Still not convinced WAIMA is the martial arts school for you?

Don’t take our word for it… hear from some of our members on their experiences at WAIMA, we have many great success stories to share on how martial arts has transformed people’s lives.

I am just writing to express how happy I am I chose WAIMA to start my son’s martial arts experience.
I decided to take my son to karate after he came home crying one day after being bullied at school, in Pre-Primary (five years old).

My son is a peaceful, gentle child who would never hurt anyone. I was devastated and thought I have to do something about it. Hence joining WAIMA.

My son has now been training at WAIMA for over 6 months and not only really enjoys it, it has been great for his confidence and fitness.

Two weeks ago, my son came home and told me he had been bullied at school. An older child had approached him at recess and was pushing him around.

He told me with confidence and pride that he told him to ‘Back Off, he did not want to fight!’ and the bully walked away.

I was so proud of him, not only for telling me, but for putting his training into action. He too was so proud and it reinforced that he could stand up for himself.

Thanks again for teaching him the skills to stop him from being bullied.


Hello Team
Firstly we would like to let you know that James has been exceptionally considerate towards both family and school friends. He has been helping mum out around the house, helps Michael draw (especially angrybirds) and we have also been given feedback from his teacher that he has been volunteering to help during classes.

The growth in James has been great to witness and we can credit part of this to what he is taught and Waima. So thank you from us.

Shane & Effie Logan

Off to our second week of training at the WA Institute of Martial Arts…
These guys really know there stuff, are great fun and really welcoming!!

I look forward to the coming months of pain and fun whilst they whip me into shape! (a shape other than round!)
I would recommend them to anyone of any fitness level.

A.j. Ravix Davies

I highly recommend Briana my son’s Ninja Ru Instructor her skills dealing with my son and all the under six year olds in her class is outstanding.

Edan and myself have been through a very tough time and this class has been a great help for his confidence and Brianna has been more than supportive and excelled as a role model to my son.

I just wanted to let you know how appreciative I am of her skills with dealing with this and her very caring manner.

Thank you for your time and I think WAIMA is a very good confidence boost for any child no matter the circumstances.

Bridget Lennox

I am reminded of an old Maori proverb, which when paraphrased goes something like this:
As I stand here before you, you see just one person, but know that there are many who stand with me, making it possible for me to achieve the things that I do.

I would really like to take this opportunity to thank the leadership (Renshi Graham and Renshi Phil) and the rest of the WAIMA team who have stood by me in both the good and not-so-good times.

I think it would be safe to say that the WAIMA folk reckon: “if we’re not proud of it, we don’t serve it!”, and I must say that I never left the dojo feeling like I had been given a “half-baked” serving, in fact I was always felt that I got more than my fair share!

Being part of WAIMA has helped me be “the best I can be” as I have not only learnt how to defend myself but have been encouraged by the everlasting virtues of honour, respect and endurance under difficult circumstances, a fundamental teaching style of the Institute.

At 61, and a teacher at that, I can honestly say that one is never too old to learn new things, and WAIMA is a very good place to learn new worthwhile things.

WAIMA has been a source of great inspiration and discovery for me over the years and my sincere thanks to all concerned. In conclusion, I would like to say that the guys at WAIMA have helped me understand that:
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Rod Grondein