Courtesy, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of making time for Courtesy in our relationships with other people.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (Essayist, Poet, Lecturer) The one thing that…

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Courtesy, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of expressing our gratitude to others as a form of Courtesy.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.”  Jacques Maritain (philosopher, teacher, author, ambassador of France to the Vatican) Gratitude is being able to…

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Courtesy, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the role of Courtesy in giving and receiving constructive criticism.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration.  Constructive criticism is not only to be expected, but sought.” — Margaret Chase-Smith (U.S. Senator from Maine) Many…

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Courtesy, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of using basic Courtesy when speaking to others.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “No-one has ever been offended by someone with good manners and courteous behavior.” — Vikrant Parsai (English teacher and author) When we say something that hurts another…

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Parent Letter and Skill Sheet for September 2017: Courtesy

Our in-class discussion topic for September 2017 will be Courtesy — the first Tenet of Taekwondo. Please follow the links below to download your Parent Letter and Kid Kick Study Guide for September.  These will both give you further information about our discussion of Courtesy during this month, as will our weekly emails. Parent Letter: …

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Motivation, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will be talking about three ways to keep our Motivation strong and focused.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” — Pat Riley (NBA player and head coach) Keeping our motivation strong and focused is every…

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Motivation, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the three components of Motivation:  Activation, Persistence, and Intensity, and considering how these apply to our Promotion Exams this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “You’re not obligated to win.  You’re obligated to keep trying.  To do the best you can do…

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Motivation, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the basic meaning of Motivation, and how this relates to our upcoming Promotion Exams.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.” — Pat Riley (NBA player and head coach) Motivation:  the reason or reasons someone…

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Parent Letter and Skill Sheet for August 2017: Motivation

Here are your Parent Letter, and Kid Kicks Study Guide for August 2017.  Our in-class discussion topic for August will be Motivation.  You’ll find more information and links to both of these below. Kid Kick August 2017 This month’s Kid Kick Study Guide has a basic overview of our discussion topic for this month, Motivation. …

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Dedication, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk about how Dedication can help us to overcome obstacles and adversity, using Walt Disney as an example.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “All the adversity in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…You may not realize it when it happens,…

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