At first I was sceptical about starting karate. I knew nothing about martial arts, was overweight, unfit, and had never been in a fight. I wondered if I was going to be the only novice in the dojo. However, I found Sensei Nick and Sensei Marty to be welcoming, patient and supportive, so I quickly shunned my scepticism and dived in head first. It is something I can’t turn back from now - I benefit every day from the physical fitness, confidence and discipline. I now consider myself part of the Bonsai karate family. Training days are the most exciting days of the week!