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My daughter, Jessica (14), started Karate with you at your Doubleview Club premises at the beginning of this year. Up until now, she has had few real interests/hobbies in life. She has only a few good friends yet prefers to laze around the house.
She was doing Piano lessens but obviously hated the teacher etc, etc.. so I made a deal with her and said that if she agreed to go to Karate she could give up Piano. She agreed willingly and we started Karate after a long discussion with yourself in January this year.
I am so proud of Jessica as she has put everything into it. I have purposefully stayed supportive but in the background, as I wanted to see how this new interest was going to unfold. It has got to the stage that she calls me at 4:30 pm at work to make sure that I will be home in time to take her to Karate at 6:00 pm!!
She is truly a different Girl. She is more focussed and disciplined and seems to have much more drive. She still forgets to make her bed occasionally, but I guess that is normal. I even asked her if I should not watch the lessons as I was afraid that it may be cramping her style. To my utter amazement, she said no she likes it when we are present. She would never have said this a year ago.
Jessica’s general attitude is so much better and she seems to be “coming out of her shell” with this newfound confidence.
I can truly recommend Karate as a sport as it is truly one of the only sports where you can learn a life skill as an individual yet partake as a team member and your progress, is measured regularly at every grading. This instils confidence whilst mapping progress. Fantastic!
This is just a short thank you and your team for helping to give Jessica purpose and discipline in life. She is thriving on it. You said it would be good for her before she signed – and wow what a difference!
Thank you again to you and your team for all the effort that you have put in.
John B (A Very Happy Dad).
(name withheld for privacy)
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Dear Sensei Grant
We enrolled Matt in Karate in the hope it would meet many needs. These included; improving his physical fitness and coordination, brain gym to help with his learning difficulties and the lack of confidence arising from these and as an opportunity to socialise outside the classroom.
We are delighted and want to share with you the great improvements Matt has achieved after just six months of training with Shotokan Karate. The difference in his report card at the end of semester two was astounding. His teachers commented on his better focus and organisational skills. The sports teacher noticed and 80% improvement in aerobic fitness. His curriculum support teacher noted a rapid and marked improvement in his handwriting. Socially he was able to work co-operatively.
Previously Matt was often anxious and awkward, so as parents, to see him develop confidence and resilience is just a dream come true. The benefits have been so transparent that Karate is not negotiable, as we believe it will continue to enable Matt to reach his best potential.
We would recommend karate training to the parents of any child struggling with attention, learning and confidence problems. At worst, the child will be fitter and make a few new friends.
Our thanks to Sensei Linda, Giles, and yourself for the positive and enthusiastic way the training and mentoring is delivered and the benefits we have seen for Matt.
John and Christine (name withheld for privacy)
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Several years ago, I enrolled my 9-year-old daughter Lara to learn karate with WSKF Australia. She has done this as well as her normal studies and music. The karate lessons continue to provide great experiences for her, and I was pleased to see how much they helped her to improve her self-confidence, as well as her personal discipline. Lara continues to show a keen interest in the karate, and I can see that she gets great satisfaction out of learning to do many things that she was previously unable to do.
To any parent reading this, WSKF Australia has classes to suit students of all ages and uses a very caring and instructive approach. The Principal, Grant Rollinson and his wife Sheela are the senior instructors, and they are both very friendly, approachable people. As a result, classes proceed enthusiastically, and I can see that the students of all ages are having fun as they learn. If you are looking for karate lessons for yourself or your child, I would definitely recommend WSKF Australia.
Regards John M