MILLENNIUM ACADEMY

★★★★★
  • 6533 N Cosby Ave

    Kansas City, MO 64151

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  • 816-505-9500

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Mon - Thursday 12 to 9 pm Friday (appointment only) Saturday 10 am to 3 pm Sunday (closed for worship)
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The Master is lazy, he is not honest with his students and tell them stories which is either not true or exaggerated. He coerces the students that for them to get a blackbelt they must sign a three year contract with the school. He tells them that the reason for this is so that they can ba a better blackbelts (yeah right! your students would be tired of going back there for three years as there would be no new things to learn after a year), but after they pay $500 for the blackbelt, they would not even have a proof that they are such as he claims that he is keeping their credentials (i.e. ID card and certificate). He tries to change uniforms often so that he can sell you these uniforms which is 3-4 times more expensive than when buying them at a local martial arts supply store. He charges a lot of fees, but would not even issue a receipt for these (something fishy here, IRS take a look). The Master claims that he is the best in KC, far from the truth. Look somewhere else. This school is just a nightmare waiting to happen if by mistake to get into here.

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The Master is lazy, he is not honest with his students and tell them stories which is either not true or exaggerated. He coerces the students that for them to get a blackbelt they must sign a three year contract with the school. He tells them that the reason for this is so that they can ba a better blackbelts (yeah right! your students would be tired of going back there for three years as there would be no new things to learn after a year), but after they pay $500 for the blackbelt, they would not even have a proof that they are such as he claims that he is keeping their credentials (i.e. ID card and certificate). He tries to change uniforms often so that he can sell you these uniforms which is 3-4 times more expensive than when buying them at a local martial arts supply store. He charges a lot of fees, but would not even issue a receipt for these (something fishy here, IRS take a look). The Master claims that he is the best in KC, far from the truth. Look somewhere else. This school is just a nightmare waiting to happen if by mistake to get into here.

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as I was looking at the few negative comments and the one comment about all the positive comments, I decided to write one too! I guess no-one is perfect... but this school is definitely close enough for me and my family!

we just moved

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as I was looking at the few negative comments and the one comment about all the positive comments, I decided to write one too! I guess no-one is perfect... but this school is definitely close enough for me and my family!

we just moved

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I've been going to this school since April 2006. As a kid I was never into sports (much more of a bookworm), so I was pretty nervous about walking into something like this as an adult. 6.5 years later and I'm a 1st degree black belt and I

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I've been going to this school since April 2006. As a kid I was never into sports (much more of a bookworm), so I was pretty nervous about walking into something like this as an adult. 6.5 years later and I'm a 1st degree black belt and I

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OK guys most of the reviews here are pretty positive...but seriously! It now seems that you all are coerced in writing such egregiously positive review. And the rebuttals? Be honest now and give out some constructive cons with this

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OK guys most of the reviews here are pretty positive...but seriously! It now seems that you all are coerced in writing such egregiously positive review. And the rebuttals? Be honest now and give out some constructive cons with this

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These guys know marshall arts. I am really impressed and glad I found them. Me and my kids now train with Master Butler and Mr. Moore. My wife was impresed with the rate when I came home with the contract. Since it was so good, she expeceted a higher price. If you want a good school, dont worry about looking anywhere else. We checked out about 5 or 6 other schools before we found Millenium academy. We found the perfect school. Thank you Master Butler.

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★★★★★

These guys know marshall arts. I am really impressed and glad I found them. Me and my kids now train with Master Butler and Mr. Moore. My wife was impresed with the rate when I came home with the contract. Since it was so good, she expeceted a higher price. If you want a good school, dont worry about looking anywhere else. We checked out about 5 or 6 other schools before we found Millenium academy. We found the perfect school. Thank you Master Butler.

Pros: rates, service, clean, instruction

Cons: none

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Ok, I just have to add my review here! I LOVE Millennium Academy and Master Mike! Since joining this school a few months back I have lost weight, gained tons of confidence, and have made some great friends! Master Mike teaches great classes that leave you sweating and smiling! You can tell he really cares about his students and his martial arts and he tries hard to accommodate everyone. I know sometimes people have complained about the occasion schedule change, but come on! If the schedule changes it is rarely and only by maybe 15 min! I would rather have the schedule change a little to allow for more classes with less people in each class. Bottom line: If you are looking for a caring, serious, but supportive martial art school you HAVE to come to Millennium!!!

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★★★★★

Ok, I just have to add my review here! I LOVE Millennium Academy and Master Mike! Since joining this school a few months back I have lost weight, gained tons of confidence, and have made some great friends! Master Mike teaches great classes that leave you sweating and smiling! You can tell he really cares about his students and his martial arts and he tries hard to accommodate everyone. I know sometimes people have complained about the occasion schedule change, but come on! If the schedule changes it is rarely and only by maybe 15 min! I would rather have the schedule change a little to allow for more classes with less people in each class. Bottom line: If you are looking for a caring, serious, but supportive martial art school you HAVE to come to Millennium!!!

Pros: great instructors, huge space, awesome!

Cons: Wish I could make my schedule work to go to more classes!!

