How has your training made you into the person you are today?
FMAC stands for family martial arts center, and that is exactly what it is; a family. I started going to FMAC when I was in second grade and now I am a junior in high school and I can honestly say that I have gained a second family. FMAC is a family who not only taught me to defend myself but also to persevere and be comfortable in my own skin. Ever since I joined FMAC I have become a better person. I have learned to treat others the way I would like to be treated, and to always respect others. I used to be a shy person who didn’t get along with others but now after experiencing not only being a student but also a teacher at FMAC, I have learned how to start up conversations and listen to others. In the end FMAC is not only a place to learn martial arts but also develop your character through fun and exciting adventures.
Which Black Belt Character helped you the most growing up?
I have developed a lot of different characteristics but I believe that I have developed perseverance the most through my time with FMAC, and I believe that it is important for kids like me when I started; to work on developing that area of their character because they are going to have to work through difficult obstacles all their lives. They need to learn that they are capable of overcoming the hardest obstacles life can throw at them as long as they have perseverance and can push through those mental obstacles they can do anything they set their minds to.