Springfield Martial Arts Training Center

Dunham's Martial Arts Reviews

  •  Lisa Hill, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Our 8 year old son has been attending for about 8 months now and we all LOVE it! He is always excited and ready for class. It’s given him a big confidence boost and made a kid that likes to sit behind the computer a desire to be active and athletic. Mr Dunham and all of his staff work great with kids. I highly recommend for any age, young or old!

    Lisa Hill
  • Stacy Lynn Heaton , Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Just finished the 8 week women's self-defense class and it was by far the coolest thing I've ever done! Great information, great instructors... A must for all women in this day and time.

    Stacy Lynn Heaton
  • Scott Dahlgren, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Mr Dunham is a brilliant teacher, he teaches both the philosophical side of martial arts on top of the physical aspects. Never had a time that I left martial arts disappointed!

    Scott Dahlgren
  • Jessica Tlaca, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    I have been going to Dunham’s Martial Arts for over 5 years now. Dunham’s Martial Arts is a great place to learn self defense, how to live a healthy life style and so much more. This is an amazing environment full of amazing people. I have gained a multitude of things throughout my 5 years at Dunham’s Martial Arts such as state management, social skills, leadership skills, self defense and so much more. I highly recommend Dunham’s Martial Arts to anyone no matter the age!

    Jessica Tlaca
  •  Lisa Hill, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Our 8 year old son has been attending for about 8 months now and we all LOVE it! He is always excited and ready for class. It’s given him a big confidence boost and made a kid that likes to sit behind the computer a desire to be active and athletic. Mr Dunham and all of his staff work great with kids. I highly recommend for any age, young or old!

    Lisa Hill
  • Terry Vogenthaler, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    I would highly recommend Chris Dunham and his studio! My grandson has attended for a year now, beginning at 6 years old and I can’t speak highly enough about this program!! Mr Dunham and his staff are amazingly knowledgeable and patient in teaching these skills along with reinforcing good character, and moral values. If you are looking for a superior Dojo..... this is it!!

    Terry Vogenthaler
  • Molly Hedgpeth Wilson , Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Mr. Dunham's knowledge of martial arts and the ability to communicate that knowledge to any student, regardless of age or physical/learning ability, is like no other person I have ever met. His passion and commitment is the same when he is teaching a brand new 5 year-old student or when he is teaching an adult, working on their second degree black belt. Mr. Dunham's instructors are also extremely knowledgeable and great role models. They are positive and patient with the students, teaching the importance of respect for themselves and respect for others. Mr. Dunham and his instructors hold each individual student accountable for their own success and in turn, builds positive self-esteem and confidence.

    Molly Hedgpeth Wilson
  • Terry Bruce Vogenthaler , Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    My 7 year old grandson attends Dunham’s Martial Arts and I cannot praise this place high enough!!! Chris Dunham is a superb teacher, helping to instill confidence, self awareness, discipline and a strong work and moral ethic in his students ! I have watched almost every class my grandson has had and he has grown so much since becoming a student here, and it has enriched every area of his life! Sign up today, no matter the age! You won’t be sorry!!!!!

    Terry Bruce Vogenthaler
  • Sheila Hansen, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    I joined Dunham's Martial Arts in March of 2014, because I had just turned 40 and was feeling rather old and boring. I thought martial arts would be a cool way to get in shape. Last night I earned my purple belt and I realize it is so much more than that. Not only is it a fun way to exercise and meet people but it has also taught me a lot about myself and what I am capable of. I have learned how to set and keep my own personal boundaries without hurting other people. I am much stronger physically than I was, but I'm also stronger at heart and that shows through in all aspects of my life. My work. My family. My friends.

    Sheila Hansen
  • Christi Matthews, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Chris runs a very good program. My daughter is 9, loved his classes. He motivates them, encourages them, and teaches them how to lead. If your child is new to Martial Arts, or just wanting to mix it up Chris is a safe, positive environment to take them to where they will learn to lead & protect themselves.

