" I joined this dojo because I wanted to learn a unique martial art. I want to join the military some day and the Aikido School of Self Defense is helping me to be best prepared to defend my country. Whether on the streets of Greenville or Afghanistan, I want to have the best defenses. I have learned challenging techniques that have made me stronger physically and mentally.
I have learned to develop my reflexes, control and confidence. I have learned to be patient and work hard. This martial art combines a variety of techniques from other arts and will make me the best kind of martial artist. I know that this dojo will help me to be a good person and a good soldier. I owe it to my country to be a well prepared soldier. This dojo can help make that happen."