Reviews From Our Exton and Berwyn Martial Arts Community

We are proud of the difference that we have made in the lives of the children and adults who are part of Dragon Gym community. Learn how participating in our programs increases confidence, focus, and fitness in our members—all while fostering a sense of community and fun!

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  • My 7 year old son's confidence and focus has increased noticeably in just the 9 months we have been going to Dragon Gym Berwyn

    My 7 year old sons confidence and focus has increased noticeably in just the 9 months we have been going to Dragon Gym Berwyn. The instructors are role models for my son. It’s a great option for kids who may not prefer team sports. It’s about so much more than learning the moves. It’s about tenacity, focus, perseverance and patience. I feel it’s life changing for my son!

    Patricia Burns Becker
  • Thanks so much for all you guys do!! Your classes have made a true difference in Bre, improving her self-esteem and feeling accomplished!! She loves all of you guys and enjoys the friendships she's made!! Thank you again!

    Thanks so much for all you guys do!! Your classes have made a true difference in Bre, improving her self-esteem and feeling accomplished!! She loves all of you guys and enjoys the friendships she's made!! Thank you again!

    Erin Criswell- Bre's mom
  • I can’t say enough about the spirit and passion that instructors and students alike

    Not only does the Dragon Gym offer an incredible set of Martial Arts programs for adults and children, there are opportunities to cross train to take things the next level and boost progress. Aside from the outstanding technical proficiency of the master instructors at DG and a curriculum enhanced and adapted through almost 50 years of operation.... I can’t say enough about the spirit and passion that instructors and students alike bring to training at DG. Training here is an absolute treat. If you’re curious about what Martial Arts can do for you or your child, I strongly encourage you to come and see for yourself.

    Nate Aliberto
  • The staff takes personal interest in you and your goals & progress.

    Within 2 years of starting at taekwondo/hapkido and kettle bells at this gym, I've become that guy who tells everyone about martial arts. But I can't recommend this gym enough. The staff takes personal interest in you and your goals & progress. The people challenge you while building you up. And the energy and atmosphere of the place is ambitious, yet humble. I have yet to meet someone with an ego. Plus the gym has nearly everything you could want: BJJ and traditional martial arts for kids and adults, mauy thai/kickboxing, weight training, kettle bells, and even the occasional workshop on yoga, self defense, and more. If you're interested but unsure, I invite you to come check it out. See you there?

    Joseph Cunningham
  • I found The Yogic Body Studio while searching for holistic ways to manage my anxiety.

    "I found The Yogic Body Studio while searching for holistic ways to manage my anxiety. After going at least twice a week for two months I've experienced a significant change that even my husband noticed!! All of the teachers are phenomenal; would recommend for beginners & pros." - 

    Kayla Speaker
  • Jess and her team of teachers are amazing! From the time I walked in I felt right at home. No judgments. I highly recommend The Yogic Body.

    "Jess and her team of teachers are amazing! From the time I walked in I felt right at home. No judgments. I highly recommend The Yogic Body." -     

    Tara Bannon
  • If you are looking for a place for you (jiu jitsu) or your child (taekwondo and/or jiu jitsu) to get into martial arts I would highly recommend Dragon Gym Mainline.

    We moved to the area over the summer and had to leave our previous gym. We were nervous about finding another gym for ourselves and our children. Luckily we found Dragon Gym Mainline! We couldn't ask for better instructors (Tom and Joey are AMAZING), a cleaner gym and an overall wonderful family atmosphere. If you are looking for a place for you (jiu jitsu) or your child (taekwondo and/or jiu jitsu) to get into martial arts I would highly recommend Dragon Gym Mainline. You will not be disappointed.

    Tara Bannon
  • All I knew was I had to change something as what I had been doing up to now was not working. So I went to check out the Gym. He ask that I make a small commitment of working out 2 a week for 1-hr at the gym, except for when I was traveling for work or on vacation. I agreed. I had no other plans that that. Train twice a week.

