Teamwork, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will be talking about the basic meaning of Teamwork.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Individual commitment to a group effort — this is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” — Vince Lombardi (NFL Head Coach) Teamwork is…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for October 2016.

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

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Leadership, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about volunteering as a form of Leadership.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” — Robby Novak (actor, “Kid President”) One way in which we can take the initiative is by volunteering.  this is a way…

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Leadership, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about three specific Leadership skills:  being positive in our outlook, taking the initiative, and striving to improve.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” — Ray Kroc (founder of MacDonald’s restaurants)…

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Leadership, Week 2

We will be continuing our discussion of Leadership in our lessons this week.  We will talk together about being proactive as an essential Leadership skill, as well as its relationship to Integrity, one of the Tenets of Taekwondo.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Leaders aren’t born, they are made.  And they…

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Leadership, Week 1

We will start off our discussion of Leadership during our lessons this week by talking about a set of basic Leadership skills that we can identify and develop.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” — John C….

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for September 2016

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

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Persistence, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how visualizing an important goal helps us to maintain our Persistence in accomplishing it.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl — but whatever you do,…

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Persistence, Week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk together about the importance of having support from family, friends, peers and mentors in encouraging us to use Persistence.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Ambition is the path to success.  Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” — Bill Bradley (U.S. Senator) An…

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Persistence, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how positive outcomes will come from Persistence.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” — Napoleon Hill (author) Persistence is the quality of keeping steadily going despite problems or difficulties.  It is a quality…

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