Wilder Sensei is a wonderful karate instructor - truly a gem. He runs the dojo (school) with structure, kindness, and humor. My two kids have been taking karate for three months now. They started because it was something we, as parents, had decided they would do for the summer. They left the first class with determination, and were already practicing the new movements they had learned. As a parent, I also love the model of respect that Sensei instills in the students. They bow before entering the mat, for example, showing respect and also acknowledging they are now ready to practice and learn. Sensei teaches how the study of karate can help with self-defense, and actually has the kids practice moves of defense, while also using strong words. For some kids, this does not come easily, and having the opportunity to practice in a safe setting is so valuable. Learning karate has boosted my kids' confidence in themselves and their physical abilities. We are so impressed with Wilder Sensei. Summer is almost over, but we will not be ending the karate lessons in this house.