For several months our family was looking for a martial arts facility that would really help develop and teach our two children (age 9, 6) Self Defence and Self Discipline. Living in Stoney Creek we naturally visited with schools in the East Hamilton, Stoney Creek, and Grimsby corridor. After weighing the pro’s and con’s of each place, we chose to register with Master Zdeb’s Lee Sukhi Success Martial Arts.
Master Zdeb truly has a very unique method of teaching, and a passion for the art second to none. Although it is his primary focus, his school focuses on much more then the skill of martial arts. The kids at this school learn core fundamental life skills such as Respect, Responsibility, and Honesty. Each class begins with a different meditation that focus’s on being kind to others, treat others how you would like to be treated, do well in school, have good manners, and focus on the task ahead of you. Throughout the class, all these areas and themes are consistently revisited. The kids are taught to be responsible regardless of their age, they must carry their own bags, remember to bring their own sign in cards, bring their own water etc., it is not the parents responsibility!
The school has a very through martial arts program, with a set out process to teach you patterns, self defence, sparring, and all around full body exercise, which eventually lead you to progress through belt colors (black and beyond). A lot of focus is also put on participating in tournaments with surrounding GTA Tae-Kwon-Do schools. This teaches the children what its like to be part of a team, cheer for your school, and try your best against new students.
One of the most interesting facts that I NEVER knew about the school was how highly regarded Master Zdeb is in the Tae-Kwon-Do community. When you are attending various tournaments and events, our teacher is recognized as one of the most senior (not referring to age) individuals in attendance – and he commands a lot of respect of his peers. My kids feel very proud, fortunate and privileged to be part of Master Zdeb’s school.
Our family could not be happier with our choice to register with Master Zdeb’s Lee Sukhi Success Martial Arts school. The journey, learnings, and practise has been invaluable to not only our two children, but also to my wife and I.
Thank you Master Zdeb (and fellow instructors)
Our daughter has been a member for about 3 years now and always looks forward to her class. Throughout the years we noticed her becoming more confident, stronger and disciplined. It was the best decision we've made as she's now learning life skills and self-defence which I believe is so important for a female. Our experience at Lee Sukhi has always been a positive one!
~ Sonia R.