Testimonials from our students or parents
I just finished my 1 year commitment. I really enjoy the morning workout classes. The instructors are effective and fun. I especially want to recognize and thank Mr. James Holan (https://www.facebook.com/james.holan.35). He provides excellent tips and suggestions to maximize your workout throughout the day and always keeping safety first to avoid any injury. The people that attend are amazing and friendly.
I am so happy to get a chance to share how joining the boot camp group at Texas Karate DO has changed my life! I started on Dec. 17, 2014, scared and very uncertain of myself as far as exercising was concerned. I’m in my 60’s and had become a scaredy cat after finding out I had a couple of faulty heart valves that were causing symptoms. I didn’t want my heart rate up for fear something would happen. After a cardiologist cleared me I found this boot camp online and thought I’d try. I sure am glad I did! There’s a lot of laughing, encouragement, knowledgeable instruction, coaching, variety and on some mornings smoothies! Our instructor James Holan brought me in and has coached me along at my own speed for 7 months. There’s a balance between doing exercise at one’s own pace and letting yourself be pushed to improve. James gives that freedom and support. I have an addiction now…boot camp at Texas Karate DO at 6am! I am stronger, leaner, more flexible and confident! This has changed my life!
Morning boot-camp has changed my life. I am stronger and more flexible than I ever was before; I have more energy throughout the day and the arthritis in my knees is almost non-existent. I am a much happier person because of the many different workouts we do each week. I could not live without my morning workouts.
I have been going to this Boot Camp for the last 2 1/2 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. Every workout is always different, therefore, I feel like your working different muscles each time you workout. I can really see a difference.
The instructors are awesome and very knowledgeable in these classes. They really challenge us to push ourselves each time we come to class. You see the more you put into the class the more you get out of the class and believe me that is such an awesome feeling.
I would encourage anyone to give this Boot Camp a try.
"My daughter started jiu jitsu six months ago and within three months she was a different girl. My daughter tried gymnastics and dance but never excelled or felt confident with herself. Now she has confidence and truly loves jiu jitsu and her instructors. Not only is she learning so much she has joined a new family!"
"I have been involved in martial arts for many years, but never have I been involved in a martial arts family. So many people willing to help each other and get better. Training in Jiu-Jitsu has been great for me learning a new sport and new self discipline. Coach Mario is great at teaching and bringing out the best in you."
Kristin Viebrock (https://www.facebook.com/kristin.viebrock.3) — 5 star The BJJ classes offered here are top notch. My children and boyfriend all partake in these classes. Our daughter feels empowered by the fact that she is learning how to protect herself. She was nervous at first, but quickly became comfortable, and was very proud of herself. There are all levels welcome here and everyone feels important. The instructor, Mario, really knows how to hone in on individual skills for each individual student. Great school!
Kelly Rundle (https://www.facebook.com/kelly.rundle.7) — 5 star It has been my pleasure to train with Mario and the team at Texas Karate Do. Mario is dedicated to his students and the the Arte Suave or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The school is clean and well attended with technical instruction for the beginner to the advanced competitor! I recommend you take the whole family!
Joshua Herron (https://www.facebook.com/BigRman) — 5 star After spending a lot of time researching various Brazilian Jiu-jitsu schools in the DFW area, I finally found my home at Texas Karate Do and the Holan's MMA team. Coach Mario is a great coach and provides a very welcoming environment to learn this amazing art. We are more of a family than a team and I couldn't ask for a better support structure. I am very proud to be a member of Holan's MMA and cordially invite everyone out to give us a try. We may joke a lot but we are serious about bettering ourselves in BJJ.