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in response to comment posted by "thinkaboutit". everyone has a right to their opinion. actually we feel sorry that your husband lost his job... we hope things look up for your family. we appreciate your 6 months with the program and please remember we tried to offer you a way out, but unfortunately you seemed a little too stressed out to really listen to what we were offering you and you refused our offer. We sympathize with other people's finances, but please try to understand that we also can NOT just simply cancel a contract (which are our only means of income) and allow you to make your problems, "our problems" too. === please understand and we hope it all works out for you guys! bless you and be well. oh, and as far as the 'sucking the wallet dry', yes the initial start up fees "can" be high, but this person was NOT forced to buy ALL the sparring gear in her first month, she chose to do that because we had a sale and she got a 40% OFF discount price. I am sorry your kids wanted to quit === yes we started a new program, the Little Ninjas and yes, we have had a few changes while trying to work out the kinks... so consistency may be a problem with that ONE program, but that's why the class is only $60 per month (50% OFF most schools for that same kids program) === I am sorry you feel anger at us but we can still work it out if you are interested, but a contract is a contract and we are honoring our part of the agreement as promised. I think cell phones, car payments, house payments, utilities and credit cards have penalties for early termination too... it's not fair that you speak poorly of us === I am a normal guy who is only trying to do right and fair to people. we have over 350 students and 3 locations who love what we are doing === I have no more comments whatsoever about this issue. I have said what I had to share my side. good luck at your next school.

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★★★★★

in response to comment posted by "thinkaboutit". everyone has a right to their opinion. actually we feel sorry that your husband lost his job... we hope things look up for your family. we appreciate your 6 months with the program and please remember we tried to offer you a way out, but unfortunately you seemed a little too stressed out to really listen to what we were offering you and you refused our offer. We sympathize with other people's finances, but please try to understand that we also can NOT just simply cancel a contract (which are our only means of income) and allow you to make your problems, "our problems" too. === please understand and we hope it all works out for you guys! bless you and be well. oh, and as far as the 'sucking the wallet dry', yes the initial start up fees "can" be high, but this person was NOT forced to buy ALL the sparring gear in her first month, she chose to do that because we had a sale and she got a 40% OFF discount price. I am sorry your kids wanted to quit === yes we started a new program, the Little Ninjas and yes, we have had a few changes while trying to work out the kinks... so consistency may be a problem with that ONE program, but that's why the class is only $60 per month (50% OFF most schools for that same kids program) === I am sorry you feel anger at us but we can still work it out if you are interested, but a contract is a contract and we are honoring our part of the agreement as promised. I think cell phones, car payments, house payments, utilities and credit cards have penalties for early termination too... it's not fair that you speak poorly of us === I am a normal guy who is only trying to do right and fair to people. we have over 350 students and 3 locations who love what we are doing === I have no more comments whatsoever about this issue. I have said what I had to share my side. good luck at your next school.

Pros: at least we get a Pro on our instructors, thanks!

Cons: only one side of the story...

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I would have to agree with what a joke. Be prepared to have your wallet sucked dry, it is kinda like going to a used car lot..........."but wait there's more". Master Butler's credentials change on a weekly basis, check it out on the wayback machine on archiveorg

What a joke is correct as well in regards to the new surprise charges but he did not mention that they cram a ton of people in each class to the point that it is not worth the expense for the class and the schedule changes with out notice or regard for this students.

Most of the reviews are from his staff.

BE VERY CAREFUL AND READ THE BACK OF HIS CONTRACT BEFORE YOU SIGN A LONG TERM CONTRACT.

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I would have to agree with what a joke. Be prepared to have your wallet sucked dry, it is kinda like going to a used car lot..........."but wait there's more". Master Butler's credentials change on a weekly basis, check it out on the wayback machine on archiveorg

What a joke is correct as well in regards to the new surprise charges but he did not mention that they cram a ton of people in each class to the point that it is not worth the expense for the class and the schedule changes with out notice or regard for this students.

Most of the reviews are from his staff.

BE VERY CAREFUL AND READ THE BACK OF HIS CONTRACT BEFORE YOU SIGN A LONG TERM CONTRACT.

Pros: The intrstuctors are great

Cons: price, schedule and consistency

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I have been under Master Butler's instruction for almost ten years now, and I am very pleased. The instruction is top quality, and the people very friendly. I am four-teen years old and have had the luxry of being involved in such a great life activity being taught with such great instruction for most of my life. I enjoy the art itself as well as great physical fitness and the growth as a person by means of setting goals in my life as well as in training. Tae-Kwon-Do and Master Butler's instruction has helped me in the area's of my life such as physical health, growth as a person, self-defense, acountability, and pride in my work, as well as many others. Overall, I am very pleased with the school itself as well as Master Butler's instruction.

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★★★★★

I have been under Master Butler's instruction for almost ten years now, and I am very pleased. The instruction is top quality, and the people very friendly. I am four-teen years old and have had the luxry of being involved in such a great life activity being taught with such great instruction for most of my life. I enjoy the art itself as well as great physical fitness and the growth as a person by means of setting goals in my life as well as in training. Tae-Kwon-Do and Master Butler's instruction has helped me in the area's of my life such as physical health, growth as a person, self-defense, acountability, and pride in my work, as well as many others. Overall, I am very pleased with the school itself as well as Master Butler's instruction.

