Testimonials

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Dear Wayne,
 
I want to share with you what blessing youíve been to our family over the past year and a half. Iíll never forget receiving the CHOCís Kidís Health Magazine and reading the article on Karate For All. I immediately picked up the phone and called the telephone number printed in the article to get additional information on the program. I remember being so excited to see something offered that Ronnie would be able to participate in, regardless of physical ability. I also thought he might have some fun and learn a little self-defense.
 
After a couple months of teaching and observing Ronnie in class, you shared some recurrent themes you were noticing with him. You asked if these were being addressed through his school-based therapy, they were not, although these were the same concerns his teacher was having! You provided resources for me to become better informed, which allowed me to be a better advocate for my son. When I needed a referral for an independent occupational therapy evaluation you were able to provide me with the name and number of a very well respected occupational therapist. Youíve lent me books as well as you ear. Youíve taken time to assist me in understanding the language and theories of karate, as well as occupational therapy. Youíve even called just to see how Ronnieís evaluations and appointments were going.
 
As you can see, my original purpose for signing Ronnie up with Karate For All was mainly to provide a recreational activity for Ronnie. Little did I know then, that you would become such an important resource for our family, that we would become part of the Karate For All family and that Ronnie would benefit in so many ways from your program.
 
Ronnie is so proud to wear his karate uniform and even prouder when he earns a new belt color or belt stripe, Karate For All provides him a sense of success and belonging. He works at learning new kicks, punches and kataís. In fact, he now performs these moves with more precision than I imagined he would be capable of a year and a half ago. Ronnie also enjoys the other children in the program. In fact, Ronnie went on his first play date with a friend from Karate For All and was invited to his first non-family birthday party by another friend from his Karate For All class.
 
Iím very appreciative and grateful for all of the effort, hard work and dedication you put into the Karate For All program. You not only benefit the children who attend your classes, but also their families. Ronnie has benefited tremendously from having you in his life and he would not be the same child today if it were not for you. As you say in class arigato (thank you).
 
Sincerely,
Michelle