Congratulations to Nick Gill for achieving the honor of WMA student of the month!! Nick is 14 years old and attends 8th grade at Stafford Middle School. Nick has trained in Martial Arts since the age of six. He currently holds an Orange Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and holds an Advanced Brown Belt in our Mixed Martial Arts system. Nick is a respected leader among our students, parents and instructors at Warrior Martial Arts! Aside from his grappling abilities, Nick is an amazing boxer and has competed in Silver Gloves and many of our WMA Sparring Sessions. His caring and motivating personality has made him such an important part of our WMA Team, especially to our younger students. His hard work and BIG heart is what makes him a true Martial Artist!! Please read below some great comments we have received from other Warrior Martial Arts parents about Nick Gill. The next time you see Nick in class, please make sure you congratulate him on being student of the month.
– Pamela Cohen
Owner, Warrior Martial Arts Academy
At our 3 kids’ first tournament back in June or July, Bailey had a similar experience. She was fighting holding back tears because she was disappointed in herself after a match. Nick came up to her and gave her a motivating and encouraging speech which clearly helped her relate and accept the loss like a Warrior should, honorably and humbly. I thought it was so genuine, that someone who hadn’t known our kids for a long time would care enough to help pick them back up on their feet. So cheers to Nick… You’ve got mad STREET CRED and total brownie points in the Crawford Book. Thanks again for your mentorship to our kids.
– Cristina Garcia-Crawford, Warrior Parent
Dhruv Singh is a sophomore at Lonestar High school in Frisco, Texas. He began training in the martial arts at the age of 8 years in a Tae Kwon Do class near his home. His reason for getting into the martial arts was exercise and fun. As time in training progressed and as he matured he stepped away from sport Tae Kwon Do and grew to favor the self-defense aspects and techniques specifically designed to save a person’s life. He admits, when he was young, martial arts helped him with this confidence, self-esteem, focus and self-discipline. Today he claims his success in public school education, home, and his social life all stem from the discipline and character development that started with his parents and his martial arts. To Dhruv martial arts is a way of life, not just another activity.
Dhruv joined Little Elm WMA this past July wanting to expand his knowledge to include ground fighting. He and his parents reviewed many schools throughout the area and selected Warrior as his new home. Since his arrival he has distinguished himself as a leader and a student instructor who positively inspires and kindly corrects the others. Dhruv became one of the founding students at the Little Elm WMA Certified Instructor Course that launched in October. This falls in line with his goals are to achieve black belt ranking and become a certified Warrior Martial Arts instructor. Currently he donates his spare time every week to the younger Warrior classes and assists Mr. Wiggs in teaching. Mr. Dhruv Singh is a valuable student member and we expect to see great things from him in the future. Congratulations Little Elm Student of the Month Dhruv Singh.
– Donnie Hayhurst & Nathan Wiggs
Instructors, Little Elm Warrior Martial Arts
Warrior Martial Arts Academy Plano is proud to name Hollywood Tate Brenner as the January student of the month. Tate is a 3rd grader at Trinity Christian Academy.
This young man has dedicated his life to giving to others. He is a member of Youth With A Mission (YWAM). Tate just went on his 4th mission in last month to Costa Rica where he will worked in a small village outside of San Jose. His contribution was to assist in building homes for the less fortunate.
Tate is always carrying a positive mental attitude and is an inspiration to all around him. This animal lover will tell you his best friends are his three furry little friends Buddy (his dog), Zack, and Bite (two gerbils).
As a student of the martial arts Tate’s is very open minded and receives instruction well. He never hesitates to ask the necessary questions to make sure his technique is correct. Tate is targeted to be an orange belt soon and is well on his way to becoming a future WMA Black Belt. So we at Warrior would like to say congrats to this young up and coming warrior.
– Brandon Gill
Chief Instructor, Plano Warrior Martial Arts