The taster sessions that Wayne provided the school were both fun and informative. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and after each session they were inspired to find out more about the types of Martial Arts that are on offer to them. As well as the children being pleased with the day, we have had a number of parents feedback that their child really enjoyed the sessions and wanted to know more about how to get involved. Equally, the teachers were very pleased with the sessions. A number of teachers have commented on how nice it was to see their children trying something new. They also all agreed that Wayne was a fantastic instructor and was able to get every child involved in the session. The demonstrations provided were clear and all the children were able to understand what they needed to do.
Master Wayne runs a weekly after school club at my school and the children absolutely love it. He is very calm in his mannerism and helps all the children to feel an immense sense of achievement. The club supports the children’s social and emotional skills as well as engaging them in fun physical activities where everyone is an equal as control, resilience and stamina are fundamental.
Master Wayne also visits the school on a regular basis to lead whole school activities and engage with the children during anti bullying sessions. He and the club are a real part of my school and the wider community and I hope that long continues.
Donna Garratt Headteacher Ghost Hill Infant and Nursery School
SESMA is unique amongst sports clubs and associations. The members don’t just learn Martial Arts but also resilience, confidence, comradeship and fairness. Under the expert tutelage of Master Wayne and his superb Senseis my son has developed as a person and we are so proud of his achievements as he progresses up the belts in Taekwondo. SESMA is at the heart of the local community and I recommend it to any parent without hesitation.
- Dafydd Humphreys, Assistant Headteacher, Dereham Neatherd High School
I joined SESMA in February 2006 at age 7 because I wanted to learn karate after hearing about it from a friend. After I joined, my dad and sister joined soon after and we went through most of the belts together. Now a black belt, I can honestly say it is definitely not an easy journey, but worth it. If it weren’t for the endless patience and guidance from the instructors, the brilliant, friendly students and enjoyable classes, I may have quit karate a long time ago. Karate has kept me fit, I’ve made some great friends during my time here and people think I’m a trained ninja!
- Harry Galvin (16) Student