I was fortunate enough to attend a 2+ hour workshop of Mr Harrison's over the weekend and I am very happy with the time. It flew by! I learned a lot in that time and his passion for martial arts really made me want to expand my own skill set. I'm very glad I was able to attend.
I booked Mr. Harrison for a private lesson and was not disappointed. He is very well-versed in his art and he is an amazing instructor! 10/10, would definitely recommend!
Joseph is a great teacher, I went to (Harrison Martial Arts, LLC) to lear tactics and concepts about Concealed weapons, i had the best experience learning from Joseph and being coached by him, he was patience and answered all my questions and i learned a lot during our training even things i didnt expect. Recommend 100% to those who want to learn martial arts and how to apply them to a real world scenario, (not jus in a comepetiotion/sport), no matter how much experience you have. Thank you Harrison Martial Artrs, LLC.
Joe has the gift of being able to teach students focusing on their way of learning. Most people have one way of teaching students, perhaps due to their arrogance or because they lack the ability to make that teaching connection with their student. Everyone learns their own way. Joe knows their way.
Sensei Harrison is a fountain of knowledge. He and I grew up together and I know his circles. He comes from a great pedigree. If you are interested in knowing why things are done a specific way in the martial arts, you will find the answer in Mr. Harrison. If he doesnt know of what you speak, his network is vast and humble. He will get you the answer you seek. If you give Mr. Harrison your absolute, focused attention in class, do the drills, ask the appropriate questions, you will learn the secrets of his martial arts. He hides nothing. He has very little ego. A great guy to know. Now if you are looking for a gold star or a participation award just for showing up, you might be in it for the wrong reasons and most likely at the wrong place if you end up at the HMA doorstep. He is the kind of person who wants you to succeed but be present-minded in class, not just go through the motions. After all, every martial art is both a set of combative techniques and artistic expression of you body. Want to train with weapons? Go see HMA. Want to use all parts of your body as a weapon but don't know how? Go see HMA. Want to train in a traditional setting, with just the instructor, no classmates watching over your shoulder? Go see HMA. Want to train with concealed weapons techniques? Go see HMA. The list goes on and on. Its probably the best bang for your buck in the Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg area.
One of the top schools and instructors in the nation. An Ivy League level martial arts school in Florida.
Guru have great skills, not ego , not sharks. A wonderful place to learn the real concept of force. I am involve in Martial Arts 40 years and if you want to increase your arsenal this is the place.
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Edward Lawerence, ABC Action News Anchor.
“Joe has been in invaluable addition to my training. My goals were to continue boxing and to stay in shape overall. Wow! Were my expectations exceeded. Training with Joe is hands down one of the best workouts I’ve ever had. His technical knowledge and energetic attitude make each session truly exciting. I’ll be honest, he kicks my butt. But in such a way that I can’t wait to return for another session. You really should check him out – you won’t regret it.”
“Great instruction and very informative! Joe will change a person on training in a very good way!”
“Excellent instructor with a very impressive training background. Very patient and teaches in a manner than anyone can understand. The facilities are top notch as well!”