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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  • “These past four months have been marvelous for him, and I'm thrilled to have my son passionate about attending DG.”

    Many thanks to you and all the staff at Dragon Gym for your mentorship, friendship, and constant encouragement! Justice is a wonderful, authentic boy who loves to reach out, meet people, and support others. He's a true friend. I'm blessed that your sentiments also echo those of his teachers in school, year after year. He's learned much patience, kindness, resilience, and compassion in his 10 years. These past four months have been marvelous for him, and I'm thrilled to have Justice passionate about attending DG. For the first time in his 10 years, he's finally found a sport that he thoroughly loves and desires to work hard at and excel in. Only two years ago, Justice was a little boy unable to participate in any sports. He has a hereditary blood disorder (hereditary spherocytosis) from birth that caused chronic anemia and an enlarged spleen, requiring blood infusions and spending much time in doctors’ offices and hospitals. To make a long story short, he eventually had surgery to remove the spleen. The pros of this surgery outweighed the cons, and he was able to start regaining energy, and there was no risk of spleen rupture. It took Justice a long time for his "mind" to catch up to what his body now had the ability to do. He was so excited to do things like wrestle with his brother without injury and finally play football with the neighbor boys his age, and our family was excited to watch him. On various occasions in the months following his recovery, he would come inside discouraged after joining in with neighbor boys during flag football and soccer. He listened to comments like, "You're not athletic," "You're horrible at sports," and "We don't want you playing with us because you don't know the rules." His older brother would look out for him but wasn't always around. Of course, most of these kids didn't know his history. We encouraged him, and we told him to never give up, to love, and to be a good friend. He's wired to march to the beat of his own drum—strong, sweet, and not one to give into peer pressure. He's not afraid to speak his mind and thoughts. He's sincere and  friendly, and he always seems to have a posse following him with his great ability to lead without effort. We've surely had to reign all this in from time to time. (Of course our greatest strengths can also be the greatest weaknesses.) In summary, DG has helped strengthen his weaknesses and mature his strengths! It's a joy to see him in "one of his elements," make new wonderful friends, desire to be teachable, and communicate to us how he loves a "strict yet fun" atmosphere that promotes discipline and care! Thanks again for taking the time to acknowledge our son and to find out some of his story.   Fill out the form to the left to find out how martial arts could be the best choice in activity you make for your child.

    Reta Watkins
  • “I am forever grateful to everyone at Dragon Gym for the incredible impact they've had on my son for the last three years.”

    There are many martial arts studios in the area. We visited several. There are NO other gyms like Dragon Gym, for many reasons. The staff is amazing, friendly, and inviting, and everyone makes the kids feel welcome starting their first day. I guarantee they'll call your child by name at the end of orientation. The classes are wonderful and challenging. Clearly, they "know their stuff." But it's the inclusive nature that makes parents feel welcome—even cared for. There are adult programs, including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, taekwondo, kettlebells and Muay Thai kickboxing, to name a few! And they even offer nutrition videos. They truly care about your whole family's well-being. Most importantly, the impact their training has on every child's self-esteem, confidence, and self-worth is immeasurable. I am forever grateful to everyone at DG for the incredible impact they've had on my son for the last three years. Going here would be the greatest gift you could give yourself or your child. It's so worth it.   Fill out the form to the left to find out how martial arts could be the best choice in activity you make for your child.

    Lori Kendra
  • “I have more energy and feel inspired to keep improving myself.”

    I never had success at a regular gym. Doing Muay Thai at Dragon Gym has been great for me. I have more energy and feel inspired to keep improving myself. I love that the classes take all of my attention, so for the hour, I never think once about work or my long to-do list. It’s an hour to completely focus on bettering myself. Thanks Dragon Gym!   Fill out the form to the left to find out how martial arts could be the best choice you make for your health and fitness.

    Diane Flowers
  • “Dragon Gym is not a karate studio. It is so much more.”

    When I decided to review Dragon Gym, I wondered what aspect of the gym I should talk about. There were the taekwondo, Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ), yoga, and junior instructor programs for kids; adult taekwondo, BJJ, and kettlebells classes; and other benefits, including personal training, many guest seminars, nutrition counseling, the people, and the impact on our kids and family. DG is not a karate studio. It is so much more. I am so impressed with how much they offer. They are not just focused on the physical—but also the mental. They emphasize that what a person can do is not as important as who he chooses to become. This is witnessed in every class as the instructors encourage other students or pitch in to help without being asked. The same theme continues into the adult programs, where we are constantly pushed to become more physically fit but also to become better than we are—learning how to set goals, how to obtain these goals, and how to support our classmates achieve their goals. I cannot say enough about how much Dragon Gym has done for my family and myself.   Fill out the form to the left to find out how martial arts could be the best choice you make for your health and fitness.

    Sandie Grulke
  • “You always feel welcomed when you open the door.”

