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Starting with no martial arts experience at all, I've been training at North Star MMA for about 2 months now. It's become something i look forward to every week. Coach Jackson has a great way of describing the intricacies of muay thai in exceptionally easy to understand ways. Lots of personal instruction and the other people in the gym really help with training. I really like the skills I've picked up so far all while getting a good workout in.

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North Star MMA is by far the best training I have received as well as the best MMA facility. Fantastic atmosphere to learn, try, fail and ultimately succeed.
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I moved to Philadelphia in October and did a lot of shopping around for a new gym. After checking out NorthStar MMA, I quickly knew it was a perfect fit! I didn’t have much Muay Thai or BJJ experience at the time, but I felt both programs were very welcoming for beginners. Coach Jackson and the rest of the coaching staff have been super helpful in helping me to develop my skills and reach my fitness goals. Coach Jackson has created a great sense of community within the gym and does a great job of keeping the classes interesting, fun and effective! I look forward to each class and I couldn’t be happier to call NorthStar MMA my gym home!

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Me and my brother came to train at North Star MMA, and we love it. Very good exercise, really good for getting in shape. Classes are very personal and with very good instructions. I would recommend this place to anyone who is interested in learning Muy Thai, BJJ and looking to get in shape in one of the best ways. It is also a very fun environment with great people.

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Help your child set goals — and achieve them!

You know how good it feels to set your sights on a goal and then achieve it. It’s empowering and invigorating – and it’s not just a matter of chance. Goal-setting is an important life skill.

The good news is that studying the martial arts can help your child learn:

  • The importance of setting goals
  • How to set realistic goals
  • How to pursue goals in a way that maximizes the chance of success

Let’s break it down and talk about how that works.

Martial arts instruction uses a series of goalposts to teach kids. You probably know them as belts – and each belt has stripes, too. Each stripe on a belt indicates a level of achievement, and a move from one color belt to a new color is an achievement.

The instruction we provide is carefully calibrated to provide students with achievable goals. They’ll never be asked to make big leaps in ability. Instead, they pursue small goals that allow them to experience the joy of steady improvement.

Of course, in our classes we provide those goals by telling kids what’s expected of them. But we also talk about why the goals are what they are – and we emphasize that slow and steady progress is the best way to master the martial arts.

What does this do for kids? Well, it teaches them what a realistic goal looks like. They understand that a big goal can be broken down into smaller goals, and small goals can break down into individual tasks.

That’s information they internalize, and they can use it to set goals at home, at school, and when the time comes, at work. We also talk to them about long-term and short-term goals and the differences between them.

For example, a child might dream of earning a black belt. We tell them that’s a great long-term goal, but we point out that there are hundreds of smaller goals to be met along the way. Then, we show them how those smaller goals accumulate to give them the tools they need to meet their big goal!

Pursuing goals also teaches kids that it’s important to challenge themselves. Kids need challenges to keep them interested. And because they’re competing against themselves in martial arts, they learn the importance of being the best possible version of themselves.

Do you want your child to learn about goal-setting in a fun way?  Call or text us ASAP at 215 848 5454 to learn more about our programs and how we can help your child become the very best version of themselves! 

Yours in training,

Coach Jackson