Summit Martial Arts is an outstanding place to train with highly professional and knowledgeable instructors. I train adult BJJ and was concerned moving to Delaware because finding reputable gyms can be difficult (especially in small towns like Delaware) but Summit met all my needs and more. Affiliated with the Pedro Sauer Association, Summit holds its instructors and students to the highest standard and the techniques are all technically sound and taught as they should be taught in a professional BJJ gym. I love training here and can't recommend it enough.
- B. Bell
I've learned so much here over the last decade and a half. Martial Arts, Discipline, Accountability, Leadership. This is a safe environment to learn skills that translate into all areas of life. All you have to do is find the courage to walk through the door for the first time.
- Ron R.
Over the past ten years I have had the opportunity to train with some of the best and worst martial arts instructors in the world. As a Police Officer and a member of the US Army Special Forces I am always searching for the best instruction available. I can say with confidence the instructors at Summit Martial Arts are some of the best I have encountered. Summit does an excellent job of presenting traditional martial arts in a practical, usable system. Whether you study Shorin Ryu Karate or Japanese/Brazilian Jujitsu you will receive a solid well-rounded education in self-defense. As an officer I have seen too many “so called black belts” destroyed in physical confrontations. Granted no art is perfect and anyone can lose a fight. However, I am convinced that a student of Summit Martial Arts will be more prepared to defend him/herself if attacked than the students of most other studios. I would also recommend Summit to any police officer or member of the military looking to supplement their Defensive Tactics or Combative Training.
- MSG Chad Williams 19th SFG(A)
I started classes about 7 months ago and I’m so happy I chose to come here. Not only is everyone super knowledgeable but very supportive in you’re journey and where you want to go with it but I never felt, as a female that there wasn’t a place for me or that is was a “boys club”(because that was a real fear of mine before joining). It’s really a wonderful place with amazing people.
- Kristin Y
My son has been taking Karate at Summit Martial Arts for 7 years. Over that time, I have watched him grow and mature from child to a true Martial Artist. He has learned qualities at Summit that will be with him for the rest of his life. He has made lifelong friends and had fun along the way. The Dojo has a great youth program that teaches respect, character, etiquette, self control, and self confidence. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for my son at Summit Martial Arts.
- Angie H.
Summit Martial Arts has had a profound impact on my life. Not only is my body in good shape, but my mind is also sharper, which has also increased my overall confidence. Sensei Riedmiller is extremely knowledgeable about the martial arts and conveys the wisdom and practice in a way that everyone can learn. My classmates are also an integral part of the learning process and there is a mutual respect among everyone to help each other reach their highest potential.
- Kyle H.
The instructors at Summit Martial Arts have given me an enjoyable yet rigorous outlet to get into shape as well as relieve stress, while learning self defense and combative techniques. The available morning classes are convenient with my unconventional work schedule. The ability to learn karate and jujitsu at one location is a terrific benefit.
- K. S.
On behalf of the people of Columbus, we extend our appreciation for teachers Charles Riedmiller and Kevin Crowley and the academy’s efforts to instill discipline and respect in central Ohio youth. Best wishes for success in the future.
- Gregory S. Lashutka Mayor Columbus, Ohio 1/12/95
My 10 year old son has been attending Summit Martial Arts for just over 2 1/2 years. In that time his grades at school have improved where he is now taking gifted classes for students. His self confidence has increased dramatically and his respect for others including teachers, piers, parents etc. is making him into the young man he should be. His physical training as well as his self defense skills are absolutely remarkable. This is all attributed to the Summit Martial Arts School. Please DO NOT be fooled by other "martial arts schools" and their claims of progressing you and or your child to develop the skills mentioned above. I have first hand experience with other schools and tried them to only find out they will hand out awards/title belts or anything to keep their cash flow coming in. Don't waste your time or money!! Give Summit Martial Arts a try and you will find the same as I did. The facts are clear! The cost of Summit Martial Arts is less than these "so called" schools and there are no hidden fees and gimmicks unlike so many others. Our family is proud to be a part of the Summit Martial Arts Family.
- James D.
I chose to be a student of Summit Martial Arts for several reasons. I'm an older student, over 50, who was looking for a place that could teach me to stay calm while defending myself. Additionally, I wanted an activity that would help me get and stay in better shape both physically and mentally. Summit Martial Arts in a professional and friendly manner has helped me achieve my objectives and more.
- David H. Weiser - Retired Deputy Sheriff and business owner
I have been with Summit for a little over a year I came to the Dojo with little to no knowledge of martial arts ... Needless to say I was a nervous wreck. Since day one I have felt like I belong everyone is so welcoming and helpful. I would recommend Summit Martial Arts to any man, woman, child it is a great place to build self confidence, discipline, and simply good exercise for the mind, body and soul . By the way it is very affordable with no hidden fees.
- Shannon L.
My husband and I took lessons from Summit for years, so when our son reached a good age for karate lessons, we knew where to take him. Summit instructors are top notch. They are respectful to every student - young, old, male, female, and people with all levels of ability. They are firm, but also kind. I love how students celebrate one another's victories - climbing the wall, breaking a board, and of course earning a new belt. The schedule does change according to needs/number of students. If they begin to get too full, extra class times are added. Likewise, if numbers are low, classes will be reduced, but there are always classes Monday through Thursday. I highly recommend Summit Martial Arts.
- Cindy M.
According to my 7 year old son, the classes at Summit Martial Arts "are a lot of fun and teach lots of stuff." From a parent’s point of view, all of the instructors and assistant instructors are very adept at teaching children of all ages. They are patient and able to maintain discipline easily with large groups of young students. My son has never been the most athletic child, but he enjoys the activity and the lessons he learns at Summit.
- Brian S.