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Star Martial Arts Fitness Studio, Inc.

Phone: (815) 389-4418 305 Oak Grove Ave, South Beloit, IL 61080

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Star Martial Arts Fitness Studio is a martial arts studio which offers karate lessons for all ages. Located in South Beloit, IL, this studio serves cities in both Wisconsin and Illinois, including Beloit, Clinton, Rockton, Roscoe, and Shirland. The studio was founded in 1983 and is part of the International Sport Karate Alliance. This location is part of a network of karate studios which includes locations in Elkhorn, Machesny Park, Deerfield, and Belvidere. Founder Ben Pedrick is a member of the 7th Dan and is certified by the United States Martial Arts Association.

This company provides martial arts classes for women, men, and children. The studio teaches karate lessons, which provide the benefits of weight loss, muscle tone, and improvement of coordination for adults, and improvement in concentration, obeying of parents, and better grades for children. This studio has a competitive martial arts team, Team Diamond, which competes in martial arts competitions across the Midwest and is chosen by a selection process. The studio, along with its fellow studios, hosts a national competition in Rockford each year, which has over 150 different divisions and includes Black Belt weapons divisions. At the headquarter location, each new enrolled student receives a free uniform, and the first week of classes is free.

Visit the website for Star Martial Arts Fitness Studio to learn more about Team Diamond, watch videos of the team competing on various events across the Midwest, download the flyer for the national competition that the studio hosts, and contact the studio to learn more about enrolling for classes.

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised the rating for Star Martial Arts Fitness Studio, Inc. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

3 Customer Reviews on Star Martial Arts Fitness Studio, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 3
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 3

Additional Information

BBB file opened: March 05, 2007 Business started: 01/01/1983 Business started locally: 01/01/1983 Business incorporated 07/08/1993 in IL
Type of Entity


Business Management
Ben Pedrick, President
Contact Information
Principal: Ben Pedrick, President
Number of Employees


Business Category

Martial Arts Sports & Recreation Sports and Recreation Instruction (NAICS: 611620)

Alternate Business Names
Star Martial Arts Studio Inc
Products & Services

This business offer: Martial Arts Instruction to men, women, and children.

Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Star Martial Arts Fitness Studio, Inc. has received 5 out of 5 stars based on 3 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A+.

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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