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Little Samurai - Kendo and me 2019

2019 Little Samurai Class
Beginners' reflection on "how Kendo has influenced my everyday life?"

Kendo makes me stronger and healthier.
~ David 

Kendo makes me happy. It is fun to learn and hit with my shinai. I love to make friends at the dojo and learn from everyone.
~ Ava

Kendo gives me better balance and focus.
~ Seb 

I have new friend. I am happy. I like play Kendo.
~ Monica 

Kendo has influenced me in my life by making me more focused in my learning at school and out of school by having goals and life lessons. Kendo has given me confidence in myself to do tasks, and ask for help in needed.

~ Frankie.

I started Kendo because I would normally have a arched back. Now, I have learned discipline. Kendo also teaches me to work hard.
~ Elliot 

Kendo has influenced me by making me into a better person. I can  be more focused on thing I need to focus on, be ready to learn and improve on who I am, and be able to think about more stuff.
~ Randika  

Kendo has influenced my everyday life by teaching me things like "don't give up" and respect.
~ Jennifer K. 

Kendo helps me learn how to survive in the wild or in a battle. It will help my body motor rate faster. Help me do better in sport.
~ Jayden

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