I originally join this dojo to learn self defence. Over the last 2 years, I have learned how to defend myself, be more focused, channel my energy constructively and became stronger physically and emotionally. Sensei Patrice Williams and Sensei Simonetta Mariani are excellent teachers! They have very different styles of teaching which allows learn things from two different perspectives and really gain a wealth of knowledge. The nice thing is that you have two dojos that you can attend! Hasu at Yonge and St. Clair and Sakura at Bathurst and Eglinton! Anyways, if you keep open minded and you can learn a great deal about yourself, others and your family! Dive in and change your life!
A great turning point in my life was the day I signed my two boys up for Karate. I decided to join too. I was 40 years old. That was 16 years ago and I now train up to 20 hours a week. In the early days my business kept me away about half the time, but our Sensei (teacher) was very accomodating. He has now coached me through my 3rd Dan (Degree) of which I am very proud. It is invigorating to have a great teacher and leader in your life–which you will have if you join CMAC.
I decided to do karate along with my son for many reasons; initially for the workout as I needed to be more active again and as an opportunity to spend more time with my son and have something in common that we could do together. I’ve studied Karate in the past, and I know that Karate-do is a journey to become a better person and it also builds up your confidence and self-esteem as you progress. CMAC Toronto Central Region has 3 great dojo and Sensei Williams is helping immensely to accomplish my goals!”
- Student and Parent
I am 69 years old and have been training at CMAC for 8 years now. I do recommended for anyone regardless of age. The training that CMAC offers is excellent, physically and mentally. I found that even at my age, my flexibility improved just by doing Tai Chi.