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Scott Lockie

Student & Parent

I have been attending synthesis martial arts with my 11 year old daughter, for about  4 years and going on 3 for my 8 year old daughter. I feel very lucky that I found an activity that we can all do together. At first I thought it would be good if my kids learn some kind of self-defense, it turned out to be so much more the confidence, discipline and fitness they gain from karate really helps at school and other activities they are in. Sensei Jeff Gervin is an amazing martial artist and a great teacher. Every Monday and Thursday I look forward to learn more and more with great people who have become great friends!

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Josh Goodheart

M.M.A. Fighter

Synthesis Martial Arts has helped me in my M.M.A. career in a variety of ways.  I began cross-training at Synthesis as a person with significant experience in kickboxing and jiu-jitsu.  My training at Synthesis has helped me with timing of opponents, striking accuracy, and getting used to competing against different styles in live sparring-type drills.  As well, Sensei Jeff Gervin is very knowledgeable in regards to helping me work on different styles of kicks, judo throws, and different angles to attack from both standing and on the ground.  I would strongly recommend Synthesis Martial Arts to anyone regardless of experience and future goals.

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Patrick Vandoorne

Former Student, Former NCAA Div 1 UND Baseball Player

Synthesis Martial Arts offers a humbling, positive learning experience for all skill levels in an accepting friendly environment.  My balance, confidence, focus and discipline soared while my stress disappeared allowing me to achieve more success in every aspect of my life.

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Dan Powne

Student & Parent

My son and I had been taking Karate and some Judo classes through Synthesis Martial Arts, and we both found Sensei Jeff to be a great teacher. My son’s confidence grew after ever class, especially after he started with Judo. I strongly believe that a more experienced and patient teacher would be VERY hard to find. Boissevain is truly blessed. Thank you Sensei Jeff.

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Frank Hepworth

Student

The discipline and overall sense of collection I have gained through my years at Synthesis Martial Arts has been what I consider to be my most valuable life experience. It has helped me develop an excellent work ethic, which in turn has led to its own opportunities. It is an great program that I recommend to anyone.

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Ty Dyck

Student

Synthesis Martial Arts has helped build in me a new found confidence which has contributed in various aspects of my life, both in and outside of martial arts. Being a part of Synthesis has opened up great opportunities, brought with it amazing experiences and has allowed me to connect with incredible people. I’ve grown in my ability to teach others, take leadership and be a positive role model. The support and encouragement of the Synthesis Martial Arts family is unprecedented.

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Ed Dyck

Black-belt Associate Instructor

Synthesis Martial Arts has provided me with a wealth of experience.  Not only did I achieve a lifetime goal of earning a black belt in karate, but I had the privilege of sharing the last 8 years of training together with my son, Tyler.  One of my best memories is competing against Tyler for gold at the SWKKF National Tournament in May 2013.  My instructor and mentor has become one of my best friends, and I do not say this lightly.  Competing at international tournaments in Italy and Scotland has been enriching and fulfilling.  As a result of the demands of competing I have never been in better shape physically and mentally as I am now at the age of 55.  I highly recommend that people come and experience the great instruction and guidance at Synthesis.  Hajime!