    Christi Matthews
  • Scoot Dahlgren , Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Mr Dunham is a brilliant teacher, he teaches both the philosophical side of martial arts on top of the physical aspects. Never had a time that I left martial arts disappointed!

    Scoot Dahlgren
  • Stacy Lynn Heaton, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Just finished the 8 week women's self-defense class and it was by far the coolest thing I've ever done! Great information, great instructors... A must for all women in this day and time.

    Stacy Lynn Heaton
  • Danny Graves Jr., Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Absolutely amazing place and staff. Not only do they teach martial arts, but they teach kids about respect and encourage random acts of kindness. The staff is always very patient and willing to help. The price is very reasonable compared to other studios. You get more than what you pay for!

    Danny Graves Jr.
  • Amanda Mays , Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    My daughter has gone 2 days and I see improvement in so much already! Mr. Dunham has a passion for teaching these kids and it shows!

    Amanda Mays
  • Teresa Fairbanks, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Dunhams Martial Arts is the best dojo in Springfield! I am not just breaking boards or getting beat on to get my next belt. Mr Dunham gives us a solid foundation to build on starting with the basic principles of Kenpo. We set our own goals and he keeps us motivated and challenged to accomplish them . On the days I struggle just showing up reminds me how important this journey is for me. I will earn my black belt some day but when I do I will be equipped mentally physically and spiritually.

    Teresa Fairbanks
  • Kendra Hutto, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    My husband and I really wanted to put our 5 year old in martial arts. Having a little bit of background in martial arts, my husband wanted a place that was really good. An acquaintance told us about Dunham Martial Arts. We went to check it out and were very impressed. We've now been there about 3 months. Just in this short time, I have seen a major difference in my son. He's more respectful at home and in public. He has way more confidence in himself. He's also developing leadership skills. It's way more than what I expected out of karate. Chris Dunham has a real talent in teaching. The kids respect him, and he shows respect to them. My son always leaves feeling good about himself. We're very pleased with this school, and will recommend it to everyone we can!

    Kendra Hutto
  • Dustyn Covert , Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Chris Dunham is a genuinely good person who legitimately cares about the people he works with, students or not. He wants to make the world better one sweet ninja move at a time.

    Dustyn Covert
  • Carrie Ragsdale, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    My sons have been going to classes over a year, and have grown so much, in skills and with their focus. They recently made the commitment to keep going until they reach black belt, and it's because of the quality of instruction and the sense of family among. Mr. Dunham and the other instructors are excellent with the kids, very focused and structured, and it's amazing the level of respect the students have in the dojo. The students learn not just self defence and fighting skills, but also ethical and life skills, like teamwork, healthy living, and self discipline, among many others. Top notch instruction all around.

    Carrie Ragsdale
  • Wendy Fleeman, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    After the first class I knew this is where we were meant to be. This Dojo gives you the skills for self confidence, self defense and a solid foundation for life.

    Wendy Fleeman
  • Kendra Thiess Hutto , Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Chris Dunham is such a great teacher. He knows how to motivate to get the very best out of his students. I've been so impressed with all the lessons my child is learning in class! I'd highly recommend this school!

    Kendra Thiess Hutto
  • Danny Graves, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Absolutely amazing place and staff. Not only do they teach martial arts, but they teach kids about respect and encourage random acts of kindness. The staff is always very patient and willing to help. The price is very reasonable compared to other studios. You get more than what you pay for!

    Danny Graves
  • Jacob Metz, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    They offer the best character training for my son. From Charity and balance to self discipline and respect. My son is learning perfect form and structure in martial arts and in character. I truly can not put into words how great Chris Dunham is and what a great teacher with deep values he has shown himself to be.

    Jacob Metz
  • Emily Messenger , Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    We have been going to Dunham’s Martial Arts for over two years now. When we started the process of choosing the right school we consider cost and class size. The cost was comparable to others in the area, but the attention and level of mentorship that my son got at this school is what helped us decide on this school over the others in the area.

