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Ali van der Heide recommends UpLift Martial Arts
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UpLift Is a wonderful place! All of the instructors are very caring and take time to help all students succeed. I cannot recommend them enough!
From the very first time we met Mr. and Mrs. Jung they have been very kind. My kid was reluctant and shy when we went to sign up for classes. But Mr. Jung patiently showed her various moves and after a few minutes she jumped right in. We've been coming here for a few years now and all I can say is this place is excellent. All the instructors work so well with the kids and they know every single kid that comes in by name. At the beginning of the pandemic when schools and activities were shut down, Uplift worked continuously to provide classes through Zoom for all the kids and that was so great because that was one constant that didn't change for them. If you're looking for a martial arts place this place is it!
I highly recommend Uplift Martial for all ages! I love their focus on individual growth and encouraging students to work their hardest. They make every student feel supported and part of a big family.
We love Uplift!! Mr and Mrs Jung are so kind, caring and inspiring. They make every person that enters through their doors feel welcome and valued. They have an impact, not only when it comes to Tae Kwon Do...but, especially with children, in their homes and community too!
We have been coming here for years and we couldn't ask for better staff or martial arts facility! Not only do they have quality instruction, but they also prioritize character building and development. Give it a try!
My daughters have been coming here for 4+ years and I highly recommend this school to every kid and to every parent who is looking for a very beneficial and worthwhile extracurricular activity for their children! The owners are awesome and the staff are caring and extremely positive and patient. They provide a very nurturing environment and go the extra mile to make every student feel welcomed and accepted. It's also a great place to make new friends, regardless of age and ability. My daughters love attending classes and the school is a second home to them.
Amazing. Caring, who are very helpful and thoughtful. They are very good people who are amazing teachers.
By far the best martial art school in the area. The staff is amazing, they have lots of patience and encourage students to try their best. Uplift has been part of our children for many years. Angel, Analia and Luis all started as tiny tigers, and you guys are so amazing that I joined a year ago. Kudos to Mr. & Mrs. Jung for the great work. You guys are amazing!!
The Jungs have provided an exceptional martial arts experience for our son! This is his 5th year attending classes there and they have consistently had his best interest at heart, encouraged, supported and pushed him to excel not only on the mat but in life in general. Great mentors! So grateful to have them as part of our "village" while raising our son.
We are so fortunate in West Sacramento to have Uplift martial arts, and Mr. and Mrs. Jung. My son who is now 19 attended martial arts classes with Mr. Jung and learned so much not only about martial arts but also about the importance of integrity and character. My 7 year old daughter now attends classes at Uplift and I feel so lucky to have small business owners like the Jungs in our community that truly care about our children and youth. It is important to give our children opportunities for physical activity and this is a perfect fit for our family, and my daughter loves it. If I could give Uplift more than 5 stars I would!
We absolutely love Uplift martial arts and all of their instructors. We have been able to safely participate in online zoom and in person (both indoor and outdoor) classes without any worries. The safety measures they take to ensure social distance and sanitation are so great and easy for our 6 year old to understand and follow. We plan to be with Uplift throughout good times and global pandemic ❤️ Highly recommend to keep your kids (and you!) active while learning the discipline and respect that martial arts brings!
A wonderful business run by a compassionate, positive couple. They genuinely care about their students. My kids have not only learned taekwondo but they have more confidence, positive mind set, and self discipline. Thank you for always making them feel included.
Wonderful caring environment. Very supportive. Great for all ages.
Amy Cleveland recommends UpLift Martial Arts
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Mr. and Mrs. Jung and all of the instructors are amazing! My boys love, love, love going there and often refer to them as their "other family". And after several months of watching....I started participating in the adult class! A wonderful, safe place that teaches safety, discipline, focus and also provides enjoyment. Perfect combination!
Shay Sue recommends UpLift Martial Arts
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Wonderful place, Mr, Mrs Jung and their whole staff are very awesome instructors. They even feel like family. My 8 year old daughter been in Taekwondo for over 2 years now, and has improved tremendously.
Kristen Uliasz recommends UpLift Martial Arts
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My three year old has been in the Tiny Tigers class for about 6 months. I've been nothing but impressed with the way Mr. and Mrs. Jung run this place. They have a knack for making kids feel comfortable and engaging them at their level, while also having high expectations. I can't wait for my 18month old to be old enough to start, too. I'm hoping both my kiddos will be part of the Jung's ATA family for a long time!
Melissa Chechourka recommends UpLift Martial Arts
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We’ve been part of the ATA Southport family since 2013... Mr and Mrs Jung and all of the instructors are fabulous with the kids and so generous with the community. Encourage anyone considering this for their kids to come in and give it a try.
LenDah Chran recommends UpLift Martial Arts
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ATA is super friendly and great place for your kids. I love the sensei and the owners. I live 30 mins drive time away and make the distance drive Bc I love their engagement with the kids.
Terry Solomon recommends UpLift Martial Arts
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My daughter and I enjoyed every moment in each of our journeys to obtain our black belts and my daughter her 2nd degree. The entire staff is motivated to teaching Tae Keon Do and the discipline and fun that go with it. From getting “Schneider’d” and seeing some of our instructors graduate high school and move onto college. David and Anna-Marie Jung are awesome owners, trainers, and community supporters. We have moved on to Texas but my daughter and I proudly sport our Jung Sweatshirts everywhere we go. Thank you for everything!!
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Every year, the American Heart Association celebrates Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and heart health.
What you may not know is that martial arts are great for the heart. In fact, the cardiac benefits of martial arts give a whole new meaning to the idea of cardiovascular fitness.
With that in mind, here are some ways that taking martial arts classes can protect and strengthen your heart.
Martial Arts Raise the Heart Rate
The first way that martial arts can help the heart is by raising your heart rate when you work out. The heart is a muscle and it needs to be worked. When you take a martial arts class, your heart rate is elevated.
The benefit of raising the heart rate is that it oxygenates the blood, and helps promote calorie burning even after you’re done working out. People of all ages need to keep their hearts pumping, and martial arts is a great way to do it.
Martial Arts Lower Blood Pressure
Did you know that a high-intensity martial arts workout can help lower your blood pressure? It’s true. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading contributor to heart disease.
When you work out, your heart becomes stronger – and that means that it can pump blood more efficiently than it can without exercise. The less effort your heart has to expend on pumping blood, the lower your blood pressure is.
Martial Arts Lower Cholesterol
LDL cholesterol – the so-called “bad” cholesterol” – is a contributing factor in heart disease. Regular participation in martial arts helps you lose weight and that decreases the amount of LDL cholesterol in your blood.
There’s evidence that working out also shrinks the proteins that carry cholesterol through the bloodstream, making them less dangerous to the heart.
On a related note, regular vigorous exercise – such as the kind you get in a martial arts workout – helps to increase HDL or “good” cholesterol.
Martial Arts Reduces Stress
One thing that separates martial arts from many other forms of exercise is that it requires mental stillness combined with physical exertion.
Mental stillness contributes to mindfulness, a practice that can significantly decrease stress and anxiety in both children and adults.
Considering that there is a direct link between stress and heart health (stress contributes to high blood pressure and related issues), the fact that participating in martial arts can reduce stress is a huge benefit for the heart.
In addition to the benefits already mentioned, martial arts training also helps to improve discipline, build muscle coordination, and increase self-confidence.
This month, why not give your heart a boost by adding martial arts to your workout routine?