Pros: Instructon, and service is excellent.

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I have been going to MMAA since october of 2008 with my five children. Not only do I feel better physically then I have since I was 17 but mentally as well. Im 32 years old and most adults by that age don't learn alot unless the are going to college. I learn something new with every class. My children are getting better grades since starting then they ever have. They also show respect towards others and have grown by leaps and bounds in the attitude department. And their self esteme is outstanding. It was like a emotional make over for my little ones. We have instructors that moved here to Kansas City MO because this is the best martial arts school in the midwest. I promiss you that you will not be disappointed in any means with MMAA. I am proud to say that I am a member of a place as special as this and believe that this was one of my best investments into my familys future that I could of made. If you have any issues that you believe that would prevent you for becoming part of our family at Millennium just talk to master mike and he will find away just like he did with our family. Don't let anyone tell you that your family is not worth the very best and that is what MMAA is .... The best martial arts school in the midwest. Just ask any of the members and they will tell you.

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I have been going to MMAA since october of 2008 with my five children. Not only do I feel better physically then I have since I was 17 but mentally as well. Im 32 years old and most adults by that age don't learn alot unless the are going to college. I learn something new with every class. My children are getting better grades since starting then they ever have. They also show respect towards others and have grown by leaps and bounds in the attitude department. And their self esteme is outstanding. It was like a emotional make over for my little ones. We have instructors that moved here to Kansas City MO because this is the best martial arts school in the midwest. I promiss you that you will not be disappointed in any means with MMAA. I am proud to say that I am a member of a place as special as this and believe that this was one of my best investments into my familys future that I could of made. If you have any issues that you believe that would prevent you for becoming part of our family at Millennium just talk to master mike and he will find away just like he did with our family. Don't let anyone tell you that your family is not worth the very best and that is what MMAA is .... The best martial arts school in the midwest. Just ask any of the members and they will tell you.

Pros: Everything

Cons: I wish I would of known about it sooner.

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I have been taking classes at MMAA for 2 years and if I could describe the classes, instructors and Master Butler in one word, it would be "Unbeatable". I own a few businesses and I was looking for something to get a great workout, but also give me some goals and help satisfy my competitive spirt. I found it with Master Mike and my new family at Millennium! Master Butler cares about his students and wants them to succeed not only in martial arts but also in life. I was amazed at how diverse all the students were when I first attended class. And I can tell you from experience, it's hard to accommodate everyone, but Master Butler and his staff do very well. I am impressed with the attention to detail and the respect of all the students for the art as well as the staff. I have grown as a student, a manager, and a person since I joined the Millennium family and I would not trade my training nights for anything!

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I have been taking classes at MMAA for 2 years and if I could describe the classes, instructors and Master Butler in one word, it would be "Unbeatable". I own a few businesses and I was looking for something to get a great workout, but also give me some goals and help satisfy my competitive spirt. I found it with Master Mike and my new family at Millennium! Master Butler cares about his students and wants them to succeed not only in martial arts but also in life. I was amazed at how diverse all the students were when I first attended class. And I can tell you from experience, it's hard to accommodate everyone, but Master Butler and his staff do very well. I am impressed with the attention to detail and the respect of all the students for the art as well as the staff. I have grown as a student, a manager, and a person since I joined the Millennium family and I would not trade my training nights for anything!

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I am proud to be a part of Millennium Martial Arts Academy. I attend the Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido classes and have received nothing but superior training. Since I started a year ago, I have improved my strength, flexibility, speed, and endurance. I look forward to every class and enjoy the atmosphere of friendliness and respect among everyone at Millennium. Master Butler and staff are always courteous, professional, and eager to teach. I am excited about my future with this academy and have told many of my friends and relatives about it, including my wife who will soon be attending. If you are interested in learning Martial Arts, I urge you to give Millennium Martial Arts Academy a try. You will not be disappointed!

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★★★★★

I am proud to be a part of Millennium Martial Arts Academy. I attend the Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido classes and have received nothing but superior training. Since I started a year ago, I have improved my strength, flexibility, speed, and endurance. I look forward to every class and enjoy the atmosphere of friendliness and respect among everyone at Millennium. Master Butler and staff are always courteous, professional, and eager to teach. I am excited about my future with this academy and have told many of my friends and relatives about it, including my wife who will soon be attending. If you are interested in learning Martial Arts, I urge you to give Millennium Martial Arts Academy a try. You will not be disappointed!

Pros: Quality Martial Arts instruction, excellent facility

Cons: none

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Great location, great classes, great instuctors, great class times! I've been going over my lunch break now for several months and what a way to break up the day. Instead of bellying up to the table for lunch now, I'm getting great workouts in twice a week and learning a ton about martial arts, focus, direction, etc. I've already lost almost 10 pounds and have gained significant strength since starting.

I knew the day I met Master Mike that I'd be a student for a long time. I was mainly just doing yoga for exercise at the time ... this is like yoga ... but you get to break stuff! Try out a week, you won't be disappointed.

The Hapkido class is probably my favorite as it's very applicable, self defense sort of stuff and one of the best workouts ... you can't go jog and work yourself this hard. Try 3 rounds of sumo and see how you feel ...

