My name is Michael Ketchum, I’m 45 years old, I trained in Tae Kwon Do many years ago when I was in my late 20’s. I got as far as stripe green belt, studied a bit of Muay Thai, and other full contact kickboxing/boxing as well.
I’m enrolled in Complete Shotokan Karate. I chose the course because it’s self paced, and I can do it all without having to go anywhere. Besides, I’m not at all impressed with the local dojo situation in my town.
By taking the course at home I’ll be able to devote more time to it. Lately it’s been around an hour a day everyday, I’m very motivated to reach my goal of being a black belt, and my wife has also become a member of the course as well so we won’t have to train alone.
My goals are definitely black belt oriented, and beyond, I would like to teach someday. I did have a bit of a hang up about being a white belt all over again, but it’s been awhile since I’ve trained and this is a different style, so it does give me even more motivation to advance.
Luckily I’m not a stranger to online distances learning, I attended college online for several years. I’m seriously very excited about the course, and will for sure follow it through.