Dear Canada’s Best Karate,
I just want to say “THANK YOU ALL”!
It started one day when Armando expressed that he would like to take karate lessons. I suggested that we go and see how the lessons were and he agreed to it. Once we arrived, he started to cry and would not let go of me and immediately changed his mind. I knew that he really wanted to take lessons, so I was ready to make a commitment in bringing him everyday until he got his confidence and especially I was to have patience. We came in, sat down, watched everyone and went home. This went on for about three weeks.
One day, after Grace talked to Armando, he agreed to go in class and sit in the corner. This went on for about one to two weeks. He began to have confidence with Grace, Gillian, Adam and Alessandra. Then one night, I saw Sensei talking to Armando and the next thing I knew Armando was participating in the lesson. I could see that Armando was shy but also could see that he was happy, excited and glad that he did.
I asked him if he wanted to take more lessons and he said without hesitation and with excitement “Yes”! He finally was confident. Once he got his uniform he was glowing with excitement, felt even more confident and told all his friends at school that he was taking karate lessons.
Before Armando enrolled in karate, he was lacking in confidence. Now he has built his confidence. This is just the first step taken of the many steps to come ahead.
THANK YOU ALL!
– Mrs. Maria Fraietta, parent