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Meet our student - Mike

My name is Mike Allen and I started my martial arts journey with Aspire UMA at the beginning of 2021. I was 51 years old and I joined to improve my confidence and fitness levels as well as to make new friends.



l am currently a gold belt and my favourite punch is the spinning back punch and my favourite kick is the spinning side kick these particular kicks and punches come later in the syllabus. As I get higher belts from taking part in the gradings, I am very much looking forward to my next grading gold Senior belt which I hope to do at the end of March 2024. If I can successfully achieve 3 gradings a year, I will be happy.


My long-term goal which I very much look forward to is getting my black belt. Personally, the amount of time it takes to achieve a black belt is not an issue for me even if it takes 10 years!


I would like to say the standard of the instructors is exceptional and I thank them all for their patience and professionalism with my disability. I would particularly like to thank Steve and Hannah Griffiths; as these instructors instruct me regularly.


The instructors and students at Aspire UMA are all quality people and friends and I am honoured and privileged to be part of the academy. thank you Pil Seung.

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