One of the AMA Rep Team moms has given us some feedback on her sons training through AMA, here is what she has to say.
I wanted to reiterate with you my experience at the Martial Arts Tournament at the Hersey Centre on Saturday November 22. My son Anthony signed up in the boys ages 11-12 Intermediate forms division, which he competed in and received a participation medal. Anthony has expressed to me how much he enjoyed being involved in this event, but did voice how he is looking forward to the next tournament in February where he is able to be involved in his Ju Jutsu Rep Team division.
My experience on the other hand was quite rewarding knowing that I have a son who has dedicated himself to the Martial Arts through AMA. It was quite the eye opener to see many participants from various age groups present themselves with belt levels that I was under the assumption would (or should) take time. I have noted that the values that AMA staff assist its members develop, is a process that evolves with maturity. It’s not my place to judge other organizations, and I appreciate there are exceptions to every rule, but it was a challenge for me to understand how a child/youth under the age of 16 could possibly achieve a black belt.
Bringing me once again to be grateful for the learning that AMA delivers to its membership. Recognizing the following:
- Skills that only come with time that is built in the training
- Responsibility for building self-discipline
- Contributes, encourages and foster strengthening good physical and mental condition
The significance of Anthony’s training and the continual support he receives from Kevin, his Ju Jutsu coach and Sensei Johnson, his Karate trainer is extremely valuable.I want to thank you all for the positive influence that your organization has given Anthony through the numerous AMA staff whom I have great regard for.Anna Maocheia