    Dunham’s Martial Arts also makes it fun and continues to challenge my son. When he accomplishes a new skill, it helps his self esteem. The school really pushes the kids to be their best in the dojo, at home, and at school and it teaches life lessons such as self-discipline, commitment, self defense and so much more. The instructors have shown a commitment to helping our son grow up to be happy and successful and we're committed to do the same. We believe in finishing what you started and for us the journey to Black Belt is just beginning.

    Emily Messenger
  • Linda Hamer, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    I attended the self-defense seminar on 4/29 and it was awesome. The instructors were friendly and supportive.

    Linda Hamer
  • Amber Brasier, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Mr. Dunham presented an excellent program for our Robberson students at intersession! The students were engaged from beginning to end, and they were very excited about all they had learned. The topics and strong characteristics and discipline that Mr. Dunham presented to the students, and had the students perform, go right along with the things we teach at Robberson!

    Amber Brasier
  • Tara Ott Cole, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    My husband and I highly recommend Dunham's Martial Arts. We had been looking for an activity to get our daughter into that would not only build her confidence and social skills but would help her defend herself if ever a time came for that. So far only a few weeks into classes and we have already noticed a difference in how she acts and participates. She comes home from class wanting to do more. Mr. Dunham has amazing patience and relates well with children. We have been thoroughly impressed with every aspect of our time so far and look forward to watching our daughter achieve her goals.

    Tara Ott Cole
  • Jackie Dugan , Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    I have been attending Dunham's Martial Arts for the past several months after returning home from a semester abroad. When I initially began searching for martial arts locations in Springfield, my expectations were limited to a good workout and some routine in my life. I have dabbled in kickboxing and self defense classes, and most of my classes have provided just this. I did not expect the sessions to carry with them such positive energy, quality instruction, and diverse friendships (I must say, this is one of my favorite aspects). My beginner adult classes range in age from 13yrs to 40 somes, and I have learned a little something from everyone I have interacted with. If you are looking for a Martial Arts studio to train with, look no further. Dunham's will provide you with individualized support and, more importantly, a fun family to train along side with. I'm gonna miss y'all!

    Jackie Dugan
  • Catryne Modena, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    I have been going here for a couple weeks now and each time I leave class I feel awesome. He doesn't only teach the physical moves but the mentality that comes with it. He promotes an all inclusive unified atmosphere that is amazing. I would 100% recommend this place to anyone.

    Catryne Modena
  •  Barbara Mullins , Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Dunham's Martial Arts provides more than just teaching the art of karate. Chris and his staff do an amazing job of providing a place where everyone feels welcome no matter the skill level. They are not just teachers, they are encouragers. They help all their students to be the best they can be in all facets of their lives. Respect (of others and yourself), responsibility, self-control, and to always try your best in all things that you do, and in all areas of your life. Thank you Chris!

    Barbara Mullins
  • Rebekah Kirby, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    I took a foster child I was working with to Dunham Martial Artd and watched as Mr. Dunham worked closely with her to develop personal awareness and respect. I enjoyed the motivational techniques he used in his teaching and the way he was able to relate to the children. I teach third grade and have also worked as an administrator, and I have a great appreciation for the careful thought and planning that went into his lessons. Great work!

    Rebekah Kirby
  • Jason Neas , Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Mr Dunham has created an environment for our son that allows him release a lot of energy, but still achieving discipline and structure. The classes are just the right size so that the students do not feel left behind or not included. And overall he has a great school for teaching, and discipline.

    Jason Neas
  • Marisa Compton, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    I love the atmosphere here. All of the teachers really love what they do and it shows through their teaching. Not only are they fantastic teachers but they also really emphasize giving back. They make martial arts more of a way of life than just a class to take in the afternoon. I have first hand seen the care that Chris Dunham takes to make sure and help anyone who comes his way. I really admire them all for more than just their incredible martial art skills, but for their kind disposition to others. Each student feels their value, and anyone who walks through the doors feels welcome. Bravo Dunham's Martial Arts, you run a great business and make Springfield proud.

