Effort, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will start to explore the idea of Effort as determination in action.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “If you’re not going to go all the way, why go at all?” — Joe Namath (professional football player) Effort:  perseverance and dedication with a give-it-your-all attitude —…

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for June 2016

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

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Determination, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about some of the several different benefits we get from our habit of Determination.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Stop looking for your purpose…be it!” — Dr. Wayne Dyer (teacher, author and philosopher) We benefit from our determination in a variety of ways. …

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Determination, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how to develop Determination as an active habit when we plan out the steps to achieve our goals.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Believe in yourself and all that you are.  Know that there is something inside you that is greater than…

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Determination, week 2

This week, we will be talking together about how Determination can help us to set meaningful priorities to achieve our goals.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (author) Determination:  helps us to set meaningful priorities. When…

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Determination, week 1

We will begin our discussion of Determination during our lessons this week.  We’ll be talking about the relationship between Perseverance (one of the Tenets of Taekwondo) and Determination.   Our in-class discussion for this week follows below: “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” — Og Mandino (author) Determination: …

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Newsletters and Parent Letter for May 2016

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

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Self-Control, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will be talking about applying Self-Control both to making repeated attempts to accomplish something, and also not doing something impulsive or rash.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “What lies in our power to do, it also lies in our power not to do.” — Aristotle…

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Self-Control, week 3

We will talk about applying Self-Control to the way we think about our martial arts skills.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.” — Charles Darwin (writer and naturalist) Self-Control:  is an act of will….

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Self-Control, week 2

During this week, we will talk together about the role of Self-Control in our martial arts training.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself.”– J.W. Von Goethe (writer and statesman) Self-Control is necessary for the concentration, the close mental focus, that we use…

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