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KMA Martial Arts - Testimonials

Self Defence Session April 2019 - Girl Guides Sunnynook - "Taku & Rochelle were outstanding. They were extremely engaging, professional and very knowledgeable. The girls loved every minute of the class that was prepared specifically for them. All this for a very reasonable price too. Highly recommend!" Maya Chand, Girl Guides Leader

"On behalf of the students and staff of Murrays Bay School we wish to thank you for providing our students with such a positive learning experience during our school's Passion Project week. Taku Poll is an experienced, professional and passionate martial arts instructor and mentor. It was a pleasure to have her visit Murrays Bay School and our students thoroughly enjoyed learning from someone with such a high skill level who is so good at imparting instruction. Taku has an incredible amount of patience and is great with kids of all ages. Taku provided a safe and encouraging environment and her class allowed the students to challenge themselves and learn new skills at their own level, while having fun. We highly recommend Kids Martial Arts to help students learn tools that can shape their lives in a positive way. It’s a great benefit to our community that Taku and KMA makes themselves available to serve our community this way. Taku is extremely accommodating and she was willing to work with our schedule. We look forward to your next visit!" Ken Ward, Principal, Murrays Bay Primary School

Women’s Self Defence Testimonial, November 2017 - Thank you for providing us with a wonderful self-defence session at our recent Empowerment Retreat. I think we all came away changed by the experience, the instruction was engaging, energetic and full of humour.  We learned so much in terms of skills and and felt empowered and grounded. From the perspective of a mother I was so happy my girls gained knowledge about how best to protect themselves as they step out into the wider world.  Kore Fitness

Womens Self Defence - We had the most wonderful morning and everyone came away with something to instil confidence and feel empowered. Thank you to you and the team. The session was delivered in an energetic, inspiring manner. N Bartlett

Our son has been going to karate lessons for about 4 years and at aged 9 has worked his way up to blue belt. We encouraged him early on, as he is of slight build and thought having some knowledge around how to defend himself would keep him out of trouble. We did not think he would grow to love it as much as he does. The mix of ages in the classes is a real advantage and sets a great example of the idea that one is never too late to start learning something new, and that even youngsters can achieve great results! We feel his confidence, understanding of respect for one's self and others has grown as a direct result of karate and we are delighted he wants to continue on his journey towards black belt. H. Fraser-Mackenzie

"This is Ella's 5th year with the team at KMA. As with any kid, FUN is foremost for Ella, for her parents we enjoy watching her wear herself out. The bonus is that she really has developed some great skills and confidence to go along with it. 100% recommend it!" D. Marmont

My son has been going to Kids Martial Arts for the past 2 years and absolutely loves going to his weekly session. He has developed increased strength, co-ordination and flexibility as well as the ability to defend himself and through this he has increased confidence. He has had some fantastic teachers and particularly loves having fellow students teaching him as they progress through their own grading. The classes have been varied and cope with a variety of different participant personalities and experience and yet they all seem to work as a team. I would not hesitate to recommend Kids Martial Arts in developing physical and mental strength as well as personal safety and self-defence. D. Buckle

We want to thank you for your instruction of our sons. As they have learning needs and struggle in team sports we thought that Martial Arts would be very good for them to learn. Our older son in particular enjoys knowing he can defend himself in hard situations and he is learning self-control, self defence and getting fit at the same time. This has been a great experience and we want to thank you for being so gracious and patient with our children. L. Gailer

I recommend Kids Martial Arts to everyone who asks, because our children continue to learn self-discipline, respect for others and self-confidence. The even-handedness in the approach and support the instructors offer creates a fantastic learning environment where every child / student is valued and respected for what he / she brings to Kids Martial Arts. The kids learn quickly that the more they give the more they get back and are taught that combat should only be used as a last resort - but should they need to we are confident that our children will be able to defend themselves before the threat becomes too great for them to escape from safely. P. Stephen