    We have been coming here for over eight years! They have everything for the whole family—martial arts for all ages, yoga, kettlebells, Muay Thai, and the list goes on! Everyone who works here is so friendly and helpful. You always feel welcomed when you open the door. The instructors and teachers are the best around. They not only care about your development during class but truly care about you as a person. My three kids ages 17, 13, and 7 all feel like this is a second home to them!   Fill out the form to the right to find out how martial arts could be the best choice you make for your health and fitness.

    Jessica Hambridge
  • “The second you walk in the door, they make you part of their family, and to be honest, it makes you never want to leave.”

    I absolutely love training at Dragon Gym. The coaches are extremely knowledgeable and have a talent for teaching the mechanics of each drill, exercise, or technique in a positive and accessible way. I also love that I get to train side by side with a great group of fighters from diverse backgrounds, ages, genders, and skill levels. I definitely recommend that you check out Dragon Gym!   Fill out the form to the left to find out how martial arts and Brazilian jiu jitsu could be the best choice you make for your health and fitness.

    Maria G
  • “It offers a community where you will make friends who will help you accomplish your goals every step of the way.”

    My family joined Dragon Gym a little over a year ago. I currently train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and kickboxing, and my daughters are in the taekwondo program. I’m 37 years old.  In the last year, I have accomplished things I would never have imagined I could have done. I lost 40 pounds; I’ve run a 5K; and I’ve competed in two tournaments. I haven’t been in this good of shape since before college. Dragon Gym has incredible instructors across a variety of programs to help you reach your goals. They have taekwondo, kickboxing, BJJ, yoga, tai chi, and even a certified kettlebells program. Whatever your fitness goal, they have a program that will meet your needs. But Dragon Gym is more than a gym; it’s a community. The Dragon Gym family is incredibly kind and supportive. We’ve made great friends here, and we enjoy coming out to the gym not just to work out but to see people we enjoy spending time with. There are a lot of places you can go to work out, but Dragon Gym offers so much more than that. It offers a community where you will make friends who will help you accomplish your goals every step of the way. I’m proud to be part of the Dragon Gym family.    Fill out the form to the left to find out how martial arts like brazilian jiu jitsu and tae kwon do could be the best choice you make for your health and fitness.

    William Booth
  • “The second you walk in the door, they make you part of their family, and to be honest, it makes you never want to leave.”

    This place is one of a kind. The second you walk in the door, they make you part of their family, and to be honest, it makes you never want to leave. The instructors are always encouraging their students and not only teaching them the ways of martial arts, but they also teach you the discipline to be a better person. I cannot thank Dragon Gym enough for giving me the opportunity to make new friends, being around people who are always pumped up and happy, helping me lose weight, and just being a better person. I look forward to many many more years at Dragon Gym!   Fill out the form to the left to find out how martial arts could be the best choice you make for your health and fitness.

    Tyler Jones
  • “They have embraced the mind, body, and spiritual aspects of marital arts and fitness and yearn to share that knowledge with others.”

    Dragon Gym (DG) is unlike any other gym, martial arts, and/or fitness center. There is an amazing variety of classes for adults to join. All fitness and age levels are welcome! Whether you want to get in shape, lose a few or many pounds, study a specific art, or enjoy a combination of all DG has to offer, you will find what you are looking for here. I have only been a member of the DG family for a few months, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the Taekwondo classes. The passion and depth of knowledge of the instructors are rarely seen in similar facilities. They have embraced the mind, body, and spiritual aspects of martial arts and fitness and yearn to share that knowledge with others. Learning is not just limited to the physical component of the art or fitness. Students will have opportunities to attend seminars about a variety of topics. Informative communication is received via email about muscle recovery, stretching, how to motivate yourself, applications of martial arts in your life, and a host of other topics. For the ladies looking for Taekwondo inspiration, Master Kim, a 4th degree black belt, will continually help you discover that your limit is always just a tad bit further than you thought. Overall, there is nothing I could write that would be more valuable than if you just stop by for a visit to verify for yourself all the positive reviews about Dragon Gym—which is exactly how I ended up here.   Fill out the form to the left to find out how martial arts could be the best choice you make for your health and fitness.

    Nikki Mace
  • “The staff and instructors at Dragon Gym are truly amazing and simply among the best of the best when it comes to providing fitness programs the whole family will love.”

    Five months ago, I joined the Dragon Gym's Adult Taekwondo program. I loved watching my son train and decided I also wanted to be part of this community. I trained in Taekwondo over 25 years ago and have always regretted giving it up. The first few months were tough as my mind thinks I'm in my early 20s, but my body likes to remind me that I'm not! Through this whole process, Master Som Sikdar has been truly amazing. He explains and demonstrates techniques, offers examples for how and why we'd use different techniques, helps us modify movements based upon our physical abilities, and then holds us to higher standards as we progress. He celebrates our wins and helps us work through areas where we struggle. I have recently started training with kettlebells with Master Som and Pat Flynn to improve my strength and endurance, and that has been truly amazing! I'm stronger and more focused now than I was even one month ago. The staff and instructors at Dragon Gym are truly amazing and simply among the best of the best when it comes to providing fitness programs the whole family will love.   Fill out the form to the left to find out how martial arts could be the best choice you make for your health and fitness.

    Dina Perrault