Tamashii Black Belt is an excellent choice for an extracurricular activity or after school child care. They offer evening classes with flexible scheduling with tiered, affordable rates. They also offer summer camps and day camps for when school is out (often on snow days too). Their TASK program is a before-and-after-school child care with transportation service to some local school. Kyoshi Linda specializes in “adaptive martial arts”, wherein she adapts her techniques for students with various disabilities. This makes the dojo a refreshingly welcome and inclusive place. I regularly recommend Tamashii to my friends.
— Alan E.
Kyoshi Linda Hanson runs a very caring and professional dojo that truly understands the traditions of Karate. I take classes with my son and Grandchildren and have been very impressed with her ability to work with all age levels. I would recommend Tamashii Black Belt Academy to anyone who wants to learn Karate in a dojo with a family atmosphere.
— Teresa Johnson
Our daughter has been training with Kyoshi Linda Hanson and her staff for over 6 years. We could not have made a better choice when she was younger than getting her started in karate.She began in the Little Tiger program for Kindergarten and younger kids. She learned what to do in the event she was approached by someone she didn’t know. How to call for help in case of an emergency and how to be self aware. We quickly learned that these kids pick up things much quicker than we think they will and they absorb it. And it’s not just for the moment. It’s something we watched our child begin to talk about to other people, she was always telling family and friends what she had learned during that class. When she was ready she began with the older students and adults and has never looked back. She is a Black Belt now and gets to help teach others what she’s learned while continuing to learn things herself. Karate is something you have to have a passion about and it’s not easy. What makes it easier is having a “family” around you. And that goes for us on the sidelines as well as the students. TBBA definitely has a passion for their family.
— Erika Drew
My son has been a part of the Tamashii family for several years now. Kyoshi is great as are all the other instructors. It is fun to watch my son’s karate skills, self confidence and self discipline grow!
— Angi Landis
Having two kiddos on the spectrum with differing abilities and attitudes has always been a challenge to find activities that they can do together. We started out in Tamashii’s Adaptive class and it was wonderful! Both have progressed enough now and are not only in the regular class but also in the Black Belt Club! We LOVE our dojo & Kyoshi!!!
— Terri Wible
Our boys go to Tamashii Black Belt Academy for the before and after school program as well as summer camp. We love that they are learning karate skills and self-defense. Kyoshi Linda is fabulous and we are confident that our boys are in good hands.
— Allison Braamse
Since my children started TASK, they are becoming better listeners, more focused on their studies, more confident in social settings and truly enjoy the karate skills they are learning. I love how they have learned how to be responsible with their own belongings and their own actions. I am so glad I found Tamashii Black Belt Academy!
— Andrea Barber
We absolutely love everything about this dojo and Kyoshi. Our children have grown so much and learned amazing skills that will helped them for the rest of their lives. Feel so blessed to be a part of this great program.
— Robin Crick
I can’t say enough about our experience here. My son stated that he feels part of a karate family. Classes are lead with skill, compassion, discipline and fun! I ‘ve seen such a positive change in my son in just the 1st few weeks! Soaring confidence and self esteem, teamwork and focus are just a few wonderful attributes of this class that carry over to school and at home!
Thank you Kyoshi Hanson.
— Anne Menoscal