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Great location, great classes, great instuctors, great class times! I've been going over my lunch break now for several months and what a way to break up the day. Instead of bellying up to the table for lunch now, I'm getting great workouts in twice a week and learning a ton about martial arts, focus, direction, etc. I've already lost almost 10 pounds and have gained significant strength since starting.

I knew the day I met Master Mike that I'd be a student for a long time. I was mainly just doing yoga for exercise at the time ... this is like yoga ... but you get to break stuff! Try out a week, you won't be disappointed.

The Hapkido class is probably my favorite as it's very applicable, self defense sort of stuff and one of the best workouts ... you can't go jog and work yourself this hard. Try 3 rounds of sumo and see how you feel ...

Pros: Location, instruction, convenient parking, good atmosphere

Cons: none

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I am a student of Master Mike Butler of Millenium Martial Arts Academy in his Silver Samauri program for over 50 adults. Currently I am hold the rank of orange belt. I am 63 years old and have never been athletic until this year. This last weekend my daughter's boyfriend did not believe that I was really becoming adept at tae kwan do. He proceeded to put me in a wrestling hold that he had seen on the ultimate fighting match on t.v.. He said " Now you are helpless. You can't do anything." I immediately used a twist and torque technique on his arm, and seeing that his knee was exposed, knocked his knee out from under him. I put him on the floor! He is much younger than me and a builder, so he was surprised, to say the least. My daughter told him that she was going to tell everyone that her 63 year old mother put him on the ground. He was a good sport about it in the end, and I was careful not to really hurt him. Thanks to Master Mike for making a senior citizen feel like a kid again!

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I am a student of Master Mike Butler of Millenium Martial Arts Academy in his Silver Samauri program for over 50 adults. Currently I am hold the rank of orange belt. I am 63 years old and have never been athletic until this year. This last weekend my daughter's boyfriend did not believe that I was really becoming adept at tae kwan do. He proceeded to put me in a wrestling hold that he had seen on the ultimate fighting match on t.v.. He said " Now you are helpless. You can't do anything." I immediately used a twist and torque technique on his arm, and seeing that his knee was exposed, knocked his knee out from under him. I put him on the floor! He is much younger than me and a builder, so he was surprised, to say the least. My daughter told him that she was going to tell everyone that her 63 year old mother put him on the ground. He was a good sport about it in the end, and I was careful not to really hurt him. Thanks to Master Mike for making a senior citizen feel like a kid again!

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"You can't please all the people all the time." Bill Cosby

Most folks LOVE Millennium Academy and LOVE Master Mike. However, if you're writing bad reviews it's probably because you aren't following the program that everyone else is. We are sorry we couldn't find a solution for "whatajoke...".

Millennium Academy has been helping people and changing lives for the better for well over a decade now. Of course there are some folks that have been upset at us; but what business hasn't had a few customers ticked off because they didn't get what they wanted.

I say, look at the MAJORITY of these critiques... a 95% success rate is pretty good.

We most assuredly provide excellent customer service and absolutely do everything within our power to make a peaceful resolution or try to work things out so folks leave happy. unfortunately, you just can't please some people, no matter how hard you try. we wish you well, and good luck finding a new school...

NOTE: All instructors are at least 18 years old, certified by the World Taekwondo Federation, are CPR and Fist Aid certified and have a minimum of 5 years experience before they are allowed to teach any class. Master Butler teaches all classes except for the Little Ninjas program and/or if he has a scheduled consultation with a member/parent for re-enrollment.

Our current special is $150 for THREE months of UNLIMITED training and includes a FREE uniform. for more information, please check out www.kckarate (dot com)

Millennium Staff | Quality Control | PR

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"You can't please all the people all the time." Bill Cosby

Most folks LOVE Millennium Academy and LOVE Master Mike. However, if you're writing bad reviews it's probably because you aren't following the program that everyone else is. We are sorry we couldn't find a solution for "whatajoke...".

Millennium Academy has been helping people and changing lives for the better for well over a decade now. Of course there are some folks that have been upset at us; but what business hasn't had a few customers ticked off because they didn't get what they wanted.

I say, look at the MAJORITY of these critiques... a 95% success rate is pretty good.

We most assuredly provide excellent customer service and absolutely do everything within our power to make a peaceful resolution or try to work things out so folks leave happy. unfortunately, you just can't please some people, no matter how hard you try. we wish you well, and good luck finding a new school...

NOTE: All instructors are at least 18 years old, certified by the World Taekwondo Federation, are CPR and Fist Aid certified and have a minimum of 5 years experience before they are allowed to teach any class. Master Butler teaches all classes except for the Little Ninjas program and/or if he has a scheduled consultation with a member/parent for re-enrollment.

Our current special is $150 for THREE months of UNLIMITED training and includes a FREE uniform. for more information, please check out www.kckarate (dot com)

Millennium Staff | Quality Control | PR

Pros: Staff is always listening to parents/members and trying to be accomodating

Cons: doesn't cancel contracts arbitrarily on client's whim...

