The very start of my martial arts journey goes way back to February 2013. During my childhood years going into my teenage years I didn’t really do much with my life, during that time I was too afraid to do anything that involved me getting out of the house, I was really shy and timid and occasionally built up some anxiety when overthinking things. One day my mum asked me if I wanted to go watch an old friend of mine grade for their next belt at the WA Institute of Martial Arts (WAIMA) in Currambine, so I agreed and came along. When I walked inside the building and saw everything that was happening and also watching my friend do their grading I told my mum I want to do something like this and I started as soon as I could.
After months and years went by I reached my green belt and received 5 tips on my belt, I was so thrilled and excited at where my journey was at. Unfortunately, around mid-year 2016 I had to end my martial arts journey due to personal reasons and other major commitments I had in my life. At that time, I was so devastated that I had to stop going and felt like I had no purpose anywhere else in my life. But as the years went by I graduated from high school in 2017, I started my career in nursing and have a qualification as an assistant nurse which I will continue at some stage and I’ve also taken on multiple job/volunteer opportunities which I have grown from and appreciate all the experience I have gained over the years. I believe the reason I’ve been able to do all these amazing things in my life is because WAIMA has given me so much confidence, I always believe in myself with anything I put my mind too and I always keep pushing myself no matter what, these are all reminders and experiences I learnt from doing martial arts.
As of 2019 I finally obtained a driver’s license and got myself a part-time job, so now that my life was starting to go my way I told myself that I had some unfinished business with WAIMA and that I have so much more training and potential to unlock within myself. So after many years I agreed to jump back into martial arts and continue from where I last left off and will push myself to one day receive my black belt when that day comes.
The reason I started my journey with WAIMA is because I felt like it was my calling and that I had so much potential to grow from it as a student as well as growing as a person mentally and physically. WAIMA has changed and impacted my life in many ways, for example I am very physically active all the time and always have a great mind set due to all the focus and determination I put into my training. I would personally recommend WAIMA to anyone of all ages because it will make a huge impact in your life and you’ll see a difference during your journey with WAIMA.
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