Sabrina & Alex Domi
son, Alex, and I have been coming to the Asian Arts
Center Taekwondo School for a little over two years
now. I have seen many changes in both of us. Alex
has better self-control, he is stronger, has better
balance and coordination and his self-confidence is
stronger. The changes that I have seen in me are more
flexibility, better balance and coordination, weight
loss, improved self-confidence, modesty and patience.
The staff at the Asian Arts Center is incredible.
They teach not only taekwondo and self-defense, they
teach a way of life that incorporates their code of
ethics. They help their students to be healthier, stronger,
more confident and more focused by incorporating a habit-forming
What I really love about the Asian Arts Center is
that the instructors want to know how their students
are doing at home and in school. They want to know when
their students are having problems in school so they
can help the parents get their children back on the
right path. They also want to know when their
students are doing well in school so they can encourage
them to keep it going. They also teach their senior
belts how to succeed in life by knowing what they want,
having a plan and knowing how to execute their plan
to reach their goals.
AACTS members since March 2011
Alexis, Tysen, Alivia
joining the Asian Arts Center Taekwondo School, all
of our children are more confident. They help
with chores and are more respectful to us and other
adults. They also never miss a chance to tell
our friends and family about the AAC and how much they
all love going there.
We are lucky enough to have our school age kids all
attend AAC’s after school program, so homework has not
been an issue. We have also been lucky enough
to not encounter bullying, but my children all tell
me that their TKD training has helped them feel able
to step in and stop bullying if they ever see it.
All four of my children love the classes they attend
at the AAC and it definitely keeps them active and fit.
One of the reasons we chose the AAC is to ensure our
kids are doing something physical every day.
Rose & Joe Megery, Centerville, Ohio
AACTS members since September 2009
Ann & Eric Lundgren
Ty is enthusiastic with the program and taking his lessons
learned in class and applying them to everyday responsibilities
Max has more confidence in himself, and his concentration
has improved. He understands lessons learned in
Taekwondo pertain to home and school as well.
Kettering – son Ty, 7 years old son Max,
8 years old
Grace is standing up for herself and is proud of
her accomplishments. She has become very determined
and works very hard in class.
Kettering – daughter Grace, 11 years old
Anne & Mark Barth
Evan has been much more focused in everything from
school work to everyday activities. He seems to be able
to control his emotions better also.
Kettering – son Evan, 9 years old
Carson, Tayte & Reese Hidy
joining the Asian Arts Center Taekwondo School, our
kids no longer complain when it’s time to do chores,
and they take responsibility when they have done something
wrong. Their overall manners have improved, and they
respond with a yes sir/ma’am or no sir/ma’am when appropriate.
Carson’s organizational skills have improved tremendously.
Tayte struggled at the beginning of the year with focus
and task completion, and she has greatly improved in
these areas. Reese, our kindergartener, is focused and
completes her work without arguing.Hidy girls
The kids are stronger and more in-tune to their bodies.
They all have a positive body image, and they are proud
of their accomplishments in Taekwondo.
Patty & Joe Hidy, Oakwood, Ohio
AACTS members since October 2011
Lisa & Don Hartman, Beavercreek,
more than two years, Collin and Darah have been involved
with the Asian Arts Center Taekwondo School. The AAC
offers so much more than martial arts training. It’s
a program that’s very in tune with the nature of children,
young adults and families that fosters the development
of “mind, body and spirit”. Collin and Darah are not
only getting exercise (that they think is fun), they
are developing physical coordination, self-confidence,
respect, discipline, tenacity and self-awareness.
The AAC has made an obvious positive impact in Collin’s
and Darah’s school work, physical and personal well-being.
I can’t say enough about the outstanding staff: Ms.
Debbie, Ms. Angel, Mr. Matt, all of the instructors,
the after school program staff as well as the van drivers.
Everyone is such a positive influence and wonderful
role models for the students.
The kids are also being exposed to the notion of
serving the community through the many service projects
the AAC is involved in. Thank you, AAC, for doing what
you do so well!
AACTS members since October 2010
Cathy & Glen Simon, Kettering,
son, Connor, has been a student at AAC for about two
years. He participates in the regular taekwondo classes
and the Hyper Pro training. Connor has become stronger,
developed better endurance and shown firm commitment
to improving his martial arts skills. We attribute his
success in the martial arts program to the exceptionally
dedicated instructors at the AAC. Flexibility in class
scheduling has allowed Connor to continue his other
extra-curricular activities. The office staff is knowledgeable
and helpful. We recommend AAC without hesitation.
AACTS members since May 2011
Derrick & Julie Rude
Amelia is more confident and has become more assertive
in getting her needs met.
Kettering – daughter Amelia, age 10
Elisha Frontz & Douglas Fisher
She loves practicing! I have seen her develop a drive
to improve her skills in a way she has never displayed
before. She is definitely more confident.
Dayton – daughter Penelope, 5 years old
Erin & Eric Howard
Garrett is more attentive and has improved discipline
and self control. I like how the instructors have started
to hand out postcards in class indicating what needs
to be worked on.
