Success, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk together about how taking definite, concrete action is the foundation to Success.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Action is the foundational key to all success.” — Pablo Picasso (artist) We often think about success in terms of results — the goal or outcome…

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Success, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk together about how Success means accomplishing a goal or purpose.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Don’t wait for the ‘perfect time’ — you will wait forever.  Always take advantage of the time you are given, and make it perfect for you.” — Daymond…

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Parent Letter and Skill Sheet for June 2017: Success

Our in-class discussion topic for June 2017 will be Success.  This month’s Parent Letter will give you further information about our topic, so that you can follow along with our in-class lessons.  The Kid Kick Skill Sheet will provide you with some helpful ideas for putting our discussion topic into action outside of our lessons…

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Character, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk together about how our ongoing practice of the martial arts helps us develop the habits that are the foundation of our qualities of Character.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Habits change into character.” — Ovid (Classical Roman Poet;  full name Publius Ovidius Naso)…

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Character, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about cultivating a positive attitude and optimistic outlook as part of our Character.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson (Poet and Essayist) Having…

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Character, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the role of Character in achieving the goal of earning our black belt.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.  Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success…

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Parent Letter for May 2017: Character

Our in-class discussion topic for May 2017 will be Character.  This month’s Parent Letter will give you further information about our topic.  It will also allow you to follow along with our in-class lessons, so that when you discuss Character with your family at home, we will all be talking about this in the same…

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Character, week 1

We are starting a new discussion topic this week, Character.  During our lessons this week, we will talk about the basic meaning of Character.  Our in-class discussion lesson follows below: “Knowledge will give you power, but character will earn you respect.” — Bruce Lee (author, teacher, actor) Character:  qualities of honesty, courage, and integrity;  good…

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Confidence, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about learning Confidence in ourselves through our accomplishments.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.”  — Thomas Carlyle (philosopher, historian, teacher) When we talk about “self-confidence”, in part what we mean is our personal belief in our own…

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Confidence, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about communicating our Confidence to other people by using our body language.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Body language is a very powerful tool.  We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, 80% of what you understand in a conversation is…

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