As a full time employee of CMAA Sensei Cassidy is also the office administrative assistant and helps with new student orientation and enrolments. She takes care of the office in Kelly’s absence and can assist you with membership enquiries and payments.
I do martial arts because I love how much it has built my self-confidence. It has helped me feel safe and confident in my own skin, knowing that I can protect myself and others around me if I ever need to. I have grown up with two older brothers and I have always been quite small compared to my friends at school, so I have always been competitive from a young age. Because of this, I enjoy participating in a sport where I can show other people that being a small female, doesn’t mean you’re not as strong, fast or able to protect yourself as well as other people can.
My favourite part about teaching martial arts is teaching our kids programs. I love seeing the difference in a child who has come in for their first class with zero self-confidence and then watching them progress and flourish into someone who becomes the complete opposite. As an instructor, the bond that builds between myself and a child that I teach is really unique and special and is part of the reason why I love it so much. I get to really see the difference that I make to children’s lives, whether it be a child who lacks confidence due to being bullied at school, or a child who may suffer from a learning disorder and has trouble concentrating or communicating. I see the biggest changes in these kids, and nothing compares to the feeling that I receive, knowing that I have helped that child feel better about themselves.
Senior First Aid Certificate