Self-Control, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the story of Ike, and the Tank — and using Self-Control when we have something to be legitimately upset about.  Our lesson for this week follows below: After he graduated from West Point, one of Ike’s first assignments was as an officer in the new Tank…

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Self-Control, week 5

Photos clockwise from top left: Ike as Supreme Commander in Europe; Ike as 34th President;  Ike’s final home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania:  Ike’s childhood home in Abilene, Kansas. During our lessons this week, we will sum up some of the ways Ike learned to use Self-Control that we have talked about during the past few weeks. …

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Self-Control, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how we can use a form of Self-Control called self-regulation to monitor our own conduct, and correct ourselves when we fall short of our own standards.  We’ll use the story of the time Ike “crawled a plebe” to illustrate this.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this…

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Self-Control, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how we can use Self-Control to respond positively to disappointment, using the story of Ike, his hurt knee, and becoming a Goucho.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: When he was a few years older, Ike went to college at West Point.  He…

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Self-Control, week 1

Our in-class discussion topic for the month of January 2018 will be Self-Control.  During our lessons this week, we will talk about impulse control, using the story of Dwight Eisenhower, Halloween, and the apple tree.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: Halloween was a much more rambunctious, rough and tumble night back…

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Respect, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris first met, and how out of Respect Bruce kept Chuck up all night so that they could train together.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Choose the positive.  You have a choice.  You are the master of…

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Respect, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how Bruce Lee and Jhoon Rhee developed Respect for each other — they were both willing to “empty their cup” and learn from each other.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “The usefulness of a cup is in its emptiness.” — Bruce Lee…

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Respect, week 2

“Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.” — Bruce Lee (teacher, martial arts pioneer, film-maker) Last week, we talked about how Bruce Lee initially didn’t get much respect when he started teaching in 1959.  That started to change in 1964, when a close friend introduced him to Ed Parker, the founder of American Kenpo…

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Parent Letter and Kid Kick Study Guide for November 2017

Our discussion topic for November will be Curiosity.  We will be discussing Curiosity during our lessons together this month. You will find more information about our discussion topic in the Parent Letter and Kid Kicks Study Guide for this month.  Please follow the links below to download these for your own use. Parent Letter:  Parent…

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Curiosity, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the basic meaning of Curiosity, using the old story of Isaac Newton observing the fall of an apple from a tree, and asking himself why the apple fell.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Curiosity.  Millions of people saw the apple fall, but…

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