Maia Miguelez

PhD, Medical Science Specialist, Neurosciences

My daughter, who is almost seven, has been attending Master Foroughi’s martial arts academy for the past year and a half. During this time, I have seen the many benefits that my daughter has enjoyed from being in this program. Classes not only provide excellent health benefits in terms of cardiovascular and flexibility training, they also offer wonderful opportunities for personal, ethical, and social growth. Classes at Master Foroughi’s Academy are structured in such a way as to develop discipline, coordination, and technique while still respecting age limitations; this is always done in a positive, fun, and encouraging atmosphere that fosters enthusiasm. The instructors are patient and warm, but always able to maintain discipline by teaching focus and concentration. Student are treated with great respect and are taught to treat others in the same manner. Other equally important ethical principles such as perseverance and mindfulness are also modeled and taught at this school. During her progression and tests for higher belts, It has been a true joy to see my daughter get the wonderful sense of pride and accomplishment that comes from sticking to a goal and working hard to attain it. Socially, my daughter – who is usually very shy – quickly opened up at this school and made many friends that she always looks forward to seeing. Finally, and equally as important, she has FUN at Taekwondo and always leaves her classes smiling, happy, and energized. It truly is a pleasure to highly recommend Master Foroughi’s martial arts academy.