I have been going to Competitive Edge For 2 or 3 years and it has been a great experience for me. I remember long ago when Mr. Monroe said to me when I was a white belt 'Just think with a little training and a lot of hope you can look back on this day when you are a blue belt.' and just look at me now I am a blue belt! Competitive Edge is also a great place to build self confidence. I learned how to protect my self when a stranger approached me, By saying "Back Off!" and run away. Competitive edge is also the ultimate work out gym! You always get a work out while your in class, But a lot of people don't realize it because they're having so much fun and don't even realize that you're actually working out! Competitive Edge is the most Educational Martial Art Training Center in the world, Because it teaches you many things including: The Rules of Tae Kwon Do, How to Count in Korean, What Tae Kwon Do REALLY means, And the ways to Respect your Peers and your Tae Kwon Do Instructors.
Danielle Rutledge-4th Grade, age 10
Competitive Edge worked with my children when they had difficulties with some poomsaes. They pride themselves on acquiring a personal relationship with the families and the instructors take special interest in your children, as do the owners of Competitive Edge. They incorporate Taekwondo instruction with a fun learning environment. Also, they are very accommodating and flexible when it comes to class schedules. My boys loved the fact that they could not only participate in Karate but they could also partake in the Jujitsu classes, all in one facility. It was like one stop shopping for me.
My child attends Competitive Edge for a several reasons. The program structure met my parental needs, in terms of being able to stay at work until closing time. What my child receives is actually beyond child care. At one point I arrived to pick my child up and the kids were collectively not having a "best behavior day". Without yelling one of the instructors was able to get all of the kids to settle down and listen. She asked them if they wanted thier parents to think of them as professional and polished and in a less than ten minutes the kids were focused and on task. Of course, there will be wiggly ninja's in the line-up but instead of hearing "You are doing it wrong" the kids are hearing "Do Ninja's wiggle?". The kids have a sense of community, they help each other and it is obvious that the instructors have earned the kids' respect.
My two sons had been taking karate at another local school, and I was not happy with the large class sizes, and the lack of individual attention my sons were receiving. I have since switched to Competitive Edge, and I could not be happier. The amount of attention they receive is phenomenal, and their forms and focus have improved tremendously. My boys love Ms. Marie, the instructor, because she makes the classes fun for them as well as teaching them the basics. They are more physically fit and healthy now as well because of the attention focused on warm-ups and being active in class. I could not be happier at Competitive Edge, and I urge you to come in and experience it for yourself!
The Kline Family
The boxing training is legitimate. Brandon really knows what he is doing and has real ring experience. The class is casual to serious all depending on what you want. Brandon’s teaching style could not be any better to me, and I’ve been to many different gyms. Also, at almost 50, I can still participate, get in a good workout, and not get hurt. I highly recommend the boxing classes!
What can I say about this amazing place, we love everything, lol!!! My daughter is new to the school district, and I was searching for an after-school program for her to be enrolled in. I was picking her up from school and the Competitive Edge van drove by and I thought let me call and check out this program. I called and she did a trial class that same day. She walked out from the class so excited, saying "Mom, I love it, can I go back!" The tune never changed since that day, every day when I pick her up, she talks about marital arts more than she talks about her day at school. The afterschool program not only picks them up from school, but they teach them Taekwondo, two for one deal. You can't beat that. All the staff are amazing with the kids and the administration team are so caring and understanding. I love this program for my daughter. Don't think twice about it. Sign up today, you won't regret it!
Woaw! What a great staff! We have been sending our now 11 and 12 year olds for 3 years counting. Schedule is routine so easy for parents, no week to week changes, just come when classes are offered! Teaching is varied and done by several instructors with various focus. You have "forms" where the student has to memorize moves, good for the little ones that need focus. More experienced students get to coach less experienced ones, great skills for both! Brazilian jujitsu is also offered and the kids love it! On Saturday we are lucky to have 3 classes in a row Saturday morning with weapons, self defense and forms offered over close to 3 hours! Great to get the kids energy out, fantastic dedicated teachers! Classes are always offered on the schedule. Kids get great experience on so many levels! Parents don't have to drive through montgomery county with changing weekly schedule. Win win! Thank you Competitive Edge!
We have the whole family enrolled and are really enjoying the experience - especially the fact that there are several teachers. This gives us a great breadth of perspective. Each instructor brings their own unique focus - forms, fitness, or technique.
My son has been attending their program since last year. He can be a handful sometimes but they have shown a great deal of patience to help him adjust better. I will keep my son there until he is too old to attend their after school program! I highly recommend them!
Our two daughters have been enrolled at Competitive Edge for over three months. They wake up every morning anxious to go to the next class. The Competitive Edge instructors distinguish themselves through their exemplary patience and compassion when dealing with the children. We look forward to many more months of our children's continuing development in body and mind through their martial arts training.
Sean and Gwynne Clark
Hi everyone, I would like to take a minute of your time to tell you about my personal experience with competitive edge. My boys were 11 and 8 when they first started going to Competitive Edge. They are 17 and 14 now and my older son works there. I can’t say enough about this place being a single mother and working full time I don’t really have a lot of time to spend with my boys. I’m so grateful for competitive edge. My older son has transformed from being a chubby kid into a fit young man and I have to give credit to Brandon Monroe, he became a big brother to Matthew and encouraged him to work hard and change his eating habits. My younger son Alex is following in his brother’s foot steps and soon I will be able to post before and after pictures. Competitive edge is and was a great place for after school care and physical fitness for kids. I’m really grateful to have found it. Ms. Sharon and Brandon are not just Matthew’s boss and trainer they are more like family now.
We just wanted to drop you a note to express how much we've enjoyed watching our children learn and grow this year in Competitive Edge's martial arts after care program. Even though this is their second year with you, we continue to see positive changes emerge in both of them, not only from a physical standpoint, but also from an emotionally developmental one as well. Knowing that our children have a safe environment to go do daily where they can work on their homework as well as develop their martial arts skills is of great comfort to us. We know that under the leadership of you and your staff, they are learning tools that help them deal with bullying, building self-esteem, and furthering their character development. Your reinforcement of the values we try to teach at home (respect, honesty, kindness and consideration) is very much appreciated! We look forward to them continuing their skill-building with you this summer during your camp weeks. Thank you for all that you & your staff do!
Bonnie & Myles Gibbons
We started here last year and it was my son’s first experience in a martial arts program. He loves it! The instructors are friendly, knowledgeable and do a great job teaching the kids. I love it because he’s getting exercise, having fun and is motivated to learn new skills. The after school care program and its transportation has been very helpful for us and he enjoyed going every day. We highly recommend Competitive Edge!