Adam “The Machine” Loader
I love Karate because it taught me about fitness, confidence, discipline, persistence and leadership, all in a social and fun environment. When I am at Karate, all my worries are gone. There’s only one thing that’s important – Karate.
I experimented with Karate for fun; now it is one of the biggest aspects of my life. Karate has taught me that there is always more to achieve and that I can achieve more each day. Karate has taught me to persist with everything and that the only way to improve is to try harder.
I owe my confidence, strength, fitness and leadership skills to Karate.
Statement from Robert Loader, Adam’s Father
Thanks for giving us time to reflect on the consequences of that first day, taking a tiny, shy Jacob to Karate at Collaroy. Look at what you have achieved Matt, we can’t thank you enough for your contribution to shaping these two young men. We are often complimented about the maturity of the boys and we know their Karate has played an important part in developing that maturity. Brings a tear to my eye!
Jacob and Adam have learned life skills at karate, well beyond the physical and self defence skills. It has been a pleasure to watch them apply their learned discipline, focus and relationship skills across their schooling, friends and family.
We are not a naturally gifted sporting family and we never imagined that Karate would become such an important part of Jacob and Adam’s life. There is something about the approach that Australia’s Youth has taken that strikes a chord with the students.
Martial Arts is well known for the physical attributes, strength, agility and endurance, which is evident in Jacob and Adam’s development. Additionally, at Australia’s Youth, the camaraderie between the students and instructors is akin to that of a team sport, which is an important part of a child’s social development. Jacob and Adam have become self disciplined to practice their art and train. We have seen this self discipline traverse across other parts of their lives, family, school and other sporting pursuits. Now, as instructors, Jacob and Adam have learnt to embrace responsibility and to encourage and influence a wide variety of students; important life skills for young adults.
Statement from Sensei Matt Klein
Adam and his brother Jacob started as very young children. They have become real leaders in our organisation. They inspire all the younger children with their martial arts skills, and even more importantly, their great example as role models. They are true karate success stories.