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…

Action Effect Stories

My Journey

I have been at Action Karate (AK) for about 3 years now. I got started after my daughter started taking classes. Becoming a student definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone, but to me, that is what learning is all about. I am going to test for my first degree black belt in December. I can say without any reservation, that I have learned a great deal, not only about various techniques in karate, but also about myself. Karate has empowered me to feel stronger and more confident. Furthermore, it has strengthened my ability to work through difficult tasks, to persevere, and apply the concept of true grit. My journey to getting my black belt would not have been possible without the support of the staff and the friends I have met at AK.
The culture at AK provides students with a place to learn and grow. It is evident that the staff truly take pride in what they do, and put the students first. Additionally, leadership opportunities and trainings are provided to help those students who would like to have a more active role at AK.
I am proud to be a part of AK, and I am looking forward to continuing my journey even after I receive my black belt.

Mary Dougherty  — Action Karate New Britain September 28, 2016 at 10:23 am

Action Ready!

I first started going to Action Karate after I saw my brother join. I have been doing karate for 4 years. I really had a hard time with being honest and controlling my actions. Karate has helped me develop a strong mind, character, and physical strength in a positive way. My instructors always show me how to do my techniques when I’m struggling. I feel stronger with my self-defenses and katas now. I want to learn sparring better, because I don’t like it too much. I am glad that my junior black belt testing is soon.

Thomas Judge  — Action Karate Huntington Valley September 5, 2016 at 9:19 pm

Adjustment Achieved!

I started at Action Karate 4 years ago. I have Autism, and karate has helped me focus better and not get upset when things change. I had a great time during karate camp. I really like knowing how to do many katas, self-defenses, and weapons. My instructors have helped me so much. I will not quit, so that I can be a winner. I want to get my junior black belt by the end of this year.

Stephen Judge Jr  — Action Karate Huntington Valley September 5, 2016 at 9:17 pm