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Laura Osborne reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
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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 !

Terence Alexander reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
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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.

Win Stauffer reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
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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.

Nicole St. Pierre reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
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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!

Roi Shabshin reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
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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.

Helen Locura reviewed North Star Mixed Martial Arts
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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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What every kid needs in order to stick with martial arts!

In one of my earlier emails, I told you that persistence is one of the five core tenets of martial arts. It’s a must for kids to learn to fulfill their obligations and stick to their commitments – but what makes them want to do that?

In martial arts, we attribute it to one small word: FUN.

We shouldn’t overlook kids’ need to have fun. They’ll have most of their lives to be adults. We want to teach them the skills they need later in life, but we don’t want to strip all the fun out of their lives in the process. Kids need to play!

Martial arts instruction provides discipline, but it’s fun too. I love to see the way a child’s eyes light up the first time they break a board, or when they’re laughing with a friend they met in one of our classes.

We pride ourselves on providing kids with a fun environment. We focus on discipline, but our instructors love to laugh with their students. There’s room for both in a martial arts class!

In classes, kids have time before and after instruction to socialize and laugh. We hear them sharing interests, whether they’re talking about Pokémon or a book they’ve recently read. And, as I said before, no martial arts students would deny that it’s fun to break a board or execute a move perfectly for the first time!

Kids often start studying with us because their parents make them – but they keep coming back because they have a great time. It’s fun in a structured environment, and that’s perfect to help kids learn.

If you’re ready for your child to experience the fun and socialization that happens at The North Star Academy, reach out to us immediately (if you haven’t already) and we will get you all set up!

Yours in training,

Coach Jackson