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

This one’s for Feasterville

My story began about 3 years ago when my mom came home from a trip to the mall. At the time, I was a kid who didn’t talk much and when I did, you couldn’t really hear me. My Mom walked up to me and asked if I wanted to try to learn karate. I was surprised by the question, but since I had always wanted to try karate, I said yes. After I had taken my first class with Miss Jacque, I thought that I would get my black belt in no time. That opinion changed after my first real class. After my first real class, I came home tired, covered in sweat, and regretting that I agreed to sign up. That’s when I realized that it wouldn’t be easy. What kept me going, was Mr. H telling me that, with patience, I would grow up to be an amazing leader and because of that, I’m here. I am a red belt on the junior demo team getting ready to test for my black belt. The best part is that through out my journey, I have made friends and rivals who will stand beside me during testing and give me a push when I need it. Look out Black Belt Test, here I come. ASAH!

Tre McLean  — Action Karate Feasterville October 7, 2017 at 7:54 pm

Reaching my ultimate goal

I was strong and excited being in the martial arts until I hit the challenges. As I gotten up in rank the struggles wasn’t fun and wanted to quit. After awhile I soon discovered with practice and hard work and the will through coaching from Dad and instruction in class to persevere is the key goal to success in the martial arts. And to proudly use and give back to those who wants to learn by guiding them the right direction to success. Go Nathan!! We are proud of you for staying with it and reaching your goal to junior black belt.

Nathan Covey  — Action Karate Parkwood September 28, 2017 at 8:52 pm


My story began in early 2014 when we signed my 3 year old daughter up for a 2 week trial at Action Feasterville. Within the first week we realized the drive in the winter conditions would be too much and feared her karate training would end just as it was getting started. Luckily my husband realized there was an Action Karate in Jamison; it was the same distance but the traffic was less. And so for a year I sat in the chairs and watched my daughter earn belt after belt in the asah/ninja shark class. Then in 2015 on my son’s 3rd birthday, he joined the ranks of ninja sharks. At this point my husband began taking classes as well, but I still sat on the sidelines watching. In April 2015 at the end of class Sensei Michael announced that moms could train free in May. I still was not convinced to get out on the mat, but what changed my mind was my daughter, after class she said to me that I should join the adult class, I told her I didn’t think I could do it; those black belts look so confident and tough, I would be out of place. So my daughter said “mom, if I can do karate, you can too!” That was it, I was semi pushed, semi guilt-ed into signing up for class. After my first promotion night,which was one of the hardest mental challenges to overcome, I was hooked! And those confident and tough black belts…they were actually kind and nice, and caring and helped me and cheered me on! As the months moved on my self talk was no longer “if I become a black belt one day” but “WHEN I become a black belt.”Action Karate has helped me to gain grit and self confidence that I never knew I had.

Rebecca Forrest  — Action Karate Jamison August 16, 2017 at 11:10 am