Your martial arts journey started with your first step on to the training floor.

This is the place in your journey where you can make a difference. Many people believe karate or martial arts is just about kicking and punching. You now know it is much more. You know it is a journey of potential. Please take some time to share your journey the good times and the hard times in your training and how it has led you here. How it helped you see the world around you and make better decisions. Please do not rush this part as it can make such an impact on so many you can inspire.

If you are reporting on your journey as part of your black belt project please remember to link to google or yelp.(You will need to create an account) Links are below.


Tell Your Story…

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My Martial Arts Journey

I wanted to start karate after seeing my brother John in his karate classes.
When I was a brown belt I kept telling my Nana I wanted to quit. My Nana encouraged me to stick to it. So I didn’t give up and I got invited to the black belt challenge.
I sometimes watch the Junior Black Belt classes and I look forward to learning what I saw.
My brother helps me with my weapons and self defense when I get stuck.
When we are both Black Belts we can challenge each other even though I know I can beat him now.

Nina Livezey  — Action Karate Jamison August 30, 2015 at 6:08 pm

Extra Energy

My name is Colin Finnegan. I started my karate journey having lots of energy, loving watching people doing karate and finding the baseball that I was doing boring. My mom and dad asked me if I would like to try it and we started the journey. I love karate so much that i even go home and teach two of my siblings each time after class. Karate has taught me to focus when I need to and listen better at home and lets me do something that i used to only love watching. Now, I am the one actually doing the karate.

Colin Finnegan

Colin  — Action Karate Souderton April 25, 2015 at 7:47 am


When my mom and dad came to ask if I wanted to sign up for karate I said, “YES!” When I walked on the floor for my first class, I was really nervous. Mr. Clark greeted me, and I felt a little better. I didn’t think I could do it, but at the end I was really happy that I joined. Now, I am testing for my junior black belt.
Karate has taught me to respect myself and others, to be confident in everything I do, and to never give up. I enjoy learning self-defense and the weapon and hand katas. I am now able to push myself farther than I ever thought I could.
At the end of my pre-test I was hoping I would make it. And, I did!
You should join a karate school near you. I bet you will be nervous at first, but fight through it. As soon as you know it you will be testing for YOUR junior black belt. `

Jakob Lutz  — Action Karate Huntington Valley April 24, 2015 at 9:08 pm