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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Newsletters and Parent Letter for January 2016

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of January will be Goal Setting.  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 January on page 2.  You can find…

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Courtesy, week 4

During our in-class discussion 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…

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Courtesy, week 3

We will continue our discussion of Courtesy during our lessons this week.  We will give special attention to 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…

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Courtesy, week 2

We will be discussion the role of Courtesy in receiving and giving constructive criticism during our lessons this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson follows below: “Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration.  Constructive criticism is not only to be expected, but sought.” — Margaret Chase-Smith (U.S. Senator from Maine) Many of us can…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for December

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of December will be Courtesy.  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 December on page 2.  You can find these…

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Courtesy, week 1

We will begin our discussion of Courtesy during our lessons together this week.  We’ll be talking together about the importance of using basic Courtesy when speaking to others.  Our in-class discussion lesson follows below: “No one has ever been offended by someone with good manners and courteous behavior.” — Vikrant Parsai When we say something…

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