World Martial Arts Academy Reviews

  • Rick T., World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

    Finding World Martial Arts has been like finding the acres of diamonds under our feet.

    The atmosphere and training makes it a very special place. Master Kofroth and the other instructors are able to translate their appreciable knowledge of martial arts to the students as individuals. They know the skills and limitations of the individual students, and they work with students as individuals to advance their skills given their individual situations. Master Kofroth’s ability to remember days later which part of a particular technique I may be having trouble with combined with his ability to provide a correction to the technique or a drill to improve the skill is most impressive.

    I started training three years ago because of my kids: I continue training for me.

    After all, diamonds are worth hanging onto.

    Rick T.
  • Diane, World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

    I don't know where I would be without my training with Master Kofroth. In the past 3 1/2 years, my fitness has improved dramatically. I am now 60 years old and have increased strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, endurance, and I know how to defend myself. I am a former teacher and school principal, and I recognize that Master Kofroth is a very talented teacher. I have had to work very hard for ever belt level I have achieved, making each level I have reached that much more valuable. I highly recommend World Martial Arts Academy for anyone of any age.

    Diane
  • Bill, World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

    Our son is a student at World Martial Arts Academy.  He is small for his age (one of the smallest in his Martial Arts class), and we want him to be self-confident and capable.  With each class he learns more and performs better, and he remains excited to continue with Martial Arts.  Master Kofroth is impressive on many levels.  Not only does he call every student by name, but he also pays close attention to every student’s progress – encouraging them and showing them how to do it right.  Master Kofroth does not play favorites.  Every student must earn their advancement, and he inspires each of them to do their best, and to try their hardest.  In addition to Master Kofroth’s own impressive Martial Arts achievements, another accomplishment is his ability to take a class full of rambunctious 5 and 6 year-old kids, and make them focus – paying strict attention to his teachings.  Our daughter insists on watching her brother’s classes each week, and we can’t wait for her to join as soon as she’s old enough.  World Martial Arts Academy has been a terrific investment.

    Bill
  • Rachana, World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

    My daughters have been attending World Martial Academy for more than 9 years now. They love the school and look forward to the classes every week.  The environment in the class is very supportive. The school not only teaches martial arts techniques and self-defense but also teaches discipline, focus, hard work & perseverance. Master Kofroth and his son are amazing teachers who motivate the students to do their best.   In fact, I have recently joined their adult fitness boxing class and absolutely love it! In all, it is a great place to bring your kids to!

    Rachana
  • Rick A., World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

    If you wish to be able to truly defend yourself, World Martial Arts Academy is the place to go. Along with self-defense you will achieve both mental and physical discipline, a healthier body, confidence, self respect, humility, and just an overall sense of accomplishment. Back in the '90s my family became very good friends with the Kofroth family. Picking up on my interest in martial arts almost immediately, Mr. Kofroth informed me that he was planning on opening a school and that I should check it out. I was stoked to say the least and when the doors of the first school opened, I soon found myself there. Over the next eleven years, I've seen it transform from a total of twenty students tops into a staple of the community. I've seen three different schools, each better than the last, and trained with some of the finest people you'll ever meet. Although my black belt is in Tang Soo Do, I can safely say it's more than that. A lot of boxing, kick boxing, Kodokan Judo, and both Brazilian and traditional jiu jitsu were all incorporated. In hindsight, he actually worked his Hung Gar Kung Fu into our training as well. It's a true mixed martial arts school that is instructed in a very traditional martial arts manner. I've had to step away due to everyday life but I do intend on finding my way back. I can only imagine that it has continued to grow for the better, just as it has continually done since the doors first opened. A few notes that I believe to be worth noting are that Mr. Kofroth has strived a lot to keep the history and purity in what he teaches. You both physically and historically learn about the arts in which you train in, in the true traditional way in which they are meant to be taught. Also, this is not a "McDojo" where you breeze through and get a black belt in two years. You work hard, you learn for real, and you earn everything that you achieve and take from it. In closing, World Martial Arts Academy is the real deal.

    Rick A.
  • Hank, World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

    Master Kofroth is an excellent teacher. I chose this place after seeing how good he is with kids. I have been training here for 5 years and started to aid my balance as I age. Now at 58 not only did I gain balance but it is my major stress relief and confidence builder. If you think you can't do this, you are wrong. Come here and nowhere else.

