I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how your karate school has affected my son Ryan in a very positive way. Last summer Ryan was on a rep soccer team. For Ryan it was a very experience. The coach managed to strip him of his self-esteem and he no longer showed the interest and confidence in soccer that he once had. He stopped having fun and only continued to go because he was raised to not be a quitter. This 11 year old boy was having trouble in many areas as a result of all this and one of them was his schoolwork.
He had shown much interest in trying new, and karate was his choice. Since coming to your classes his excitement has come back and he once again is showing true dedication and commitment to something he enjoys. Ryan will always work hard but having fun is also important to him. One night a few weeks ago he was telling me about Sensei Scott, and how he liked him. He told me that Sensei listens to him and, shows him respect something that was not happening on the soccer field.
His experience with Karate and the adults there have been such a positive one. He is again starting to feel good about himself and both y husband and I have always been very proud of him. Our children mean the world to us and we as parents are always praising them, but outside forces also have a huge influence on how our children behave and feel about themselves.
I want to thank you for the extremely positive influence you have has on Ryan during a time of his young life when he really needed it. You as leaders must realize the impact you have on these young minds and how you treat them is so important. Confidence, self esteem and feeling good about yourself are very important to all of us, and if you as teachers can continue to build that in our children, it will only make them better people.
– Beatrix Taylor, parent