Indomitable Spirit

Indomitable Spirit You may hear the phrase ‘indomitable spirit’ being used in movies or inspirational speeches, but do you really know what it means? This phrase has a very deep and personal meaning, so it can be difficult to understand. Basically, it means that your ambition, determination, and will to succeed, is very strong and […]

Self-Control

Self-Control Sometimes you may feel a strong urge to do something, like play video games instead of doing homework or eat candy instead of a healthy meal. Everyone has these feelings, it’s a normal part of being human. Sometimes we want to do fun stuff instead of the things we should be doing. But you […]

Perseverance

Perseverance  When you take on a new challenge, you may find that it is more difficult than you expected. Think about your first martial arts class, or your first class in a new subject. It may be exciting at first, but then you see that it’s actually a lot of work. Some people give up […]

Integrity

Integrity  As your parents and teachers have told you from a young age, it is important that you try to be honest and do the right thing whenever you can. But for martial arts students and other athletes, it is even more important. When you compete in tournaments or practice in your weekly martial arts […]

Modesty

Modesty  Being modest means being grounded and humble. Think about someone you find very skilled, for example the top student in your martial arts class. Even though they are very talented, it would be improper for them to be unpleasant or boastful about their talents. You may not know why, but it naturally feels uncomfortable […]

Courtesy

Courtesy  Courtesy is one of those words we use very often without knowing their exact definition. Do you know what it means to be courteous? Well, being courteous often means being kind and polite to those around you. For example, holding the door open for someone, helping someone carry their baggage, and saying ‘bless you’ […]

Be On Time

Be On Time  Being on time and prepared are important qualities that help you stay on track. It might be impossible to always be on time, but you can still be on time very often. All it takes is a little preparation and foresight, and you can be the first person in your class or […]

Always Smile

Always Smile  We all have tough days from time to time. You may have done poorly on a test at school, had a fight with your friend, or got in trouble with your parents. It’s ok, this is all part of life and any one of these things has the potential of hurting you and […]

Black Belt Habit

Black Belt Habit  As dedicated students of martial arts, you will know that being a black belt is about more than having a black belt. Of course, it’s not just a belt! It is a symbol of the hard work and discipline it took to become a master of martial arts. When you see someone […]

Good Nutrition

Good Nutrition  As you probably know, your body needs a lot of things to stay strong and healthy. Things like good hygiene, nutritious food, and lots of water, are all very important because they ensure your body has all the stuff it needs to function the way it is supposed to. Without these basic things, […]