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Beautiful and clean facility with AMAZING and HIGHLY MOTIVATING instructors!! I would highly recommend this Martial Arts Academy. Five Stars all the way!

Erika M.

Journey is a place of positive energy and growth! The owner, Virginia's extensive experience in martial arts and as a mom of five means that your children will be challenged and supported as they take classes. And as a mom myself, I love taking classes from her because she creates an atmosphere of support and friendship that is motivating. If you want to get in shape in a fun and positive community, join Journey! If you want your children to be active, learn, and have fun, join Journey!

Jessica C.

My son started training with Virginia as a pre-schooler and until K, only because we moved out of state. Initially, we just wanted to have him spend some energy, but we got much more than that. I loved her approach to discipline and values, and that she included parents on every class. My son responded so well to her style. Then my husband and I joined Virginia’s kickboxing class. She is an amazing instructor and great person to have around. I personally benefited greatly from her class; it was an outlet and I grew stronger, physically and mentally. We miss her classes so much. We highly recommend Virginia and her business.

Emily T.

I've never met a more humble, inspiring, and dedicated leader who has such a respect for martial arts and its core values- living by example. Virginia DeYoung, founder of Journey, is passionate about sharing the Journey we all walk together, pulling from its strength and finding common ground in its challenges. Her vision is shared through her children's programs and adult programs alike- includes Karate-Kempo and Kickboxing. This is a martial arts school that focuses not only on building knowledge, strength, fitness, and awareness through the discipline, but also building on the morals of living the "journey" knowing that the power you gain is not in the final destination but in the journey you make along the way. I highly recommend as a current student and hope to see you there!

Amber B.

Virginia is amazing. She was so welcoming to me and my family. Her facility is clean and very comfortable. We attended a bday party there along with classes. The bday party was so much fun for the kiddos. She did such an awesome job keeping the kids interested and they did so much in the few hours if the party! She also did a parents night out which is awesome as a single mom!!

Colleen S.

Ms. Virginia is fantastic with the kids. She takes the time to get know each of her students personally and works with each student to bring out the best in each of them. My son has thrived at Journey. Journey has strengthened his confidence not only in himself but in his martial arts. The studio is very welcoming and you feel like family right when you walk in the door. I would recommend anyone looking to start their marital arts journey to go to Journey.

Alysha R.

My daughters and I have been taking classes with Ms. Virginia for a few years, karate for the girls and kickboxing/max HIIT classes for myself. We all love the energy and focus brought to every class along with the awesome sense of community. The life skills incorporated into every class mirror the values and lessons we discuss at home.

Shannon I.

Thrilled to be part of the JMA family! Such a welcoming and open environment. My daughter has FINALLY found a sport that she enjoys and begs to go to every week. Thank you Ms. Virginia!!

Kaye P.

Virginia, the owner of Journey Martial Arts, is exceptional in her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm. I highly recommend Journey Martial Arts!

Kimberly K.

I've been taking the 6am MaxHtt classes with Virginia since this past winter, each classes is different which keeps them interesting. Her dojo is very clean, welcoming and in a very convenient location. When the Covid crisis hit she immediately offered virtual classes and continues to do so which I am very greatful for, allows me to continue class without interfering with my work schedule. Thank you!!

Jessica G.

Journey and Miss Virginia has been a wonderful experience for my son and our family! When COVID hit, she immediately offered other options and didn't skip a beat- even offered socially distant driveway lessons! My son has grown in his Martial arts, but also his character. Highly recommend!

Kristen E.

Virginia has been absolutely amazing with my kids, especially catering to their special needs and incorporating trauma informed care into her 1:1 lessons with my daughter.
The birthday parties she hosts are also phenomenal. I would highly recommend Journey Martial Arts for lessons and parties for your family.

Jennifer H.

Journey is amazing. Ms. Virginia is professional, kind, and compassionate. She has taught our daughter virtually during the pandemic karate and how to be a kind person. This place is one of a kind and we are thrilled to be part of it.

Aimee H.

Virginia is so patient and kind with our children. She does a good job focusing kids' energy and pushing it toward quality activities.

You can tell the passion that Virginia has for what she does in her enthusiasm and care.

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Virginia is an amazing person strong loving and caring. As true martial artist always is.

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Head instructor Virginia DeYoung is literally amazing. She has a very well decorated resume when it comes to martial arts. She has taught thousands of kids and has an amazing program. She consults other school owners from around the world with her ability to teach to young children and she is literally an expert in it. As a school owner myself I own a martial arts school and I wouldn’t learn from anyone else if I lived here. If you haven’t tried her classes, do it!

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The Kaizen Challenge

Are you ready?

Are you ready to stretch yourself?

Are you ready to be part of a team?

Are you ready to make a change for good?

Are you ready for the Kaizen Challenge?

 

The Kaizen Challenge begins Monday, January 13, 2020 and ends Monday, March 9, 2020.

 

Kaizen translates to change for good. It is understood to mean continuous improvement. It relies on breaking things down and creating systems or action plans to carry you to your desired results. To complete the Kaizen Challenge you must, between January 13th and March 9th, do 1000 push-ups, 2000 reps Ab Work, and partake in 20 martial arts or fitness classes at Journey Martial Arts.

 

Let’s break that down. That means you have 8 weeks/56 days/1344 hours to complete this challenge. (Technically, if you count both the first day and the last day, you have 57 days, but for our purposes, we are going to stick with 56 days)

 

1000 Push-ups

125/week

18/day

 

2000 Reps Ab Work

250/week

36/day

 

20 Classes

2.5/week

.36/day

 

What is your plan? How are you going to break this challenge down? Your journey is before you, and the actions you must complete are clear, but how and when you complete them is up to you. 

 

What is your specific action plan? Will you do 18 push-ups everyday and 36 ab reps everyday? Which classes are you going to attend? Are you giving yourself any rest days? If you take weekends off you have 40 days to work with. That’s 25 push-ups/day and 50 ab reps/day. 

 

There are a million ways to break this down. What’s the break-down that works best for you? What time of day are you going to complete your Kaizen Challenge push-ups and Ab reps? Are you going to complete your day’s objectives in a single session or are you going to break them into morning and evening sessions or morning, afternoon, and evening sessions?

 

This is a kaizen challenge. You are free to complete it in whatever way works best for you. You can schedule everything out or you can wing it. If you complete all the things during the Kaizen Challenge timeframe then you complete the challenge. It counts, and it will be awesome. You will be a better you for completing the challenge. You will be a Kaizen Team Member. And, you’ll get a really nifty sweatshirt.

 

I challenge you to take the Kaizen Challenge one step further. I challenge you to create a Kaizen Challenge action plan for yourself. Spend some time and create a system that works for you. 

 

Watch this space to see my personalized action plan for The Kaizen Challenge.

 

For more information on Journey’s Adult Kaizen Challenge, or to register, go to:

https://www.mystudio.academy/e/?=startyourjourney/2612/118860///1578442670

 

We also have a KIDS version of the Kaizen challenge, found here:
https://www.mystudio.academy/e/?=startyourjourney/2612/121769///1578442282