Mr. Falbo, I was just thinking yesterday how grateful we are for you and Mrs. Falbo. As you know, Josh's dad isn't very present and neither is his mother. When he started with you a year ago, he was an emotional mess. I told Todd that I can see such a change in Josh and it's because of your program. He has more confidence and he's just a happier child. Yesterday, when we left the Dojo, he said, "I just love Mr. Falbo." Please, never forget that what you're doing is making a big difference in people's lives. God has given you such a gift and a platform to touch so many, especially the children. Thanks again!
Mr. and Mrs. Falbo, I don't know where to begin on this testimonials. You guys have done so much for me over the past 6 years, I'm so thankful to have had you in my life! Through learning karate and working under you both, I've learned how to be a better employee, a better student, and better Christian. Thank you for helping me to step out of my comfort zone on occasion and building me up and encouraging me all through it. Because of the years I spent with you, I've become a person who I didn't know I was able to become. I'm really grateful for the season in my life when I was at Falbo's Family Karate 3-6 times a week. I'll miss you both a whole lot.
Mrs. & Senor Falbo, Thank you very much for letting myself and Andres be part of this amazing program that is devoted to God. It is great to see a program that is not afraid to share the joys of the bible and all of its wonderful teachings. It has truly been a blessing to teach and be taught the many teachings in Life Skills and though everyday interactions with you, the staff, children, and the parents. I have learned a lot and hope to continue teaching others about the wonders of God. I will always pray for everyone who is part of the program and hope the children go on to to teach and be proud of what they have heard here. I will cherish and miss the time I spent at Falbo's Family Karate.. God Bless
Mr and Mrs Falbo! I just want to say hi and let you know that we have beautiful memories from Falbo’s family karate ! We really appreciate the excellent job that you do for the kids, our son Juan was very lucky to be in your class because you are an excellent role model for the kids. God Bless you all.
~Victoria, Muaricio, and Juan
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Falbo, Thank you for the ministry of Falbo's. You made such a wonderful difference in the lives of so many children, and we are so happy to be part of the Falbo's Family!
My name is Alex Learned and I am one of the camp counselors for Kids Unlimited Summer Camp. Mr. Falbo came today to speak to the kids and he did a phenomenal job. His patience and understanding as well as guidance and leadership truly demonstrated to the kids the meaning of self defense and self improvement. What was so impressive was how Mr. Falbo seamlessly incorporated the word of God to these kids, some of whom probably had never heard it. I know his message and his teaching today had a substantial impact on several kids in my group. They commented on how fun karate was and the excitement that came with breaking their first board. One child in particular, however, had a very powerful reaction to the activity with Mr. Falbo. His name is Mackel, and about an hour or so following the activity, he approached myself and a fellow counselor and asked us if we would pray with him. Keep in mind that this is a 6 year old. It was clear that after hearing what Mr. Falbo had to say concerning Jesus Christ and the word of God that something had deeply touched Mackel and perhaps shown him the light of God. Many of the kids at camp do not have the best home lives and barely have two nickels to rub together. The stress and pain that some of them go through on a daily basis can be seen in their actions and demeanors. For Mackel, he now knows that he is a son of God and can pray to Jesus whenever he is scared or troubled. My experience today with Mr. Falbo and Mackel has left me speechless. I witnessed a little boy believe in something bigger than himself or anything on planet earth. The most amazing and incredible part of this entire experience for me was that when Mackel prayed, he did not pray for help or for courage or for strength. He simply THANKED God for his mom, his health, and all of the other blessings God had bestowed upon him.
Thank you Mr. Falbo for everything you did today. I know you changed the heart of at least one child, and that in itself is a beautiful thing.
Mr. And Mrs. Falbo, I just want you to know how much Steve and I appreciate and love your Dojo! Both of you and your staff are a blessing to us and more than that to our "son" Austin. Thank you for your love, wisdom, confidence, and spiritual guidance you have shown Austin and our family. You all Rock!!!
We Love you!
~Debbie, Steve, & Austin MacLeod
We can't thank you enough for spending your time with our students. We love the positive influence you have on our kids. Thank you for you inspiration, time, kindness, encouragement and smile!
~Mrs. Baer and the WNIS 4th Grade
Thank you for investing in our child & imparting the anointing of the Lord He has given you to him. We cherish you both as mentors to Corey. Thank you for your obedience to the Lord.
~Claire & Tim
Thanks for the great party . Everyone had a blast! William really enjoyed cutting his cake with a sword, His grandparents were very with you and the program and were surprised how well Anna and William could break boards!
