• Address:13020 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD 20874
  • Phone:(301) 916-8000
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  • Rating:4.8
  • Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 09:00 pm
Tue 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 09:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 09:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 09:00 pm
Sat 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
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Rated 4.8/5 based on 24 customer reviews.
February 17, 2020 16:48

My son has been apart of the Kicks Karate family for going on 2 years now and we are new to the Germantown family and we LOVE it here!! The kids are encouraged and uplifted, ALWAYS. Mr. Daniel, Donald, Josh, Chris, Ms.Miriam....oh my I can't even name you all-but you all are truly special and appreciated! You all have classes back to back and always keep the same energy (I don't know how) but it's contagious!!! Keep up the great work and thanks for all you do!

February 13, 2020 06:24

We signed up for Kicks Karate through Moco Recreation, just in case our kiddo may not want to continue (we have tried several "sports" before but nothing we wanted to continue) and thinking this would be an easy out after the session was over... but after the FIRST class we knew we would be back long term! We're now approaching our second belt test and don't see an end anytime soon!
Our 4 year old can be timid or shy when starting new activities but the instructors were sooo fun and inviting and UNDERSTANDING! One day he was having a tough time with the transition into class time and refused to join them on the mat or participate. One instructor (without hesitation) came over and tried coaxing him, eventually sitting down on the floor with him and talking about super heroes and other things to build a connection, she tried and tried gently to get him to join the group, after 10 minute she realized it wasn't going to happen so she went over and got a striking paper and blocker and worked with him at his own pace, in his safe space, literally sitting on the floor by the front door, so he would learn what everyone else did but in his own time and space.I was VERY impressed and continue to be impressed!

We are now several months in and I have seen this several times with other new kiddos, the instructors don't bat an eye and will take the time needed to work at the kids pace to get them excited, NEVER FORCING, its about keeping it fun and they know the importance of that. All of the instructors have never-ending energy and enthusiasm.

I have seen a change in my kiddos behavior and now have phrases to use like "are you having good self control right now?" to help his behavior at home and while out.

We are VERY happy we joined!

January 24, 2019 20:50

Great place, serious teaching school.

April 28, 2018 12:05

Both myself and my daughter have been students here for three years, both of us enjoying the experience. Great place to learn self discipline, make friends, gain confidence and have a lot of fun.

April 28, 2018 12:05

Both myself and my daughter have been students here for three years, both of us enjoying the experience. Great place to learn self discipline, make friends, gain confidence and have a lot of fun.

April 14, 2018 12:00

So far so good. My son just started and enjoys going to class and has a good time. The place is clean and the instructors are friendly.

April 14, 2018 12:00

So far so good. My son just started and enjoys going to class and has a good time. The place is clean and the instructors are friendly.

April 13, 2018 14:12

Excellent service. Excellent school .They are always willing to help! Excellent job!

April 10, 2018 13:45

This is a great place for kids and adults to learn Martial Arts. All of the instructors are very friendly and knowledgeable.!

April 4, 2018 16:05

Very well managed, incredibly clean, professional staff!! Truly love this Kicks and I have been to others in the area. None as clean or professional. I highly recommend this location over the other locations in the area. Mr. Brown is an excellent instructor and holds the students to a gentle yet firm higher standard. The kids classes are really targeting to teaching kids how to be decent humans and still have a fun time doing it.

April 4, 2018 16:05

Very well managed, incredibly clean, professional staff!! Truly love this Kicks and I have been to others in the area. None as clean or professional. I highly recommend this location over the other locations in the area. Mr. Brown is an excellent instructor and holds the students to a gentle yet firm higher standard. The kids classes are really targeting to teaching kids how to be decent humans and still have a fun time doing it.

