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.
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When I first began learning at Action, I was in eighth grade. I was a rather asocial individual with low confidence. Additionally, I wasn’t athletic in the slightest. However, little by little, the community began to help me come out of my shell. Since then, the positivity from both instructors and fellow students has enabled me to grow in ways I previously hadn’t thought possible. Now I am more assured in my abilities, as well as being physically stronger. I find myself volunteering in classroom activities, leading clubs, and constantly working to improve myself.
I got started with Action like many do, through my children. My twins began about three years ago as Ninja sharks. Like many parents I sat in the waiting area on my phone. After a few months of persuasion from Mr Brenner and Mr McQuade I got out on the mat. I was pretty nervous. It had been several years since I last worked out and I had gotten pretty out shape. I knew I had to exercise to keep up with my children so that was my main motivation. Support and encouragement from my instructors and fellow students and my family kept me going. Gradually, I started feeling better physically. Fast forward three years and I am prepared to test for my 1st degree Black Belt. I am 30 pounds lighter and exercising 5-6 days a week and feeling the best physically that I have in many years. Really looking forward to the testing and the next chapters on martial arts training.