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 (author)

Self-Control:  the thinking skill that helps you to learn to control your feelings and behaviors in order to make good decisions.

Self-control is a life skill that all of us need to understand, practice and use.  We all use self-control in situations every day.  In school, we raise our hands and wait for our turn to speak.  In karate, we pay close attention and work carefully with our training partners, so that no-one gets hurt.  Self-control helps us to make good decisions by keeping control of what we do, especially when we are feeling upset, frustrated, or even angry.  Self-control allows us to take a moment to calm down, and make a good decision.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  What is one way in which you use self-control?
  2.  What is an example of how we use self-control in our karate lessons?
  3.  Do you think it takes self-control for you to do your best at something difficult?

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