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Inspiration and mentorship  begins with having a person to look up to, to push you to reach goals, to believe in you.  Sensei Paul Sukys is that individual.

My name is Tammy Thankachen and 25 yrs ago my journey began in Martial Arts with my son Arek who was 3 years old. Training under Sensei Sukys brought so much enrichment, confidence and strength into my sons life.  About a year after I decided to join it changed my life drastically, physically and mentally I became stronger. I found a new self awareness and confidence through the teaching of self defense and found a passion for the Martial Arts that lead me to a path to teach. I couldn’t have reached those goals without Sensei Sukys’ compassion and never ending belief in me.  

His excitement and passion has a ripple effect, my other children at the time, Shaun (4 years old)  and Aleksa (5 years old) soon joined in learning Martial Arts and leading to a strength and closeness of a bond between family members like none other.  

Sensei Sukys creates a dynamic, fun, skilled, close knit group of people who become extended family.  My family has benefited immensely from his instruction.  Both of my boys are amateur fighters in Muay Thai and Kickboxing, and they have reached their goals in World and National titles. Arek has trained for 25 yrs with Sensei Sukys and earned his 3rd degree black belt in Karate, 1st level black in the Kurama Yama Kickboxing System). Shaun has trained for 23 yrs and is a 1st Degree black belt in Karate, 1st level black in the Kurama Yama Kickboxing System and I am a 4th Degree Black Belt in Goju Ryu Karate, 1st level black in The Kurama Yama Kickboxing System, 2nd degree black belt in Kobudo (weapons). None of this would have been possible without the guidance, knowledge and mentorship of Sensei Paul Sukys.  We are forever grateful.

Go Performance Fitness Lab And Kurama Yama is the elite place to train for all your fitness or Martial Arts goals!  Highly recommended training here! 

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