"I first met Stephen Grant when I was in year 6 as he was my teacher for Japanese, and he would continue to be my teacher for another four years. Japanese was a subject that I highly enjoyed, and I took it a step further by joining martial arts, which I still continue today. Stephen was always encouraging in the classroom and believed we could all achieve our goals. Stephen gave us a sound understanding of Japanese, which we continued to build on every lesson. It was always engaging and every lesson created a new challenge, which pushed me to always do better. I was fortunate enough to travel to Japan with Stephen and other school students, and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Martial arts has pushed my discipline and allowed my confidence to grow. It has improved my overall fitness and allowed me to improve leadership skills. Martial arts is a great tie in with Japanese, learning Japanese commands and the traditions of the dōjō. I am aiming for my black belt and am thankful for the wonderful support Stephen has shown to not only me along the way in this journey, but to other students in the dōjō as well. I am entirely grateful for his leadership and teachings that have helped shape who I am, I am eager to see the development in Shikishimakan. I highly encourage people who are interested in the rich and fascinating culture of Japan, Japanese language, and martial arts to enrol in Shikishimakan. You will receive invaluable teaching from Stephen Grant."