Looking back this past year, our lives were enhanced because of your presence in them. Thank you for your encouragement, enthusiasm, support, and friendship to our family.
~Thomas & Kelly
Thank you for the example you set for all who see your life. You truly represent Jesus.
Thanks for everything. You have been an inspiration and an example to me and so many others. Thank you for your dedication and friendship.
Thank you for all you do. You are a blessing to us and the whole community.
~Margie & Dave
Thank you so much for all your care, encouragement, and support, and for always being here. I know I would not be where i am right now if it weren't for Falbo's Family Karate. It's very hard leaving, but I know that Kaylen & Wesley will always have someone to help and encourage them - thank you for everything.
Thank you for the love and kindness you share with the children of Gulf Breeze. Thank you both for your strong witness. You are an amazing couple and we are truly blessed by you.
Thank you for all that your do for our boys. We are so blessed to have you teaching AJ & Charlie - not only karate, which is fabulous, but more importantly the christian character traits that we so much desire to see God develop in their lives. You are a God Send!
Thank you both for the positive influence you are on our kids! We value you and your business-may God's blessings shower you with His goodness.
Thank you for all your do. You are big a blessing in our lives. You guys have been awesome to me. Mr. Falbo you have taught me so much I wouldn't be able to be a solid blue belt.
You'll Never know how many lives & how deeply you affect us all in a wonderful positive way
Thank you so much for everything you do for not only my kids but for what you bring to the entire community.
Thank you for making me like exercising for the 1st time in my life!
Thank you for everything you have done for Morgan & Delaney. You have make such an impact on the kids & our family. You are such a wonderful part of this community & you make a difference in every child's life you touch. We are so fortunate to have gotten to be a part of the Falbo's Family.
Thank you so much for taking the time with Nicholas. You have a gift in communicating with kids. Kids need strong and positive guidance from both male and female adults. Thank you for offering yours to my son. He is my gift from God and I love him so very much.
We can't thank you enough for allowing us to have Slade's Birthday there. We asked our boy what his favorite gift was & he said the party . Pretty impressive for a nine year old boy. We have always appreciated the two of you and hope that you will continue allowing families to celebrate their birthdays with you.
We just want to thank you for your support to our family. you have been working so hard with my son Carlos, giving him discipline, confidence and love with all the excellent work as his instructor, AWESOME!! We really appreciate and recognize you as wonderful people. Thank you very much Muchas gracias!
We wanted to thank you for the individual attention you gave our son. He was really struggling with his self confidence and the two of you went above and beyond what we expected. Your compassion has made a world of difference in his attitude! We are proud to be a part of the "Falbo's Karate Family" and look forward to being with you for years to come!
I Love Jimmy Falbo's after school karate classes and the camps are really really fun!
My whole Karate Experience has been wonderful thanks to you. You are an awesome instructor. Thank you for helping me reach my goal.
"I Can't find the words to thank you for all that you do. You have been a God Sent in our lives, especially in the life of Ian. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for caring for him & all the other kids, for believing in him and instilling a sense of confidence and comfort with himself and others. We pray for your continued good works."
"I'm so grateful that God has brought me to your kickboxing class. What a blessing to have spiritual support and a great workout at the same place."
Your the Best Karate Teacher Ever. Many Thanks for Parents Nite Out! William loved it! He said "It was Fantastic". You guys are awesome! You guys are a very special blessing in our lives. The Meyerings
Thank you both so very much for making Pier's birthday party such a memorable occasion! Pier felt so special & proud to have his friends break boards. It was a great day! We are so proud of all the Falbo's Family Karate students and have such great respect for all the instructors. Angeli
"It has certainly been a pleasure having Alex as your karate student. Thank you so much or being a great Shihan and mentor to Alex."
"Thank you for making my birthday party very special."
"Mr. Jimmy, thank you for being my teacher. With gratitude, Your Student, Caleb
"Thank you Mr. Jimmy for all the wonderful things you do for us and teach us.". Junior Beginners
"Thank you for helping me achieve my goal of earning a trophy, and getting tournament experience."
To Shihan Falbo During his more than 30 years of distinguished service to karate and the martial arts, Mr Jimmy has demonstrated conspicuous valor and intrepidity in the face of overwhelming forces of heavily armed students inflicting him repeatedly with unintended nunchuckas to the noggin, hair grabs to the ground, bo strikes to the back, and numerous hand-to-hand combat miscues. Throughout this period, Mr Jimmy has consistently demonstrated extraordinary patience, skill, endurance, and devotion to his students, their families, and the martial arts that is clearly above and beyond the call of duty. The many hundred students he has helped to improve their lives over these many years, along with the many other distinctive accomplishments to Mr. Jimmy, are in keeping with the highest traditions of karate and the martial arts and reflect great credit on himself, the dojo, and the Gulf Breeze community.
