Aoife McClean

Aoife McClean

Newry ITP Member (Instructor Training Program)

Greetings, I'm Aoife McClean, 17 years old, and for the past 8 years, I've been immersed in the world of Robson Family Karate. My initial motivation to join this martial arts school was rooted in a desire to boost my confidence, enhance my communication skills, and address a situation involving a persistent annoyance from a boy in my primary school.

The transformative impact of martial arts in my life has been profound. It has not only equipped me with a healthier mode of communication but has also become a catalyst for building confidence, fostering respect, and instilling discipline.

What I find most fulfilling in my training is the knowledge that every class I attend contributes not only to my own martial arts journey but also enriches the experiences of my fellow practitioners. The sense of collective growth and support within the community is truly special.

To those hesitating to embark on their martial arts journey, I understand the uncertainty. However, based on my 8-year experience and on the verge of undertaking my Dan/Black belt test, I can confidently assert that hard work never goes unnoticed. If you commit to the journey, each day becomes a source of pride and accomplishment, and regrets become a thing of the past.