March 30, 2018 21:55

This school is run by Mike Brown, a 7th DAN black belt trained by Ki Whang Kim. I highly recommend this place because they teach essential and basic skills properly. If technique is important to you as it is to me, you will want to train here. I also enjoyed taking kickboxing here years ago; however, they no longer have this at present.
Kicks Karate has been in this Germantown location for maybe 15 years now. It is among the first karate schools to open in Germantown. They offer children and adult classes. Their facilities are clean and well maintained.

March 30, 2018 21:55

This school is run by Mike Brown, a 7th DAN black belt trained by Ki Whang Kim. I highly recommend this place because they teach essential and basic skills properly. If technique is important to you as it is to me, you will want to train here. I also enjoyed taking kickboxing here years ago; however, they no longer have this at present.
Kicks Karate has been in this Germantown location for maybe 15 years now. It is among the first karate schools to open in Germantown. They offer children and adult classes. Their facilities are clean and well maintained.

October 25, 2017 14:05

My son went their and every day the he said the staff treated him like trash.

October 25, 2017 14:05

This place is a really good place to send your kids to learn Karate!

October 25, 2017 14:05

Excellent staff and management! They have been great role models for my kids over the past 3 years. Highly recommend this location.

October 25, 2017 14:05

My son (now 5) has been going to Kicks Karate for almost a year now. Prior to, we looked at a few others in the area, but they were only a few steps above a daycare / after-school program. Kicks Karate runs a solid program that's focused on structure and discipline.

The lessons and organized activities are engaging and very well thought out. I'm very pleased to say that the majority of the instructors I've seen have been there since we enrolled.

Mr. Misha is an excellent teacher (and leader). Not only in level of commitment and care for students on the mats, but he's also very proactive in reaching out beyond the classroom. I'm appreciative of the phone calls asking how things are in general and how my son is doing.

I would also like to comment on the cost aspect of Kick Karate which many are vocal about. The monthly cost and additional belt test fees might seem excessive, but as the old adage goes, "You get what you pay for." The program, staff, and environment are all top-notch in my opinion. I don't mind paying a little more for quality.

October 25, 2017 14:05

My son has been going to Kicks Karate in Germantown for 4 1/2 years and we love it. He is learning a lot of great skills and discipline, he's burning off some energy, and he's having fun. Kicks Karate is great with communicating with the kids and the parents so you always know what to expect. The instructors are wonderful and they genuinely want your child to succeed.

November 18, 2016 18:43

My son went their and every day the he said the staff treated him like trash.

July 31, 2016 11:06

This place is a really good place to send your kids to learn Karate!

March 29, 2016 19:26

My son has been going to Kicks Karate in Germantown for 4 1/2 years and we love it. He is learning a lot of great skills and discipline, he's burning off some energy, and he's having fun. Kicks Karate is great with communicating with the kids and the parents so you always know what to expect. The instructors are wonderful and they genuinely want your child to succeed.

July 24, 2015 07:27

Excellent staff and management! They have been great role models for my kids over the past 3 years. Highly recommend this location.

June 19, 2015 07:43

Great school!
I learned a lot of cool karate moves! This year I even got in the Black Belt Club!
Signed, Evan Shen, BBC menber

October 28, 2014 11:52

My son (now 5) has been going to Kicks Karate for almost a year now. Prior to, we looked at a few others in the area, but they were only a few steps above a daycare / after-school program. Kicks Karate runs a solid program that's focused on structure and discipline.

The lessons and organized activities are engaging and very well thought out. I'm very pleased to say that the majority of the instructors I've seen have been there since we enrolled.

Mr. Misha is an excellent teacher (and leader). Not only in level of commitment and care for students on the mats, but he's also very proactive in reaching out beyond the classroom. I'm appreciative of the phone calls asking how things are in general and how my son is doing.

I would also like to comment on the cost aspect of Kick Karate which many are vocal about. The monthly cost and additional belt test fees might seem excessive, but as the old adage goes, "You get what you pay for." The program, staff, and environment are all top-notch in my opinion. I don't mind paying a little more for quality.

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