Setting Goals, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about rewarding ourselves for achieving the goals we have set for ourselves, and sharing our achievements with those close to us.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”  —…

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Setting Goals, week 2

We will be talking about using New Year’s resolutions as a way of Setting Goals for ourselves during our lessons this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “May the new year bring your new strength, new hope, and new dreams.” — Lailah Gifty Akita (author) Take control over your life and…

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Setting Goals, week 1

During our in-class discussion lesson this week, we will talk about setting smaller goals as steps to achieving bigger goals when we are Setting Goals in our martial arts training.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for January 2017

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of January 2017 will be Setting Goals.  You will find more information about our discussion topic in our Parent Letter, Kid Kick and Fastbreaks newsletters for January.  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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Generosity, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk together about volunteering as a way to show Generosity to others.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mohandas Gandhi Volunteering:  freely offering to help. Last week, we talked…

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Generosity, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how we can show Generosity to others by giving our time and our talents.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching out and helping lift other people up.” — John Holmes Generosity:  giving back…

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Generosity, week 1

We will be discussing Generosity in our lessons together during the month of December.  During our lessons this week, we will talk about some of the ways we experience the Generosity of others toward us.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for December 2016

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of December 2016 will be Generosity.  You will find more information about our discussion topic in our Parent Letter, Kid Kick and Fastbreaks newsletters for December.  The Fastbreaks newsletter also has a calendar of special events for the month of December on page 2.  You can find all…

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Thankfulness, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about some of the ways we can use the simple words “Thank You” to express our sense of gratitude and Thankfulness.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: ” ‘Thank You’ expresses gratitude, humility, and understanding.” — Alice Walker (author and poet) We can use…

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Thankfulness, week 3

During this week, we will be talking together about some of the things we are Thankful for in our karate lessons.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns;  I am thankful that thorns have roses.”  — Alphonse Karr (author and journalist) Some of the…

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