I have been attending Zen’s Martial Arts and Fitness for over a year. I began attending classes as another avenue for cross-training workouts. Instructor Monteiro provides me with quality attention and challenging workouts that are perfect for my lifestyle. I now attend classes not only for the exceptional workouts but also to learn the many martial arts disciplines Zen provides. Instructor Monteiro is very passionate about the true essence of mixed martial arts, which is obvious, as he maintains a classy atmosphere suitable for all ages.
The results that I have achieved to date have encouraged me to continue on with Zen Martial Arts & Fitness for as long as Duarte will have me. I have learned so much about proper form, the importance of weight training, cardio routines that are the most effective (i.e. Interval Training) and a core strengthening regimen that is unlike any I have ever seen. It continues to amaze me when I learn how some exercises that I have been doing for years were not using proper form. I have been short-cutting several things without ever realizing it. Quite a difference when you do it right! I highly recommend Zen Martial Arts & Fitness to anyone that has the desire to work hard to achieve results as well as learn how to make the most out of every step of their fitness routine!
When I first started training at Zen Martial Arts, I was out of shape and consistently tired. After a short time of training with Duarte Monteiro, I immediately noticed an increase in my stamina and overall body strength. I am in the best shape of my life and I’m learning the proper kickboxing techniques along with diverse exercises to improve my strength and condition training. Thank you!
Zen Martial Arts & Fitness is an excellent school that consistently provides high quality instruction in a positive, supportive environment. Our children look forward to the fun, new challenges in each class. We appreciate the positive life skills that the children take with them. We are very happy with our experience at Zen Martial Arts.
My son started at Zen Martial Arts a year ago and he absolutely loves it. Instructor Mr. Monteiro stresses respect for yourself and your family as well as for the techniques and traditions of the various martial arts being instructed. His ability to train and motivate children of all ages through positive reinforcement is both admirable and commendable. I view my son’s time at Zen Martial Arts not simply as martial arts instruction but as an investment in self-confidence, pride, hard work, and dedication.
I switched my 2 children over from another karate school to Zen Martial Arts and am amazed at the difference. At Zen Martial Arts the class sizes were much smaller so the children got more individual attention. They learned the technical details of all of the moves. I was most impressed with the students not just copying a move. They actually learned the reasoning behind the move and the action and reaction so they are always prepared. My children love going to class. I can see them continuing with Zen Martial Arts for many years to come.
My son is enrolled in Zen Martial Arts and I’m very pleased by the way Duarte conducts his classes and highly recommend him as an instructor. Duarte does his best to ensure the kids are engaged, learning, and progressing at their respective paces. Most important is that the kids are having fun and enjoy going to class.