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This place is awesome ! I trained with Jackson for years, he's the best trainer around. Extremely knowledgable about the sport, super encouraging! Jackson makes training fun, while pushing me to do my best. I highly recommend !

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Coach Jackson is a great instructor who takes on friendly students who are eager to learn. At no point did I feel uncomfortable with the speed or the level of difficulty and the group of people who I am getting to know all seem to enjoy the workouts due to the positive atmosphere that Coach Jackson has created.

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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.
Jackson Galka's expertise and technical instruction easily qualifies him as a "fight nerd." However Jackson's passion and wit will have you kicking, striking and probably laughing too.
Jackson does a great job of integrating all levels of training with all levels of fighters.
Doesn't matter what level you are, you will learn each and every training session.
Top notch instruction, astounding technical expertise, challenging sweat soaked training sessions and a wicked sense of humor make for an unbeatable training academy.

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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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Jackson is a huge asset to the combat sports community with years of experience as a fighter and trainer under his belt.

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Teach your child the spirit for success

It’s time to talk about the fifth and final core tenet of martial arts. In many ways, this tenet brings all the other tenets together – and it explains why kids who study martial arts have a light in their eyes that other kids don’t. We call it Indomitable Spirit.

What does it mean to have an indomitable spirit? Simply stated, it means that you don’t let defeats set you back. You might not succeed every time you try something, but a child with indomitable spirit doesn’t internalize defeat. Instead, they rise to the occasion, accept defeat gracefully, and use what they learn for the next challenge.

Indomitable spirit is the core tenet that prevents kids from being bullied. A child who has it can’t be bullied because a bully can see that their spirit is strong.

Let me put it another way. When a person has an indomitable spirit, they can be physically defeated… but they will never be mentally and emotionally defeated. That’s important because physical defeats are inevitable in life. Everybody sometimes falls short.  It’s not the exception, it’s the rule.

What makes the difference between someone with indomitable spirit and someone without it is the what happens next. When the mind and emotions remain strong – unbeaten – it informs everything else they do in life.

Doesn’t that sound like something you want your child to have? We think so – and we talk to kids about the importance of holding their heads high. Shame has no place in our classes. Kids who study martial arts learn that, and they bring their indomitable spirit home with them.

We don’t take the five tenets lightly. They inform everything we do as instructors, because we want our students to take these lessons to heart. Once they have internalized them, they can never be taken away.

Does your child need help with self-control? 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