Kettering – son Garrett, 7 years old
Ethan began attending classes at the Asian Arts Center
Taekwondo School, he has become much calmer and listens
much better. We have seen a lot of positive improvements
in school, and his focusing skills have improved tremendously.
Before attending classes at the AACTS, Ethan was
getting sick frequently. Now that he is exercising more,
we find he has been healthier. He enjoys his training!
Tuan Diep, Beavercreek, Ohio
AACTS Member Since September 2012
joining the Asian Arts Center Taekwondo School, Grace
is more open to trying new experiences. Her confidence
in her physical abilities has grown exponentially. She
has always been a calm child, but I would say she has
also gained new focus in all areas. Grace is very goal
oriented. The emphasis placed upon striving for better
at the AACTS has carried over to setting higher goals
in school. She is more likely to approach someone new
or strike up a conversation where once she may have
I can’t believe how interested Grace has become in
trying new activities! She was definitely more sedentary
pre-Asian Arts. She has been keeping track of how often
she goes running and has expressed an interest in trying
out for field hockey! We are thrilled she is finding
new outlets for expressing herself physically!
Michele & Alan Farash, Oakwood, Ohio
AACTS members since November 2011
have seen many improvements since Isaac began taking
classes at the Asian Arts Center Taekwondo School. He
speaks more confidently and politely. He takes initiative
to complete his chores without being reminded.
We are very pleased he has developed a healthy competitiveness
academically and physically. He is self confident enough
not to follow the crowd and has even taught his friends
how to side-step bullies and alert adults when there
is an issue.
Despite his asthma, he has more endurance than his
classmates at his elementary school. His motor skills
have improved, and he is more coordinated. We are very
pleased he is now passing gym class.
Craig and Cary Dutiel
AACTS members since August 2012
is much more confident, and he is very proud that he
is moving up in belt ranks at the Asian Arts Center.
That has had a real effect in his confidence. Ever since
starting the program, Jake has been much more focused
at school and in the classroom. While he still has a
ways to go, he is much improved, and we know that that
taekwondo is a big part of this.
He has never been terribly athletic, but taekwondo
has made him much more “at home” in his body, and so
he has become more adventurous athletically.
Sue and Bill Trollinger, Oakwood, Ohio
AACTS members since September 2011
Kathleen and Ken Weaver
I saw a marked change in Issac with the camp experience
this Summer. He went from reluctantly attending class
to wanting to go. We have even had some unusually helpful
moments from Issac at home, helping brothers, etc..
Sam looks forward to going to class and does not
fear all the other students or instructors. He can be
very shy in other situations but has jumped right in
Oakwood – sons Issac, 6 years old, and Samuel,
4 years old
Marcia & John Russell
He has really developed physically… He is trying
to take more responsibility for himself and to become
a good role model for the other students and classmates.
Waynesville – son Joe, 13 years old
Patty & Joe Hidy
Carson has more confidence and is better at controlling
frustration and anger.
Oakwood – daughter Carson, 9 years old
years ago Rachel visited the Asian Arts Center for the
first time to watch her cousin, Lily Manning, take a
taekwondo class. After seeing how much Lily was enjoying
her lesson, Rachel knew right away that she wanted to
give taekwondo a try. Today we are very happy with her
decision and with the results. As she has progressed
through the beginner and intermediate levels, we’ve
seen her grow as a person. AACTS and its staff have
been a positive influence on her life. Rachel is happier,
more energetic, and more positive at home. Her relationship
with her younger sister is also stronger now. She has
become and excellent role model.
In addition to personal growth, we’ve seen improvement
in Rachel’s performance in school since she began taking
taekwondo. Her grades have improved. She’s more disciplined
in getting her homework done. Her study habits have
improved. Her relationship with teachers have improved.
Her relationship with her peers have improved. She is
more self-confident and more positive at school because
Finally, because of the training she has received
at the AACTS, Rachel has increased her endurance, agility,
strength and speed. Rachel is on her school’s track
team, and her improved performance in running and field
events has been noticed by her coaches and teammates.
We’ve also heard from her P.E. teacher that Rachel’s
progress in gym class this year has been substantial.
Her basketball team won their intramural tournament
Overall, we have been very happy with the teaching,
training and guidance Rachel has received at the Asian
Arts Center Taekwondo School.
Melissa & Andrew Manning, Dayton, Ohio
AACTS members since August 2011
Griffin’s ability to focus, step back and take a
deep breath when hurt or upset has vastly improved.
He has better decision-making skills. Continue what
you are doing. We appreciate the individual attention
given to our son. Thanks!
Oakwood – son Griffin, 6 years old
Ron Pohlman & Margaret Quinn
Daniel has gained confidence. He knows he is capable
of hard work and discipline. He also seems to be a more
thoughtful, patient person. Thank you for giving him
the opportunity to grow into a responsible, caring young
Oakwood – son Dan, age 17
Tim & Sandy Davis
…More confidence. I can remind Alex of his successes
in martial arts when he feels unsure of new situations.
Oakwood – son Alex, 7 years old
Tish & Todd Williams
She has improved in strength, discipline and confidence
… she stands up for her younger brothers and has better
Dayton – daughter Regina, 12 years old