Testimonials

Our 11 yr old daughter loves it here. We recently moved back into the area and were looking for a dojo similar to the one she attended for the last 2 yrs. Master Hawk was very welcoming and made her feel at ease in the transition. I highly recommend Sun Martial Arts. – Elizabeth Bacalzo Onia

 

Sun martial arts is absolutely FANTASTIC! My son is so excited to go every practice! The instructors are great with all of the children. We did the $69 6 week trial and only 3 weeks in I can say that my son will be signed up from here on out! Thanks Master Hawk, Chinese dragon, and Miss Cheetah! – Amber Lynette Clark

 

Master Hawk is just wonderful with the kids, especially the little ones. Our son loves attending and even practices on his own at home because he’s so enthused. Highly recommend. – Zoe Forward

 

Our 5 year old loves going to his class at Sun. Mr. Hawk and his team are GREAT. They are very good with the younger kids, I have recommended Sun to friends. – Ronny Gregory

 

SUN martial arts is a very nice place and the environment is very friendly. – Laura Abualdahab

 

Great place for kids to learn structure and discipline! – Jonah Joyner

 

Awesome with the kids! Master Hawk and Mr. Dragon are great at what they do. They give each child the attention needed for their form, they encourage them, they are patient, etc. I love watching the progress that not only my daughter makes, but all of her peers! You all are doing an amazing job!!! – Kendra Weaver

 

I began training at SUN with Master Hawk and the other instructors a little over a month ago, and in that time have gained an immense amount of knowledge about myself and about the art. Its not just self-defense (although lets be honest…that part is superfun), its self-awareness, self-discipline and quite frankly, self-amazement. You train to think differently, to view the world around you differently and to move with purpose. You train with and around like-minded people who respect the art, their instructors and their peers in and out of the dojo. In the month I’ve been at SUN, I’ve already earned my yellow belt and am well into yellow belt curriculum and ONLY because Master Hawk wants you to learn as much as you want to learn and go as far as you want to go. He and the other instructors are ready and willing to help at all times. I have attended class as often as 6 times in a week with a goal in mind and they are there to help you achieve it. My only regret is that I didn’t begin the study of martial arts at a much younger age, so I recommend this activity without hesitation for any age (within policy) children and ALL ADULTS. Let’s face it…in today’s world, who couldn’t use an extra lesson in respect? As an added benefit, 20 pushups/crunches/leglifts per day (sometimes 40) and the cardio of training are increasing my strength and muscle tone. :) ~ Teresa Thackston Hogan

 

Sun Martial Arts is such a fantastic place for children to learn everything from respect to discipline. The instructors really take time with the students Master Hawk goes above and beyond as a teacher, he just recently had a summer party for the kids. Sun has really helped my son prepare for school in the fall!! Thank you awesome instructors for all u do! ~ Melisa Bragdon

 

ehatfield1Being able to learn such a noble art form has given me a refreshing and invigorating outlook on my life. I carry myself with a sense of pride because I’m learning something that not only helps my defend myself, but helps me learn about life and what it has to offer. My passion for understanding PaSaRyu has evolved into an appreciation for improving my own personal philosophy on life. Although it is required to attend at least two classes per week, I strive to go to all of them whenever possible just so that I can practice and perfect my technique. I know that through time and hard work, I can accomplish anything that seems difficult, and I would have never thought I would learn this when I first walked through the doors of Master Hawk’s Dojo. – Eric Hatfield

 

My 4 yr old son has taken classes at SUN Martial Arts for about a year now and he has learned so much from Master Hawk and his son. He has learned the values of listening and respect. Master Hawk (Dave) has a very good way with the younger children. My son definitely has benefited from taking this class. He goes twice a week and if he misses a class, there is always a Saturday class offered during the month to make it up. You can sit in on a class during the belt ceremony which makes the kids feel very proud of their achievements. I highly recommend trying this if your child needs to learn some discipline or just needs to “come out of his or her shell” this is a great way to introduce a fun sport and learn the values most kids are in need of. ~L. Stoudmire

 

JWoodallI have studied Tae Kwon Do, Judo, and Kung-Fu and Master Hawk at Sun Martial Arts has revived a new energy within me to study. I started my son in his children’s class at age 4 and Master Hawk was amazing with him and the other kids. I quickly learned how knowledgeable and passionate Master Hawk is about the art form and I joined in a few classes using his free trial option. Though I had studied many forms of martial arts, I found the Sun Martial Arts studio to be the most effective and practical. The basics and foundational principles he teaches lay the ground work for so many options in and out of situations. Sun Martial Arts belt system for adults and belt and award system for kids is clear and fair and it allows the individual to work at their own pace. I wanted move somewhat quickly through the belts since I had studied martial arts before but once I realized how much I needed to learn I slowed down and now I am thankful for how much better I feel about moving at the appropriate speed and developing the correct foundation. I would recommend Sun Martial Arts to anyone and everyone. If you have a child with discipline issues or confidence issues then enroll them. If you have a desire to get into better shape, learn how to defend yourself, and also socialize with like minded individuals then you should enroll. It is an energetic and positive environment where egos and selfishness are left at the door and the whole class works to help each other understand the art form that Master Hawk has so artfully and thoughtfully put together. Come be a part of it! – John Woodall

