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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This is a story about after I got my Junior black belt. I like Action Karate because all the experiences like spying and demo team. But I only wanted to do sparring since I saw it as a yellow belt. I like how far my training has brought me in karate. So in the future I plan to get my advanced degree black belt. Thank you Action Karate Chalfont for helping me through my training.
My old our elementary school had an annual spring fair. When I was in 4th grade (Rory was in 1st; Logan was in Pre-K), East West karate came to our spring fair to promote their karate school and they offered a chance for kids to try board breaking. Rory and Logan tried it and completely fell in love with it and when we got home, they begged my parents to sign them up for karate. My mom called East West and Action Karate Jamison, Sensei Michael responded to my mom first, so Rory and Logan went with my mom to Action Karate to see if it was fit for them and if they wanted to commit to karate. At that time, I was away at overnight camp. My mom signed Rory and Logan up for classes and when I got home from camp, my mom broke the news to me that she signed me up as well. I had no interest at all in taking karate classes, but I didn’t have a choice.
I didn’t enjoy karate for the first few months, so I would say my biggest struggle was really just going to class. But, after a little bit of time, I started to really enjoy karate and have had many triumphs: I was invited to join black belt leadership, I started helping out with the Ninja Shark class, I was offered the opportunity to help at the AK Chalfont summer camp, I have been invited to help at AK Jamison camps and birthday parties, and a few months ago, I was invited to join the demo team!!!!!! Now, after about 3 years, I am testing for my black belt and I’m so glad that my mom made me start karate.