Welcoming and enthusiastic
When I first came to the dojo all of the instructors and students were welcoming and enthusiastic. I saw friendly faces encouraging me to walk this path with them. I came to Kaizen in the middle of my karate journey, so I was “the new kid.” but the thing is, I wasn’t rejected by the other students or overly disciplined. I was welcomed into the wonderful ohana of karate lovers. Now that I have been with the family of Kaizen for three years, I can say that my favorite things about this place are that the people are gracious, helpful, and well-disciplined.
During my karate journey I have learned how to persevere, be kind and confidently defend myself. My instructors have modeled perseverance for me.