My daughter has changed. She used to be quiet and not speak to anyone, I watch her now on the mat and she's talking with other karate students when they're paired together and actually taking the initiative. It's starting to trickle over into school, she answers her teachers when they ask her questions. She proud every time she makes it to a new belt color. We love the Kovar's instructors-they honor each student and treat them like they are their own kids and instill in them what they would want for every child. Doing martial arts has been such a blessing to her life.