What are people saying about Buchen Martial Arts?
From Jeff & Lori W.
Our daughter, Taylor, has taken Shotokan Karate with Buchen Martial Arts for several years. Sensei Jim Buchen has been instrumental in developing her Karate skills and, as a result, she attained her Black Belt and 1st DAN certification. The Karate classes at Buchen Martial Arts have also prepared her for Karate Competitions. Classes are available in Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley and other area locations; therefore, she has an opportunity to train often. Buchen Martial Arts Karate program has given her confidence and self esteem; as parents of a 13-year old daughter, it has given us some peace of mind. We are very grateful to Sensei Jim Buchen for sharing his passion and commitment for Karate with the eager students of the Lowcountry. Buchen Martial Arts is highly recommended to anyone seeking physical fitness, self defense training or competitive preparedness.
From Stephanie A.
Mt Pleasant, SC
Buchen Martial Arts offers excellent martial arts training in a fun learning environment. Through traditional martial arts training, the children’s classes teach important coordination and physical fitness skills that benefit many aspects of life. My children have learned first-hand the benefits of hard work and practice and are always so proud of their achievements after passing a belt exam.
The parent/child classes offer a wonderful setting to learn together. The bonding experience is amazing. To stand as an equal with my son in class (we are now the same rank) instead of in a role of authority has offered me a new perspective. I learned a lot about my son’s character as he patiently helped me learn a kata.
The adult classes offer a setting where people come together and work hard to support one another in achieving their personal goals. The welcoming environment quickly diminishes any concerns one may enter with about their ability to perform.
When you train with Buchen Martial arts, you will learn more than just a martial art. You will increase your strength and endurance and learn to push yourself to new limits. I would highly recommend their classes to any of my friends. There is room to grow regardless of prior skill or athletic ability.
From Angie S.
My son, Matthew Seay, has been training in Shotokan karate with Sensei Jim Buchen since January of 2008. Matthew has not only become an outstanding athlete, but learned many valuable life lessons while training. He has learned to have the utmost respect for himself and others. He has made many friendships across the nation while attending tournaments, and one of the biggest life lessons that Matt has learned is, time management. He keeps a very busy training schedule, and remains an Honor Roll Student as well. Sensei Jim has been a positive role model for our entire dojo. He has not only influenced our children with his passion for karate, but his love of teaching and others as well. As a family, we have traveled all over the United States for Matthew compete in karate tournaments. Our competitors have won many medals under his instruction, and have grown individually as well as a team. Over the years, we have developed lasting relationships not only with those in our own dojo, but in the sport of karate. I highly recommend karate for any child, not only to become an outstanding athlete but for the positive influence instilled in them.
From Kerri L.
Mt Pleasant, SC
Buchen Martial Arts is the Low Country’s Premier Shotokan karate school. I have been so pleased to have found a place where I can train together with my family, as well as have separate adult and advanced classes. Jim Buchen is a world champion and although he is highly trained and experienced, he provides a humble and fun atmosphere for the kids who train with him. He allows each student to determine the level at which they’d like to train, whether they are there to simply get a great workout or become the best karate student they can be.
Another great part of Buchen Martial Arts is that there are many class locations providing a many options to train. While my family loves karate, we play other sports as well and BMA provides a flexible schedule where we can make up classes in most of the other class locations. Through BMA, my children and I have learned self discipline and self confidence while learning how to defend ourselves. Jim Buchen and all of the senseis and teachers are patient, helpful and encouraging.
I would recommend Buchen Martial Arts to anyone looking into karate classes, whether they intended to continue training until they were a black belt and beyond, compete at state and national levels and/or simply to stay in shape with a great work out and get out of class what they care to put into it. To me, karate is a very personal goal. I am personally grateful to have found Buchen Martial Arts to continue my karate training in a professional, energetic, accomplished, and comfortable environment.