Since 2006 we have been teaching REAL Essentials Life Skills, UPKUDO Karate, Bully Prevention, Personal Safety and ABB4Me at our facility located at Alpha UPKUDO Karate 1412 FL GA HWY Havana FL 32333 AND at:
- Crossroad Academy
- Gadsden High School
- Havana Leadership Academy
- Carter Parramore Academy
- Shanks Middle School
- Greensboro Elementary
- Havana Middle School
- Stewart Street Elementary
- West Gadsden and East Gadsden High School
Please see below what others are saying about our programs.
As superintendent of Gadsden County Schools in Florida from 2004 to 2016, the A Better Body Programs were an outstanding addition to our in school and after school curriculum. The UPKUDO karate classes taught our students responsibility and discipline and the REAL Essentials Life Skills classes provided our students lessons on citizenship and employability.
The newest program ABB 4Me combines the two outstanding programs into one. In tracking these programs we found that students who attended the A Better Body Programs showed marked improvements in their academics as well as in school behavior.
A major part of the success of these programs can be attributed to their instructor Ms. Anne Radke, whose energy, passion, professionalism and dedication to her students was exceeded by no one. I believe her ability to excel as an instructor in these unique programs, which have positively impacted the lives of students, makes her an excellent candidate for this grant award.
Superintendent of Gadsden County Schools
Clarence and Patricia Tennell
To whom it may concern:
Re: Anne Radke
My husband and I have been training with Anne for one year. This has been and is a great training experience. I am stronger and more energetic.
I am healthier at this point , which was my ultimate goal. For example when tracking my numbers, my LDL cholesterol has decreased at least 50 points. My HDL has increased 20 points. My A1c has changed from 6.8 to 5.8, which is amazing.
Anne stresses the full mind and body experience , as well as a change in attitude for exercise and diet. She knows the anatomy and physiology of the human body and therefore able to work with any body type , age and condition. She is always encouraging , organized and detailed. We highly recommend Anne for any training needs.
Dr. Patricia Tennell
Roger P. Milton
April 7, 2011
Dear Potential Sponsor:
As director of the Tallahassee Community College (TCC) 21st Century Gadsden and Jefferson County After School Program, it gives me pleasure to provide a letter of support for "A Better Body" in recognition of their ongoing efforts to educate the youth of Gadsden County with a wide range of activities that encourage personal growth and development not only on a physical level but intellectually also.
Our rural community is plagued with juvenile crime, a high school dropout rate that continues to grow and overall health issues including obesity. "A Better Body" under the leadership of Master Anne Radke offers an alternative.
A Better Body's positive programs for summer camps, karate afterschool, personal safety and personal development supports our efforts to give our children guidance, discipline, respect, and love. Their creative ways of working on both the obesity and youth intervention and crime prevention problems with today's youth will help us achieve the best possible results.
The TCC 21st Century After School program endorses and supports any effort and funding to help A Better Body to continue their invaluable work.
Roger P. Milton
21st CCLC Director
April 7, 2011
As director of the Gadsden County Small Business Service Center, it gives me pleasure to provide a letter of support for “A Better Body” in recognition of their ongoing efforts to provide the youth of Gadsden County with a wide range of activities that encourage personal growth and development not only on a physical level but intellectually also. Our rural community is plagued with juvenile crime, a High School dropout rate that continues to grow and overall health issues including obesity. “A Better Body” under the leadership of Master Anne Radke offers an alternative.
The Gadsden County Small Business Service Center is intent on improving the quality of life for our citizens and this includes our youth as they are the future of Gadsden County. The contribution from “A better Body” is a major part of these efforts.
The Gadsden Chamber Small Business Center endorses and supports any effort on part of “A Better Body” to continue their invaluable work.
Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce
Gadsden Community Health Council
Gadsden Community Health Department
Gadsden County Superintendent of Schools
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend