Tae Kwon Do has been more than an "activity" in my son's life. He use to struggle with his focus and concentration at school, he would have difficulty listening and his confidence and motivation were veiled. He was extremely excited and eagerly anticipated the opening of Heart and Soul Tae Kwon Do in 2013, and since joining he has remained engaged and committed to learning and growing. Master Jakki (and her great team!) has fostered an environment of respect, support and excellence that only consistently affirms what her students will embody in their lives going forward. The messages of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and indomitable spirit are the corner stones of Tae Kwon Do, and now are the foundation on which my son can depend. Kobe is becoming more confident his capabilities, his desire to expand his skills grows daily and he has accepted more responsibility for his life path has only left me in grateful AWE. Thank you Master Jakki for all your energy and guidance! You ROCK!
I just have to put this out there..... If anybody is looking for a way to change your life, or your child's life Heart & Soul Tae Kwon Do has done amazing things for our family!! This place is sooo accepting of everybody, on every level!! As most of you know Jackson has many challenges in his life, and this is the first group ( of probably 10) that has lit a fire in him, where I see his confidence, grow, where I see his face light up with joy, where i feel so blessed to be able to send him. Not only is Jakki Van Hemert the most patient, funny, and accepting person I have probably ever met, her entire class puts forth what she teaches! Respect, and courtesy!! Lynn Russell thanks so much for raising such an amazing son, as Riley he is a true role model, and somebody that Jackson really looks up to, you both are amazing!! Cheers to your one year anniversary Heart & Soul Tae Kwon Do!!
Anyone considering Tae Kwon Do, I would encourage them to go and check out Heart & Soul. Everything about it is of the highest caliber. Our son, Ronan, has been studying there for just under a year and absolutely loves going to class. The level of instruction is exemplary and the instructors are the most dedicated, engaged and enthusiastic role models we could ever hope for our son. What he learns in class goes well beyond the study of Taekwondo. Master Jakki and the instructors are passionate about reinforcing all of the things we try to instill in Ronan at home… confidence, respect, kindness, strength, perseverance and a dedication to achieving his goals and doing his best. They are not just teaching skills in Taekwondo, they are teaching skills for life. I would happily recommend the school to everyone we know. Thank you to Master Jakki and all of the wonderful instructors for everything you have done.
Awesome school! Master Jakki is great and so are the students!!! My son started here when the school opened and absolutely LOVES it! He switched from another school and has a great time training and teaching. He is now an assistant instructor and really enjoys seeing the students grow and achieve new skills. The class sizes are never overwhelming which means help whenever you need it. This school isn't just about teaching martial arts, its about learning discipline, self esteem, self control, respect, never giving up, getting fit, and how to be humble. We need more of this in society! What parent doesn't want to help their child or themselves grow?! Come try 2 weeks for free and see why it is the best Martial arts school in the Kootenays!
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