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Master Mike is a good instructor, but has no people skills. He rarely teaches, instead its some kids who have no idea what their doing. That makes me feel good about leaving me kids safety in their hands. Then, you have the school trying to nickel and dime you everytime you turn around. Every month there's some new "fee". There's no communication with parents. If you question something, your told it was on the website. Not everyone has access to the website and has time to check the site every day. If you question Master Mike on something, he is rude, disrespectful and unprofessional. Defiently not how to run a business and I will be SURE to let all the parents I know now and in the future know our experiences with this school.

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Master Mike is a good instructor, but has no people skills. He rarely teaches, instead its some kids who have no idea what their doing. That makes me feel good about leaving me kids safety in their hands. Then, you have the school trying to nickel and dime you everytime you turn around. Every month there's some new "fee". There's no communication with parents. If you question something, your told it was on the website. Not everyone has access to the website and has time to check the site every day. If you question Master Mike on something, he is rude, disrespectful and unprofessional. Defiently not how to run a business and I will be SURE to let all the parents I know now and in the future know our experiences with this school.

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My son started at MMA A the first day of school and my daughter and I started the following month. It is a GREAT family activity!

I just wanted to say a big ?THANK YOU!!!? to you and all the instructors and leaders. When I got home from Tai Chi January 7 I had 2 envelopes waiting for me with the kids? second quarter report cards. Thanks to Tae Kwan Do, I was confident that I would find positive results, however I was not prepared for what I found in my son?s report card.

For the first time ever there are areas where he is exceeding the standard. I can?t begin to put into words how I felt when I saw the ?E? on his report card?twice!! The biggest increase has been in his reading. The goal is for each student to have 25 points per quarter. At the end of the first quarter he had 4 points and at the end of the second quarter he had 62!! Along the way his reading level has also increased and he is right on track to be on grade level for next year. He has always struggled with staying focused and on task when there are distractions. Over the past two months I have seen changes in his behavior and he has really stepped up and started taking ownership of his choices and actions.

Below is a quote from his teacher:
?I?m really proud of your son?s ability to take risks in the classroom and be a part of our classroom discussions. ? I am also proud of how hard he has been working on keeping himself on task. I have seen a HUGE difference in his ability to complete tasks from the beginning of the quarter. He has taken the right steps that he knows will keep him successful. I couldn?t be more proud of him for those choices.?

I am so pleased with the changes I?ve seen since August. I am learning to be more in tune with myself and how to relax with Tai Chi and the kids are learning self control and discipline.

We are so blessed to have MMAA in our lives!

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My son started at MMA A the first day of school and my daughter and I started the following month. It is a GREAT family activity!

I just wanted to say a big ?THANK YOU!!!? to you and all the instructors and leaders. When I got home from Tai Chi January 7 I had 2 envelopes waiting for me with the kids? second quarter report cards. Thanks to Tae Kwan Do, I was confident that I would find positive results, however I was not prepared for what I found in my son?s report card.

For the first time ever there are areas where he is exceeding the standard. I can?t begin to put into words how I felt when I saw the ?E? on his report card?twice!! The biggest increase has been in his reading. The goal is for each student to have 25 points per quarter. At the end of the first quarter he had 4 points and at the end of the second quarter he had 62!! Along the way his reading level has also increased and he is right on track to be on grade level for next year. He has always struggled with staying focused and on task when there are distractions. Over the past two months I have seen changes in his behavior and he has really stepped up and started taking ownership of his choices and actions.

Below is a quote from his teacher:
?I?m really proud of your son?s ability to take risks in the classroom and be a part of our classroom discussions. ? I am also proud of how hard he has been working on keeping himself on task. I have seen a HUGE difference in his ability to complete tasks from the beginning of the quarter. He has taken the right steps that he knows will keep him successful. I couldn?t be more proud of him for those choices.?

I am so pleased with the changes I?ve seen since August. I am learning to be more in tune with myself and how to relax with Tai Chi and the kids are learning self control and discipline.

We are so blessed to have MMAA in our lives!

Pros: More respectful children, better physical fitness and increased self confidence

Cons: None!

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Finally! An incredible martial arts program designed specifically for us 50+ persons! This has been such an adventure for me! I am a 52 year young female, & the Silver Samurai program has been awesome! We practice a traditional martial arts program which is designed with older joints, disabilities & weight in mind. Taekwondo, Tai Chi, hoshinsool-we do it all! Master Butler's programs have allowed persons of my age to achieve true harmony & balance in our lives, with a modified regime that is rich in culture & steeped in tradition! We practice taekwondo poomse (forms), the slow & graceful, yet strengthening & energizing moves of Tai Chi, practical self-defense in the form of hoshinsool, awesome board breaking techniques utilizing the strikes & kicks that we have been taught, & basic weapons training in nunchaku, sword & bo staff! And, this adventure leads to an incredible accomplishment of a black belt! Master Butler has created a program that not only gently strengthens, tones & creates a newfound flexibility in the aging physical body, but the way of life that is a result of martial arts training also strengthens, tones & creates flexibility within the mind with new challenges, enabling us to take & retain control of our lives with new gusto & a joie de vivre! I have personally lost 25 pounds in the one year that I have been in Silver Samurai, & my flexibility with a bad hip has seen a range of motion that I never thought I would regain. As most aging adults, I had a host of minor physical ailments that, with the Silver Samurai program, have pretty much disappeared. I never felt this good or this strong, even when I was 18! And, the best part is that you train with other wonderful, like-minded adults & a talented & extremely skilled black belt staff in the school who simply want to see you earn that black belt! Black belt is a goal worth earning, even over the age of 50!

