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Lori Herrington

Hero Academy is the best! Sensei Michael is dedicated to each and every one of his students. I signed my son up first and after witnessing him grow not only in his technique, but his confidence and strength, I decided to sign up. I am a cancer survivor and Sensei Michael helps push me while having fun. He is super supportive and has an awesome teaching technique that I highly recommend. The members of my class have become some of my closest friends. It’s like having a big family who encourages each other and makes it feel like anything is possible.

Jennifer N

I highly recommend Sensei Michael and Hero Academy Martial Arts. My son was struggling with anxiety surrounding the FSA. On the night before class, he didn't want to go to class but I encouraged him that it might help him feel better. After class and unprompted he said to me, "Mom I am so glad I went to karate tonight. Now I feel powerful to take the FSA." Watching the life lessons he is learning in karate and in Sensei Michael's class is priceless. He gets to see how goals, hard-work, consistency and dedication can manifest in other areas of his life.

Angelina Spoerl

Sensei Michael is one of the best instructors I have ever come across. My daughter came with a buddy and could not wait to join that night . Now I have two girls that attend Hero Academy. Sensei Michael teaches them discipline, and self defense. I am very excited to have a calm and patient, yet fun, instructor to teach my girls. They can’t wait to get to class! We have told all our family and friends about Hero Academy! My little girl Gina says that when she gets to class she’s always excited. Our older daughter Adri is in the Teen Class and is always super hyped to learn something new. I would recommend Hero Academy to anyone big or small that wants to have fun and learn from a caring and supportive instructor.

Troy and Christine DiMatteo

5 million out of 5... this place is the absolute best! Sensei Michael is a true hero to our family. His clear and concise instructions are delivered with the perfect blend of authority and kindness. My child has severe anxiety and these classes have helped him to overcome so much, and he has become so much more confident. Grayson looks forward to class and his focus and concentration are unbelievable at Hero which also adds to his concentration in school. It is amazing to watch, our family looks forward to every class. While the students learn the sport, they also learn social skills and positive ways to interact with others. I cannot say enough about how WONDERFUL Hero Academy in Longwood is.

Susan Tokles reviewed Hero Academy Martial Arts & Leadership
5
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The best program in the area! We visited 12 different martial arts schools before deciding on Hero. The facility is spotlessly clean, the cost is very reasonable, and the program is marvelous. Hero Academy promotes more than just martial arts. Sensei Michael teaches his students important character building and life skills. Self discipline, commitment, self confidence, respect for self and others as well as leadership training are imparted in a fun atmosphere. Advancement is not awarded for just showing up; it must be earned. Do yourself and your child a favor: come watch a class and you will be convinced.

Tamara DeCosta reviewed Hero Academy Martial Arts & Leadership
5
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A friend of ours told us about Hero Academy, so we decided to give it a try. I've got to tell you. BEST PLACE EVER! We absolutely love this place. Sensei Michael is an extraordinary teacher. He is so patient and passionate about teaching Martial Arts. I have joined quite a few gyms in the past, but after a while it gets so boring. Not this place! I really enjoy his class and my husband and daughter do as well. I can honestly say every time I have attended class I learn something new. There is no boredom - trust me. Not only am I getting a good workout, but I am learning to defend myself as well. I can't say enough about this place. I am grateful that our friends referred us to Sensei Michael.

Garrett Grabowski reviewed Hero Academy Martial Arts & Leadership
5
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Mike is an amazing teacher who takes time with each student. He treats everyone that walks in like family.

Alana Key reviewed Hero Academy Martial Arts & Leadership
5
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I love Hero . My son has grown so much in the months he has attended hero. The classes are great 2 watch and I couldn't be prouder of my son . If u r debating bringing UR child or urself 2 hero u will not regret it.

Bobbi Hayes reviewed Hero Academy Martial Arts & Leadership
5
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Michael is so wonderful. He takes the time to not only teach the kids but to talk with them and parents. He has helped my boys come a long way. Thank you!

Robin Vonk reviewed Hero Academy Martial Arts & Leadership
5
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My nine year old boy has been super duper charged about Hero Academy Camp. He learned about many different things he was most interested in. He was so enthusiastic about his week long experience that we set him up with another fun filled week of camp!

