- "Starting at 7 years old, my daughter has throughly enjoyed working her way up through the Karate belts under the tuition of Sensei Karina and the Tora Seishin Academy.
On the Autistic spectrum, and suffering with Dyspraxia, sensory processing, and a learning disability including attention deficit, the difference Karate has made to her has been incedible.
Her continually improving balance and co-ordination, spacial awareness, confidence, communication and ability to follow instructions and the disciplines. We have shared in her pride and absolute delight when achieving each belt levels".
- Karina has been teaching my children Rufus 9 and Rose 7 for several years now, not only is the club teaching them a skill and great fun the lessons also teach discipline, physicality, social skills and leadership skills. The lessons are always a wonderful mix of core individual skills, group skills activities and a bit of fun (with some physical training) such as dodge-ball.
Karina always manages to keep the whole group happy whilst tailoring things to individuals, be they an exceptional student; struggling student or a student who may not have quite the level of concentration needed. The lessons often involve students supporting and aiding each other; in this way Karina not only ensures everyone gets the maximum amount of learning but also does a wonderful job of teaching the kids to be supportive, leaders and teachers in their own way.