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Finally! An incredible martial arts program designed specifically for us 50+ persons! This has been such an adventure for me! I am a 52 year young female, & the Silver Samurai program has been awesome! We practice a traditional martial arts program which is designed with older joints, disabilities & weight in mind. Taekwondo, Tai Chi, hoshinsool-we do it all! Master Butler's programs have allowed persons of my age to achieve true harmony & balance in our lives, with a modified regime that is rich in culture & steeped in tradition! We practice taekwondo poomse (forms), the slow & graceful, yet strengthening & energizing moves of Tai Chi, practical self-defense in the form of hoshinsool, awesome board breaking techniques utilizing the strikes & kicks that we have been taught, & basic weapons training in nunchaku, sword & bo staff! And, this adventure leads to an incredible accomplishment of a black belt! Master Butler has created a program that not only gently strengthens, tones & creates a newfound flexibility in the aging physical body, but the way of life that is a result of martial arts training also strengthens, tones & creates flexibility within the mind with new challenges, enabling us to take & retain control of our lives with new gusto & a joie de vivre! I have personally lost 25 pounds in the one year that I have been in Silver Samurai, & my flexibility with a bad hip has seen a range of motion that I never thought I would regain. As most aging adults, I had a host of minor physical ailments that, with the Silver Samurai program, have pretty much disappeared. I never felt this good or this strong, even when I was 18! And, the best part is that you train with other wonderful, like-minded adults & a talented & extremely skilled black belt staff in the school who simply want to see you earn that black belt! Black belt is a goal worth earning, even over the age of 50!

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I am 59 years old and have been under Master Mike's instruction for about a year. His unique Silver Samurai program for 50+ers opens up martial arts to almost everybody. Some of the more rigorous exercise and sparring required of younger students are modified for us who are not so agile and limber as we used to be (though anyone is free to try their best with Family group instruction under the Master's guidance). We train vigorously in forms, board breaking, and Tai Chi, and can also take instruction in weapons proficiency including bo staff, nunchuks, and sword (awesome!). Master Mike teaches proper martial arts etiquette and philosophy, and his goal is not just to guide you to a black belt, but to create in you a true martial artist. He even presents programs periodically in Korean language and calligraphy, and other aspects of Korean culture. He expects focus and effort in his program, but also insists that you have fun, and indeed I have. I have pushed myself farther than I thought I could at Millenium, and I (we) have found Tae Kwon Do under Master Mike to be a lifestyle. I plan on doing this for a long time to come. To all 50+ers who have thought they might want to try a martial arts education...Millenium Academy is the place to be. Give Master Mike a call!

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★★★★★

I am 59 years old and have been under Master Mike's instruction for about a year. His unique Silver Samurai program for 50+ers opens up martial arts to almost everybody. Some of the more rigorous exercise and sparring required of younger students are modified for us who are not so agile and limber as we used to be (though anyone is free to try their best with Family group instruction under the Master's guidance). We train vigorously in forms, board breaking, and Tai Chi, and can also take instruction in weapons proficiency including bo staff, nunchuks, and sword (awesome!). Master Mike teaches proper martial arts etiquette and philosophy, and his goal is not just to guide you to a black belt, but to create in you a true martial artist. He even presents programs periodically in Korean language and calligraphy, and other aspects of Korean culture. He expects focus and effort in his program, but also insists that you have fun, and indeed I have. I have pushed myself farther than I thought I could at Millenium, and I (we) have found Tae Kwon Do under Master Mike to be a lifestyle. I plan on doing this for a long time to come. To all 50+ers who have thought they might want to try a martial arts education...Millenium Academy is the place to be. Give Master Mike a call!

Pros: The camaraderie and energy in this academy!

Cons: None that I can think of.

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My children have been going to Millennium for over a year now.

They both love the instructors. Master Mike and Chief Phillips create a wonderful environment for the children to learn and focus. The disclipine and focus they have after attending for over a year is obvious at home and school. It is also a great workout for the kids and parents too.

If you are looking for a quality program for your 3 to 7 year old, Little Ninjas is it. My son loves Chief Phillips who teaches the course. She works wonderfully with the kids. You will not believe the positive changes in your child.

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My children have been going to Millennium for over a year now.

They both love the instructors. Master Mike and Chief Phillips create a wonderful environment for the children to learn and focus. The disclipine and focus they have after attending for over a year is obvious at home and school. It is also a great workout for the kids and parents too.

If you are looking for a quality program for your 3 to 7 year old, Little Ninjas is it. My son loves Chief Phillips who teaches the course. She works wonderfully with the kids. You will not believe the positive changes in your child.

Pros: Hours, Instructors, Price, excellent children's program

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I've been with Millennium for almost a year and my son has been there for over 4 and is a Black Belt. I've never been part of an organization like this that truly lives what they teach - courtesy, integrity, perseverence, self-control and indomitable spirit. Master MIke is not only an expert in Maritial Arts, but is a true example of a leader with integrity and heart. I've learned more and pushed myself more this past year than I ever have. This is a school where there is emphasis put on the philsophy as well as the sport. There is respect, first and foremost, as well as tremendous physical challenge. It is a great environment for all ages.

