Dear Derek and Karen


I am writing to say a big thank you to you both and to your assistant instructors, for providing such a personal warm and welcoming CKD class, which was recommended last summer by a friend for my 12 year old niece Holly.

Your CKD class is pitched just right for her, it is encouraging and fun, not aggressive or intimidating as one might imagine a martial arts class may be.


It has made a big improvement in her confidence and has helped her a lot with personal development and sense of achievements with the regular upgrade of belt assessment - when the individual is ready.

The mix of ages, sizes and abilities of participants all in the same class help learn to judge and cope with different people and situations.

Also, thank you so much both of you for your personal and gentle kindness and encouragement to her when unsure of her self.


Holly has found an activity which suits her down to the ground and itís such a pleasure to watch her during the class, during which she always has a big smile on her face - which says it all!


With kind regards


Hollyís Aunty Pat!