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Words of the Week - Lesson 4 - Self-Discipline

Words of the Week - Lesson 4 - Self-Discipline

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.”” Jim Rohn, motivational speaker, philosopher and entrepreneur As I'm sure you're already noticed, our program is about a LOT more than just the "kicking and punching" you're learning in your classes. Becoming a great black belt will challenge you both physically AND mentally. The development of our

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Healthkick - Regular Sleep Helps You Keep a Regular Life

Healthkick - Regular Sleep Helps You Keep a Regular Life

The promotion of regular sleep is known as sleep hygiene. The following is a list of sleep hygiene tips which can be used to improve sleep. Also included is a list of special relevance to adolescents, who may experience sleep difficulties due to circadian rhythm changes occurring during the teenage years and into young adulthood.   Adults: Go to bed at the same time

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Words of the Week - Lesson 3 - Self-Discipline

Words of the Week - Lesson 3 - Self-Discipline

“Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.”” Roy L. Smith, author As I'm sure you're already noticed, our program is about a LOT more than just the "kicking and punching" you're learning in your classes. Becoming a great black belt will challenge you both physically AND mentally. The development of our "character"

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ACTION PRINCIPLES Act With Boldness

ACTION PRINCIPLES Act With Boldness

Everyone admires the bold, courageous and daring: no one honors the fainthearted, shy and timid. Make a personal decision to do what it will take to succeed. You must study. You must practice. You must be tested. You must boldly welcome the challenge of exceeding other’s expectations of what they think you can do. Bill

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Words of the Week - Lesson 2 - Self-Discipline

Words of the Week - Lesson 2 - Self-Discipline

“Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.”” Julie Andrews, international stage, film and television actress As I'm sure you're already noticed, our program is about a LOT more than just the "kicking and punching" you're learning in your classes. Becoming a

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Martial Arts has Taught me Patience and Self-Esteem

Martial Arts has Taught me Patience and Self-Esteem

My name is Sydney and I am nine years old. I have been training at Jim Graden’s Karate for two years. I enjoy every day that I train at the school. Each day that I go to the martial arts school I learn new kicks, punches and katas, or I learn how to improve on the ones that I have already been taught.

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Have You Made the Commitment to Black Belt?

Have You Made the Commitment to Black Belt?

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Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and Creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: That the moment that one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one

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Words of the Week - Lesson 1 - Self-Discipline

Words of the Week - Lesson 1 - Self-Discipline

“Self-discipline is an act of cultivation. It requires you to connect today’s actions to tomorrow’s results. There’s a season for sowing, a season for reaping. Self-discipline helps you know which is which.”” Gary Ryan Blair, president of The GoalsGuy Learning Systems, author and speaker As I'm sure you're already noticed, our program is about a

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The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

The definition of forgiveness is to let go of your bad feelings for others when they hurt you. You develop real character when you learn how to forgive others. Forgiveness is a great, positive power. When you can forgive, then the quality of your life will improve immensely. There are many reasons why you might

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Words of the Week - Lesson 4 - Experience

Words of the Week - Lesson 4 - Experience

“There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.”” Josh Billings, 19th Century American humorous writer As I'm sure you're already noticed, our program is about a LOT more than just the "kicking and punching" you're learning in your classes. Becoming a great black belt will challenge you both

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Healthkick - Get Into the Black Belt Habit of Clean Hands!

Healthkick - Get Into the Black Belt Habit of Clean Hands!

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. It is best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds. (About the time it takes to sing “happy birthday”.) However, if soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based product

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ACTION PRINCIPLES - Allow Your Opponent to Save Face

ACTION PRINCIPLES - Allow Your Opponent to Save Face

Allow Your Opponent to Save Face In business, sports or everyday relationships, always allow your opponent to save face. You won. That should be enough. Bragging is counterproductive. Winning provides you with the opportunity to show both mercy and humility. You won’t always win, but you can always do what you believe to be right

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