The gift you are sharing with others is truly from the Heart and on the sacred path. Thank you Terry HodgkinsonMichael C Irving, Ph.D.
Terry Hodgkinson’s motivational inspiration comes from abundant experience in overcoming the odds. His exceptional insights on creating a meaningful life are communicated clearly with love and honesty. Terry’s message is both moving and encouraging. Our time together speaking on stage is priceless. Thanks, Terry, you are the best!Anthony Simms
When I met Terry in the mid 90’s, I knew there was something special about him. At first I couldn’t put my finger on it. I had met superb martial artists before and encountered dozens of talented therapists, but with Terry there was something more. As we became close business associates and friends, I realized what it was; Terry is authentic. In the world of self-help, there seems to be a new guru or an acclaimed breakthrough every week, but most of these fall short in substance and method. In Terry I found the real deal. He had walked the walk. Terry did his time to earn his illumination. He was not seeking fame. Rather, he was seeking what every one of us is seeking—even if we don’t know it—enlightenment. In recent years, Terry and I spent a lot of time traveling together. Every night he would share story after story and each conversation would end with the same statement from me: “Terry you have to write a book and share these stories with the world.”
Terry isn’t the typical martial arts master. He stands well over six feet tall. And if you are ever blessed to attend one of Terry’s seminars, you will feel the confidence that flows from that silent place of power. During my tenure running the world’s largest self-improvement franchise, I would hire Terry three to four times a year to share his experiences with my therapists and owners. I was always pleased with the feedback I received on how Terry could take complex concepts and simplify them into usable pieces of information.
When Terry started writing his book, I felt honored that he chose me to review each chapter as it was completed. Having earned a black belt in Taekwondo, I am no stranger to the martial arts. Although I loved my teachers, and they taught me amazing physical and mental skills, what I have read in “Memoirs of a Wandering Ninja” has illuminated my understanding of the deeper concepts of the martial arts.
Although many of Terry’s experiences deal in the realm of martial arts, he has put together a philosophical guide that can be appreciated by neophytes and masters alike.Patrick K. Porter, Ph.D.
Mr. Hodgkinson, I do not know if you remember me, I am Juan Delgado, I received my Black Sash at your school, Beyond Kung Fu Studios Meadowvale, in the year 2002. I do not think I ever got the chance to thank you for that wonderful experience at your school which has helped me thus far, especially in focusing on becoming the best I can be.
After that year, I moved to Ottawa, where I finished high school and graduated with High Honours in Architecture at Carleton University in 2010, as well as becoming a top tennis player in Ontario and Canada. At a young age, I also worked extensively in art, and I have been living back home in San José, Costa Rica where I am now dedicating my time to my artistic career. I invite you to see some of my recent paintings on facebook, as well as I am currently ranked one of the top tennis players in my country.
I greatly congratulate you on everything you have done, the books, the traveling and great knowledge you have obtained, you have always been a great mentor and leader for me when I started Kung Fu and I will always appreciate that. (I still have that one photo of us when I broke my first wood board – picture below)
I am sure you are still dedicating your time to Martial Arts, and if you would like to add me as a friend on facebook to stay in contact that would be great.
Many thanks for your time.Juan Manuel Delgado
Proud to say Terry Hodgkinson is one of my personal confidants and mentors. As “The Confidential Coach” myself, running a company that certifies “coachable” Life Coaches, it is of the utmost importance for me personally to have Terry as a coach. Terry knows that I’m a “type A” personality, always on the go and in control, so If Terry can handle ME, Terry can handle anyone!
I have come to know him as an intensely intelligent and self aware individual. Always thought I had this great perception being a coach and a leader but Terry helps me to even see further, which I honestly thought impossible. Want to take a moment to thank Terry for this. Just having Terry there to help me see things from a different perspective, seeing how a cycle in my OWN life was repeating, like I do for others on a daily basis, was a catalyst of coming out of that perpetuating negativity! Talk about a phoenix rising from the ashes.
