My son Zane began karate at Spartanburg Martial Arts when he turned 4 years old. We enrolled him in hopes of working on his attention span and self-control before beginning school. Within just a couple of months, we could already see a significant difference. He was becoming more focused and able to control his behavior. He has now been taking karate for 2 years, and has also started weapons classes. We have seen a huge difference in his self-confidence. This truly is a wonderful program for active children, but also for anyone who wants their child in a. disciplined environment that promotes fun, learning, and focus. I cannot say enough about the coaches and staff. My son loves going to SMA.