I have been a member of Mr. Loebe's staff at Bear Loebe's Sport Karate America since he opened his first school. I've seen him mold and display many martial artists, and I am really proud of those students. What I want to speak about here is the underdogs, the quiet and shy students, the ones who came to this school with low self-esteem.
I have witnessed amazing changes in all of those students. They have changed in ways that no one would ever have predicted...although now I almost expect these changes in the newcomers. This school's atmosphere lends itself to encouragement and acceptance of each student...resulting in better self-images, trusting others enough to invest their friendship in them without shyness or doubt, and best of all CONFIDENCE IN THEMSELVES.
People come in here and tell me that they have brought their children here so that they will be disciplined. My answer is always the same: WE DON'T DISCIPLINE YOUR CHILDREN, WE ONLY CREATE ATTITUDES OF SELF-CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM...then they discipline themselves. That will do the trick every time.
This is truly a wonderful place for children (and adults) to grow up and to become champions not only in Sport Karate, but in life itself.
Congratulations, Mr. Loebe, and to all the students you have taken to World and State Championships for jobs well done.