Mursell – Age 17

Plant a Seed has given me the opportunity to go to karate for 2 years. Being in karate has helped me to overcome my attention deficit hyper active disorder. It has also helped me with my low self esteem. I went for a couple of months and my mom couldn’t afford the lessons anymore so I had to quit. I always wanted to go back. Then my mom was given info about the Plant a Seed scholarship and the opportunity to go opened up again. So far I have been there for 2 years. I started as a yellow belt and made it all the way to my red/black belt, which is two belts away from the black belt and it takes a lot of work and training to get this far. Mr. Brenner has helped me know that I can do anything I put my mind to. Every week, he teaches the class a new technique and we do a lot of exercising. Being in karate has helped me to focus on my classes in school and I’m doing a lot better since I started karate. I am a senior and when I finish school, I want to go to college and study art. If I didn’t go to karate, I wouldn’t even be thinking about college because I wasn’t doing that good in school until Plant a Seed gave me the opportunity to take karate classes at Action Karate and learn how to focus and help me with my self esteem.