Dedication, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about Jesse Owens and his Dedication to excelling in Track & Field.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “We all have dreams, but in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” — Jesse…

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Dedication, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the importance of Dedication to our success in achieving our goals.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts.  The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily…

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Dedication, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the basic meaning of Dedication, and how it is related to the idea of commitment.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride — and never quit, you will be a winner.”  — Paul Bryant…

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Parent Letter and Skill Sheet for July 2017: Dedication

Our in-class discussion topic for July 2017 will be Dedication.  This month’s Parent Letter will give you further information about our topic, so that you can follow along with our in-class lessons.  The Kid Kick Skill Sheet will provide you with some helpful ideas for putting our discussion topic into action outside of our lessons…

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Success, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk together about how taking definite, concrete action is the foundation to Success.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Action is the foundational key to all success.” — Pablo Picasso (artist) We often think about success in terms of results — the goal or outcome…

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Parent Letter and Skill Sheet for June 2017: Success

Our in-class discussion topic for June 2017 will be Success.  This month’s Parent Letter will give you further information about our topic, so that you can follow along with our in-class lessons.  The Kid Kick Skill Sheet will provide you with some helpful ideas for putting our discussion topic into action outside of our lessons…

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Success, week 1

During our lessons this week, we will talk together about how Success means accomplishing a goal or purpose.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Don’t wait for the ‘perfect time’ — you will wait forever.  Always take advantage of the time you are given, and make it perfect for you.” — Daymond…

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Character, week 4

During our lessons this week, we will talk together about how our ongoing practice of the martial arts helps us develop the habits that are the foundation of our qualities of Character.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Habits change into character.” — Ovid (Classical Roman Poet;  full name Publius Ovidius Naso)…

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Character, week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk about cultivating a positive attitude and optimistic outlook as part of our Character.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson (Poet and Essayist) Having…

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Character, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about the role of Character in achieving the goal of earning our black belt.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.  Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success…

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