Self-Control, week 1

This week, we will begin talking about Self-Control (one of the Tenets of Taekwondo) during our lessons.  We will be talk about some of the ways in which we use Self-Control every day.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Self-Control is strength, right thought is mastery, calmness is power.” — James Allen…

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Sharing, week 5

During our lessons this week, we will be talking about the role Sharing plays as a part of our martial arts training.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “it’s not what you give, it’s the way you give it.”  — Bruce Lee (author, teacher, martial artist, actor) As we’ve discussed sharing together…

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Sharing, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about Sharing as we build relationships, and show others that we care about them.  Our in-class discussion for this week follows below. “Great satisfaction comes from sharing with others.” — unknown Sharing is a vital aspect of the relationships that we build with our families and our…

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Sharing, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the process of Sharing knowledge with each other.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Share your knowledge.  It’s a way to achieve immortality.” — the Dalai Lama (Author, leader of the Tibetan Buddhist community in exile) Knowledge sharing:  An activity through which knowledge…

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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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