Perseverance, week 1

We will begin our discussion of Perseverance during our lessons this week.  Perseverance will be our in-class discussion topic throughout the month of October.  We’ll be talking together about the basic meaning of Perseverance in our lessons this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

Definition:  steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.  Synonyms:  persistence, tenacity, determination, staying power.

Perseverance is one of the Tenets of Taekwondo, that we say together at the beginning of each lesson.  Perseverance means we will stick with something that we start, and we will see it through to the end.  When we set a goal for ourselves, whether it is big or small, we will keep trying until we achieve that goal.  Your goal might be earning your next achievement stripe, or the big goal of earning your black belt one day.  Perseverance means we keep trying, even when (and especially when) it gets hard.

Discussion Questions:

1)  Do you have to try hard and practice to learn a new karate technique?

2)  Does coming in for your karate lessons every week mean that you’re showing perseverance?

3)  Do you think it will take perseverance to earn your Black Belt one day?

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