    2013 Sept. 180Lbs 36"waist. 5'7" At this point in my life (Age 48) & with the advice of the Doc I decided to loose weight on my own. As a Business owner I worked irregular hours ate & drank what ever I wanted. I worked all the time and had no hobbies, as who has time for them. I decided to loose some weight using MY Fitness Pal & doing some irregular exercise (just cardio). I got down 165lbs. 33" Waist, However that did not last, more irregular work hours and a lack of focus on my self I was soon found myself getting back into those old suits.   By 2015 Feb, I was back up 175lbs & by April up another 4lbs to 179lbs. Not good. In October 2015, Master Somnath Sikdar with the Dragon Gym Martial Arts & Fitness, Exton, who was also attending David Frees's Mastermind group in Phoenix AZ., asked me to look into Tae Kwon Do. I told him I did not have time for that. I'm busy & have to much work to do. All I knew was I had to change something as what I had been doing up to now was not working. So I went to check out the Gym. He ask that I make a small commitment of working out 2 a week for 1-hr at the gym, except for when I was traveling for work or on vacation. I agreed. I had no other plans that that. Train twice a week. Wow. I look back now and wonder why it took me so long to see that I was on the wrong path. Since joining the gym, I have found myself more focused at work, I get things done faster and I feel Great & Happier at home and with myself. I am currently a 30" waist 159lbs. and who would have known, that my small commitment of training 2 times a week, is just a portion of my workout schedule now. I have completed a version of Tyson Franklin's 365 Day Mental & Physical Challenge (Workout 1Hr a day for 365 days) & I find my self a TKD Black Belt plus my personal best for a dead lift is 356lbs. Not bad for a "over weight, over worked, stressed out business owner with no time." Brian Slater 53   P.s. You get a free 1 on 1 orientation and consultation at the start. If you want to make it happen, click HERE to schedule that orientation and consultation.

  • I was a ball of nerves mixed with a ton of excitement...and since that first taekwondo class, I have never looked back.

    I too was a parent who sat up in the balcony watching my daughter train for almost a year when my husband signed me up for TKD classes. Putting on that white uniform and stepping on to those mats for the first time, yep, I was a ball of nerves mixed with a ton of excitement...and since that first class, I have never looked back. We have made some amazing friendships that have turned in to being part of an amazing family. Dragon Gym has done so much for both myself and my daughter in helping us to lead healthier lives, build a higher level of self confidence, create goals and strive to achieve them, and to become a better person. It has also given myself and my daughter a much stronger bond through our training together. Was I intimidated, absolutely, this was something that was so out of my comfort zone...was I worried about not being able to do it, you bet I was,...was I even afraid that people might laugh at me, yes ....but after the most amazing welcome in my first class, receiving all the encouragement and support from everyone on those mats and truly finding out what Dragon Gym is all about, those fears faded away. I've been training for over a year now and the support and encouragement from everyone on the mats today is still as strong as it was that very first day. I am so grateful to have this amazing Dragon Gym family in my life and I encourage everyone to take that next step and join us on the mats!

    Debbie Felker 
  • Every single person in Tae Kwon Do class introduced themselves to me and made me feel welcomed from Day 1

    I echo the comments of the parents above, and of course I would as we all became fast friends on the mat and now, off the mat as well! I was in the balcony for only a few months (over 3 years ago!) watching how much fun my son was having and realized I belonged down there with him. The first class was tough for me, heck the first month was tough! I had to stop and breathe several times throughout the class and each time, everyone encouraged me to work at my own pace and get right back in there when I was ready! Every single person in class introduced themselves to me and made me feel welcomed from Day 1. We help each other, we watch out for each other. We train each other. Now, on Saturday mornings, several of us even train together to practice the curriculum outside of the class schedule while our kids take the make up class or serve as junior instructors. That is how much we love being students and parents at DG! As for me and my son, we teach each other forms and practice at home. We review stances, kicks and punches. He makes up crazy combinations to see if Mom can keep up (most of the time I CAN!). We are bonding over this and it's just one more way for us to spend quality time. Although he's on another mat at the same time I'm in class, I look back every so often and smile at him or give a thumbs up and he does the same. There is literally not one negative thing I could say about our experiences as a family at DG. So, come on down and join us on the mat! You won't be sorry! The more feet on the mat, the better!

    Dina Hoegen Perreault