Hear from Karate Dad, David

I am a passionate believer that all children should be involved in martial arts, and afforded the opportunity to learn and grow. The discipline, respect, confidence, leadership, coordination, fitness and of course self-defence are all things that will stand them in good stead for their futures. Unfortunately, there are many instructors and clubs out there that are either in it for the money, think it is okay to belittle young children, don’t know what they are doing, and leave people with very bad experiences. This then turns people away and families never go back to this wonderful and meaningful pursuit. I am very fortunate to have been referred to Japan Karate Do Hakuakai Australia, under the expert and very professional leadership of Sensei Dhanesh Walatara, supported by his wonderful family. Sensei Dhanesh, clearly has his students’ welfare at the forefront of his mind, and has created a very supportive, family friendly environment that is focused on exceptional standards, and where the students are encouraged to do THEIR best. My two now teenage children, who have trained since they were 3, used to hate their previous club after sadly being victims of one of those very bad experiences, but since training under Sensei Dhanesh, they both absolutely love their training and their involvement in Karate. I am very proud of how far they have come and the huge progress that they have made. The growth they have made in such a short amount of time is amazing. I would highly recommend Japan Karate Do Hakuakai Australia to everyone either wanting to train themselves as adults, but especially for those parents with children wanting them to gain the benefits that martial arts provides. Avoid the nasty experience and come to a truly wonderful club. I would most definitely encourage all those that may have had a bad experience to also come and see how all quality martial arts organisations should be run. I am sure you will feel as welcome as our family did. Thank you to everyone at Japan Karate Do Hakuakai Australia, especially the Walatara family. We hope to see more wonderful families join our Hakuakai family and watching all our students continue to grow and flourish. Osu!

David Dobbie

Karate Dad