What people are saying about our adults classes
TKC has been a wonderful experience for our family. My wife, our two daughters and I are all students. TKC is an adventure that we share as a family. And the workouts are great too. In a time when obesity has just about become an epidemic in our society, TKC affords us the opportunity to stay healthy while learning self defense. And we love the many friends we have made with the other families that also attend and study at TKC. It is truly a home away from home for our entire family.
As a 42 year-old with 14 years at the same sales company, I felt limited in a profitable yet unchallenging routine. I lacked a passion that I could share with others, and one day I found it: Team Karate Centers. I thought I would just learn about self defense. But not only that, I soon realized the martial arts involves physical fitness, and mental and emotional benefits as well. I learned how to focus on tasks, prioritize, control my emotions and set goals with a step-by-step formula. I found that the way Team Karate Centers presents the student curriculum can be applied to how I approach challenges at work and at home, as well as elsewhere. Add to this an attention to positive character development and the program provided me with a complete formula for success in many areas of life. Besides: The uniform, whether White Belt or Black, looks pretty cool. The learning never stops, so I look forward to many more years as a Student of Sensei Fariborz Azhakh.
I wanted to let you know that I spoke to Ms. Nina this morning to let her know Lauren will be attending Lailas birthday. Thank you for the invite. Lauren is very excited.
On a more personal note, I am extremely grateful that you and Mr. Farimarz have allowed my entire family to participate at TKC. The journey that Ron and Lauren have endeavored with you and your instructors for the last 5 years has left me wanting more for Lindsey, Emily and myself. We have always been a TKC family from the very beginning. But now we all can be a part of a journey that we can all share together as students.
You and I have really never sat down and talked on a personal level so I just wanted to give you some insight about who I am. I was a competitive ice skater from the age of 5 till I was 17. I skated before school and after, weekends and private ice time every chance I got. I was dedicated to say the least, but an unfortunate knee injury took my dream away. Surgery could never repair me knee enough to allow me to have the full mobility that I needed. A short time later my parents divorced. My Mom and I supported each other and tried to find something we could do together. My Mom was employed at Lockheed Credit Union and with her help I was hired in 1989. We joined their baseball team, as well as a bowling league so we could do something together. Its weird how I went from this graceful skater to becoming a decent ball player and an avid bowler. I met Ron at Jewel City Bowl in Glendale in 1995. It was defiantly love at first sight. We were married in 1999 and a year later we had the blessing of a bouncing baby girl named Lauren. Our lives were so complete. We had a beautiful home in Glendale, great careers and the love for sports. In 2002 we moved back to Rons old stomping grounds and bought a home in Canoga Park. Just 4 blocks from where he grew up. In 2006 I gave birth to a second bouncing baby girl named Lindsey. Another blessing we have in our lives. After much thought and careful consideration I left my 15 year carrier to take a part time job that was closer to home and that would allow me to telecommute and be able to care for my family. Money was tight to say the least, but my family was happy. To our unexpected surprise and joy I gave birth to our youngest blessing Emily in 2007. My husband and my children are my life sir. I could never imagine life without them.
With all that being said, I have set a new goal. Taking my journey alongside my husband and daughters. A goal that will allow me to take the walk down the candle lit isle that I have only been able to experience from a wife and mothers standpoint. I am excited to say the least to start my own journey with you and your wonderful studio.
Hears to many many years ahead sir.
Honor and respect always,
When I first started taking my kids to TKC, I would sit on the sidelines and watch. I began to develop a yearning to get on the mat. I really started to going to TKC, meeting so many nice people, and watching the training. I noticed that when my young daughter took a break from Karate, I mssed it more than she did . . . so my wife convinced me I should give it a try. After my first tryout class, I was "hooked." Over three years later, I am still hooked. My experience with TKC has been very positive, both as a parent of kids in the junior and teen programs, and as an adult student myself. What does TKC provide? Why do a enjoy it so much? That would be a long-winded discussion, but the fundamental thing is that, as an adult, it gives you a new sense of purpose and drive, and pride. You will no longer be "bored" on weeknights, flipping through the tv, but instead will look forward to each night you have class, re-making yourself in body and mind.
I want to thank you for everything you and Team Karate Centers provided me over many years. Self confidence and friendships to name a few. Although my physical health (two back surgeries since January 2010, third being scheduled for early April) has prevented my continued training and participation I want you to know that I speak highly of you, your instructors, and your school at every opportunity. I keep one of your guest passes in my wallet and haven given several to interested friends and coworkers.
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