Several students at LKC have made remarkable progress. The following are excerpts that help explain just why the Lincoln Karate Clinic is the premier location in Lincoln for martial arts training. Note: All names, ages and other identifying information have been changed to protect and respect student identities. All information provided below are facts but have been altered as to not identify anyone in particular.
Student #1: 8 year old Timmy’s mother called the Lincoln Karate Clinic as she heard that Scott Walls, the director has special expertise in working with children and teens. Timmy has made remarkable progress both in the development of physical skills as well as an increased use in appropriate social skills. Through the use of specially designed teaching techniques, Timmy has had a wonderful opportunity to participate in a physical activity while also learning valuable anti-bullying and anti-child predator techniques that he can actually use if needed. Timmy’s mom makes it clear that other sports activities never worked out while karate has been the one thing that has really worked for her son!
Student #2: 10 year old Jenny began karate lessons at LKC not because she wanted to but because her parents were tired of her getting bullied and teased at school. Her parents took her to her doctor who stated that Jenny was very depressed and that they should enroll her in karate at LKC. When Jenny first started karate she was shy, timid and even a bit angry at times but after only a few weeks in karate she is helpful to others, more confident and has even stood up to some of those bullies. Jenny has had many struggles in life but now has more friends and a higher level of self-confidence. Now, she is very grateful that mom “made her come to class” even when she didn’t want to.
Student #3: 9 year old Joshua started karate after his parents had him enrolled at another martial arts school. Joey had been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and they thought karate might help. They stated that their son needed more attention, more fun and a more gentle approach in order to learn. Turns out they were right! Joshua had to learn a few different things in his first few lesson but now comes to class with a huge smile on his face. Incidentally, Joshua is doing so well that he could probably actually teach the “bully busting” parts of class! It was apparent that the structured but fun nature of the classes at LKC was just what the doctor ordered.
Student #4: The very unhappy and frustrated parents of an angry, oppositional and disobedient 13 year old brought their son (Zach) to Scott Walls for assistance at his counseling practice. After a careful assessment it was determined that the best way to help Zach would be a combination of some family counseling sessions along with enrollment in the karate program. This program, (KICKS) incorporates both the counseling and karate program together. Quickly, Zach came to realize that his parents weren’t really that bad and that he did have talent. His bullying behaviors stopped and his grades went up to A’s and B’s. Eventually, his mother and father joined karate and now the entire family is enrolled. The most important component of helping someone is based not on what is taught, but rather the relationship between people. The professional relationship developed between Zach and his karate mentors made the difference in this case.
Student #5: 7 year old Lindsey seems to be an aspiring actress. Known for being quite outgoing and friendly, her parents simply wanted her to have activity that was non-competitive, fun and educational. They also confided to instructors that they were always worried that because their daughter was so friendly and outgoing that she might not be aware of the various types of dangerous predators that are all to willing to take advantage of an innocent child. Lindsey has been a quick study of the weekly lessons on Stranger Danger and bullying and seems quite confident in her ability to get away from danger. Because she is already a good actress, Lindsey has no problem rehearsing what to say when an adult or teen approaches her with anything inappropriate.