Raberge's Leadership Martial Arts proudly serving Lakeville since (2002)

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Who we Are And why You Should Train Here

Martial arts classes benefit growing children far beyond the dojo and in many real-world scenarios. Our structured classes are meant to help develop coordination, physical fitness, mental strength, as well as gain valuable social skills. Through positive reinforcement, we can bring out the best in your children to help them succeed in life.

Get To Know Our World Class Instructors

Master Kevin Raberge

Owner and Chief Instructor of Raberge’s Leadership
 

Master Raberge is the owner and chief instructor of Raberge’s Leadership Martial Arts where he is dedicated full-time to the profession of teaching and practicing taekwondo. He is a nationally-certified instructor and a 6th-degree black belt. He is recognized as a world top ten competitor and holds numerous state championship titles. He has also been recognized by his peers in the region by his being named 2011 Regional Instructor of the Year.

As a nationally certified chief instructor, he teaches the disciplines of traditional forms, traditional weapons, self-defense, board breaking, sparring, cardio, and special needs training. However these are only physical aspects of taekwondo. Master Raberge is committed to bringing out the best of each student by teaching leadership and life skills which are employed daily to achieve their personal and martial-arts goals.

“I work with families and individuals to develop goals tailored to meet the needs of the student. Successful martial-arts training results in improved performance in all aspects of life and is a very personal experience. Whether it’s improving general fitness; developing and honing life skills such as confidence, discipline and leadership; or training to compete at a high level, the ongoing success of our school is demonstrated daily in the lives of our students.

Ms Jona Pettijohn

Instructor at Raberge’s Leadership Martial Arts.

Ms. Pettijohn is the chief instructor at Raberge’s Leadership Martial Arts. She is a 4th degree black belt, nationally-certified instructor.

She started training with eight members of her family in 2011, who all got their first degree black belts at the same time. She’s one of six in her family who continued on to earn their second degree black belts. “I enjoy it when families learn martial arts together. Everyone learns how to help and support one another, and it definitely brings out a newfound respect for each other.”

The journey to becoming a black belt is a personal one. Nobody’s journey is the same as anyone else’s; each will have their own obstacles to overcome.

“One of the most rewarding parts for me, as an instructor, is watching a student struggling with a technique to not only learn the technique but have enough confidence to show it to the entire class and take pride in themselves.”

Mr Chris Bovitz

Nationally-certified Instructor at Raberge’s Leadership Martial Arts

Mr. Bovitz is a nationally-certified instructor at Raberge’s Leadership Martial Arts. He holds consecutive state champion titles in traditional forms and sparring and is a state champion in traditional weapons. He is currently a fourth-degree black belt. He enjoys teaching students taekwondo at the academy, and he also enjoys judging at tournaments. In 2010 and 2014 Mr. Bovitz received regional achievement awards for his activities, including the creation and maintenance of the school’s websites.

He trains with his wife under chief instructor Master Raberge. “I enjoy the time we spend as a family in our taekwondo classes. We have fun while learning about taekwondo. I really enjoy watching my children become more confident in not only the class but also in other parts of their lives. The change is noticeable.” He also enjoys the challenge of not only learning new skills and techniques but also keeping them sharp and teaching them to others.

Mrs Lori Bovitz

Nationally-certified Instructor

Mrs. Bovitz is a nationally-certified instructor. She has been a world-ranked top-ten competitor and holds numerous state championships. She is a fourth-degree black belt and enjoys competing and judging at tournaments at all levels. Mrs. Bovitz received a regional achievement award in 2010 for her leadership activities. In 2014, she was decorated as a regional instructor of the year.

She trains under Master Raberge along with her husband. She has found that when families train together, they can help each other achieve their goals. “I enjoy watching families train and grow together not only in their martial arts, but also in their life skills. Each family member brings their unique perspective on their martial-arts training, and when families combine these perspectives the entire family becomes stronger.”

Mrs. Bovitz enjoys teaching fun classes which focus on improving techniques and life skills at the same time. She strives to bring out the best from each student while having a little fun along the way. She also enjoys finding new and innovative ways to teach martial-arts techniques, so that each student can achieve their goals.

Mrs Melissa Sauser

2nd Degree Black Belt

Student Coordinator

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