Sensei Ron has been my main sensei throughout my personal journey here at TKC. When I think of a hero I think of the term Role Model. He is my hero as he displays leadership qualities and characteristics that I admire.
Ron from day one was able to create a welcoming learning environment, an environment that is filled with respect where ideas and opinions are valued and it ok to try and fail. Mr. Ron was able to create a sense of community and belonging when he teaches. I know I can always depend not only on him, but on the entire class. Mr. Ron makes himself very approachable, as a teacher he is warm, accessible and enthusiastic about the martial art he teaches. Sensei Ron help instill in me a sense of high expectation of myself and therefore I never wanted to disappoint him, which pushed me to work harder to be a better student. Ron display leadership characteristics around empathy, honesty, flexibility, communication and direction. An example of flexibility, if a lesson was not working for some reason, he quickly realized it and shifted-gears to find new ways to present the technique or form that he was teaching at the time. An example of communication, he was able to use examples, analogies, metaphors, and diversity in modes of explanation to make material not only understandable but memorable.