The Success of Achieve’s Online Martial Arts Training

A Data-Driven Journey

In a data-centric world where substantiating claims with solid evidence is paramount, the importance of validating information before embracing new concepts has escalated. The realm of online martial arts programs is no exception; effectiveness stands as the litmus test for success. The power to hone skills, deliver tangible outcomes, and empower individuals differentiates exceptional programs from the rest. This discourse unveils Achieve’s online martial arts program, showcasing its unwavering effectiveness through data-backed evidence.

The Need for Data-Backed Excellence

In an era brimming with information, the importance of substantiated claims has surged. Amid the vast sea of available information, the significance of conducting personal research and validating unfamiliar concepts cannot be overstated. This rings especially true for online martial arts programs, where the ultimate measure of success is their ability to transform individuals, enhance skills, and yield discernible results. Achieve seizes this opportunity to present its data-driven research, shedding light on the remarkable outcomes its digital dojo concept has achieved.

Empowering Data Through Research

To assess the effectiveness of their online education tool, Achieve initiated a study encompassing a diverse group of novice-level martial arts students, spanning both neurotypical and neurodivergent individuals.

Study Participants and Scope:karate Class Background

  • Students from 4 Achieve studios across California, Nevada, and Utah
  • 30 neurotypical students (divided into control and experimental groups)
  • 20 special needs students (divided into control and experimental groups)
  • Control group: 1 private lesson in-studio, 1 status evaluation, and 2 group classes weekly
  • Experimental group: Achieve Online Platform, 1 status evaluation, and 2 online group classes weekly
  • Study duration: 24 months 

Remarkable Results

Analysis of the study’s outcomes revealed that neurotypical students engaged in Achieve’s online program exhibited a progression rate over 50% faster than traditional in-studio programs, on average. This trend was similarly observed among neurodivergent students.

Defying Expectations

A noteworthy revelation surfaced from the research: contrary to concerns, the online students’ skill standard did not falter due to the convenience of at-home training. On the contrary, the results indicated that online students improved at a faster pace.

Decoding the Discrepancy

Delving into the substantial difference between online and in-studio training, a pivotal factor emerged: gamification. Gamification involves integrating game elements, such as point systems and competition, into standard products or services to enhance engagement. Achieve’s online program capitalized on gamification by introducing leaderboards and a numbered “stars” system to motivate students. This gamified approach not only boosted motivation but also led to higher student retention rates across the study period. By breaking martial arts into smaller, achievable goals, students gained confidence and the drive to progress.

Creating Comfortable Learning Environments

Another insight gleaned from the research was the influence of the learning environment. For neurodivergent individuals, the ability to train at home or in a chosen environment played a pivotal role in their success. The online platform provided a “safe space” for learning, encouraging participation, and motivating these individuals.

Flexibility Fuels Engagement

The flexibility inherent in online learning was a significant draw for all participants. Many cited difficulties in coordinating in-person attendance multiple times a week. Conversely, Achieve’s online program facilitated additional learning opportunities by allowing students to train at their convenience. This flexibility, coupled with gamification, led to increased online class attendance compared to in-person sessions.

Empowerment, Accommodation, and Excellence

In essence, Achieve’s online program emerged as a catalyst for motivation, personalized accommodation, and elevated retention rates. Contrary to concerns, the program did not compromise the quality of instruction. Instead, it amplified students’ efforts, retention, and achievements. Participants reported boosted confidence, surmounted barriers, and enhanced self-discipline, particularly neurodivergent students. Achieve’s innovative approach rectified shortcomings in traditional in-studio models for both neurotypical and neurodivergent students, harnessing online technology to deliver state-of-the-art martial arts training.


In conclusion, Achieve Martial Arts stands as a testament to the power of leveraging data for educational excellence. Their online martial arts program has shattered expectations, demonstrating faster skill development, increased motivation, and higher retention rates. The convergence of gamification, comfort, and flexibility has positioned Achieve as a pioneer in online martial arts education. By understanding the unique needs of diverse learners and leveraging available technology, Achieve has crafted a transformative online martial arts training experience that promises improvement and empowerment. Whether neurotypical or neurodivergent, Achieve welcomes learners to embark on their online martial arts journey with confidence, determination, and a promise to get better… faster.


About Laguna Beach Dojo

Laguna Beach Dojo was founded in 2002 by Jeffrey Kash, a 6th-degree Black Belt and Master Instructor.  The dojo offers lessons for preschool children ages 4-6 as well as elementary and beyond age kids ages 7 and up.  The classes are designed to develop life skills that will help create excellence in school and high levels of success later in life.

The Laguna Beach Dojo teaches adult martial arts as well in both designated adult classes as well as family-based classes.  The classes are a great workout and offer a complete fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape), or learn self-defense in a supportive and safe environment.

For questions, please contact one of our instructors, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 949-763-4017 (mobile).  You can also visit our website at or email Master Kash at Ma********@La***************.com.

About Master Jeff Kash

Master Kash is a sixth-degree black belt and master instructor.  He has an engineering degree from Oregon State University and has been teaching martial arts for over 25 years. He has owned six martial arts schools in Southern California, but his greatest passion is getting to have a positive impact in the growth and development of each of his students.  He especially enjoys the bond that is created when a child starts training in elementary school and sticks with it through middle and high school on their path to Black Belt or even 2nd Degree Black Belt before heading off to college. 

See what some of our students have to say!

From a parent:

My son has an IEP at school for a processing disorder and ADHD and this school has been such a game changer for him! Master Kash knows how to work with my son’s needs, keep him motivated, and gives him the space to learn at his pace. Everyone is always so kind, patient, and gracious with him. Since starting here my son has learned how to manage his focus and attention to improve his reading and math. I can’t recommend Laguna Beach Dojo more!

-Samantha Andrus, teacher, student and mother of students Finn and Kali

From an adult student:

It’s hard for me to put into words how beneficial Laguna Beach Dojo has been for me. I have a professional life and I work quite a bit. Laguna Beach Dojo has helped to keep me present, focused, and motivated. The things I have learned at the Dojo translate almost every single day in many of my real life scenarios. I haven’t just been taught how to defend myself, I’ve been able to grow more than I ever thought was possible, more than I even realized that I needed. I know its cliche, but if I could give more than 5 stars, I would. Keep up the positive and productive work within our community.

-Shawn Bullington, Business Executive

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