Commitment, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of Commitment in learning karate.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“There is a difference between interest and commitment.  When you are interested in something, you do it only when it is convenient.  When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses — only results.” — Kenneth Blanchard (author)

Commitment is the state or quality of being dedicated to a definite purpose.

In our karate lessons together, commitment is a key value for all of us.  A commitment is a promise we make to ourselves — that we will stick with something and really get it done.  As students, we are committed to learning and improving our karate skills.  Honors students make an important commitment — to earn your Black Belt.  Our instructors are also committed to helping us to learn and improve in every lesson.  Some of the ways we keep our commitment to our karate training are:

  • Come to karate class regularly for our lessons together
  • Watch closely and listen carefully in our lessons
  • To always work hard and do our very best
  • To treat our instructors and our fellow students with Courtesy and Respect

Discussion Questions:

  1.  Is coming for your karate lessons at least two times a week a kind of commitment you make?
  2.  Is deciding to make the commitment to earn your Black Belt one day a promise that you make to yourself?
  3.  Are you committed to doing your very best at the Promotion Exams next week?

Please share your answers to these questions, and your thoughts about Commitment, with our school community by using the form below.

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