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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Persistence, week 1

We will begin our discussion of Persistence in our lessons together this week.  We will talk together about the basic meaning of Persistence.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Energy and persistence conquer all things.”  — Benjamin Franklin (author, printer, diplomat, statesman, scientist) Persistence:  the act of persisting or persevering;  continuing or…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for August 2016

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

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Inspiration, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the difference between purpose and Inspiration, and about some ways of inspiring ourselves.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Eleanor Roosevelt (diplomat, human rights activist, First Lady) Inspiration:  Find inspiration in possibilities. We can…

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Inspiration, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about some definite things we can do during our karate lessons to be an Inspiration to our fellow students.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”…

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