Testimonials

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Both our boys(5 and 4) attend Karate for All and this has helped my 5 year old’s motor planning and co-ordination tremendously. The mix of Occupational Therapy and Karate ensures that the kids have fun while working out their bodies. My 4 year old loves to go to Karate. The volunteers are very helpful and keep the kids energy up. Sensei Wayne treats each kid with respect and ensures that the activities fulfill the kids needs. Greatly appreciate the class and would recommend it to any one with special needs kids.

- Mother of 2

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Dear: Karate for All

 
My 12 year old son, Zack, suffers from a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy called Pompe Disease.  An inherited muscle wasting disease caused by a defective gene which results in an enzyme deficiency.  Fortunately, he is getting enzyme replacement therapy but his muscle strength in his legs, trunk and diaphragm are considerably less than other boys his age.

 
Zack wanted to learn Karate.  I took him to a regular Karate class which unfortunately served as a painful reminder to him of what he couldn’t do given his muscle disease.  Finding ‘Karate For All’ has been such a blessing for my son.  This class teaches him the techniques of Karate but it does it with tough love, patience and ongoing encouragement.  Sensei Wayne is committed to our children learning and growing with confidence, high self-esteem and respect for the art.

 
There is a noticeable difference in Zack’s confidence & social graces both in and outside of class.  He fits in well with the other students and the fact that he is differently-abled is a non-issue.  He gives this class 100% of his effort and has just started taking the course 2 days a week. He proudly wears his yellow belt with one stripe.

 
As a parent of a special needs child, I feel this course does an amazing job between balancing the challenge of exercise/conditioning with the same amount of weight dedicated to teaching our children a practical skill. This is all done in an environment that is loving, fun, encouraging and disciplined.
 

Sabrina