I would highly recommend Terry; he’s an amazing individual who is very humble and such a pleasure to work with.Dr. ZoeLena Shuster Shires, USA
Last Saturday, I spent the morning meditating under Terry’s guidance. My experience was illuminating. Terry provided an introduction to meditation – he is pure in his word(s) and teaching(s) and this type of teaching can only come from lived experience and wisdom. I will be returning and will learn more. Thanks again Terry.Nita Dayal-Nicholson
Terry Hodgkinson came to a high school where I taught, to speak to three classes that were comprised of both model students and dangerously at-risk teens. These students came from some of the most affluent families, and others from some of the most destitute.
Terry spoke to them about choices in life, about consequences of choices, and about right and wrong. He imparted a sage’s wisdom in basic, yet comprehensive terms, leaving no mind untouched. While not everyone present heeded Terry’s message, there were a select few that took his meaning to heart, and I can happily say that their paths changed for the better because of Terry’s authentic, honest message.Matthew Walker
I have had the pleasure of being instructed by Sifu Terry Hodgkinson at his martial arts school. Throughout this period I have witnessed him in a variety of different roles.
As president of Squash Ontario, and as a squash instructor, I am well aware of the numerous factors involved in running a successful program. The factors involved are similar in squash to what they are in Beyond Kung Fu. These include program structure, intensity, group & individual teaching testing methods, instructor training and a genuine interest in the martial art.
Terry’s program encompasses all of these components, and his dedication and passion for this sport makes him an exceptional leader. He sets a high standard for others to follow. I believe that with the knowledge Terry Hodgkinson has learned from his martial arts instruction and business he is capable of succeeding in anything he puts mind to.Peter Ward
On behalf of the Medtronic of Canada Forum Committee, I would like to thank Terry Hodgkinson for coming to our workplace and provide a very interesting workshop on assault prevention. and self defence. Every one of us left the workshop with an extra touch of self-confidence especially after breaking those pine boards with the palm of our hands!
Thank you for your contribution to our employee education Forum. We hope to see you again in the near future, Terry.Lynda Girard
On behalf of everyone who attended our “Rising Star Conference” I would like to thank you Terry Hodgkinson for a most enjoyable and informative morning.
Specifically, our objective was to look at ways on how to keep focus, maintain the motivation to attain our personal goals. As financial planners we too must not get side tracked. Feedback from everyone was excellent! Your talk was most definitely one of the highlights of the week and certainly encouraging to everyone!
As I mentioned we often have meetings throughout the year where we must deliver an important message. I won’t hesitate to call on you again to capitalize on the uniqueness of your servicesStephen P. Arcand CLU,CH.F.C
To whom it may concern,
I attended Terry Hodgkinson’s Meditation Intensive day just recently and I loved it! I found it necessary to learn to meditate properly because I have found that in these very stressful and busy times, I needed to attain the proper tools in order to keep my personal and business life balanced.
Mr. Hodgkinson gave the class the basics of what meditation is and how we could incorporate it in our own lives so that we could achieve peace and keep our balance while dealing with the stresses of everyday life. Throughout the day, we were thought many different types of meditation, which was great because I got to choose which one works best for me. He taught us how to meditate in a very simple way and because of that I came home feeling clear about meditation and excited about having new tools for my life.
I feel that this class would be perfect for everyone, whether you are an employee at a business or if you want to learn it for yourself. I really feel it would be excellent to teach our youth so that when troubled times come their way, they will have healthy life skills to deal with them.
Mr. Hodgkinson, thanks so much for such an informative, fun filled day. I would recommend your “Meditation Intensive Day” to everyone!Theresa L. Hawco
Here is my testimonial, from the heart:
I can’t say enough about Terry. He’s a model for the modern Man with his courage, humility, strength and sensitivity. I especially appreciate the fact that he comes across as very real, and shows a genuine compassion for you and those around you. I hope Terry remains in my life and continues to share to the world his wisdom and love. The world can only benefit from his grace; as I have in the short time I’ve known him. Thank You Terry!Steve Flemming
Terry’s candid, straightforward insights into the areas of my life that present the biggest challenges have been the biggest factor in my path towards personal progress. No pat answers, clichés or fluff-just concise, articulate and meaningful insights that I can recall when challenging situations arise.
