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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Action Effect Stories
“Quitters never win”
When my parents signed me up for the after school program at Action Karate which included Karate classes, I wasn’t very happy as I was afraid I wasn’t going to do well. However, I started and I liked it a lot. Mr. Patrick and Miss Casey made the classes a lot of fun. I made some friends. When I was a green belt I wanted to give up but my friend Luke pushed me and said Christopher you are not a quitter. Then I remember what Mr. Bittner always said. “Quitters never win” so I stayed and now after almost 2 years I’m a black/red belt and I am ready to test for my Junior Black Belt.
Getting so Far
Six years ago, I was a white belt sitting in the Basic class. Each day we would do some easy exercises, and we would run certain drills. We would sometimes even play games! every promotion was a memorable one, knowing that each time, I got closer to my goal. Now, with the help and motivation of my parents and instructors, I am hopefully soon to be a first degree black belt. With lots of hard word and sweat, I have reached to this point. This truly means a lot to me because, for six years, i have worked hard. Now, its time for the home stretch. ASAH!!!
Pushed forward by awesome instructors
My journey started 3 and a half years ago at AK Cinnaminson. My mom and dad were looking for something to help me out with my confidence but also for me to be more active when I wasn’t playing soccer. Tomorrow I’m testing for my black belt, I’m proud to say. I’ve come a long way from January 2014. It hasn’t always been easy to go to class, but I persisted and did my best. I can not thank Mr Brenner and Mr McQuade enough for “making” me come to class so I could get to where I am tomorrow- testing for my black belt. I have had fun over these years, and I’m happy that I was pushed sometimes. Ms Mary has been a big help to me – working with me when I needed it. She has been awesome. I look forward to the rest of my way to a black belt, with my AK Cinnaminson family. ASAH!