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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Self-Control, week 1

This week, we will begin talking about Self-Control (one of the Tenets of Taekwondo) during our lessons.  We will be talk about some of the ways in which we use Self-Control every day.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Self-Control is strength, right thought is mastery, calmness is power.” — James Allen…

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Sharing, week 5

During our lessons this week, we will be talking about the role Sharing plays as a part of our martial arts training.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “it’s not what you give, it’s the way you give it.”  — Bruce Lee (author, teacher, martial artist, actor) As we’ve discussed sharing together…

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Sharing, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about Sharing as we build relationships, and show others that we care about them.  Our in-class discussion for this week follows below. “Great satisfaction comes from sharing with others.” — unknown Sharing is a vital aspect of the relationships that we build with our families and our…

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Sharing, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the process of Sharing knowledge with each other.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Share your knowledge.  It’s a way to achieve immortality.” — the Dalai Lama (Author, leader of the Tibetan Buddhist community in exile) Knowledge sharing:  An activity through which knowledge…

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