Newsletters and Parent Letter for March 2016

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of March will be Sharing.  You will find more information about our discussion topic in our Parent Letter, Kid Kick and Fastbreaks newsletters for March.  The Fastbreaks newsletter also has a calendar of special events for the month of March on page 2.  You can find all of…

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Sharing, week 1

We will begin discussing Sharing during our lessons this week.  We will be talking together about learning how Sharing works.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below. “Happiness is not so much in having as in sharing.  We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we…

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Trust, final week

We’ll be wrapping up our discussion of Trust during our lessons this week by talking about the importance of being open and honest with other people.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “There are no secrets that time doesn’t reveal.” — Jean Racine (playwright and poet) Trust:  Being open, sharing and credible…

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Trust, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of honesty in building Trust.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Honesty is the best policy.” — Benjamin Franklin (author, publisher, scientist, diplomat, statesman) Honesty:  When we speak the truth, and act truthfully. Being honest with other people, and with yourself,…

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Trust, week 1

We will begin our discussion of a new topic, Trust, during our lessons this week.  We will start off by talking together about the relationship between integrity (one of the tenets of Taekwondo) and Trust.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “The glue that holds all relationships together — including the relationship…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for February 2016

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of February will be Trust.  You will find more information about our discussion topic in our Parent Letter, Kid Kick and Fastbreaks newsletters for this month.  The Fastbreaks newsletter also has a calendar of special events for the month of February on page 2.  You can find all…

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Goal Setting, week 4

We will wrap up our consideration of Goal Setting during our lessons this week.  We will be talking together about breaking a board as an example of Goal Setting.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their aim on a…

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Goal Setting, week 3

During this week, we will be talking about putting your goals down in writing when Goal Setting.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Goals that are not written down are just wishes.” — Fithugh Dodson (author and psychologist) Goal Setting:  a goal is something you are willing to struggle to achieve. Writing…

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Goal Setting, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about using the acronym SMART when Goal Setting.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Our goals can only be reached through the vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.” — Pablo Picasso (Artist) Goal…

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Goal Setting, week 1

During our in-class discussion lesson this week, we will talk about Goal Setting in our martial arts instruction.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “The most important thing about goals is having one.” — Geoffrey F. Abert (Author) Goal Setting:  The process of identifying something you want to accomplish. The martial arts…

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