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Success Stories – Alex receives an award at School

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Last weekend we saw a post on Facebook from the mum of one of our junior students. This is what it said..

I have had a private text from school asking me to attend assembly tomorrow and not to say anything to Alex….. Can’t help thinking whats he done or not done?! 

Sounds ominous, but then the next day’s update:

He got a Gold Star!! For being kind, working hard, making his teacher laugh every day with his sense of humour and growing in confidence daily. Result was I cried but am so very, very proud of him

Excellent, thats great to hear!  Even better when she followed that up with:

I think the Ilyokwan Black Belt Academy has been the greatest thing helping his confidence. Thank you Richard Olpin!!!

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This is the real power of personal development through the martial arts programmes we teach here at the Academy.

It’s not just about punching and kicking, it’s about developing real life skills.   Here we see a child developing into a kind, hard-working and confident young man and his mum attributes those improvements directly to the positive start he’s gained from his training here at the Academy.

Well done Alex, we’re so pleased, and very proud of you!

Thanks again to our friends at St Joseph’s School in Nympsfield.  We have a number of students in common and I know we share some similar goals to help them develop as well-rounded, confident and positive individuals.

If you’re interested in giving your family a real a Positive Start in life, then get in touch. Try our programmes  free of charge as our guest for 30 days, and you’ll see the rewards for yourself!

KEWAP – Senior Instructor

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KEWAP Senior Instructor LogoOn Sunday 26th February, Master Olpin attended an advanced level certification course for the KEWAP (Knives and Edged Weapons Awareness Programme) and is now certified as a Senior Instructor in the programme.

We’ll soon be offering this unique programme as a service to schools, local community and youth groups to raise awareness of the dangers of knife crime, especially amongst the youth and young adult population.

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Master Olpin with KEWAP founder, Steve Timperley

 

Kewap Instructor

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On Sunday 24th July, Master Olpin attended an instructor certification course for the Knives and Edged Weapons Awareness Programme and we’re happy to announce that as a result he is now certified as a fully accredited KEWAP Instructor.

We’ll soon be offering this unique programme as a service to schools, local community and youth groups to raise awareness of the dangers of knife crime, especially amongst the youth and young adult population.

Contact us for further information

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Master Olpin with Steven Timperley – KEWAP Instructor Course