Thank You, and I Love You

Thank You, and I Love You When you do something kind or caring for a loved one, like a sibling or friend, you do it to show them your love and respect. But it is equally important to show them gratitude and appreciation when they do something kind for you, or simply because you want […]

Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution Disagreements happen all the time. Wherever you are, whether it’s at school, at home, or even at the martial arts studio, you will likely face a conflict at some point in time. It is important to remember that this is a natural part of life. You can have conflicts with people you love […]

Personal Hygiene

Personal Hygiene We all know hygiene is important. Things like keeping your lunchbox clean or vacuuming your room are both examples of hygienic things to do, so personal hygiene is just another way of being hygienic. Personal hygiene is about keeping your body clean by taking care of it and making sure you are always […]


Organization As you get older and become more mature, you will have more responsibilities, and part of that is learning how to be organized. This means keeping your things in an orderly way and planning your activities or tasks appropriately. Like everything else you will learn about as you get older, it takes a little […]

Respect your Teacher

Respect your Teacher Your education is a very important part of your growth. Teachers are a big part of your life, from your regular schoolteachers to your tutors and martial arts instructors. They help you learn all the things you need to know to succeed in life. Without the hard work and dedication of teachers, […]

Go the Extra Mile

Go the Extra Mile When you are given the opportunity to face a new challenge, it can be tempting to try just hard enough to pass. For example, if you are going to have a test in class, but you think you know enough to get a good grade, you may not think it’s worth […]

Show Respect

Show Respect   The Importance of Respect  Respect is something you can experience every day and not even know it! It may not always be easy to see, but respect plays an important role in your life. Take a moment and think about your day. Did you and your opponent bow before a match? Did […]

Setting Goals

Setting Goals   What Are Goals?  Think about something you want, it can be having something or doing something. For example, winning a martial arts tournament can be a goal, but so could earning a new belt or skill. But not everything you want is a goal. For example, eating meatloaf for dinner or having […]

Keep Your Room Clean

Keep Your Room Clean Cleaning your room is something your parents always tell you to do, so you may think of it as yet another household chore. But cleaning your room is far from a typical chore, it’s actually an important part of self-discipline and respect. If you think about it, you’re in your room […]

Have Good Manners

Have Good Manners Your manners are how you speak to, and behave around, other people. If you are rude and treat others poorly you have bad manners, but if you’re kind and considerate you have good manners. Think about the last time you spoke to someone. Did you do things like say “excuse me” if […]