    Hank
  • Steve, World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

    I have been training with Master Kofroth for seven years now and have always been impressed with his level of knowledge and skill in Martial Arts, personal training and self-defense. As a former United States Marine I was always interested in martial arts. It just so happened that Master Kofroth was invited one evening to our parish youth group meeting to do a demonstration. After listening to him explain basic wrist locks I knew that this was the man I wanted to train with. Master Kofroths knowledge and understanding of technique is second to none. He doesn’t simply teach you a technique. He teaches knowledge and understanding of the application. This is an important part of becoming a well rounded martial artist, which most schools do not teach anymore. His training philosophy aligns with the military when it comes to physical conditioning, respecting others and self, being productive and always working hard to achieve your goals. Master Kofroth always teaches that we need to develop our bodies and minds together so we are prepared for the battle we hope to never have to fight. This is Marine Corps 101. Master Kofroth is a firm but tough instructor and encourages and pushes his students to achieve the goals they set out to achieve. Whether personal or martial arts goals if you work hard you will achieve any goal that you set out to achieve. He never asks a student to do something that he cannot demonstrate himself. He is a leader in the truest sense. Master Kofroth demands self-respect from his students and leads by example. In the seven years of training I have never heard Master Kofroth speak disrespectful to anyone. I am surprised that one of the reviews was negative. The person wrote that the "instructor" was prone to "tantrums" and he yells in front of the parents? I can only say that in seven years I have been training I have never heard Master Kofroth or any other instructor speak disrespectful to anyone. Whether you are seeking to use martial arts for physical development, self-defense or personal growth I highly recommend the World Martial Arts Academy in Downingtown, Pa.

    Steve
  • Shivam, World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

     I have been a student here for over five years now, and my overall experience has been very positive. The classes are very practical, and involve different martial arts techniques, as well as various physical exercises. The whole class atmosphere is very enthusiastic and supportive of all different skill levels. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning martial arts.

    Shivam
  • Shannen, World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

    My daughter has been taking classes here for over 4 years and absolutely loves it. She has been taught many skills and great lessons to help her in life. This family run studio is dedicated to all of its students and their overall well being. They teach everyone to respect themselves and others. I recommend this facility to anyone looking to better themselves.

    Shannen
  • Marci, World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

    My daughter has been coming to World Martial Arts Academy for the past 7 years (since age 5). We have been very pleased with our experience. The instructors have taught her discipline, athleticism, and respect for her teammates. This is in addition to learning the history, forms, weapons training, and sparring. She is happy to be a part of this studio. She receives both praise and constructive comments to motivate improvement.

    Marci
  • Anurag, World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

    I have been a student at World Martial Arts Academy for a few years and I love it a lot. The skills and morals that I have received from training here are very unique and very important, and I don't mean just punching and kicking. Students learn various skills such as concentration, perseverance, patience, humility, and much much more. Personally I believe such skills are what makes this martial arts school better than others that I have attended in the past.  The environment in this school is like no other; from the moment you walk in a warm, friendly environment is felt but at the same time you can tell that it has class. Students are disciplined, but enjoy their training. From day one you will meet new people and start to make to friends of all ages.  I highly recommend everyone to join this martial arts school as it will change your life for the better. 

    Anurag
  • G Shields, World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

    This is a great school build on tradition and character. My son has been attending World Martial Arts Academy year round for almost nine years and just achieved his black belt in Tang Soo Do. Master Kofroth is an excellent instructor and also strives to teach important life lessons to his students. He interacts easily with an incredible diversity of students in a friendly manner. Both of my boys started training at a very young age and his instruction has always been age appropriate, serious and fun. One of the most impressive aspects of Master Kofroth is his ability to relate to kids. There have been many times over the years where he would sit with the entire class to discuss at length issues such as respect, trust, humility, responsibility, work ethic, self confidence, etc. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is willing to invest the time to improve their physical and mental well being.

    G Shields
  • Satisfied Parent, World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

    As both a student and a parent of students at this school, I can whole-heartedly endorse WMAA as an excellent place to train in martial arts. It is a very traditional and expertly-run school teaching the Korean martial art of Tang Soo Do. 

    Both of my children trained with Master Kofroth from the time they were six and benefited greatly from their training and experiences. Their strength, balance, and coordination improved with each year of their instruction and this also contributed to their excelling at other sports. In addition, it instilled a sense of discipline, honor, humility, and self-confidence that has stayed with them to this day. 

    Master Kofroth has trained for decades in Tang Soo Do, Hung Gar Kung Fu, as well as Kodokan and Brazilian Jiujitsu and incorporates the best elements of each in his instruction. His personalized instruction is outstanding and I would recommend this school to anyone who is serious about learning martial arts, becoming more fit, and making new friends.

    Satisfied Parent
  • Shivam, World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

    I have been a student here for over five years now, and my overall experience has been very positive. The classes are very practical, and involve different martial arts techniques, as well as various physical exercises. The whole class atmosphere is very enthusiastic and supportive of all different skill levels. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning martial arts.

    Shivam
  • Satisfied Parent, World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

    WMAA provides excellent experience for kids interested in learning martial arts. My son has been going here for several years now and he enjoys every class and always look forward to it. Highly recommended.

    Satisfied Parent
  • Jenny, World Martial Arts Academy Testimonials

    This is a great school I have seen many interiors all very dedicated to there craft. They teach a wide range of martial arts why also helping these kids learn and having fun. Thank you for all the help you and your studio have done. 

    Jenny

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