I will pull my child out from martial arts to study!
I cannot tell you how many times I have heard this over the years and its flawed on so many levels.
It will give them more time to focus ?
Your child is not going to study from the moment they get home to the time they go to bed. They will not study all weekend either.
They will be less tired?
Energy builds energy.
Fitter people are not only stronger they are more focused and mentally tougher.
Click on the YouTube clip and find out more..https://youtu.be/BDZnR2OG8r4
The power of martial arts is just amazing …
My oldest student to test for black was 69, niw a 2nd degree we call him Super Mario and is well into his 70’s.
On the other end how young is too young?
Mikalya appeared on national tv and there is no one more confident and motivated tgan this young girl..
Check out the YouTube clip where she performed without hesitation.
All children have amazing potential , all they need is the opportunity!
Click on the link https://youtu.be/dmGYkuSgiyg
5 year old Mikayla winning hearts
Be it marriage equality, climate change, coal fire power stations , immigration to name just a few topics of enormous debate currently..
My hope is with this and with any discussion though that friendships are not based on everyone agreeing all of the time.
It would be terribly sad if we get to the stage no one one comments and no one opens any discussion in fear of disagreeing.
Agree or disagree we are so very fortunate to live in an amazing country where everyone has every right to disagree within the boundaries of the law without fear of being ostracised or even physically being beaten …
Food for thought…
Wishing everyone peace & respect…even if I may not agree with you lol
Pulling your kids out of martial arts will give them more time to focus on study and school?
As well intentioned parents maybe this is the biggest single mistake any parent could make without a doubt!
It’s well documented the benefits of good exercise…martial arts takes that exercise to another level developing habits for life such as Focus, Discipline and the “will” to succeed!
Yes they need to “harden” up.
Do you not think your child needs these attributes to succeed academically?
Over 37 years I have zero doubt they do as the best students in martial arts all became great students in study..its No coincidence
If you are motivated solely by money you are in the wrong business!
I worked 4 jobs for 12 years to ensure my family are ok and I can enjoy my martial arts guilt free and ensure there is never any money pressures at the school. I never wanted to look at students as $$$$$
For the first 6 years of me running my own school I did not see a single cent..more often than not I paid the rent out of my own pocket and even got a loan on behalf of my instructor…I did all that I could for him as a loyal student.
I never want or expect that for my students and have always offered to pay.
Yes I do want more students and that’s not because I want more money but simply because after 34 years I love & believe in what I do!
I had someone say to me the other day they have made a lot of blackbelts for me….wow
Firstly you got paid and getting a black belt is all about the student not me, am I wrong?
Money is important but not more important than people ..
Not more important than loyalty and friendships!
Maybe I am just old school but I believe it’s good school. ..I will make sure everyone that teaches for me is in the same school not just physically but mentally.
My passion is to teach and help..always was and always will be….
Sadly more and more people want to open martial arts schools with the number 1 motivation being $$$.
It should be a passion to teach and change lives by producing amazing martial arts students and as a consequence of doing a great job the money comes…
Yes the money comes well after not before!
Martial Arts For Life
” I raised 4 kids in one room. Today My children now have 4 houses but do not have a room for me “
Translated the message is clear. ..more respect for our elders is needed.
Have times changed the value of elders , the value of family?
It’s why I love the martial arts as Respect & Loyalty to family are not only taught but promoted first and foremost.
I just dont’ see schools teaching such values and as such the role martial arts schools play in everyday loves is becoming more & more important
Great excitement and a even more amazing result
Sometimes words are not needed…..”Art In Action”
My lifes’ work can be seen through my students
For every champion there is someone training to dethrone you….
I as many am still in shock Rousey lost but this girl did not just appear out of no where!
I am still a Rousey fan and am sure she will soon be preparing to do what was done to her, the challenge of competitive sport is beautiful and will bring out the very best for us to marvel and enjoy.
Check out the video and we can all only image the work that went into getting into the cage let alone winning