Lanza Martial Arts

★★★★☆
  • 3681 U.S. 9

    Freehold, NJ 07728

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  • 732-845-9200

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The one-star review below was clearly prepared by someone with a grudge for whatever reason.

I have three boys that have attended Lanza's Martial Arts for at least four years now. I have found this to be an exceptional school with exceptional instruction.

Lanza's is like a second home to my sons.

Sensei (sp) Lanza has a special gift for dealing with children. He is extremely supportive and encouraging. My guys respond to him very well and always try to make him proud.

All the kids have a great time there, and if you asked any parent who has had their children in the program, they would say the same thing.

The previous reviewer says the studio smells like feet. It does not, but your kids are going to sweat. They are going to sweat, they're going to laugh, and they're going to have fun. They will learn how to fight, develop self esteem, learn how to work as a team, learn how to take a punch, learn the importance of fitness, be around good, healthy people, and have good role models.

I suppose something like this is not for everybody including the reviewer with the grudge.

Karate can be expensive, especially when considering it runs twelve months. Trust me, I have three sons in the program and one more coming. But, I really believe they get more out of it than the other sports. (My sons play other sports as well)

I suggest that you don't rely on any of these reviews, including mine, and go check it out for yourself. I have a feeling you will agree with everything I have posted above.

Andrew DeMuth

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★★★★★

The one-star review below was clearly prepared by someone with a grudge for whatever reason.

I have three boys that have attended Lanza's Martial Arts for at least four years now. I have found this to be an exceptional school with exceptional instruction.

Lanza's is like a second home to my sons.

Sensei (sp) Lanza has a special gift for dealing with children. He is extremely supportive and encouraging. My guys respond to him very well and always try to make him proud.

All the kids have a great time there, and if you asked any parent who has had their children in the program, they would say the same thing.

The previous reviewer says the studio smells like feet. It does not, but your kids are going to sweat. They are going to sweat, they're going to laugh, and they're going to have fun. They will learn how to fight, develop self esteem, learn how to work as a team, learn how to take a punch, learn the importance of fitness, be around good, healthy people, and have good role models.

I suppose something like this is not for everybody including the reviewer with the grudge.

Karate can be expensive, especially when considering it runs twelve months. Trust me, I have three sons in the program and one more coming. But, I really believe they get more out of it than the other sports. (My sons play other sports as well)

I suggest that you don't rely on any of these reviews, including mine, and go check it out for yourself. I have a feeling you will agree with everything I have posted above.

Andrew DeMuth

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Okay first of all, this place will NEVER let you out of a contract. Second, the place is so small and dirty, every time you go in there it smells like feet and you are forced to sit in plastic bowling alley chairs next to a (very) smelly Chinese restaurant. The sign is broken and they didn't even bother to fix it. Everything is old and broken, you wouldn't think you are in Freehold NJ, one of the richest towns in NJ. More like Trenton. This is the kind of "discipline" that Lanza's teaches. They can't even keep their own school clean. They only open last minute before the first class starts and sometimes late. Second, the instructor "Lanza" claims to be a 7th degree black belt but he's only been doing Karate for a little over 10 years. How is that possible? You get a black belt in 3 years and then another degree every year after that? Thats stupid and not true. I've never seen him kick or demonstrate anything except a punch. His wife is nice but she is just in charge of taking your money basically. But then when you see him teach, you start to cringe in awkwardness. The kids are talking to eachother, pinching eachother, running around, going to the bathroom, etc. while the "class" is going on. I'm no martial arts expert but I can definetely see that these people are NOT the real thing. This is just a business to them. After researching their "Dillman Certified" training and "Master Moneymaker" training, I found out that those are just overweight guys who made up their own martial arts and taught Lanza. They claim to be able to "knock a man unconcious" by touching a point on their arm. I asked my husband (who is a pediatrician) and he laughed and said that was impossible. The classes have NO structure, the kids just run around and talk and do whatever they want. I'm pretty sure this is not the way martial arts was taught originally. The shopping mall they are in is so old and filthy I wonder how they are even allowed to stay open. Its got a big ugly gym next door, an used computer store and a Chinese buffet. There are weirdo people walking around outside and I don't want my children being forced to be around that. I wanted my children to be involved in a sport or martial art that was exciting, energetic and that OTHER people in the world practiced. Lanza is not only inexperienced, they are overpriced, charging $150 a month (plus a million other little charges) for basically babysitting my kid for 45 minutes. The head instructor is so arrogrant and full of himself you would think you're talking to Bruce Lee. The few things he has demonstrated don't look very impressive at all. He's overweight and has really akward chest hair sticking out of his uniform like fur. He has a really strange stare that is VERY uncomfortable. Its repulsive. I stopped taking my kids and they still charge me every month. My kids now spend more time watching TV but in my opinion, that is MUCH better than sending them to this Karate cesspool. I paid so my credit score wasn''t affected, but I wouldn't take my kids back there if they paid ME. If you are a mother or father who cares about your kids, take them to another school or sign them up for baseball or dance. This school will take your money, teach your kids nothing and tell you to bow to them and call them Sensei. the teachers have just a few years experience. I'm pretty sure my husband (who wouldn't hurt a fly) would kick their butts in a fight. Do yourself a favor and RUN!

