Focus, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about being selective in our Focus as we learn and perform our patterns.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Focus is nothing more than getting your thoughts to fly together in formation.” — Eddie Rickenbacker (aviation pioneer) One part of our karate lessons where…

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Focus, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about some of the ways we use Focus during our one steps and free sparring.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” — Dan…

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Focus, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk about what Focus is, and an example of how we use this mental skill in our martial arts lessons.  Our in-class discussion topic for this week follows below: “Focus on the journey, not the destination.  Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it.” …

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Parent Letter and Study Guide for March 2017

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of March 2017 will be Focus.  Our Parent Letter will offer you an overview and outline of how we will be talking about this topic during this month.  The Kid Kick Study Guide provides a simple description of Focus, as well as some helpful practice exercises for working…

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Commitment, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how keeping our Commitments lets people know that we are trustworthy, and that we care about them.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is the best policy.” —…

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Commitment, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about staying focused on the Commitments we have made, and not letting ourselves get distracted from them.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Commitment is the glue that binds us to our goals.”  — Jhoon Rhee (teacher) Often, when we make a commitment to…

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Commitment, week 2

During our lessons together this week, we will talk about how Commitment enables us to transform a promise into a reality.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality.” — Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the United States) Last week, we talked about how a…

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Commitment, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of Commitment in learning karate.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “There is a difference between interest and commitment.  When you are interested in something, you do it only when it is convenient.  When you’re committed to something, you accept no…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for February 2017

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of February 2017 will be Commitment.  You will find more information about our discussion topic in our Parent Letter, Kid Kick and Fastbreaks newsletters for February.  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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Setting Goals, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about forming a plan of action when Setting Goals in our martial arts training.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “A goal without a plan of action is just a wish.” — Carlos “Chuck” Norris Create a new Year’s resolution along with short term…

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