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Michelle Dolak reviewed On The Mat Martial Arts
5
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Our family can't say enough about On The Mat! Master Melody and her awesome team of Ninjas are like a parent's secret weapon. Our son goes to practice Tae Kwon Do, he ends up learning about character, respect, self-control and other priceless virtues! The family environment and friendships fostered at this club have added a beautiful dimension to each of our lives. I have as much fun catching up with friends each week as Robert Paul has on the Dojo. We are grateful to be apart of such an amazing program.

Adrian De Silva reviewed On The Mat Martial Arts
5
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Awesome instructors and place to train for kids in the area If you live in the Saint Pete's area this is where to bring your kids for not just the best martial arts but life training Skillz!

Jessica Hodosky reviewed On The Mat Martial Arts
5
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Just started but I can tell the school is amazing and the staff are very nice and attentive! My daughter seems to love it too!

Suzanne Saccani reviewed On The Mat Martial Arts
5
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The best customer service ever, Melody Shuman and her staff go out of their way to over deliver

Cydney Swindle Tuten reviewed On The Mat Martial Arts
5
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The best money that our family has invested in the development of our child! As an early childhood educator, I am very picky about extra curricular activities! On the Mat is the model for positive reinforcement! They treat everyone like family! We are so grateful that we are there and only wish we had found them sooner!

Mark J. Speranza reviewed On The Mat Martial Arts
5
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No better place than OTM for brinhing the best out of your child. The instructors are some of the best and the owner Melody Shuman is the most knowledgeable in child neuroscience. Many martial art facilities around the world look to her and use her Skillz methods for teaching children. AAA++++++

Brooke Breland reviewed On The Mat Martial Arts
5
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We signed our 5 year old up for the free trial over the summer to try out something new and keep him active during the summer. He absolutely fell in love with it and asked if he could go every day! The curriculum is perfectly geared toward each particular age group. The instructors are so engaging and committed. The skills and confidence our son has gained just in a few short months are priceless. Our summer activity has quickly become part of our regular year round schedule and I foresee him continuing for years to come. OTM rocks!!

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Hey OTM Families, Our goal here at OTM is to help every ninja become a better version of themselves! We use the latest technology and curriculum backed by years of research and development via our SKILLZ children’s curriculum to assist us in accomplishing our goal. We are also driven to go above and beyond to […]

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Hey Early SKILLZ Parents! Whether you are new to SKILLZ or have been part of our family for a while I am sure you have laughed and enjoyed our Early SKILLZ classes just as much as we have! It goes without saying that for a LONG time in our industry this 3-4yr old age group […]

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Hey SKILLZ Parents!  Did you know our classes here at On The Mat include the internationally acclaimed SKILLZ curriculums? SKILLZ provides our staff with the knowledge gained from many hours of childhood research and development in the martial arts.  With this knowledge we are able to gauge our expectations for our students more precisely than […]

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Hey, OTM Families! As you know, On The Mat is committed to bringing you the BEST in Age Specific Martial Arts! Dwindling are the days of the dungeon dojo and authoritative discipline that many who grew up in the martial arts have come to expect. As times change it is important to recognize that what […]

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Everyone likes PIES! This is pretty much a true statement in my opinion! Our staff here at On The Mat are such huge fans that we take our PIES to the next level!  What do we mean when we say “PIES”?  P – Physically I – Intellectually E – Emotionally S – Socially  The SKILLZ […]

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If you have ever heard us talk about our AWESOME Sleepovers throughout the year and wondered, “Why should my child participate?” or “What is the benefit to be gained?”  …Then this is for YOU! Our Sleepover events are a TON of fun! This is because we cracked the “code” when it comes to providing a […]

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The top 2 MUST have qualities in our Instructors First off, I would like to thank you for being a part of the OTM Family! Without you we would not have the sense of community that allows our ninjas to thrive. We understand that there were many options for you to choose from when it […]

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Greetings OTM Families! I would like to take a moment and talk about Testings! What is testing? Testing is a celebration of a student’s hard work. The event itself is a culmination of their effort and the reward for learning to overcome challenges. The “Test” is actually nothing more than performing the skill stripe requirements […]

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The Science & Psychology Behind SKILLZ Guest Post by Master Melody Shuman When I started martial arts in 1987 as an 11-year old, things were very different. Kids and adults trained side-by-side and everyone tested on the same material for their belt, regardless of age. Needless to say, kids usually didn’t make it very far […]

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