 

Awesome with the kids! Master Hawk and Mr. Dragon are great at what they do. They give each child the attention needed for their form, they encourage them, they are patient, etc. I love watching the progress that not only my daughter makes, but all of her peers! You all are doing an amazing job!!! ~ Kendra Weaver

 

I’d like to just take a moment to let everyone know that Sun Martial Arts is a awesome School. My son (9) and I have been a part of this school for the past 5 months. Master Hawk (Dave Pryga) and Instructor Mr.Dragon (Dalton Pryga) are both knowledgeable and patient with all of their students. They teach traditional form but also make sure you know the practical side of why you are doing and learning what they teach. This is a family run place with family values. It teaches self confidence, Self Discipline, Self Respect, Ambition and Appreciation of what we have. It has been great to watch my son s’ self confidence grow within him, and that is because of the things they are teaching at this school. All parents should look into placing their children into a martial art and if you do Sun Martial arts should be the place. – Jason Pope

 

Amazing!!! Master Hawk and Mr. Dragon are wonderful with my three boys who are on the Autistic Spectrum. They treat them each as individuals. Finding what methods they learn by and going from there. You can find very few people who have this talent. Thanks for all they do!!!:)  ~ Lynn Stipe

 

Our 11 year old Daughter has been a part of Sun martial arts since October 2012 and this is one activity out of everything she does that I don’t have to keep after her to get prepared or    remind her as to what day of the week it is :) . Dave Pryga (Master Hawk) is a wonderful teacher! He always takes the time to work with all his students personally to make sure they are progressing and learning all the techniques necessary. We signed up our Daughter because we thought martial arts might be a good way for her to gain some self-confidence and stand up to bullies. Not only Master Hawk’s coaching and mentoring has helped my daughter build self-confidence she has also built a lot of strength and stamina. They teach kids(4+) and adults. It is as much a community feeling as it is a local school… the 45 minutes wait time while my daughter is in her class passes by so fast just chatting with all the wonderful parents that come there. Master Pryga organizes fun fridays, open mat days, bring a buddy night and other events every month so the kids get together and get to know each other better in a fun environment. These events are also a good way to show off their skills to their buddies. All in all it is a wonderful place for your child to develop into a confident and strong person… that’s what every parent wants, right? – Sumana Sanjeev

 

I have two boys ages 6 and 8 currently enrolled in Sun Marital Arts. We have loved being part of the family atmosphere and caring environment. Dave and his family truly care about the students and make them feel special. My boys have made great strides in the areas of self-confidence and self-awarness. The instructors are very approachable and easy to get along with. The boys are not intimidated and feel very safe when at class. I would highly recommend Sun Martial Arts for your family! – Ann Lewensten

 

New to the Concord Area?? Sun Martial Arts IS the place for you and your children!! When we moved to the Concord area almost 2 years ago, we completely lucked out when we fell upon the staff at SunMartial arts to introduce hapkido to our son, Kade. Dave and staff are extremely conscientious people who have a passion for kids and an unbelievable knowledge and ability to perform and teach the art of hapkido. Our son has shown such growth in self respect, respect for others, determination, and agility, that we have been truly impressed! On top of learning these life long skills, he has FUN every time he goes and is working really hard to accomplish a “black belt” as something he has done for himself. If you are considering a home for martial arts, its without hesitation that I tell you, SunMartial Arts IS the place FOR YOU! – Audra Alexander

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to achieve improved fitness, confidence, and safety for you and your entire family, Sun Martial Arts is for you. Master Pryga’s in-depth knowledge and experience of the Arts, combined with his world class instruction and demonstration skills will inspire you and your family to greatness. The entire staff of Sun Martial Arts will make you feel a part of the family with training tailored to your individual needs. With the latest in floor pad technology and equipment, you can train with confidence knowing safety is priority one. Whether for Youth or Adults, I highly recommend Master Dave Pryga and the entire staff of Sun Martial Arts. – Glenn Watters

 

 

Master Pryga is a fantastic instructor. He is patient and works well with all ages and genders. I’ve trained under Master Pryga for many years and have watched others as well as myself grow to become stronger and more confident individuals. Master Pryga brings a positive and welcoming atmosphere to class. Anybody being trained by Master Pryga will be better for it.”  Adam Boettcher

 

“Master Pryga is an excellent instructor who specializes in breaking down techniques and philosophies into easily digestible segments. Whether just a beginner or an advanced practitioner, Master Pryga has proven a unique ability to transfer his knowledge onto willing students. It is a rare combination that a master technician can also be a master instructor; Master Pryga is the perfect example of someone who is both. Combine this with his approachable personality, Master Pryga is one of the best Martial Art Instructors in the industry.”  Matthew Dowds