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Okay first of all, this place will NEVER let you out of a contract. Second, the place is so small and dirty, every time you go in there it smells like feet and you are forced to sit in plastic bowling alley chairs next to a (very) smelly Chinese restaurant. The sign is broken and they didn't even bother to fix it. Everything is old and broken, you wouldn't think you are in Freehold NJ, one of the richest towns in NJ. More like Trenton. This is the kind of "discipline" that Lanza's teaches. They can't even keep their own school clean. They only open last minute before the first class starts and sometimes late. Second, the instructor "Lanza" claims to be a 7th degree black belt but he's only been doing Karate for a little over 10 years. How is that possible? You get a black belt in 3 years and then another degree every year after that? Thats stupid and not true. I've never seen him kick or demonstrate anything except a punch. His wife is nice but she is just in charge of taking your money basically. But then when you see him teach, you start to cringe in awkwardness. The kids are talking to eachother, pinching eachother, running around, going to the bathroom, etc. while the "class" is going on. I'm no martial arts expert but I can definetely see that these people are NOT the real thing. This is just a business to them. After researching their "Dillman Certified" training and "Master Moneymaker" training, I found out that those are just overweight guys who made up their own martial arts and taught Lanza. They claim to be able to "knock a man unconcious" by touching a point on their arm. I asked my husband (who is a pediatrician) and he laughed and said that was impossible. The classes have NO structure, the kids just run around and talk and do whatever they want. I'm pretty sure this is not the way martial arts was taught originally. The shopping mall they are in is so old and filthy I wonder how they are even allowed to stay open. Its got a big ugly gym next door, an used computer store and a Chinese buffet. There are weirdo people walking around outside and I don't want my children being forced to be around that. I wanted my children to be involved in a sport or martial art that was exciting, energetic and that OTHER people in the world practiced. Lanza is not only inexperienced, they are overpriced, charging $150 a month (plus a million other little charges) for basically babysitting my kid for 45 minutes. The head instructor is so arrogrant and full of himself you would think you're talking to Bruce Lee. The few things he has demonstrated don't look very impressive at all. He's overweight and has really akward chest hair sticking out of his uniform like fur. He has a really strange stare that is VERY uncomfortable. Its repulsive. I stopped taking my kids and they still charge me every month. My kids now spend more time watching TV but in my opinion, that is MUCH better than sending them to this Karate cesspool. I paid so my credit score wasn''t affected, but I wouldn't take my kids back there if they paid ME. If you are a mother or father who cares about your kids, take them to another school or sign them up for baseball or dance. This school will take your money, teach your kids nothing and tell you to bow to them and call them Sensei. the teachers have just a few years experience. I'm pretty sure my husband (who wouldn't hurt a fly) would kick their butts in a fight. Do yourself a favor and RUN!

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My older sons have been taking classes here for a year or so, they really love their teachers. They have lots of fun and are learning how to have fun and keep in shape at the same time. The place is clean and well lit, and the staff are very professional and friendly. Prices are a bit high, but the kids enjoy it.

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My older sons have been taking classes here for a year or so, they really love their teachers. They have lots of fun and are learning how to have fun and keep in shape at the same time. The place is clean and well lit, and the staff are very professional and friendly. Prices are a bit high, but the kids enjoy it.

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Lanza's Martial Arts school is a wonderful experience for any child. The staff will empower your child with superior concentrations for better grades, inner strength to handle peer pressures, courage and self esteem plus fitness and much more! They have different classes for varying age groups, and even a Mommy & Me for toddlers. Prices are great too. There's always a coupon in the local newspaper for $20 off a four week program plus a free uniform. Great location, lots of parking. Highly recommend.

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Lanza's Martial Arts school is a wonderful experience for any child. The staff will empower your child with superior concentrations for better grades, inner strength to handle peer pressures, courage and self esteem plus fitness and much more! They have different classes for varying age groups, and even a Mommy & Me for toddlers. Prices are great too. There's always a coupon in the local newspaper for $20 off a four week program plus a free uniform. Great location, lots of parking. Highly recommend.

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