How has your training made you into the person you are today?
When Brandan started at age 3, we weren’t sure how he would do or even if he would like it. Watching him grow over the years with your family, the FMAC family till he graduated with his Black Belt we knew it was the right place. The program you offer students and the families is solid, you set great examples of how to treat other and instilling confidence in the students. Brandan developed confidence, felt pride in himself and I could see his excitement when he was able to complete his forms. I am so thankful to FMAC and staff for taking the time with the young ones and helping to shape them as they grow. As Brandan grows older and has new adventures, still figuring out who he is, I know he has learned compassion, how to be a team player and self confidence. The FMAC family will always have a place in my heart.
Which Black Belt Character helped you the most growing up?
There are a couple that come to mind, at times Brandan found it difficult or frustrating when he couldn’t remember a form or felt like he couldn’t keep up more so when he was younger 4-8yrs old. Perseverance came into action, he learned it was “OK” to fall behind or not being able to keep up, he was encouraged to keep going finish his routine even if he was the last one. Over time he it didn’t bother him so much. He had great support and encouragement from staff and his peers. Now at almost 14, he is comfortable with being who he is, he has overcome some difficult trials in his young life and I feel he has gained the knowledge and wisdom to learn how to adjust and persevere with the help and guidance from FMAC, it started there.