have a lot of fun!

Gerry Faide reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
5
via Facebook

Great atmosphere, good workout. The JiuJitsu has been great but the people at Phoenix Quest have been even greater!

Benjamin Thaddeus Swank reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
5
via Facebook

I've been going for two years. I've tried several different martial arts schools. I feel like this one has practical self defense, a welcoming and family oriented atmosphere and high quality training for a very realistic price.

I always feel welcome.

Matthew Entoshi Smith reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
5
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I have been training in To Shin Do since 2003, and I couldn't be happier. This art has brought a substantial amount of confidence to me in my daily life, and I couldn't be happier. I am able to use this art on a daily basis with the situational awareness it has shown me in addition to being able to read body language of people I interact with. I can't help but express how much of a positive impact this has had on my life. I couldn't be happier calling the Quest Martial Arts Chandler my home away from home.

Maryann Lasch reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
5
via Facebook

Awesome people and great environment. My daughter said "best summer experienced ever!".
More power and God bless.

Rob Madera reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
5
via Facebook

I have been coming to the PQC for a little over 2 yrs now. And this is by far the best Martial arts class i have ever attended, From the first day I walked in the door i was learning real techniques i could use. I didn't have to go home and practice Kata patterns over & over again. I learned real techniques that i could use right away! I didn't have to wait months to finally learn something. So i signed up both of my kids right away and they love it. They say that they feel like thay can really defend themselves and have more confidence. Thank you again for everything PQC!

Sherman Dorn reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
5
via Facebook

Quest Martial Arts Chandler is a supportive environment for learning realistic self-defense. I have trained there for more than two years, after training in a dojo in Florida for eight, and seeing family members train with varying degrees of effectiveness in four styles of martial arts over more than 50 years of collective experience.

Without a doubt, I can assure fellow students that the training is practical, geared to all ages, positive and supportive, and responsive to individual needs. We do not spar for competition; we learn effective techniques that will not be hampered by having trained for artificial rules that attackers will never follow. (This is not to say that sparring is bad; it's just not training for street attacks.)

The staff at Quest Martial Arts are skilled at both techniques and in teaching in a positive manner. Under their teaching, I have seen adolescent girls grow in assertiveness and adults of all physical conditions improve their abilities and confidence.

Mark Jory reviewed Quest Martial Arts Chandler
5
via Facebook

The Gracie classes are great, the instructor is nice, and the students are the best training partners. I feel welcome every time I come in.

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Not good enough!

I recently attended a sold out concert by a woman who was told she was not good enough. That she would never sell-out a concert hall. That what she was doing was too different to work. In front of millions of people she was told she sounded like, “a bunch of rats being strangled.”

Obviously what Lindsey Stirling’s critics told her was WRONG!

There will always be people out there to tell you what you want to do won’t work. That you should just keep to the safe path. This MIGHT be true, but you will never know unless you try. There are so many amazing things in this world because someone didn’t believe it when they were told to not try.

“It’s not the critic who counts.”

Lindsey reiterated a thought I have heard many times.

Successful people are not people who never fail.
Successful people are people who fail many times, learn and continue to get back up.

They dust themselves off, look around and get started again with what they have learned.

There has likely never been a time in history where one has so much opportunity to go after one’s passions. The internet has provided not only a wealth of information, but also an outlet that anyone can use to be found and heard.

Now is the only time we know we have. There will always be reasons why you can’t do something. Why you need to wait just a little longer until things are ‘right’. Unfortunately that time rarely ever just shows up.

We make it happen.

For me I suffered some pretty serious mental and then physical trauma this year. Through that trauma I realized that I either needed to jump in fully, or move on. When I contemplated moving on and abandoning my dreams life became very gray.

Needless to say I jumped!

Not everyone is in a position to fully jump. It took me 14 years. However you ARE in a position to do SOMETHING.

Start in whatever way you can. Make a small step. Get MOVING!

Hopefully you don’t have to hit bottom like I did to make your move.

Sometimes though, the light can shine the brightest from the bottom!

 

 

This is a repost from my old blog, but as I saw Lindsey Stirling again last night I figured it was a timely repost. I made a few minor updates and included some video add-ons from YouTube 🙂

To add to this, not only is Lindsey a HUGE success, but she is currently on tour with one of her childhood idols sharing the headline.