“Oliver is doing so well in his Budo classes, Thankyou Sinead Byrne 2 1/2 yrs have flown by your amazing with him ninja love”- Oliver’s Mum Facebook post.
With this post it got me thinking about Oliver and his training. I think the world should know how remarkable he truly is but also see that while no journey is easy, it is always worth it in the end. And when times get tough, quitting should never be an option. Because pushing through and achieving what you set out to do will always prove worth it when you get there. Too many places like to put tags on us all, depending on our abilities. Most places refusing people who are perceived to be “different” or with any hint of an additional need. This always angers me, my life goal as a martial arts instructor and sports coach is to change this. Every child and adult deserves the right to the same opportunities as everyone else and has the ability to achieve what ever the hell they want. We have lots of students who train with us, they have different stories, different reasons they train and achieve different things. This is Oliver’s story:
Two and a half years ago, Oliver’s Mum contacted me and asked if her son could try a class, after hearing about our class through a friend. She wond