    Marisa Compton
  • Rebekah Kirby , Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    I took a foster child I was working with to Dunham Martial Artd and watched as Mr. Dunham worked closely with her to develop personal awareness and respect. I enjoyed the motivational techniques he used in his teaching and the way he was able to relate to the children. I teach third grade and have also worked as an administrator, and I have a great appreciation for the careful thought and planning that went into his lessons. Great work!

    Rebekah Kirby
  • Megan Boyle , Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    I started at Dunham's Martial Arts a little over a year ago, primarily to learn self-defense skills. It's always a little scary to start something new, but it was such a welcoming environment and training there has become such a big part of my life. I've learned some great self-defense skills, but the workouts are awesome as well and I've met some amazing people. I'm so glad I made the decision to join!

    Megan Boyle
  • Kent Long, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Dunham's Martial Arts provides a great setting for learning and enjoyment. You learn valuable skills, gain confidence and improve your abilities through fantastic instructors, who take a personal interest in you and your goals. Chris Dunham's positive outlook, passion for Martial Arts and leadership of this school shows in each and every class. Through Dunham's Martial Arts, I have gained self-confidence, improved fitness, and many friends; all while learning Martial Arts skills and philosophies that help me in my everyday life. It's a great place for children and adults (I started at age 38). I'd recommend this school to anyone considering a Martial Arts learning facility. Hope to see you there!

    Kent Long
  • Sam Marshall , Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Took the women's self defense class with my niece today. Great class and instructors. Learned some very useful skills. Highly recommended. Thank you for hosting, we will be back

    Sam Marshall
  • Dustin Gooch, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    Don't believe all the nay sayers who say martial arts is just a bunch of kicks & punches! This Dojo is fun to the max! I have enjoyed everything this school has to offer. Sometimes I feel like a kid again playing at recess with every class. I have learned how to get shape, and learned how to stretch my body without hurting myself, all while learning the various martial arts this school provide. Even when I miss a class for one reason or another, I miss a lot and it has me begging for more. It's almost like a mini vacation, that keeps on happening! If you don't have a hobby, and want to learn to defend yourself, this is the dojo for you. It truly is a journey that will have you asking yourself "why didn't I do this sooner?" I sure did! Best dojo ever!

    Dustin Gooch
  • Robert Fenton, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    My son has been going to dunham's martial arts for a little over a year. During this time I have seen my son grow on so many levels. He's became kind to other , considerate to other people, he talk to you with respect now. Not only does his martial arts teach him to defend hI'm self but it has tough him morals and value's. Mr dunham is by far a great teacher and mentor for the kids as well as the adults that attend his school... I would recommend anyone looking for a great place to learn kenpo, check them out !!!

    Robert Fenton
  • Megan Boyle, Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    I started at Dunham's Martial Arts a little over a year ago, primarily to learn self-defense skills. It's always a little scary to start something new, but it was such a welcoming environment and training there has become such a big part of my life. I've learned some great self-defense skills, but the workouts are awesome as well and I've met some amazing people. I'm so glad I made the decision to join!

    Megan Boyle
  • David Beckwitt , Dunham's Martial Arts Testimonials

    I began studying martial arts with Chris Dunham when I was 9 years old and am now 21. I've followed Dunham throughout the years not only because he is an outstanding instructor and martial artist, but also because he is an exemplary model of what a person should be like. He is the most honest, sincere, courteous, and ethical person that I have ever known. These traits rub off on all of his students, particularly the kids. Studying under Dunham has benefited my focus, integrity, self-esteem and physical fitness to an extent that I couldn't expect from anyone else. Aside from my long list of personal benefits I have also met many other like-minded people at classes. He does an absolutely fantastic job of filtering out students that would bring down everyone or cause major problems. I'd recommend anyone at any age to give Dunham a call or visit and give him a chance to prove himself as an instructor and personal coach. :)

    David Beckwitt

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