Jeff Hunt Traditional Shotokan Karate Incorporated
Martial Arts Instruction
"My son, Chris, who was 4 at the time, attended a nearby school. He was, at the time, a bit shy and reluctant to come too far out of his shell in new environments, and also needed some improvement in the areas of discipline and focus. He had a classmate who was very insecure and anxious, and exhibited a significant lack of self control - more than any of his peers - and on occasion I witnessed my son reaching out to calm and reassure this kid. This is a child I myself had 'taken under a wing' on some school trips just to stabilize him, so I knew him well. I had planned to enroll Chris in a martial arts school in order to instill in him greater focus, fearlessness, discipline, fitness, and self control. A parent in the PTA told me that Sensei Hunt's school was a well established institution with a good reputation, so I went to check it out and I brought my son (now 5 years old) with me to take a trial class. As was the usual, Chris was reluctant to engage in this new challenge, and began to cry. To my total and utter surprise, out stepped his former classmate to encourage and reassure Chris that all was ok. To see the change that Sensei Hunt helped engender in that child was a revelation. He was now totally confident and fully in control, a complete reversal of his former self. I was sold on the spot, and the same changes have occurred for not just my son, who has now proudly earned his first belt, but for every other child I have seen taking the classes. Sensei Hunt knows all the children by name, is firm but supportive, familiarizes himself with each child's strengths and weaknesses, and works with the parents to continue the benefits outside of the classroom. The support staff is just as diligent in their work, and the children appear to enjoy the classes, as do the parents watching on. As this has been my personal experience, I fully endorse the school."