Respect, week 2

“Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.” — Bruce Lee (teacher, martial arts pioneer, film-maker) Last week, we talked about how Bruce Lee initially didn’t get much respect when he started teaching in 1959.  That started to change in 1964, when a close friend introduced him to Ed Parker, the founder of American Kenpo…

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Parent Letter and Kid Kick Study Guide for November 2017

Our discussion topic for November will be Curiosity.  We will be discussing Curiosity during our lessons together this month. You will find more information about our discussion topic in the Parent Letter and Kid Kicks Study Guide for this month.  Please follow the links below to download these for your own use. Parent Letter:  Parent…

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Curiosity, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the basic meaning of Curiosity, using the old story of Isaac Newton observing the fall of an apple from a tree, and asking himself why the apple fell.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Curiosity.  Millions of people saw the apple fall, but…

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Humility, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the role Humility plays in effective leadership.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “If anything goes bad, I did it.  If anything goes semi-good, we did it.  If anything goes really good, then you did it.  That’s all it takes to get people…

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Humility, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how Humility helps us to deal with our mistakes in positive, constructive ways.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Humility leads to strength and not to weakness.  It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.”…

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Humility, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of learning from our mistakes as part of understanding Humility.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “The wise person possesses humility.  He knows that his small island of knowledge is surrounded by a vast sea of the unknown.” — Harold C….

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Parent Letter and Kid Kick Study Guide on Humility for October 2017

Our in-class discussion topic for October 2017 will be Humility.  We will send out emails and post our in-class discussion lessons every week during October.  Please follow the links below to download your Parent Letter and Kid Kick Skill Sheet. Parent Letter:  Humility Parent Letter October 2017 Kid Kick Skill Sheet:  Kid Kick Humility October…

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Humility, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will start exploring the meaning of Humility, using our achievement stripe test to illustrate the contributions others make to our accomplishments.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “There’s no telling how far a person can go if he’s willing to let other people take the credit.”…

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Courtesy, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of making time for Courtesy in our relationships with other people.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (Essayist, Poet, Lecturer) The one thing that…

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Courtesy, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of expressing our gratitude to others as a form of Courtesy.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.”  Jacques Maritain (philosopher, teacher, author, ambassador of France to the Vatican) Gratitude is being able to…

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