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★★★★★

I've been with Millennium for almost a year and my son has been there for over 4 and is a Black Belt. I've never been part of an organization like this that truly lives what they teach - courtesy, integrity, perseverence, self-control and indomitable spirit. Master MIke is not only an expert in Maritial Arts, but is a true example of a leader with integrity and heart. I've learned more and pushed myself more this past year than I ever have. This is a school where there is emphasis put on the philsophy as well as the sport. There is respect, first and foremost, as well as tremendous physical challenge. It is a great environment for all ages.

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I've attended this martial arts school for over a year and can recommend it highly to anyone interested in taking up martial arts. Master Butler is extremely qualified and has an incredible depth of knowledge about the arts that he teaches.
The great thing about martial arts is it has something for everyone. Perhaps you're looking to meet new people, get some great exercise, learn self-defense, become more confident, etc. Whatever your objectives, you'll find them at this academy.

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I've attended this martial arts school for over a year and can recommend it highly to anyone interested in taking up martial arts. Master Butler is extremely qualified and has an incredible depth of knowledge about the arts that he teaches.
The great thing about martial arts is it has something for everyone. Perhaps you're looking to meet new people, get some great exercise, learn self-defense, become more confident, etc. Whatever your objectives, you'll find them at this academy.

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I began receiving training from Master Mike many years ago. The training has evolved tremendously over the years into many lessons in life. Master Mike is a unique individual who truly cares about every student. There have been times in my life I was looking for direction and every time I can relate my decision or direction change back to something Master Mike has said or taught me. The training and teaching I have received truly transcends the physical into mental and spiritual. Master Mike and his staff always have an answer to any of my questions and treat every question as an important one. I would recommend Master Mike?s school to anyone looking to even ?try? martial arts. Everyone will find a home at Millennium as I have.

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★★★★★

I began receiving training from Master Mike many years ago. The training has evolved tremendously over the years into many lessons in life. Master Mike is a unique individual who truly cares about every student. There have been times in my life I was looking for direction and every time I can relate my decision or direction change back to something Master Mike has said or taught me. The training and teaching I have received truly transcends the physical into mental and spiritual. Master Mike and his staff always have an answer to any of my questions and treat every question as an important one. I would recommend Master Mike?s school to anyone looking to even ?try? martial arts. Everyone will find a home at Millennium as I have.

Pros: Character Development, Respect, Tradition, Instructors

Cons: Nothing I can think of

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I have 4 years experience in Martial Arts, with a black belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. I have looked all over KC trying to find the right combination of knowledge and experience and I have found it here at this academy with Master Mike Butler and his instructors. His knowledge of Tae Kwon Do, weapons, Hapkido etc. is to say the least outstanding. I feel so strongly about this academy that I have enrolled both my daughters and myself in their black belt club, and we are all well on our way to becoming black belts and more importantly "Martial Artists". Not only does Master Butler just teach techniques and forms but he also discusses the path or way of life of a Martial Artist. Courtesy, integrity, perserverance, self control and an indomitable spirit are his tenets and the basis of his instruction (things we should all have in our characters, especially our childrens) . His teachings are down to earth, easy to understand and practical. He encourages participation and discussion. His enthusiasm for Martial Arts is contagious, fostering a positive learning enviroment great for kids and adults. I highly recommend this academy, you will not be disappointed.

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★★★★★

I have 4 years experience in Martial Arts, with a black belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. I have looked all over KC trying to find the right combination of knowledge and experience and I have found it here at this academy with Master Mike Butler and his instructors. His knowledge of Tae Kwon Do, weapons, Hapkido etc. is to say the least outstanding. I feel so strongly about this academy that I have enrolled both my daughters and myself in their black belt club, and we are all well on our way to becoming black belts and more importantly "Martial Artists". Not only does Master Butler just teach techniques and forms but he also discusses the path or way of life of a Martial Artist. Courtesy, integrity, perserverance, self control and an indomitable spirit are his tenets and the basis of his instruction (things we should all have in our characters, especially our childrens) . His teachings are down to earth, easy to understand and practical. He encourages participation and discussion. His enthusiasm for Martial Arts is contagious, fostering a positive learning enviroment great for kids and adults. I highly recommend this academy, you will not be disappointed.

Pros: Great instruction, knowledgeable instructors. Positive family enviroment

Cons: NONE

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I love Millennium Martial Arts!! I have been so impressed by Master Mike's school! He truly teaches from a mind, body, spirit perspective. Balance is key. His ethics run deep and it shows. He has so much respect for the art, the human spirit, and his students. There is no question his standards are high and he can be tough, but he backs it up with much respect and a deep love for his school and his students. He is a great inspiration and a true gem in Kansas City's Northland.

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I love Millennium Martial Arts!! I have been so impressed by Master Mike's school! He truly teaches from a mind, body, spirit perspective. Balance is key. His ethics run deep and it shows. He has so much respect for the art, the human spirit, and his students. There is no question his standards are high and he can be tough, but he backs it up with much respect and a deep love for his school and his students. He is a great inspiration and a true gem in Kansas City's Northland.

