We are very grateful everyday for what you and your teachings have done for Nicholas. He isn’t a ‘typical’ 16 year old…thank goodness. He is articulate, self assured, most of the time and seems to have a solid core thanks to Aikido. Your teachings will help him to make healthy choices for himself as he approaches independence and sees others around him not making good decisions for themselves.
We really enjoyed ourselves. Nick said what a great time he had. He enjoyed spending time with everyone outside of the Dojo in a social environment. Before we got there he didn’t know if he could ‘fit in’ as he only knew everyone from classes.
It is so exciting to see Nick progress and excel in Aikido. He just loves it and is very committed to it. He was disappointed his Dad wasn’t there. It is very important for him to maintain healthy male role models so that he can choose the way he wants to live his life.
Again thanks to you and Ania for all you do.
Claire and Jay
Claire Martin, Mom to Nick , dojo member from 9-18yrs old