My 3 kids, now 14, 12, and 8, have been going here for almost 2 years. They've worked hard, had so much success, gained skills I couldn't have taught them otherwise, and made great friends too.
When we first walked in to try it out, I was pretty skeptical having come from one super relaxed dojang where the kids didn't advance and having scoped out 2 others that were franchises asking for lengthy contracts before the kids were even allowed to try it out. The feel at Dragon Brand was different though. Not a franchise and the instructors show genuine interest in each of the students.
When I moved from another state to OR, I wanted to continue my Taekwondo training ,but was sure I would never find a school as amazing as the one I had to leave behind. I wanted a school that was small enough that I didn't get " lost" in a sea of thousands of students yet still had the space and goals to continue growing . Knowing no one in the area, I happened to be driving by and noticed the signs and the school tucked into a warehouse area. I jotted down the number and gave them a call. Within a day I got a call back from Master King inviting me to come to the school and watch a class. When I went to observe a class later that week, I was greeted by Master King & a friendly group of adults getting ready for their adult class , even urging me to come on out and join class. I didn't and chose to just watch and chat with one of the instructors. Fast forward to a year later and that group of adults have become some of my favorite people and good friends. The owners are family focused . Master Buffington, his wife and 2 daughters are all black belts and are welcoming, helpful and knowlegable.
The classes are challenging yet designed to accommodate all levels from beginner to advanced. There is so much support from fellow classmates that you really feel a part of something from day one. If you have always wanted to try martial arts, give Dragon Brand Martial Arts a try. If you are going to sweat and work out, you might as well make it fun and interesting!
This is a great martial arts studio with classes for both kids and adults from beginners to advanced. They also offer after school programs for the children. I highly recommend this school!
AMAZING! They teach all the right things. Master B, Master King, has turned my son's around. If you are willing to work hard, and learn so much. This is the martial art place for you. My son is doing better in school, had more respect for others. Give this place a call. You won't be sorry!
My kids LOVE Dragon Brand! The instructors know how to keep the kids focused and motivated. My kids are getting exercise, making friends, and learning great life skills as well as learning martial arts.
What a great foundation was set for my daughter's success at dragon brand martial arts. I can't thank you enough for the positive influence and training in courtesy, integrity perseverance and self control!
Not your traditional place. This is more family oriented and student paced. My kids have sensory disorder and can be overwhelmed by being pressured. Instructors use a gentle encouragement.
This is the best place ever. Me and my kids have been here for the last 2 years and our growth as a family and individually has been humbling and amazing. Looking for good people and great training got to try this place out.
This school and its owners/instructors are top notch human beings, and skilled trainers. My daughter has studied here for years, and has gained a great deal of confidence in herself and in her abilities. This confidence has shown itself not only in the abilities brought out by this school, but outside of Martial Arts as well. She has blossomed Socially, Academically, Musically, Mentally and Physically. Many of the roots of her successes I credit back to Dragon Brand and their staff. The physical benefits of the activity, and the mental benefits of the self discipline, and positive tenets taught at this school, has helped to shape the way she looks at herself and at the world she faces every day.
If you love this kind of activity,this is the best place to enroll. Very family and budget friendly.Come and join our team!
ITS THE DIFFICULT CLIMB THATS MAKES THIS EXPERIENCE GREAT. MASTER B IS A WONDERFUL PATIENT TEACHER. GIVE IT A WEEK YOU WILL BE HOOKED !
I concur that DKB MA is the best in the area. Great kids program and patient instructors. They teach good basics and up....great exercise for those just getting active again as well as for those who want to learn self defense. If you are into MMA, this is a good base from which to Springboard into MMA. Teaches great self control, disipline and introduces you to the ranges, arm locks and some beginning grappling.
Dragon Brand Martial Arts top notch Facility. I Love how they focus on Family and create a great environment to train in. I look forward to being there everyday.
Best place EVER!!
I've trained in Martial Arts for over 15 years and this is by far the best place to train. It's more laid back than other schools, but they still focus on respect and discipline where appropriate. They have Tae Kwon Do and have now added Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to their curriculum. Train with me at Dragon Brand!
I do construction for living and i thought it was hard workout but in there ..parts of my boddy that i did not know that existed. It hurts..and k like it..my kids too..happy.and i will become a black beld one day.