" During my time studying Aikido under instructor Shihan Beckham, I truly believe that it has made a serious impact on my life. In our lives we strive to better ourselves to the best of our abilities and thus far, I see that I have become more patient, disciplined and more aware of myself than I ever could have become on my own.
Hard work and practice has especially taught me that everything positive is worth waiting for. We must be able to focus on the task at hand, for the result can not be possible without the work. I've developed a higher sense of self studying Aikido as well. I'm learning my own capabilities as a person, therefore gaining a better self control in defense and in life. I truly believe that what I learn from Shihan Beckham and my other instructors is one of the most valuable things we can ever learn as people.
I also believe that knowing how to defend is key. Unfortunately, we live in an unforgiving world and though precious as life is, it can be taken in a second. Knowledge is power and that is exactly what Aikido has provided for me, knowledge. Knowledge about myself and everything around me. Thank you Shihan Beckham."