March 14, 2013 Nancy F.
"Excellent Martial & Healing Arts Environment – Having visited a number of schools during my stint in the area, I can comfortably and honestly say that Zhen Ren Chuan Martial Arts & Healing Center is one of the best. Both instructors are knowledgeable, dedicated and enthusiastic, and willing to work with students of all age and skill levels. During my time as a student there I would occasionally be in early enough to observe the kids classes taught by Mr. Charles DeVirgilio, the owner of the school, which was always a lot of fun. He would engage the kids with games and interesting learning devices to help teach them basics, and he always approached the classroom with great passion and a sense of humor which the children responded to and thoroughly enjoyed. It was great to watch some of the younger students move through the curriculum as they learned more intricate physical movements and important life lessons through their training. Zhen Ren Chuan is truly a gem in the realm of martial arts for kids-- where else are you going to find a group of five year olds who know (and can enthusiastically tell you.. at volume..!) the difference between victory and success? Who demonstrate control and respect to one another? Not many places, and certainly not many martial arts schools. The adult lessons were always demanding and invigorating. In addition to working well with kids, Mr. DeVirgilio runs a great adult class. There were many students I trained with during my time there who reached, and exceeded most if not all of their personal goals under the guidance of their teachers. Mr. Ian Factor, the senior instructor at the school, teaches the advanced classes at Zhen Ren, and I would not hesitate to say that he is one of the most qualified and inspiring teachers or practitioners active in the area. Most importantly, what was demonstrated at this school on a daily basis was the unwavering dedication of both instructors and students towards building a happy, healthy lifestyle for themselves, and maintaining a clean and inviting environment for their community. I highly recommend Zhen Ren Chuan to anyone interested in a serious education in martial training, either for themselves or their children."
March 12, 2013 Laura S.
"learning and enjoying Karate! – My son really enjoys his Karate lessons at Zhen Ren Chuan. There is an emphasis on being respectful and focused. Instructor Charles is helping him learn excellent Karate skills and complex moves in a variety of styles. Since the class is not too large, my son has been able to learn quickly and get more attention to improve. The class is disciplined but fun activities and weapons training are integrated which helps keep children and teen interest."
February 22, 2013 Stephen
"Long lasting life lessons – I started my practice in the martial arts under Instructor Charles DeVirgilio in 2002 at the age of twelve. At the time, my mother and sister had been taking lessons for a few years, and I felt that it might be an appropriate means of maintaining my own physical activity and building self-confidence about who I was and how people saw me. Under Instructor Charles"
June 24, 2012 Deborah L.
"My 9 year old son, who has been practicing martial arts at the center for a year, attended one week of the children's summer camp and absolutely loved it. He is more interested now in continuing his practice than ever. While the abilities of the students range from beginner to advanced, the instructor kept the pace interesting for all and also mixed in a good balance of Chinese art and cultural lessons. The class was small enough for all of the kids to get to know each other and have fun. My son came out of the camp feeling happy and confident every day."
May 29, 2012 Desiree D.