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 journey towards success
My journey at Action Karate began about 3 years ago. I was very shy and did not have a lot of self confidence. I thought martial arts was going to be too complicated, I was in a class with students who had higher belts and more knowledge, boy was I nervous! My instructors made sure that I was more comfortable and ready to come back for more classes (if I chose to). I have learned that martial arts is more than complicated moves, we are taught self discipline, self control and ways to bring positive actions to our community, like sticking up for someone who is being bullied, always telling the truth and believing in myself enough to know that I can make a change, for example, helping the younger belts to be more confident. My confidence has improved so much that now I help with younger classes and usually have no problem volunteering to lead a kata (but sometimes I have to push myself, especially if it is a difficult kata).
I feel physically and mentally stronger, and feel like I can do anything I put my mind to, thanks to the support of my instructors, the program and my family- I am ready for Black Belt Challenge – Bring it on!!
Karate – good for the mind
I began training at Action Karate in October 2012 and I have enjoyed it ever since. I had never taken any kind of martial arts lessons before and I was not good at exercising in general, so I had a lot to learn, but the instructors were very patient with me. One thing that always impressed me is how positive and encouraging the instructors are. Action Karate has helped me through an episode of depression. Attending classes at least twice a week forced me to get out of the house and see people, which was very beneficial for me. It was exercise, which also made me feel better. Now that I have recovered, karate gives me confidence to get up in front of the class and lead katas. I truly enjoy attending Action Karate, even though I am not an athletic person. [Disclaimer: If you are feeling depressed, always seek help immediately from a doctor.]
My Action Karate story
I started at Action Karate about 3 years ago after attending a birthday party there. I loved the moves and exercises I got to do there and all the physical challenges. Now, I’m 9 years old and prepping for my Junior Black Belt Test in a few weeks. I continue to enjoy learning new moves and katas and exercises. I have made many new and lasting friends there. Mr. Current makes our classes so fun. He teaches us positive messages and always gives us encouragement. Taking karate has helped me improve my focus in school and taught me the importance of perseverance and concentration. I am very excited about testing for my Junior Black Belt!