Having been previously diagnosed with both depression and anxiety disorders, summarily prescribed every type of ‘medication’ you can imagine, Terry encouraging me to discover ‘new’ solutions, based on ancient practices for developing a successful management strategy. I now have internal resources to draw on, and it has made all the difference.
By combining the best science and technology available with techniques rooted in ancient wisdom, I am enjoying the benefits of lasting change, without the need for drug ‘Therapy”. His audio-visual tools, which I still use regularly, and his excellent book, Memoirs of a Wandering Ninja, have become the primary tools that have enabled me to re-think my own limitations and face my challenges with the confidence that I can choose my outcome.
Thanks T, You are a life-changer!Owen Durkin, Africa
Terry said it best; “You get into martial arts training for one reason, and you stay for another.”
I should know, Terry Hodgkinson and I lived at the instructor’s apartment over 30 years ago, and were trained and taught under the same fist art (combatives) and philosophy masters. Long gone are those days when that tall, gangly kid was struggling to get that technique right. Challenged by his developing adolescent body, he kept at those techniques with an unparalleled tenacity. At other times you could see him practicing his seated meditation, day in and day out at his favourite place at the studio. What was most impressive about Terry (at that age) was the way in which he taught and conducted his classes with command and full presence. Terry had that intangible quality destined towards excellence.
Historically, the ancient martial artists, ninjas, samurai and Shaolin monks, traditionally were also renowned for their diverse talents. Many were sought out for their expertise in the healing sciences of their day. Terry has kept on with this tradition, forged and developed his career from managing and operating a successful chain of martial arts studios right up to the Positive Changes hypnotherapy and coaching clinic he owns and has operated for 14 years now. His attention to detail and quality instruction reveals his mastery.
With Terry, you’re getting the real deal. For the past few years I experienced several life challenges that needed attention and insight. Terry has been instrumental in helping me tap into inner resources and assist me at realizing things in greater depth, at times from a different perspective. I am benefiting greatly from his coaching sessions and looking forward to the next level of training in meditation and the internal martial arts.
Whether it’s a seminar or a speaking engagement, personal coaching in business, martial arts, meditation or life in general, Terry has successfully merged ancient wisdom with today’s self help sciences and technology. Be sure to read his book “Memoirs of a Wandering Ninja” if you’re considering training martial arts, or listen to his guided meditation audio sessions. I highly recommend these for anyone who is on the path of personal growth and development.Ed Morte
Mr. Hodgkinson had a profound impact on both my Martial Arts training and my life. His guidance along with teaching methods stressed the importance of having a balanced life, one that combined both physical and spiritual growth. Mr. Hodgkinson also emphasized how our direct actions influenced our surroundings, and our environment. Coming from a home that was full of perpetual turmoil, Master H provided a positive role model for me. He was someone that practiced restraint, respect, and peace.
My training with Mr. Hodgkinson taught me not only about Kung Fu, it provided valuable lessons about myself, and insight into my own life. Through Master Hodgkinson I was able to see the value in mastering something and having faith in myself and in the unknown. Learning to question things that we may or may not understand, and seeing things from other points of view, I learned to trust my senses and intuition. Although it has been a few years since I have trained with Master Hodgkinson, I have continued to value the life lessons I learned from him. I also continue to train in Martial Arts and continue to incorporate many of the spiritual practices learned through our meditation sessions.
I am indebted to Sifu Hodgkinson for all he has taught me.Jamie Bradbury
I first met Terry over twenty years ago when I joined Energy Lake Kung Fu Studios. I was 8 years old and still remember Terry’s strong presence and energy that he carried with him. I can also remember my little eight year old eyes looking up at Terry who seemed as tall as the CN Tower at the time.
