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Below you will find reviews and testimonials from current and former Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts students and their parents in Fairless Hills, PA.

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Alicia Keenan

I signed Gabby up at Tri-State for a couple of reasons. The first was that she was being bullied in school and the second was that she was having anger issues stemming from some issues at home. Since starting, she has gained some confidence in standing up to bullies but the biggest change is that she has a much better handle on her anger. At times, when she starts to get really angry about situations that are out of our control she will let it out by working on her training instead of screaming, yelling, and hitting/kicking things around the house.

Sherry Andrews-Baker

Our decision to sign Ryan up for training at Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts was twofold: First, because Ryan suffers with a disorder; ADHD, and unfortunately in today's society there are still people who label or discriminate against people suffering from this disorder. As a result.....you guessed it. Ryan was being bullied by kids, because he was different, he didn't fit into the "norm". So we embarked on a new journey, and started having Ryan train in Martial Arts, not only to improve his self-confidence, but also give him a purpose. Since his training, Ryan has become more confident, he has learned more self-control and focus. And he has realized that if he puts in the time and effort into anything he works at and gives it his best ....hard work pays off!! Winners never quit and Quitters never win.

Buffy Kane

I am so pleased with Tri State. My family were members a few years ago and moved to a different state. Since starting the online classes my kids were able to join the classes. They were excited to see old friends and teachers. The staff is so helpful and cares about the students. I’m thankful to Jeff for giving us this opportunity all the way across the country.

Mike Schwab

My martial arts journey started when I was 19 years old in the fall of 2009, 6 years before I joined Tri State Mixed Martial Arts. In the years leading up to me finding martial arts, I struggeld with dyslexia and my mental health. In school, I was bullied profusely and would often miss weeks of school at a time. In my Jr. Year in high school, life took a sharp turn. At that moment I realized I did not like the person I was. I made a choice to do... to be better. Martial Arts saved my life. In February 2016, I joined Tri State. The moment I walked through those doors I knew this school was something special! I was in awe at the professionalism of the staff, the culture, and the school as a whole. I joined that day! After some time training at Tri State, Sifu Jeff offered me a position as an assistant instructor. It has been such an honor teaching. Teaching was very new to me and I was a bit nervous at first. Sifu Jeff gave me a gift to help kids, the kind of help I wish I had when I was their age. My hope is to be a positive influence to others the way Sifu Jeff has been to me. Tri State is home!

James Dawson

Takeo has matured, increased in self discipline, and grown his knowledge of Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ahead of our expectation. Since his start in the program it has aided in grooming him to put in hard work and see the reward for his determination and application...

Beth MacDougall

I’ve been coming here for almost 2 years and it’s the first workout I’ve ever done that I truly enjoy. What keeps me coming back is that it’s not only challenging, but it’s fun! Each class is different than the last so it never gets boring. The staff, as well as the students, are so friendly and encouraging, that whatever level you train at, you always feel welcome. Highly recommend.

Chris Jepson

I have been working out at Tri State for about 5 years, I started this journey a bit later in life, it's been a bit of a challenge however pushing through the challenges is very rewarding. Someone once asked "When is a good time to plant a tree?" A year ago? Kinda tough to go back and do it if you haven't already A year from now? I will probably forget about it by then

Vikki Murphy

Our family joined Tristate in early March of this year. My almost 5 year old LOVES going. Once everything shut down, one of our disappointments was him missing out on his new found love of martial arts.. but they didn't take long to kick it into high gear and offer virtual classes as to not let any student miss a beat in their training. In our short time with them, they've been so dedicated in keeping us informed and making us feel welcome. We look forward to continuing to watch our son grow there, even if its through virtual classes for now.

Kasaun Tramel

Since training at Tri-State I can say that my life has completely changed. My reason for training was because of the “freshmen 15” in college. Being athletic my whole life I needed to find something to get into after my freshmen year at college I wasn’t doing anything except eating and watching tv My mom also passed 2 months before joining the school and training at the gym helped deal with everything that comes with that (exactly like Sifu Aiden). Since joining I have found a career that I love doing and a passion in life I never knew I had. It was the best choice I ever made walking into those doors (a different set of doors since he switched schools ) 7 years ago. Funny enough it’s been exactly 7 years I’ve been training under Ajarn Jeff. Thank you to everyone who has came into Tri-State because all of you impacted my life in a major way and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. And Thank you to Ajarn Jeff for changing my life in the best way possible

Bill Mimm

Best Martial Arts school around. Our daughter has been training there for almost 7 years. The respect, discipline and skills she has learned there are immeasurable. She received her 2nd degree Black Belt in the children's program and now trains in the adult program. She is a member of the BBC and is an instructor also. I cannot say enough about Jeff and the entire Tri State family. That is what they are, family.

Rebecca Groeber

Since beginning training at Tristate my son's life has changed quite a bit. He began in 1st grade. He begged to join "karate" something I know nothing about. He tried a few classes and said "Yes mom. This is what I want." Anything for my Buggy. We signed him up, and, of course the honeymoon stage. He loved it. Loved the coaches. Loved his classmates. Then things were getting rocky. He was struggling in school. Fighting with me and my husband to do homework. I almost took him out. His schoolwork can't suffer for an extracurricular activity. I talked to Karen. She had Sifu Jeff meet with me and then me and Chase. After some encouragement and this Mama feeling like she was at the end of her rope, some hope. Chase isn't just a kid who doesn't want to work or read. He has severe double vision. Sifu Jeff continued to encourage Chase through his own struggles. Chase feels so privileged that he and Sifu Jeff share a learning difference. He looks up to Sifu Kasaun and Sifu Aiden. He is happy when they say his name or call him out that he's doing a good job. He started at age 6. He is 10. He struggles with wanting to go to class but each time he goes he feels proud. Each belt he earns makes him strive to the next belt. Our family is incredibly thankful to Sifu Jeff and all the Tristate family. From this Mama: Thank you for all you do. We can't wait to be back in the gym together but am so thankful you have adapted to current conditions.

Gab Crespo

I started at Tri State back in the Spring of 2015. I had done martial arts as a kid, and grew up around it since my father was competing/teaching/judging TKD, but I decided to focus more on dance instead. Well, I fell back in love with it after my intro session! Martial arts is very similar to dance, in that it has the perfect balance of structure (footwork, coordination, remembering combos) and freedom (finding your style, flowing with your partner, and experimenting... the "art" part). PLUS hitting stuff is fun! Tri State is also a pretty special school because it only attracts really genuine, humble, hard-working people; no big ego's or foul language here! I am so appreciative for everything I have learned, the friends I have made, and the calories I have burned. Thank you to Ajarn Jeff Jones, Sifu Kasaun Tramel and Sifu Aiden Sharkey; although I miss punching my friends in the face, you guys are absolutely CRUSHING IT on Zoom!