My son has been a student at the Anshin Martial Arts dojo here in Belchertown for four years. In this time, we have watched Ryan grow from a small inattentive boy, into a well focused martial arts student that has grown leaps and bounds. Over the years we have excidedly watched Ryan's movements go from bouncy and playful, to sharp, focused and refined. Sensei Mike has helped mold Ryan into such an incredible young man. Becuase of his possitive reinforcement, talented life skills, love for his art, and his way with teaching Ryan, we feel this has made Ryan thrive for class and to learn more and more each lesson. We are convinced that Sensei Mike is the reason for Ryan's success, and we are confident that someday soon, because of his love and dedication, we will be watching our Son receive the incredible honor of wearing his very own black belt.