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Carl "Rocky" Wargo reviewed Top Level Martial Arts
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These guys are great. They offer great instruction from beginner to advanced. The atmosphere is extremely welcoming. No EGO. They do great classes for adults. I've showed up early and their classes for kids are so well run. The kids are engaged and having a blast. Highly recommend these guys. If you want to get in shape, defend yourself, or are just interested in learning more stop on by.

Robert Gorham reviewed Top Level Martial Arts
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I spent 6 years in the military and have been training martial arts for over 10 years. A little over a year ago I got out of the Army and my buddy recommended this place for me. I tried it out day 1 and instantly signed up for a year. This last year and half has been some of the best time of my life. I have trained at many different gyms across the world and I feel I'll never goto another one. From day 1 you are considered family. I love this place and will always recommend this place. Love you Top Level!!!

Virginia Kirven reviewed Top Level Martial Arts
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Top Level Martial Arts has very friendly instructors and teaches your children discipline and respect. My son has been going there for over a year and it's worth every cent! Would never think of taking him somewhere else. You become a family there!

Treavis Brownfoot reviewed Top Level Martial Arts
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I happened to be in town this past week and needed a place to train. The kind folks at Top Level were most welcoming. I appreciate their kindness and open willingness to let me drop in and train with them. Everyone was real cool there and I really enjoyed myself while learning a few new tricks and got to roll around with folks who had their own preferences in style that I haven't felt yet. Everyone has their own specialties. All in all it was a great experience and maybe someday I'll find myself back out that way and we'll get to roll again and feel out our progress in this art we all love. Bless.

Julie Gallagher Root reviewed Top Level Martial Arts
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I am so grateful a friend shared their experience with us about Top Level. I wasn't sure what Ju Jitsu was. My 5 year old has learned exactly what respect, discipline, integrity, courage, and focus are. We are so grateful because the skills he learns in his Ju Jitsu classes carry over into his home and school life. They even teach and role play about how to deal with a bully. The teachers are wonderful with the kids. You can tell the effectiveness of Mr. Jones and his staff just by observing how his students carry themselves. I highly recommend this school for any child.

Jim Stewart reviewed Top Level Martial Arts
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I joined because my son wanted me to work out with him. I was skeptical because of my age and being out of shape. The instructors and fellow students made us feel welcome and encouraged us both. I have found that I enjoy it so much I go when my son is in school and then again with my him after school. Great experience, and would recommend it, not only for your kids, but for yourself as well!

Robert Hayes reviewed Top Level Martial Arts
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It's a great experience for anyone of all ages especially kids.
I've seen such a great improvement in Landon K. since he's started, he has come a long ways since day 1 and he's only getting better and better with every class.
Very proud of Landon and what he's accomplished.
Thank you all

Sarah McDonnell reviewed Top Level Martial Arts
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The staff is skilled and great with kids. My nephew loves the training and guidance he has received at TLMA. The owner (Bill Jones) is constantly doing community outreach programs and donates his time and resources to serve the city of Cuyahoga Falls.

Jessica Harrah reviewed Top Level Martial Arts
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Bill Jones runs this place so well. He is very invested in his business and it shows.The instructors are all awesome and GREAT with the kids! - They feel like family. I am so impressed!!

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Perfection is the enemy of done

Good morning everybody. How you doing? Hey, today. Oh, I’m Bill Jones. I am the cohost of Black Belt Tip, a martial arts and a pop culture podcast that can be found on iTunes and the Google play app. I’m also the head instructor and owner of Top Level Martial Arts in downtown Cuyahoga Falls. It is a beautiful wintry morning, cold air, but still nice outside. So today’s podcast is about perfection. It’s a little mini cast. If you haven’t seen one of these before, what I talk about here are how to become a black belt in life, right? So tips and tricks that I’ve learned from like the most successful humans I’ve ever met. So this next one is about perfection. And let me ask you if this has ever happened to you, and if it has, do me a favor, comment below.

You know, there’s something you want to accomplish, whatever it is. I don’t know, maybe there’s a business you want to start. Maybe there’s an activity you’re trying to begin. Maybe there’s some goal you want to accomplish and you keep telling yourself, you know what, “I’m just got to just got to wait for that right moment.” You know what I mean?

Like, “once I get all the bills paid. Once the kids are all settled in their schedules. Yeah. That’s when I’m going to do it. That’ll be the perfect moment.” Or maybe it’s like, “okay, you know what? I don’t think the timing is quite right. I got to wait for exactly this to happen”. You know, and I want to give you a saying that someone who’s very successful, he’s a successful author named Michael Massey. He said to me one time, he said, “You know what, Bill, perfection is the enemy of done.”

And I thought that was just a great quote. And I’ve used it ever since. And General Colin Powell, for many of you who don’t know him, former secretary of state, also a general in the first war against Iraq, Desert Storm, said that he’s ready to move and take action on when he has his little as 40% of the information that he would like to have. 40%! He’s willing to take action on. Guys, that’s because these successful people know that if you wait for the timing to be perfect, if you wait for everything to be perfect, you’re going to be waiting forever. You’ll never do it. And so this is an important thing to keep in mind. And again, I don’t care what you’re waiting for. If you wait for it to be absolutely picture perfect, it’s just not going to happen. So what do would we do then?

Well, you have a couple options. You have to either accept that you know things aren’t going to be perfect and go, just go accomplish your goals. Or you have to redefine what you think is perfect, right? Like you need to say, okay, well when I have, if this is the perfect situation, when I’m like, when we’re like 70%, it’s go time. You know, whatever it is, you got to take a risk. You got to go because perfection is the enemy of done. If you wait for timing to be perfect, you will never do it. Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever, you’re waiting for something. Are you trying to accomplish something and it just doesn’t seem like it’s ever going to happen. You’re probably waiting too long. You’re probably waiting for perfect and perfect doesn’t exist, people, it doesn’t exist.

And so it’s a myth. It’s something that people tell you to hold you back. It’s something that your friends tell you, oh, the timing’s just not right. You know what I mean? Like you get those friends that they don’t mean to drag you down, but they kind of do because they’re like, oh no, the timing for something like that isn’t right right now. You don’t want to do that in this economy. You don’t want to do that, you only have like 80% of the money you need for it. You only have like 40% of the money you need for it. You don’t want to do that. You don’t want to do this. Guys, you can’t listen to those people. Right? We talked about that back in the Show Me Your Friends podcast. You know, that’s one of the things I live by and I have started and run a very successful martial arts school and you know, I’m basically living my dream because of it. So I highly recommend you think about that saying that perfection is the enemy of done. And then next time we’re going to talk about good enough never is.

Thanks for watching guys. I’ll talk to you later. Have a great day.