The Dojo- Billerica Reviews

We as parents decided to have our daughter try karate. After meeting with Steve we decided his teaching style, skills and experience would be the best fit. Not only has my daughter gained extensive karate skills but most importantly she has gained self confidence. She is well equipped to stick up for herself in any situation and has the confidence that she can defend herself if she needed. I am forever grateful to The Dojo!

Melissa Colon

Steve is one of the most genuine people I know. He is extremely hardworking and passionate about his work and cares for people very much. There is no one I would recommend more.

Joanna Schlansky

My oldest son began karate instruction at The Dojo 4 years ago, as a 6 year old. He immediately took to Steve's teaching style--a great blend of fun and fundamentals. He has continued to be inspired to work hard, practice at home and legitimately learned what he needed to know to earn his black belt at 10! Steve has instilled a lifelong interest in karate in him. My two younger children are now on board as well and classes at the Dojo and practice at home are part of family life. Steve is friendly, easy to work with, serious about karate but lighthearted with the kids, and the best deal in town. Highly recommend!

Amy Swint

I've always had a great experience with Sensei Steve. He's very easy to work with and keeps the classes entertaining and fast paced, while ensuring that we learn a great deal and understand the techniques. I would highly recommend him for someone wishing to learn traditional karate.

Chris Singleton

Steve is amazing! My teen age son has done boxing for a while and wanted to expand his fighting art skills by learning Uechi-ryu Karate so he joined the Dojo about 6 months ago. Steve does an excellent job of explaining how to execute each move. He also keeps the classes engaging while still managing to keep order and structure. For anyone that's interested in fighting style karate (think Oliver Queen from the Arrow), this is the place for you!

Lisa Tammaro

My son has been taking lessons at The Dojo for almost a year, and I’m amazed at his growth, not just in karate but also in overall control, confidence and awareness.

Katy Cassidy

I have been taking lessons at The Dojo for about 10 months now, and I can't say enough positive things about my experience. Sensei Steve is an exceptional instructor, who brings more to the experience than just lessons on form, kata, building strength & quickness, etc. Steve is not only a master practitioner of Uechi Ryu (Okinawan karate), he has spent his entire life learning other martial arts and he enjoys giving us all insight on how to incorporate the best techniques from other arts into what we do. Steve is friendly, funny, smart, etc., but he is also no nonsense in terms of emphasizing that we are there to learn not only the art of this very special brand of karate, we are there to learn how to defend ourselves if that time ever came. The other students are fun to be with and The Dojo has quickly become another family to me. I'm writing such a long review because I care about Steve and his community, and I encourage you to come by and just try a lesson to see what you think.

Andy Komack

Kids Karate near Billerica

I have known Steve for more than 10 years now. He has been an excellent coach and mentor to my sons through their Karate training. He is very creative in his approach to teaching the youngest of children (age 4) to the oldest adults! He has an amazing capacity to relate to students as well as their parents. I highly recommend Steve as a coach and consultant!

Lalitha Sundaram

Kids Karate near Billerica

Steve is an exceptional teacher. He brings a deep knowledge of the subject matter to every class and shares it with each student, no matter the level of his or her own understanding. Anyone with whom Steve interacts gains in knowledge and ability - to practice the art, to understand the theory behind it, and then to share that with others as well. He is, himself, always improving, and it shows in the new and interesting techniques he often uses to make his great classes even more exciting. I've been privileged to work with Steve for 5 years now, and I can only hope to continue

Richard Frank

Kids Karate near Billerica

"I found that the classes there are positive and informative both in the martial arts disciplines, as well as in tone and general attitude and environment. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Dojo as the place to go for training and support in personal discipline, defense, exercise, and personal growth."

Karl Sagal

Kids Karate near Billerica

"I’ve known Steve and worked with him for many years to provide top-level martial arts programs. He is a true professional and I would recommend anyone to work with him cause he just “gets it” when it comes to doing the right thing for the right reasons. Best of luck Steve!"

Mike Griffin

Kids Karate near Billerica

"Stop by the Dojo to learn how to be a better person and a stronger individual. Steve is great and really is a master of his craft!"

Mike Ricker

Kids Karate near Billerica

"Steve is great with his students and teaches proper martial arts. If you want to improve your skills or are disappointed with your Mall Karate teacher go see Steve.

Adam Rowley

Kids Karate near Billerica

"Steve is a great teacher my son loves his classes. I definitely recommend him "

Carol Gomes

Kids Karate near Billerica

"Steve DiOrio is a fantastic teacher who has integrated all of the martial arts knowledge he has accumulated over the years into effective training. He makes his classes fun while you learn more than you thought you could in an hour. If you are looking for the best teacher around, you have found him!"

Dr. Janine Pulley

The Dojo is a great place to learn and practice Karate. That is to say the least. I have a great time here and I always leave The Dojo with the feeling that I learned something new (yes, even after 15 years of on and off practice).

Sean McKenney

My son has been taking lessons for a few years now and his concentration, discipline, and skills have soared under the awesome tutelage of Sensei Steve! Highly recommended.

Julie Harmon Marino



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