Juneau Karate Academy Reviews

I just wanted to say thank you so much for being so welcoming these last couple of weeks. Your encouraging postcards and emails truly motivated me to continue showing up.

Where I came from people are typically not very personable or genuine, and that’s something I’m still getting used to here in Juneau. I’m really glad I found this community and I am so grateful to be part of it. 

I’ve started mapping out my personal goals to continue advancing in Karate. I can’t wait to learn more.

Kayleigh (adult student)

Thank you!

"Wanted to share something with you that happened last night….

After class, our son went down to use the mall's bathroom.

When he was coming out, he saw the janitor. He walked up to the gentleman and thanked him for cleaning the mall. The janitor replied, “thank you, no one ever said that to me.”

I was very proud of him for this action. When I asked him why he did that now, He stated look at the bathroom, it is a mess….

I wanted you to know that your “tasks” you tell the kids to perform maybe are forgot by many, but are heard by some. Not just saying the words, but rather the meaning and thought behind the words.

Thank you for help teaching our son how to be a good, and respectful person..

Mike R

"I have just enrolled my son into the Karate class. He has an IEP and ADHD. He has had many problems in school because of this, but ever since we enrolled him in Karate he has shown an improvement both in his ability to pay attention in class, and his ability to control his emotional and physical self better. It has only been 3 weeks, so this is JAW dropping for me. Thank you to all of his teachers".

Chris J

Our son Malcolm started last year and he is both really enjoying and has learned a lot! The teachers have the best approach to making it fun while teaching kiddos life skills like self control and following instructions. I’d highly recommended it. 

Andy M

I was talking with my son's teacher this morning and she said that he was saying "yes ma`am, please, thank you, and what else can I do to help" all day yesterday. She said the impact it had on the other students was incredible. Thank you JKA and the teachers for all you do

Crystal K

Group Fitness Juneau

I appreciate both the amazing karate instruction & the academy's commitment to good manners, respect and self-discipline in and out of the dojo.  The teachers & senior students don't just teach, they model citizenship and character strengths rarely seen in other sports programs.  Since starting their karate practices, my boys have improved their school performance, their sibling relationships and are developing a strong discipline in many other areas of responsibility.

Dianna P.

Group Fitness Juneau

JKA has had a hugely positive impact on my 11-year-old son. He's been doing it for over two years now and has learned so much...not only about the physical aspect of karate but also about discipline, respect and of course, good manners! Sensei Young is a kind and motivating instructor who has an excellent relationship with his students. We couldn't be happier! I would highly recommend JKA to anyone who has an interest in karate.

Carrie M.

Group Fitness Juneau

Great family setting, values and people! My daughter loves it here and they are so accommodating. So glad I chose to Juneau Karate Academy. I know my daughter will learn so much here.

Candice M.

Group Fitness Juneau

Highly recommend for anyone! A great, friendly, positive, welcoming environment which teaches not only karate, but life lessons as well.

Judith M.

Group Fitness Juneau

A positive environment that teaches good manners, respect, and self-discipline.  Our whole family attends and benefits physically and mentally.  Incredible instructors and wonderful family atmosphere!

Aaron A.

Group Fitness Juneau

Great environment to learn in. Instructors listen to students and know how to meet the needs of a diverse class. Very family oriented. It was fun to watch the children's class interact with instructors. The adult class is good exercise and teaches useful techniques for self-defense, or for those who want to spar with a partner. Absolute Excellence, and they instill these values in their classes

Amos K.

Group Fitness Juneau

Juneau Karate Academy is a wonderful place of learning, for all ages! I love the family-oriented setting, plus beginners and kids are welcome. It started out as just a kid activity, and now we're getting the whole family involved! JKA not only teaches karate but also good manners, self-respect, discipline and integrity to all ages. 

I just started and got a free pass to take a class and see if I liked it. Their innovative buddy system also allows my friends and I to join, and reap some awesome incentives, like attending class together + family discount (plus, what karate kid doesn't like free pizza?!). JKA is highly recommended by me!! 

Kayti C.

Group Fitness Juneau

Wonderful place for kids to learn respect, accountability, self-esteem, AND karate. Thank you JKA for all you give to my grandsons. They are so proud of their accomplishments.

Deema F.

Group Fitness Juneau

Good Karate School! Sensei/ Instructors are very knowledgeable, it teaches self-defense and discipline. My Son loves it, his learning a lot of good things.

Oscar B.

Group Fitness Juneau

Awesome program!! My boys have been in the program for over 1.5 years and really enjoy the classes. Thank you, Nathan & Christie, for being amazing teachers.

Colleen I.

Group Fitness Juneau

My family has been doing Shito Ryu karate with Sensei Young for the past 5 years. It started out as a way to help our very shy 4-year-old gain some confidence but has evolved into a family lifestyle. All 4 of us train at Juneau Karate Academy. We love that it is family focused, teaches character development and is a fun way to stay fit and healthy. If you or your family are looking for a way to be active and learn something new, you should check out Juneau Karate Academy. It will be well worth your time.

Shawna P.

Group Fitness Juneau

The best place to learn not just about karate but also about yourself. Great people and very family friendly. Instructions are well versed and easy to follow. Sensi is one of the best instructors I've ever learned from.

Jesse H.

Group Fitness Juneau

Positive environment that teaches good manners, respect and self-discipline. Our whole family attends and benefits physically and mentally. Incredible instructors and wonderful family atmosphere!

Krista A.

Group Fitness Juneau

Thank you for all that you do. My son loves coming to his class all the time!

Rachell L.

My little sister and I started training Karate back in 2015 at this dojo, but had to put our training to a pause due to our academic lives (I went out of State for College). Both of us have resumed our training, and we are happy to be a part of an amazing community. The instructors are very helpful to students, and the students are very supportive to each other. Definitely the place where you can improve not just physically, but mentally as well.

John P

Juneau Karate Academy hits all of the right buttons. They have knowledgeable caring instructors, friendly engaged students, and they teach skills that will benefit you in all walks of life. If you're on the fence then give them a call, it may just help you to become a better person.

Chris M

The cleanest and friendliest place in town! JKA has a talent of attracting only respectful, dedicated students. That is because JKA focuses on virtues, engagement, and appreciation in their classes, on top of the lessons in street self defense, sports karate, and physical fitness. JKA is following cutting edge, innovative trends in the martial arts teaching industry that ensures students get lots of support from peers,. Advanced students are expected to share what they have learned, and take on leadership positions within the dojo. Persons of any age and ability who desire a meaningful hobby can look forward to endless possibilities: sports karate, street self defense, leading classes, and more.

Amos K

My son has been attending Karate at JKA for just over a year and a half. The training he is receiving is absolutely top notch. Not only is he learning to control his body and mind, the values of Good Manners, Respect & Self Discipline resonate throughout the classes at all levels and reinforce what we as parents are trying to teach him. I’ve enjoyed watching him grow so much that I’ve started attending myself and even though I am more like Kung Fu Panda than Chuck Norris, I feel completely supported by all of the staff at the dojo. I really can’t speak more highly of JKA, it really is a neat family to be a part of.

Chad B

The best facility for youth fitness and improvement in town in our opinion! The staff shows that they genuinely care about your child as a whole person on a daily basis. They communicate well and often with parents and students. They are clear with their expectations and paths to advancement. It is also immaculately clean! We love JKA!

Ariane G

Group Fitness Juneau

Best dojo ever, my son loves going to class and I love the values taught alongside the karate. Excellent work JKA!

Lorie D.

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