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Darren Haidley reviewed Toyakan International Karate Organisation
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Max had the best birthday ever. Thank you for a great party.

Josip Brkic reviewed Toyakan International Karate Organisation
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Excellent karate club, great discipline and great at teaching the craft of karate. Highly recommended.

Liam Paling reviewed Toyakan International Karate Organisation
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Great club family friendly
Fitness fun and friendships made

Tracy Anthony reviewed Toyakan International Karate Organisation
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Amazing family friendly club where everyone is welcomed and encouraged to be the best they can be by the wonderful and patient teachers.

Jess Harvey reviewed Toyakan International Karate Organisation
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Very friendly, inclusive and professional. Our 5year old has loved his first year! Well priced, great team, discipline is great, firm but fair, great for our boy!

Mandy Tifaga reviewed Toyakan International Karate Organisation
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My Son has been attending this club for 1 year now , I have seen and observed such amazing changes, with not only his attitude towards School but his determination and focus on other tasks we set for him and goals .He really enjoys the different number of training activity’s that are on different nights and the one on one help from the experienced instructors, He’s learning serval different techniques on different nights and learning to work with others in small groups or in pairs . He’s achieved a lot in a small time but I’m excited to see the growth in years to come ...If you’re child is wanting to try something different I’d highly recommend giving this club a go ...

Dulcinea Hernandez Brown reviewed Toyakan International Karate Organisation
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The best Karate club ! Our son loves it.. the teachers are fabulous . Every class is different it’s not just about Karate moves it’s also about respect and discipline.

Aleshia Tucker reviewed Toyakan International Karate Organisation
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Toyakan has been such an exhilarating experience for my daughter. It has helped her grow into an amazing confident small person. The staff hold the highest levels of professionalism whilst remaining friendly and comforting. The club has a real family orientated vibe about it. They teach more than just karate, the children learn morals, responsibility and life lessons to help them in the real world. They learn to be kind and strong.
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Being a nurturing parent means adjusting your child’s behaviors, not trying to change them. In other words,

change the behavior, not the child.

1. Let them Know that Mistakes are Okay

I get excited when my son makes a mistake because it gives me the opportunity to teach him, which is what

parenting is all about. Address your child’s mistakes in a nurturing way to help them learn and grow without

feeling bad about themselves. Let your child know that everyone makes mistakes. Don’t get angry at them

when they make a mistake but take the time to explain how they can do better next time. Look at it as a time to

help your child improve so they can feel good about who they are. The most important thing is to let them

know that mistakes are okay.

2. Redefine Their Weaknesses

Every child has behavioral weaknesses. Some get mad when they don’t win and physically show their anger by

acting out. Others are very sensitive and cry every time they are disappointed or sad. From one end of the

spectrum to the other, your child will have a range of emotions.

The first key to redefining your child’s behavior is to redefine your perspective. For example, you may think

that the only thing you can do

to alleviate your child acting like a poor sport is to remove them from situations

that trigger these behaviors, like eliminating sports from their schedule.

Or, if your child cries at the drop of the hat, you may decide that they should not participate in situations where

they may cry yet another time. This perspective focuses on the child and not the behavior.

Instead, turn your attention to what their behavior really means and create a course of action that helps them

funnel their personalities and behaviors in a more positive and productive way, which begins with nourishing

and not negating their innate passions and skills.

3. Nourish their Skills

If you look ahead to a scenario in the future, you can see how a child who was identified as bulle Headed or a

bad sport might use that passion and fire that drove him to want to be the best into becoming an amazing CEO

of a company, dedicated and committed to being the very best.

Or, the child who cries a lot may become an adult of compassion and empathy, a caring parent, and a person

who wants to change the world for the better. None of this can happen if their behaviors are stifled instead of


Try not to stifle the passions and emotions that make your child who they are. Instead, consider how you can
help them modify their behaviors so that their passions and innate talents are nourished as they grow. This

requires providing ways that they can be who they are through positive reinforcement of who they already are,

which ultimately helps them

become thriving and successful adults.