After training for 4 years, I later reunited with Terry at his new company and martial arts school “Beyond Kung Fu Studios” in Mississauga. As a struggling teenager going through the trials of adolescence, Terry’s guidance to me at this time helped me get through many obstacles no matter how big or great. Terry’s knowledge and wisdom from his world travels, meditations and martial arts inspire those around him. Although I had a hard time in school Terry helped me succeed in Kung Fu helping me see that successes and breakthroughs in class could also be used as metaphors for life.
After completing school and entering my 1st career, I went through a very tough and stressful situation where I lost my confidence. At this time I got in touch with Terry who owned and operated Positive Changes Hypnotherapy and Coaching Centre, where he worked with me through several sessions to retrain my perspectives and confidence. After these sessions, I was more focused and aware of the direction I was heading. I then traveled, met my wife and re-launched my career and now have been running a successful business for over five years. I am also happy to say that I have been training under Sifu Terry (3rd times a charm!) at Chung Fu Martial Arts and Meditation School for the past five years.
Terry’s guidance and support over the many years I have known him are a true testament to the great person and friend he is.Jamie Wilson
Very valuable workshop! I learned to be mindful and pay attention to my body sensations, feelings and thoughts as well as how to improve my concentration. I witnessed my inner child developed more compassion for myself. The last meditation also helped me to realize we are all connected we are whole. The ripple effect is very powerful. Meditation is installed, thank you Terry Hodgkinson.Sunny Li
On behalf of the staff and the volunteers, I would like to thank you for the excellent course that you conducted for Distress Centre Peel’s speakers’ bureau. Your enthusiasm and energy was well-balanced with insight into the learning process and with concrete information. Congratulations on creating an environment where everyone was free to learn, not only about making presentations but about their own strengths. The ninety-five percent attendance on the beautiful autumn Saturday is the strongest tribute for any course leader!
Thanks again Terry for a terrific course and for your support of distress centre movement.Linda Dick
Dear Mr. Hodgkinson:
On behalf of the staff and residents of Westside Long Term Care Facility, we wanted to express our appreciation to you for being a speaker at the seminar on Stress Management. It was extremely informative, and the attendance and participation illustrated the importance of this topic to the work we do as health care providers.
We appreciate you personally taking time to provide us with the information on how to manage stress. The positive responses to the seminar are a reflection of the great work you do in your company.
Once again, thank you for making the stress management seminar successful, and we appreciate your continued support.
I have attached the testimonials of the attendees, please see below:
There were 75 staff members that attended the Stress Management Seminar presented by Mr. Terry Hodgkinson and below you will find some feedback from our group on this day:
“I found the information presented at the seminar increased my knowledge a great deal.” (How to deal with stress, how stress affects your health)
“The information presented stimulated my thinking a great deal.”
“I really enjoyed Terry’s presentation. Terry is a great speaker”
“Very organized. Good explanations and interesting examples used in discussions”
“Speaker was very knowledgeable.”
“Excellent session. Well-presented.”
“Very knowledgeable, energetic and interesting. “
“Speaker knew material well and had practical experiences”
“Good speaker and active attendees…”
“Speaker did a very good job and had a wealth of knowledge about the subject.”
“Very well presented, in clear language”
“We would like to have more sessions”
“Seminar was both interesting and informative. Good use of examples to illustrate key points”
“Please have speaker again!”Sabrena Chunu
As the Assistant Manager of Club Meadowvale (a successful fitness club), I understand the energy, dedication and the amount of programming that is required to run a business successfully.
The service that Terry Hodgkinson provides is consistently exceptional and on numerous occasions he has gone above and beyond what is required in order to please a client. From the different seminars that he provides, to the retreat weekends, Terry’s organizational skills and true love for the martial arts are forever present.Tammy Enns
I received great benefit from this meditation workshop. It was nice to spend an entire day focusing on self/health improvement etc. I was introduced to many different types of meditation. I’m still “zenning”! Thank you for a great insightful day!Carmelle Riendeau