Heather Cintron reviewed Hero Academy Martial Arts & Leadership
5
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My 10 year old loves attending Hero Academy! He has developed excellent karate skills and enjoys going to his classes. Michael does not only teach karate but also life skills related to solving problems, listening and self confidence! We recommend checking Hero Academy out.

Robbie Andreasen reviewed Hero Academy Martial Arts & Leadership
5
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Hero Academy gets a 5-star rating from me because of what it is: an excellent family-friendly martial arts school. You have to choose your martial arts school based on what you want and finding the school that best trains you to be the person you want to be. If you want to train to be the next King of the UFC, or if you want to fight for the biggest trophy and the biggest ego, then this is NOT the school for you. If, however, you wish for you and/or your child to TRAIN TO BE A BETTER PERSON FOR LIFE, then Hero Academy is the perfect place. They are encouraging and not oppressive, wise and not silly, hard-working and disciplined – and a lot of fun. Hero Academy is about training both body and soul.

My son has been going to Hero for many years, and I have always been impressed with how Sensei Michael creatively and lovingly encourages young children to do real martial arts techniques with his immense gifts of kindness and creativity. It is something you have to see for yourself. I was involved in another martial arts school and switched to Hero so that I could train together with my son, who is now a teenager. I have watched him grow in his leadership ability, confidence, and in how to overcome adversity because this is what Hero Academy is all about.

Cheryl Nicole Mojica reviewed Hero Academy Martial Arts & Leadership
5
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Ever since my son started a year ago. He has learn discipline and courage in himself. It's also a very family- friendly oriented place. I love being able to watch my son grow from this

Jacob Towe reviewed Hero Academy Martial Arts & Leadership
5
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My youngest daughter has been going her for awhile and absolutely loves it. The exercise and the discipline has been so much fun for her!! [UPDATE] It's been several months now and I've been so impressed, I decided to signup for the Adult class. It's been so good in so many ways -- I'm so glad I joined too! I'm stronger, more focused, and I love the Hero family. We are looking forward to many years to come at Hero!

Jesse Walker reviewed Hero Academy Martial Arts & Leadership
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My two daughters have been students at Hero Academy practicing martial arts for the past 7 months. During this time I have seen much growth; not only in my kids' physical skill but also in academic maturity and leadership.

Hero Academy strikes the ideal balance between strong work ethic and fun. It is a positive environment led by Sensei Michael, the owner and lead instructor at Hero. Michael has a natural ability to teach martial artist of all age groups. We have tried other extra-curricular activities like soccer, piano, gymnastics and robotics. My kids like those activities to various degrees but karate is one thing that has stuck. Not just because I want them to do it but also because they want it for themselves.

I have enjoyed watching my kids grow in this program so much that I have even joined Hero Academy's adult classes. In our home, karate has become a fun family affair.

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Our Summer Camp Provides Fun and Learning for Kids of All Ages

Summer vacation is a time when parents need to find activities for their kids. This year, why not try our summer camp? Your kids will learn from expert instructors while having fun and making new friends. In other words, it’s the ideal summer experience!

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Are you wondering what to do

with your kids this summer?

You can’t be there all the time, and your kids need supervision and stimulation.

You want to set your kids up for success in the new school year and beyond.

You don’t want your kids to waste their time off playing video games.

Finding enjoyable activities during their summer is challenging

LUCKILY THERE IS A COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION…

They want to have fun and not worry about school, and you want them not to waste their time playing video games. You want your kids to be active, and you also want to make sure they’re in a safe and well-supervised place so you can work and do whatever else you need to do. It can feel impossible to find a program that meets your criteria and will keep your kids happy – and that’s where we come in.

Our summer camp is tailor-made to be fun, educational, and social. Parents love it – and kids do, too.

your child will LOVE their summer!

Our summer camp can provide the solution to keep everyone happy. Kids get to attend a fun summer camp that keeps them active and gives them plenty of activities to do while making new friends and connecting with old ones. You get the reassurance of knowing that your kids are learning respect, discipline, and self-control, all of which will help them when they go back to school in the fall.

