Discipline and Self-Discipline
One of the things we try to teach our students at Karate Academy is the difference between being disciplined and practicing self-discipline. This is a huge shift in how kids think and react. We try to teach kids that self-discipline means doing what you’re suppose to do without being told. This is more effective than having to be disciplined by parents for not doing something. One is done internally by kids and the other is done with external pressure. Studies show when kids make decisions internally or “buy into it” they are much more compliant than when external circumstances are present.
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Karate Academy and our CORE Values
Commitment- To Never Quit
Ownership- This is my Academy
Relationships- To Serve
Encouragement- Enthusiastically Encourage Everyone
This tagline and value is part of the DNA of Karate Academy for our team members and students. This value of commitment is one of the most important for success in achieving high levels of success. Let’s be honest, making a 3 to 4 year commitment to achieve a black belt is hard. I always tell my students that there will be time when they feel like quitting and want to give up on their journey but it’s important to push through. However, when things get tough for kids nowadays parents tend to want to let kids give up easily. The sad thing is that once a child makes a commitment to martial art (Karate Academy) it’s important for them to learn to finish what they start. The easy way out is to let kids give up and quit. Nobody said that building character, perseverance, and commitment is easy. In fact they must experience these hardships in order to develop these skills. So what am I trying to say? When your child wants to quit make them finish their commitment. I know this can be tough, they will cry, whine, or make excuses like I did. However, I wouldn’t be here if my mother let me quit. Once they finish their commitment they can try different things or something other sport or activity. Trust me, building commitment is worth it!
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