Written by John and given on behalf of all the students when presenting Mr. Falbo his Shihan Belt
Thank you both for making such a huge difference in Caleb's life and for welcoming us with open arms. Erin & Caleb
Spencer & I thank you for all you do. Ya'll gave us the best Birthday ever. Love the Abneys
God Bless you Mr. & Mrs Falbo! Thank you for your hard work & helping to train up Drew in the way he should go. Brooks
God Bless you two!! You have made a wonderful difference in Christy's & my life. Love the Newkirks
Thank you very much for taking extra time with Katherine. She really felt better after taking to you and I really appreciated your talking to her both at school and at karate. Katherine admires both of you and I am grateful to have you as role models for her. I sincerely appreciate the values you are teaching her. God Bless you. Susan
Thank you for making Thomas' birthday party so special. His friends are still talking about it. The games were great, and the ceremonies with the cake and presents were so cool. I also liked that you included a karate lesson and a stranger danger talk. What still sticks with me is the way you brought each guest into the party and made the kids feel like a big team. The families were rooting for each other, some of them watching their children sumo wrestling or breaking a board for the first time. While all of our friends came into the dojo separately, we all left with a wonderful shared experience. The prayer at the end helped me to remember what the whole party was about, a celebration of God's gift of Thomas in this world. We'll never forget Thomas' birthday party with you! Kelly
Thank you for taking the time out to show Adam how to break the board and for all your encouragement and support with his confidence and eating. He really admires you and so do we! You both make a difference. Thanks for all you both do! The smiles & high fives too! God Bless you from the Dixon Family
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the assistance that you have once again provided to us during our annual law enforcement training. Making your facility, and the equipment available to us was instrumental to the success of our training. Beyond this, the friendliness of all of you towards our rangers was felt and appreciated by all of us. Clayton Jordan Chief Ranger
Thank you so much for the best birthday party ever! Sam and his friends had such an awesome time. You really out did any of our expectations. It was amazing
Thank you for all you do for our children & community. The Earle's
Mr. Jimmy, thank you for the balloons. We had a great time with them. You are the best karate teacher a person could have. Rock on! Maddie
Thank you for coming to speak to my 5th grade class. Your captivating talk about self esteem was inspiring. I know the students learned something as I did "Believe in Yourself"! I greatly appreciate being able to bring up your "presentation" throughout the year as a reminder about working with others and being your best. Thank you for an unforgettable presentation. I look forward to having you speak to my 5th graders for years to come. Mrs Vignes
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much your joy in what you do, blesses my soul. I literally get tears in my eyes sometimes at the graduations. You love what you do and you love the kids. It totally shows. You are really in your element and definitely where God wants you to be. Colin has excelled tremendously in his self-esteem and his grades. I know he has a long way to go, but he WILL be one of your black belts; of this I'm SURE. Christi
Kickboxing is the most complete workout I've ever had! We do it all - strength, endurance, and flexibility! Mr. Falbo is a terrific motivator, and we all encourage each other to push ourselves. And what a stress reliever! I am hooked! Kathy
Since I enrolled in Falbo's Kickboxing almost 2 yrs ago it has made a huge difference in my life. One of the great things about it is that it never becomes boring, there's always something new, there's always a challenge to keep you motivated. Unlike a gym workout, the training is interactive and works muscles you use literally on a daily basis. My endurance is phenomenal and I just feel better. David
I wanted to say how please I am with our experience at Falbo's. It is rare that we find something so well-done as I feel your classes have been for my 3 kids. So few programs address the "whole child" as I feel that yours does. I especially appreciate you making the distinction for Phillip between respect for the dojo and any religious significance he might have attached to the bowing. I doubt he would have made the connection but there was a question in my mind, and it was good to hear you deal with it directly. In case no one has said it this week, thank you for going the extra mile. The Myers
Jimmy, Thank you so much for your wonderful message to Fort Dale Academy last Wednesday. Your enthusiasm, your sincerity, your passion, and your love for God was a magnificent thing for our students and teachers to witness and be a part of. I have had numerous parents to tell me how excited their children were when they come home that evening. Our teachers are still talking about the impact you made. Please know what an outstanding experience it was for us all. We look forward to you coming back at another time to be with you and be able to speak with our ninth through 12th grade students. Thanks again. Dave Brantley