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Just wanted to give a shout out to the staff Lion's Heart Family Martial Arts. My 6 year old son had a birthdayparty this afternoon. Extremely friendly staff who kept the kids very entertained with fun activities. They were straightforward to deal with. Very reasonable price. Pizza and drinks provided. All you have to do is bring a cake. Super easy.

- Ashleigh McCheung (2022)


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Great facility and staff. My kids love the summer camp programs and will love to return for year 3. Highly recommend!

- Kerrie Newman (2022)

This place is the best! Not only do the kids enjoy it, but there are lots of activities for parents and guardians as well! The kick boxing classes are an amazing work out and full of fun. Sensei Mersina (owner) makes sure each and every person feels included no matter what. The other staff is just as welcoming and its never a dull moment! If you're looking for a new sport to take up that has a dedicated, caring, and passionate team to teach your little ones, this is definitely the place!

- Rae (2022)

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We have started with Lion's Heart Family Martial Arts a month ago and we are very happy with the individual attention that Sensei Mersina pays to each child. My son started to show improvement in just 3 sessions. I highly recommend her.

- Maria (2022)

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This place is such a treasure. All the senseis are great. Head Sensei Mercina is AMAZING. She’s awesome with the kids. She provides a very safe, accepting and respectful learning environment for all the kids no matter their individual needs. In addition, she teaches her students important life values such as respect, integrity, self-discipline and perseverance (to name a few). Whenever you need to speak with her, she drops everything and gives you 100% of her attention. I’d recommend this place to anyone who wants to introduce karate to their children in hopes they work their way up to black belt. My son is ALWAYS excited to come to class.

- Nicole Lang (2021)

"Awesome studio!!! Lots of great space! The instructor is experienced and extremely enthusiastic! Perfect place for young kids and beginners! Highly recommend"
-Taylor (2021)

Lions Heart Family Martial Arts is an incredible place for your child to learn and grow. Mersina, the owner and head sensei, makes students feel welcome and accepted into the Lions Heart family right away regardless of any and all challenges they face. Her teaching style caters to the needs of all students and she ensures everyone has a great time and learns a lot. She offers a free trail class to ensure your child likes Martial Arts and the skills they will learn are priceless.

- Alysha (2021)

We have started with Lion's Heart Family Martial Arts a month ago and we are very happy with the individual attention that Sensei Mersina pays to each child. My son started to show improvement in just 3 sessions. I highly recommend her.

- Maria

Thank you for taking on the initiative of the Zoom classes during the week. This has been such a great activity for J during this crazy time. At first I was a bit worried that he would loose interest and his skill sets learned without being able to come to class. Having the Zoom class has allowed J to continue and enjoy martial arts. It has allowed us to create a bit of routine during the week - something we all lack without school and extra curricular activities.

I asked J what he likes about class - he said Spiderman push ups!!!

The variety of new techniques using household items is captivating for him and he tries to teach us what he learned! It becomes quite comical to see all of us trying to attempt it! But it's great at creating rapport in the house with his older siblings and having him show a leadership role with them.

Keep up the great work!

Thank you!

- L (2020)

My kids (7 and 5) have been attending Sensei Mersina's virtual classes for several weeks. She is able to keep them attentive and motivated, even when she's not in the room with. there is a good mix of exercise, specific skills, and discussion of life skills (ie teamwork) in a way that makes sense to kids. Will definitely be booking in-person classes when things open back up.

-Melinda Wilson (2020)

Being 48 years old and working long days sitting at a desk, I joined Lion's Heart Family Martial Arts hoping to get back into shape and improve my physical health . . . but I have grown to find much more. Within the first 2 months, I have strengthened my ankle that I repeatedly injured in my younger years of competitive sports. I now no longer need my ankle sports brace for support in balancing on one leg. I learned that there is a mental benefit of clarity and focus the more I progress. Not only is learning under Sensei Mersina fun and challenging but her direct feedback for improvement is invaluable. She has a calm and logical method of teaching and truly connected and inspired me. I can't speak highly enough of Lion's Heart Family Martial Arts."

- Joe (2019)

"Hi there,
I just wanted to reach out and thank you personally for all you have done for my daughter since she started classes with you. Prior to starting karate, Anna was so shy all the time and kept to herself a lot. But since she started with you she has come out of her shell so much and is overall so much more involved in her activities. There is always a countdown until when her next class is, which as a parent, makes me so happy to see. You are great at what you do and you have a great thing going. You work so well with the kids and make sure they all get as much as possible out of their classes. It's so nice to see someone who is so invested in all aspects of what they do!

Thanks again,
Emily" (2019)