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 to a Black Belt

When I first started karate, I was very excited.
And it turn out, I was having fun and I was making new friends. I learned new kicks and punches every day since I been there. Since I’ve been going there, the older I got, the stronger I got. I went to a tournament for the first time and I was nervous and my parents got Sammi Arbiz to talk to me. And I came out in second place. My family is really proud of me, and I was proud of me too.
When I got in to the fifth grade, things
started getting harder. I started using weapon’s and I had to find my favorite weapon. And my favorite weapon is the staff. After that at school a girl tried to bully me. She thought she could beat me up, but she couldn’t because I did a self-defense combination “Jab, cross, roundhouse”. And she hasn’t bullied me since. I don’t like using karate in that way, but I had to defend myself.
Going to Action Karate has made me more
confident then I ever have been. I can persevere through things. And when others misbehave, I block them out. Action Karate has improved my life a whole lot. I can’t wait to get my black belt and achieve my goals.

Joyce Joyner-Houston  — Action Karate Parkwood April 24, 2017 at 9:10 pm

My Story

I started karate at age three as an Asah Shark. I was so young I can’t remember why I started, but I know I wanted to. As an Asah Shark I won my first ever tournament. That was the time I made a decision: I was going to try for my black belt. As a ninja shark I learned more advanced techniques. I thought I was holding more than I could handle, but then I thought, “I can handle this! I’m a big boy.” As white, yellow, and orange belts, I learned a lot from the wonderful instructors. As purple, blue, and green belts I trained so hard. As brown and red belts I was working hard for my black belt and that takes me to here, to me writing this story. I am so glad I’m testing.

Damon B.  — Action Karate Jamison April 24, 2017 at 5:55 pm

My Black Belt Journey

I started karate when I was nine years old and I had won a week of free classes (although it was really a month). It was really fun and that’s when I told my mom that I wanted to do karate and so I started in 2014.

At first the classes were difficult but as I continued they eventually started getting easier and I went through the belts and now I’m a red belt. Karate has taught me to never give up even when you want to and to push yourself. I’m looking forward to becoming a black belt.

Christopher Euker  — Action Karate Jamison April 24, 2017 at 5:12 pm