Pros: Great instruction, wonderful family environment , great people

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one Kansas city's most prestigious martial arts school the master has more black belts then i know.
they are kind people theres always plenty of encouragement master butler will each student to his or her potential. currently master butler and his instructors teach several types of martial arts for both old and very young such as tae kwon do hopkido thi chi and a few others. master butler has a diverse knowledge of martial art history and will often have class discussions. he also speaks Korean and has traveled to south Korea numerous times a long with many other times. master mike butler has won many tournaments in his time in sparing and forms. i Highly Recommended this school.

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one Kansas city's most prestigious martial arts school the master has more black belts then i know.
they are kind people theres always plenty of encouragement master butler will each student to his or her potential. currently master butler and his instructors teach several types of martial arts for both old and very young such as tae kwon do hopkido thi chi and a few others. master butler has a diverse knowledge of martial art history and will often have class discussions. he also speaks Korean and has traveled to south Korea numerous times a long with many other times. master mike butler has won many tournaments in his time in sparing and forms. i Highly Recommended this school.

Pros: just about every thing you can think of.

Cons: non

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these guys have it all! kids classes (3-6 called Little Ninjas) and (7-11 Youth Taikwondo), Teens classes (12+), awesome adult classes in Taikwondo and Hapkido. they teach discipline to kids along with confidence building/instructors are very motivational teachers! the atmosphere is non-competitive and very supportive like an extended family environment. everyone there is pleasant. it's awesome! really. I love the master (mike butler) and his assistant (Lauren) is verynice too. they are both very qualified. I think all the black belts there are CPR and first aid trained too. they do NOT rush thebelts exams, they are the best price (I checked all around at like 10 schools). they have a HUGE school it's awesome too! I drive from Liberty, other students in class come from downtown, Lenexa, Overland Park, Smithville, Kearney, Gladstone, just all over! they love it too. anyways, this is long now. so callthem and chekc out the website at www.kckarate com --- you'll be super happy you signed upand train at Millenium Academy. it's cool. thanks. bye. Andy

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★★★★★

these guys have it all! kids classes (3-6 called Little Ninjas) and (7-11 Youth Taikwondo), Teens classes (12+), awesome adult classes in Taikwondo and Hapkido. they teach discipline to kids along with confidence building/instructors are very motivational teachers! the atmosphere is non-competitive and very supportive like an extended family environment. everyone there is pleasant. it's awesome! really. I love the master (mike butler) and his assistant (Lauren) is verynice too. they are both very qualified. I think all the black belts there are CPR and first aid trained too. they do NOT rush thebelts exams, they are the best price (I checked all around at like 10 schools). they have a HUGE school it's awesome too! I drive from Liberty, other students in class come from downtown, Lenexa, Overland Park, Smithville, Kearney, Gladstone, just all over! they love it too. anyways, this is long now. so callthem and chekc out the website at www.kckarate com --- you'll be super happy you signed upand train at Millenium Academy. it's cool. thanks. bye. Andy

Pros: fair pricing (rates), lots of classes, excellent instruction, quality staff, friendly students

Cons: I didn't find out about this place sooner!!!

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I highly recommend Millennium Martial Arts. For one thing, the master instructor, (Mike Butler) has at least one black belt in several Martial Arts. Allowing his students to not be limited to just one style, but to be diverse and open to others as well, thus, the quality of instruction is much better and the students are more knowledgeable. I am 14 years old, and I have been under Master Butler's Instruction for almost ten years now, and I am very pleased. For me, Tae-Kwon-Do and Millennium Martial Arts is my life. It has done so much for me as a person. It has given me the ability to be a leader, to have self-confidence, to persevere, have a goal and work to reach it. Tae-Kwon-Do has given me something to love and be a part of forever. It is because of what I know Millennium Martial Arts Academy has done for me and can do for you that I so highly recommend it.

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★★★★★

I highly recommend Millennium Martial Arts. For one thing, the master instructor, (Mike Butler) has at least one black belt in several Martial Arts. Allowing his students to not be limited to just one style, but to be diverse and open to others as well, thus, the quality of instruction is much better and the students are more knowledgeable. I am 14 years old, and I have been under Master Butler's Instruction for almost ten years now, and I am very pleased. For me, Tae-Kwon-Do and Millennium Martial Arts is my life. It has done so much for me as a person. It has given me the ability to be a leader, to have self-confidence, to persevere, have a goal and work to reach it. Tae-Kwon-Do has given me something to love and be a part of forever. It is because of what I know Millennium Martial Arts Academy has done for me and can do for you that I so highly recommend it.

Pros: Great Instruction

Cons: none

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master mike butler has many years experience in martial arts he holds many black belts in martial arts. I really cant keep track of all the fields martial arts he knows. i would highly recommend Millennium Martial Arts Academy.

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master mike butler has many years experience in martial arts he holds many black belts in martial arts. I really cant keep track of all the fields martial arts he knows. i would highly recommend Millennium Martial Arts Academy.

Pros: the staff knowledge of martial arts is the best iv seen

Cons: none to say

 

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