"It has been my pleasure to know Jon Jepson for quite some time now both on a personal and business level. He is an honest man as well as a true martial artist and one that we should all be proud to know. I have seen his students and watched them train in my seminars and they like he, are very well mannered and serious about their personal development. His personal development and character educational programmes for kids are forward thinking and I totally support Jon''s work in the world of Martial Arts."
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"I can honestly say Training alongside my son and daughter has been and still is one of the most enjoyable things we have done together, seeing first hand their confidence grow and grow in the classes is everything a parent could wish for, My children have grown into two very well balanced happy confident individuals, everything a parent would want for their child” - Mr P Mansfield
“If my son grows up to be as well rounded,confident,happy and positive as your Black Belts I will be very happy!” - Jonathon and Tamara,
son Nathaniel 5yrs
"I honestly never thought Alex would get this far, at first he wanted to stop so many times, we as parents are so proud of him taking his Black Belt at 10 yrs, his passion has come alive even more and made him want to help others in their training to, Rob, son Alex 10 yrs
" Watching her confidence grow is incredible, from the shy girl that started to standing up in front of the whole class reciting the student creed for a parent to see is Amazing" Nazia Daughter Nusaybah 6 yrs
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We’ve really enjoyed working with the Leadership Academy over the lockdown
period. My son has been attending for over a year now and when we went into
lockdown my younger son decided to get involved, and then I did too.
We really enjoy the classes; they’ve been hugely beneficial for our health and
fitness but they’ve also been a fantastic bonding experience for us all as well.
Taking the classes in the comfort of our own home has made it even more
convenient. We can do extra classes if we want to, we can miss a class if it doesn’t
fit in. There’s also a lack of pressure in doing the online classes which I think is
great, perhaps if you have a child who is a little bit shy, or if you’ve been out of
exercise for a while, then you can build up fitness and confidence gradually.
Particularly during lockdown, the children have benefitted from having regular
input from other adults; listening to the teachers and following instructions has
helped to maintain a sense of normality. The teachers are warm and personable
and there’s plenty of interaction in the online sessions, which makes the children
feel that their efforts are appreciated and encourages them further. I’ve really
enjoyed doing it with them too. We’ve had a lot of fun in the classes and they’ve
loved helping me practice the different sequences and moves. A side effect is that
I’m significantly fitter too!
The Academy are very responsive to questions and they’ve put on a fantastic
range of classes – there’s something every day from meditation to kick boxing to
junior classes which parents can join too. It’s great that you can increase your
exercise and own fitness levels at the same time as doing something really fun
with your children.
There have been lots of benefits for us: the fitness, the team work and the
bonding as I’ve mentioned. But one of the things I’m most impressed with &
would really make me recommend them, is the focus on emotional health.
They’ve got a great focus on building skills like resilience, confidence and
dedication – hugely valuable skills for all young people to have but often hard to
develop. The Academy take a structured approach to this, shifting focus each
month, but often returning to different ways of overcoming difficulties and
dealing with emotions. I think that side of the LA is particularly valuable as it
develops skills for life.
We really like it, we would absolutely recommend it and we are very grateful to
the Leadership Academy for all their efforts.
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