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It has been 2 years since my son and I joined our first Taekwon-
My son has grown immensely as an individual. His confidence was something I worried greatly about when he was younger, but since he became a Taekwon-
For myself, Taekwon-
The Tenants of Taekwon-
Many thanks, Ms Connolly and Mr Fitzgibbon
Hi ms Connolly, i am just home after one of your classes and was thinking to myself that i am now training with you 2 years. Starting Taekwondo at 40 years young was a concern but not for long, it has been the best thing i have ever done for myself. with world class instructors like yourself and Mr Fitzgibbon ye changed my life for the better, not just in Taekwondo but also outside of class, friends i hope to have for a very long life. thank ye both. good night.
My son has been going to the above camp for over a year now and we have seen amazing developments in his focus and social skills. Mr Fitzgibbon is a credit...his tactile discipline also teaches respect which shows in my sons attitude on a day to day basis. Best class he has been to in terms of long term continued progress.
Through Connacht Taekwon-
I find this organisation very inclusive, embracing different cultures, age groups, and the varying ability of children. All children progress through a curriculum where their achievements are recognised, but they do this at the pace that is most appropriate to them. They see that practice/work yields dividends which is a valuable lesson to learn in life. My two boys age 7 and 9 love their classes and are clearly motivated as they also practice between classes.
The Connacht Taekwon-
The gains a child realises here are phenomenal. Exercise, discipline, fun, and self defence to name but a few. Shane Fitzgibbon is the head coach and he is fantastic with children.
It is the best class for building a child's confidence and motivation. My timid daughter has come out of herself so much, and looks forward to every class. She looks up the the higher grade belts, and respects them and appreciates the time they give to help train her.
Dear Mr Fitzgibbon
I just read over the endorsements and that latest email you recieved I agree with it 100%. I believe that you are helping so many people and children with the skills that you teach. You teach people skills to succeed.
I doubt you realise how much you made an impact and a difference to my life. Before I began in your class, I was a completly different person that was looking for changes in my life. It was you and your class that thought me the DISCIPLINE how to make those changes. You thought me how to respect others and myself. You thought me how to push myself beyond my limits. When I was younger, I was diagnosed with ADHD, I used to think that would mean that I couldn’t do things that other people could. From you, I learned to look beyond that, and since it has not been an issue.
It has been almost 5 years since I was training in your class or in Taekwondo, and even today, I still have that mindset that I learned from you, to believe in yourself and to fight for your goals.
I used to think that it was just taekwondo that helped shape the person that I am today. But it was actually you with the guidance of Taekwondo.
I sometimes find myself reverting back to my old way of thinking and I say that "I just need to start doing Taekwondo again and that will get me back to myself" but not all instructors are like you. The way you drive people, the way you make your students believe in themselves...it is just incredible. Like Ive said before, since I have trained with you, I have trained with numerous other clubs and instructors, and NONE get even a look in to the way you impact your students. You teach people LIFE SKILLS through taekwondo and its not hard to see your passion for it which is what makes you so popular.
I feel that it is important for you to know just how much of a difference that you have made to me, and the countless others that you teach. I would give my left arm to be back in your class. Credit where credit is due.
Kind Regards and Gratitude,
Dear Mr. Fitzgibbon,
My husband and I want to thank you most sincerely for the positive influence you have had on our children. When they joined Taekwon-
Thank you for your dedication and enthusiasm.
Christine Maguire Duignan
Hi Mr Fitzgibbon,
You were very busy today so I didn’t try to take up your time, I hope the email is OK.
I just wanted to convey my thanks and appreciation for the work you have done and continue to do with Joe (not his real name), even today driving home it is almost like having a different boy who is now full of confidence, self awareness and esteem, a far cry to what he was back in May when we first got in touch with you.
It really is a great credit to you all to see what a difference your classes make.
May we wish you both a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Prosperous and Happy New Year
Honest to god, Mr. Fitzgibbon, You’re one of the best instructors I've had.
I’d never done any form of martial art til I started with you in 2003. And due to a hamstring injury I had to stop prematurely...which is still at me by the way.
But since I moved back to Limerick, I’ve done and still do, Kickboxing, Kung-
Ive tried tang soo do...similar to taekwon-
I just want to show my respect here, not expectin a reply or anythin but if I think something Id rather say it.
You've set the bar pretty high for what I expect from a Matial Arts instructor.
From your warm-
You incorporate so much variety into a single class.
Sparring! Core Training! Aerobic fitness! Push ups, sit ups, squats, and of course forms.
You constantly keep the students guessing, they never know what to expect in a class, there for you keep them on their toes and in peak condition...like yourself.
Not only could you talk the talk but you could walk the walk also, as proven in your sparring and your trophy collection.
I regularly check up the website.
and not forgettin the reason that got me writing this in the first place.
You’re a fountain of knowledge when it comes to training smart and eating healthy.
Utmost respect......just wish there was an instructor like you here in Limerick.
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