Dear Mr. Fariborz,
I’ve been meaning to send you this letter of thanks for a few months now. I wanted you to know how thankful I am for TKC. You’ve created a home for all of us there. From my time at TKC I learned what family means, and through the curriculum I learned about myself.
When my husband and I moved to California 8 1/2 years ago, we didn’t know anyone in the area. We swore that as soon as everything fell into place we would move back home to be with our family and friends. Well life can have a way of sweeping you up and moving you along, and we found ourselves still in CA and raising a family of our own. I started at TKC when some friends of mine told me that they were going to start taking classes there. My own daughter had been taking karate at another studio, and it was something I’d been interested in trying out.
I started out completely out of shape and totally inflexible, but I was quickly hooked on everything about TKC. I love how the instructors make you feel like you really can do anything – maybe not right away, but through hard work and determination, you will improve, and you can achieve your karate goals.
It wasn’t long before those lessons started influencing my life off the mat. Through the TKC curriculum, you share with us the tools that are available to make a positive change, not just in our own lives, but in the lives of others. I learned that I can be responsible for creating the outcomes that I desire. You do realize that it’s your fault that my family and I ended up buying a home and moving away to Washington state, don’t you? It was time to take action, and we finally made it happen. Life doesn’t have to sweep you up in its current. Now I’ve moved on to some other important goals in my life, and I’m working hard on keeping commitments to myself – my own personal challenge. There will be a black belt in my future!
Leaving TKC was so emotional for me. I hadn’t realized how important everyone there had become to me, or how we had all touched each others lives in the short year that I spent there. One of the most important lessons I have taken away from TKC is that family is more than just being related by blood. I will always remember the love and support my TKC family showed for me and my family. I wish you all the best.