Testimonial from Larissa

My children have been going to Karate for the last 18 months. Hayden combines discipline, strength, agility and coordination at the same time making the activities fun and enjoyable. The children always look forward to going.

I have watched my son grow under Hayden’s influence as a mentor and a role model and no longer see the anger and aggression and behavioral problems that we were seeing at home.

Hayden has a calming presents and influence over all of the children. He teaches with patience, consistency, and enthusiasm that installs confidence and a willingness to achieve.

The skills that my children have taken from Karate have a positive effect on their day to day life.

Seeing such improvement in the children has motivated me to start karate and although I have only been doing it for a short time I feel emotionally and physically stronger not to mention it is a great bonding experience with my kids.

I highly recommend Hayden to all of my friends and clients


Testimonial from Lesley

I’ve been a student of Sensei Hayden Wilmot for the past eighteen months at the Fernside Dojo of Okinawan Gojo Ryu Karate Do.

Being a busy wife and mother of four sons the commitment of Karate training has been very rewarding.Training with Hayden has inspired me to achieve things that I thought I was unable to achieve.

My level of fitness and coordination has improved immensely so too has my posture and self esteem.Hayden is a fantastic teacher and has an ability to relate to all ages and both genders.

My four sons are also students of Hayden’s and look to him as a positive role model.

He is patient, encouraging and professional at all times.I’m proud to say I have and would recommend training with Hayden to all my family and friends.

Lesley Wedlake.

Testimonial from Letetia Gimblett

I have been studying the art of Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate Do under the instruction of Sensei Hayden Wilmott for 12 months.

It gives me great pleasure to write this reference for Hayden because he has helped me so much. Karate has built my confidence, my fitness and also given me a common goal with my family (both my children also study under Hayden).

Hayden has taught me a great deal about self defense and how much ones body can endure. I’ve always been self conscious of my age (36) especially as we study with boys half our age but Hayden has always been awesome with encouragement and getting us to do the best we can.

I’m often in awe of how powerful and driven Hayden is. He has a high degree of expertise and dedication and has the ability to relate well to people of all ages and genders.

I believe that Hayden is a very conscientious person who set very high standards for himself. He also has a great sense of humor and is fantastic at getting the most out of people.

I have no hesitation in recommending Hayden to any employer.

Yours faithfully
Letetia Gimblett

Testimonial from Andrei Martin

Hayden is a founding member of RYAN Security and Consulting Limited since the company’s creation in 2005, prior to his role with RYAN Security, Hayden was also employed with RYAN Security’s Managing Director in a similar role dating back to the year 2000.

Hayden was the obvious choice to come into our team when the company was formed, not only for his industry experience and in the fulltime role as Staff Supervisor in Canterbury, but as our national ‘Control and Restraint’ trainer covering our 4 offices and over 250 staff nationwide.

Working closely with the NZ Police, following numerous situations within the industry relating to the inappropriate application of control and restraint techniques by security staff, RYAN Security, along with Hayden’s expertise, worked closely with the Police to develop clear guidelines and approved techniques which are not only standards with our staff ‘Control and Restraint’ training program but now accepted techniques to be used industry wide. Hayden has been since teaching these standards to all our staff at varying levels nationally to a very high standard.

I would have no hesitation recommending the training services of Hayden Wilmott in any capacity and are more than comfortable with the services he has provided to RYAN Security over the last 4 years.

Yours sincerely,
Andrei Martin
Ryan Security and Consulting Limited