Rest easy while you’re at work

Arranging for child care during the summer break is a challenge. Instead of hiring a full-time babysitter or putting your kids in daycare, try our camp instead.

Here, experienced instructors teach kids what they need to know to excel in our martial art school and in the classroom. Your kids will be well looked after.

Keep your kids from wasting time playing video games

The last thing you want is for your kids to be couch potatoes all summer long. With our program, they won’t be!

They’ll be active and engaged in fun and educational activities every day, and they’ll have plenty to tell you at the end of the day. Our program is beneficial for them and you.

Education doesn’t end when school lets out

Summer is the perfect time for kids to prepare themselves for the coming school year. You want them to enjoy their time off, but not to forget what it means to be a good student.

Our summer camp teaches kids the core values they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. They learn to respect themselves and others, and to acquire the self-discipline to achieve their goals.

Summer camp means making new friends

You probably have fond memories of attending summer camp when you were a kid, and you want your children to have them, too.

Our summer camp is the perfect environment for kids to make new friends. They share common experiences in the dojo and they learn the value of respecting people with different backgrounds and experience levels.

I highly recommend Sensei Michael and Hero Academy Martial Arts. My son was struggling with anxiety surrounding the FSA. On the night before class, he didn't want to go to class but I encouraged him that it might help him feel better. After class and unprompted he said to me, "Mom I am so glad I went to karate tonight. Now I feel powerful to take the FSA." Watching the life lessons he is learning in karate and in Sensei Michael's class is priceless. He gets to see how goals, hard-work, consistency and dedication can manifest in other areas of his life.

Jennifer N

5 million out of 5... this place is the absolute best! Sensei Michael is a true hero to our family. His clear and concise instructions are delivered with the perfect blend of authority and kindness. My child has severe anxiety and these classes have helped him to overcome so much, and he has become so much more confident. Grayson looks forward to class and his focus and concentration are unbelievable at Hero which also adds to his concentration in school. It is amazing to watch, our family looks forward to every class. While the students learn the sport, they also learn social skills and positive ways to interact with others. I cannot say enough about how WONDERFUL Hero Academy in Longwood is.

Troy and Christine DiMatteo

A friend of ours told us about Hero Academy, so we decided to give it a try. I've got to tell you. BEST PLACE EVER! We absolutely love this place. Sensei Michael is an extraordinary teacher. He is so patient and passionate about teaching Martial Arts. I have joined quite a few gyms in the past, but after a while it gets so boring. Not this place! I really enjoy his class and my husband and daughter do as well. I can honestly say every time I have attended class I learn something new. There is no boredom - trust me. Not only am I getting a good workout, but I am learning to defend myself as well. I can't say enough about this place. I am grateful that our friends referred us to Sensei Michael.

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FAQs

My kids don’t want to learn during the summer, they want to have fun. Will they like your camp?

Yes. We work hard to make sure that our summer camp is both fun and educational. Kids learn core skills and values, but we also provide them with tons of activities and opportunities to socialize.

I want my child to stay mentally active during the summer. How will summer camp help?

Our summer camps are both intellectual and physical. Our summer camp activities emphasizes the mind-body connection and teaches kids to focus, memorize, and use discipline to achieve their goals – all skills that require them to use their brains.

Will my child make new friends at summer camp?

Many children do. Kids of all ages attend our camps, and many of them start friendships that will last the rest of their lives.

My child has never attended a summer camp before – can they still attend your camp?

Absolutely! We cater to kids of all ages and experience levels. We have beginners attend our camps and then transition to regular classes when the school year starts, and experienced young students attend our camps too.

My child had a hard time in school this year. Will attending your camp help them prepare for next year?

Yes. A lot of kids with behavioral or attention issues benefit from attending our camp. We build key skills and teach kids to pay attention, respect themselves and others, and work toward achievable goals, all of which can help them in the classroom.

More Benefits

Kids build muscles and increase their physical control and flexibility.

In our program, children learn to control themselves and their actions and to treat others with respect.

Our summer camp activities builds focus and helps kids improve their memories.

Kids who attend our summer camp improve their self-esteem and develop a positive body image.

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