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Acton's Karate Dojo Reviews

My Famous American

My famous American’s name is Peter Pippos. He is my Karate Sensei. Something I like about my famous American is that he teaches people how to use karate to defend themselves. He is also very friendly. His job is to run his own karate dojo. My Sensei is a hard worker because he worked a long time to get his black belt. My Sensei is friendly and determined because he works with kids so they can learn karate. My famous American is a lot like Cal Ripken Jr. because they both work hard and like to teach kids how to do their favorite sport. Sensei opened his own dojo. Cal Ripken Jr. opened baseball camps.

– Written by Jack

We are so grateful…

We are so grateful to the Pippos family for the wonderful opportunity you provide our kids. You are now very much a part of our lives and serve as such great role models for the kids. Thank you so much from Ronan’s family.

– Bhavani S.

Thank you!

Thank you for being an integral part of our lives for seven years! Signing up for karate was one of the first decisions we made when moving to the area and I’m so glad we did!

– Cheryl B.

Discipline, Confidence, Strength and Performance…

My son has been learning Karate for couple years at Peter Pippos. The things we like about this center is the FULL attention given by the Sensei (Peter) to the kids in every session and the focus given to the OVERALL development of the student not only in Martial arts but also in Discipline, Confidence, Strength and Performance. This dojo is clean and big helping the student to learn and perform best. We strongly recommend Peter Pippos Karate Center.

– Best Regards, Silas & Mamtha M.

A Wonderful Karate Community!

Your family has created a wonderful karate community. We have enjoyed being a part of Peter Pippos Karate Center for the past eight years. Cheers to many more!

– Janet G.

Wonderful and positive experience…

My sons and I have been students at the Peter Pippos Karate Center over the course of the past year and have had such a wonderful and positive experience. Peter Pippos Sensei is not only a talented and skilled practitioner himself, but an incredibly patient, understanding, and intuitive teacher. My boys absolutely love participating in the classes as do I, and we all look forward to growing our abilities, our insights, and our character and integrity for many years to come.

– Ron F.

Dear Mr. Pippos,

Thank you for being my Sensei for five years. In my time there I learned many skills that helped me earn my green belt with a brown stripe and various other medals and awards. This experience has meant a lot to me. It was a time for me to practice something I love.

– Will M.

So proud…

Thank you Sensei Peter! The Peter Pippos Karate Center has been a consistently positive influence on Justin. The discipline, self-control, self-assurance and poise your classes has instilled in him has been perfectly synchronized with our own values and approach to living. I am so proud of the fine person he is becoming and owe much to you and your family. He truly lives the tenets of Uechi Ryu Karate and I couldn’t be happier. You have indelibly written on the pages of the Cooper family’s lives. I truly see him not only him growing up and becoming more outgoing but comprehending that Karate is not about fighting but for being safe and healthy. He now feels the need to follow through and accomplish his goals. I would not trade one dollar that I have invested in Uechi Ryu Karate for all the riches in the world because, as you are teaching Justin, the riches that matter most come from within!

– All the best, Kerry C. (Mother of Justin, Green Belt)

Dear Mr. Pippos,

I know it has been a while since I stopped karate lessons but I feel like my departure needed more than a simple goodbye. Karate was more than just extracurricular, so I decided to write this letter to explain what karate has given me. By far the most important thing that karate has given me is confidence. Unlike a classroom where a student can choose to participate, you forced me to do things in front of an entire class. Things like sparring, katas, and reciting the Student Creed. Honestly, I have to say that at first I disliked it wholeheartedly. Yet now I could not be more grateful. Those situations where you put me out of my comfort zone helped me grow not only as a martial artist, but also as a person. What this helped me with the most was having the confidence to get what I want. Being quiet and shy might be acceptable in school but in the real world I learned that the only way you can make things better for yourself is to have the courage to take action. Karate gave me this courage. The best example of this in my life was a few months ago, I was looking for a job to help pay for some of my college expenses. This was a tough experience mainly because my first few applications came back with a rejection or with no response. I started to doubt myself and worry whether people would actually hire me. Since it has been almost a month since I left karate to go onto Georgia Tech University, what I learned still sticks with me. I convinced myself that the only way I was going to get a job was if I applied to one and that I shouldn’t take these rejections personally. This was hard and took not only courage, but also humility and selflessness, all of which I learned in karate. It was the first time when I experienced what the “real world” was like and there was no way I could have dealt with it without using the confidence martial arts had given me. Long story short, I sent out over twenty applications and two months later, I received just three responses, but that’s all I needed. Karate taught me that if I wanted something, I should have the courage to get it for myself. Life is hard and unlike school, hard work does not always equate to something. But this is no different than sparring, in that I have to know when not to commit to something. Joining your school six years ago was one of the best life decisions I ever made. In the same way that karate helped me grow as a person, I found it fascinating to watch your school grow to what it is now. Your students are so lucky to have a teacher like you because while karate does teach lessons of courage and humility, it was you who ultimately helped me learn them. I am so proud to call myself a student from your school. We kick butt at tournaments and most of all, I have met many amazing people in the adult class who I will never forget. Although I will be leaving for college in August, I will make sure to stop by during the holidays and winter/spring breaks. Mr. Pippos, what you and your school have given me is priceless and I honestly do not know how to show you how thankful I am. You are an excellent teacher and mentor and I know you will continue to grow your school when I’m gone. I wish you and your family the best of luck and I will see you again when I come home from Georgia.

– Sincerely, Koushik K.