How has your training made you into the person you are today?
I have been a student at FMAC for almost 7 years now. I can still remember the first day I went in to try out my first class. I was extremely nervous, but everyone made me feel welcomed and eager to learn more. Family Martial Arts Center really does make you feel like part of a giant family. I set out on mission to get my black belt. Along the way, I took on more than I thought was possible. I began helping with classes on my way to one day becoming a teacher. By doing this, I have gotten to be the person I am today. I am a role model for the children I teach. A person that I never expected to become. I am confident and proud. I am now about to enter my senior year in high school at the top of my class. I would not have been able to stand where I am today without these amazing people in my life. I am glad to have met them all and glad that they have had such a positive impact on my life. Most of all, I am glad that I now can impact other children’s life the way they did for me.
Which Black Belt Character helped you the most growing up?
Definitely Indomitable Spirit. In school, there are many bullies that can destroy your self-confidence. I was bullied when I was younger. Having Indomitable Spirit helped me through school so far. I realized that I am special, and realized I have potential. I ignored the mean comments and eventually they stopped. I stood up for myself, never giving up because I knew things would get better. It has helped me realize that anything is possible, and I can accomplish anything.
June 14, 2019