My son Geoff has been coming to your classes for the past 6½ years. He is a very athletic young man involved in many different sports. Our experience has shown us, that at a certain age other sports become so competitive that some young kids participating on teams end up playing less and being discouraged with their abilities and then of course eventually they choose not to participate at all. Basically the fun stops as it becomes more serious. This has not affected my son, however, he sees others that have and doesn't understand it or like it. He has chosen to stop participating in some of these sports because in his words, "It isn't fun anymore." This really made us stop and think about how important the "fun" is.
Geoff has always had fun at the dojo and is always encouraged to do his best and meet his goals. There isn't anything wrong with competition, but if the "fun" stops" is it worth it? Not in our eyes. We believe that kids participate in a variety of activities for many different reasons, but if they aren't having "fun" then they will soon lose interest.
Not only does he learn self-defense, the importance of self-discipline, respect, loyalty and self-confidence, but also he gets to have fun while he is doing it. We do not think that any program could offer more. We believe that Canada's Best Karate has provided our son with the best program in town and Sensei Leigh has definitely provided fantastic leadership and a "FUN" atmosphere.
Thank you to Sensei Leigh and Canada's Best Karate.