These are comments from
our students and parents
I used to go to soccer
but I stopped because I like Karate more. Now I
am green belt and am going to the tournaments to do my best! I am a
future black belt! I love my Sensei and I think his the best.
I have wanted to do
Karate for as long as I can remember. Now I am already an orange
belt, on my way to becoming a Champion! I love going to my
Karate class and working with my Sensei everyday. I won gold medal
in Kata Competition twice!
I want to thank Sensei Maxwell and Sempai Dax, thank you for making
the class possible! I am truly lucky to have two wonderful people
with such great techniques and wisdom to teach me Karate! A good
Sensei is someone that not only teaches you about Karate, but it is
one that also teaches you about life. The both of you provide
excellent examples at how one should live with spirit, and
education! I will continue to push myself in my training, hopefully
by September, with your help I can take my understanding and ability
in Shotokan Karate to the next level.
Sensei, This class was a good experience for everyone, from young to
adults, brown belts to white belts. Each person seemed to take with
them something new that they learned from both Sensei and Sempai
Palau. We all had a great time, and hope to use the techniques that
you taught in the future as we grow to make our karate stronger!!
Dear Sensei, We would like to thank you for the class on Saturday.
It was a wonderful experience for both daughters and for myself. I
was happy to see such a wonderful spirit in the people and in the
atmosphere of the event. The girls said they had fun and learned a
lot. I was happy not to see the tension that we normally see at
other dojo's. We are very thankful
for finding you and your dojo. They are very proud to wear their Gi!
Sensei Maxwell taught
us a lot of good techniques. The techniques would be looked upon as
insignificant and one would say," However, the downward motion of
mawashi geri, the usage of elbows when blocking......makes the
technique effective...........and thus Sensei Maxwell taught us
things that we should pay more attention to and that would help us
do better when we compete in competitions or on the street. And so it is, I think
the #1 thing that makes Sensei Maxwell a dangerous fighter is not
his strength but the way he applies the small details to each of his
I have been a part of Sensei Palau's dojo for the past 3 years and
in that time, I have seen many students, including my own son, grow
in their enthusiasm and talent for Shotokan. Sensei Palau has always
demonstrated a professional and compassionate teaching style that is
apparent amongst his loyal students.
is complete karate, he does not just focus on one aspect of karate
but rather he covers the entire spectrum, from kihon, to kata, to bunkai, to self defense and philosophy. His spirit motivates me to
learn more and more and to keep training hard for competition.
Sensei, it was my
pleasure to be in the class yesterday at your dojo. Sempai Dax
was indeed impressive. I thought the class was a great success
considering how smoothly things were
done. Congratulations on a job well done! Of course I am not ready
to compete in anything, but I am wondering if I could attend a
self-defense class with you while I am in Palm Desert
and at the same time to support our classmates in their competition.
Today, once again, I'm left proud and humbled by the spirit and
character of Sensei Palau. We got a little bit of the flavor of a
tournament. James and David were recognized with
medals and certificates for winning third and first in their
category. We should all congratulate Sensei Palau for a job
well done. It was some of the other things I noticed that really
struck me, however. Holden and Tyler performed better than some of
the adults, and I was particularly pleased with the way Margaret