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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My mom and dad wanted something for me to do in between rugby seasons. I used to play basketball in the winter when there was no rugby but I didn’t want to play anymore. I went to three or four different karate places and didn’t feel comfortable at any of them. We stopped at action karate last and I knew that’s where I wanted to be. Mr Zach was the fist person I met and he made me feel so comfortable that I knew this is where I wanted to train. I met with Miss Felicia a week or so later and had my mom and dad sign me up right away for the black belt club. The training wasn’t always easy but I always came back. When rugby started again the instructors made sure I had private lessons on my free days to make up all of my training. I started doing tackle rugby in the spring and fall and flag rugby in the summer and still the people at action karate always made sure I could fit my training in with everything else I had to do. Even when I was nearing my junior black belt and couldn’t attend the mandatory Thursday night practices because of rugby, miss Felicia made sure the instructors had time to fit me in for a private lesson before class to get me training in. Karate as helped me learn to focus, it ha helped me become stronger and has taught me never to give up until I have reached my goal. My first goal was junior black belt, and thanks to everyone at action, I am almost there.
For a while now, my daughter Ella has been taking karate. Not to long after Andrea had this great idea to enroll Ava as well. It has been amazing to watch them grow in their Martial Arts. After a few years of sitting there watching, sometimes playing on my phone I was approached my Mr.H. Mr.H had asked me a few times to try to get me to come out on the mat. Finally one day I said yes. I walked out feeling nervous and a little intimidated. For the first week or two I felt a little awkward. For the weeks that followed I felt more comfortable each time. I started to have fun and was learning all types of self defense moves. I learned how to throw a punch properly and even learned how to properly do a kick. I have also made a bunch on new friends in this time period. A little of 3 years later here I am trying to get my black belt. It has been a long journey that I never thought I would reach. I look forward to achieving more than just my black belt in the years to come.