Being a Leader PART 2: What “Never Give Up” Means

Being a Leader PART 2: What “Never Give Up” Means

It’s hard to know what some things mean when you don’t have the words to describe them. Sometimes being a kid is like being an alien, because the adults in your world can tell you what to do, but sometimes can’t tell you how to do it. When you’re doing something hard, and you’re getting frustrated, you might be told, “Never give up”. But what does that mean?

Never giving up is about things like:

  • Courage: Doing something you’ve never done before takes a lot of courage. You might not be good at something when you first start, and people might be mean and make fun of you. Courage doesn’t mean that you’re not afraid. It means that you want something badly enough to work through the hard parts.
  • Determination: Sometimes you just want to quit. You get angry and sad, and it hurts when you feel like you’re not getting good enough fast enough. When you get frustrated, it feels like you’ll never be good at what you want to do. But just imagine where you’ll be in the future if you just keep on learning!
  • Patience: This means that when things get tough, you don’t get angry or upset. It takes practice, so don’t get sad if you can’t be patient for long.
  • Perseverance: Even if it’s hard, even if you can’t see success right away, you just keep moving toward your goal and that “someday” where you’ll be where you want to be with your skills.

As you can see, a lot of things go into not giving up, and it can look a little big for a kid like you to tackle all by yourself. The thing is, you’re not all by yourself. If you look around, there are parents, teachers, and friends who want you to succeed just as much as you do. Asking for help takes courage and determination, and then patience and perseverance to stay on course. Remember, all the adults around you once had to start right where you are, learning and practicing to get where they are today.

Here are some great books about kids just like you who wanted very badly to be good at things. You can find them at your local library or bookstore:

  • Salt in His Shoes: Basketball player Michael Jordan was once a little boy who almost gave up on playing basketball. Here’s how he and his parents made his dream come true.
  • Dancing in the Wings: Sassy dances in the wings because she feels awkward about her long legs and big feet. When a famous director comes to visit, she tries hard to be noticed, even though her classmates make fun of her.
  • Winners Never Quit: Mia hates to lose, so much that she quits rather than lose a soccer game! Sometimes learning how to win means learning how to lose.
  • What Do You Do With an Idea: One day, a child brings an idea into the world, and then it begins to grow.

 

Check these books to discover stories about kids just like you who never gave up!

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Most frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Programs

A specific part of our preschool and kids martial arts classes at Park’s Taekwondo Federation in Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL is teaching respect, and teaching when to use their new self defense training and when to NOT use them.  We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies.  And have more humility and kindness to others though their martial arts lessons.

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons.  We love parents getting involved!  And so do their kids.  Even better… join into some of our martial arts classes for adults.   You’re kids will love that you have something in common.  It will build a strong family bond!

Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’?  Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee.  They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

No, not at all! 

We find that people start at varying fitness levels.  But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL martial arts classes.  Isn’t that the point though?

A fun workout that gets results!

Truthfully, the journey to Black Belt is an individual one.  Everyone can progress at a different pace.  There is no judgement on students for how long it does take.  What we can tell you, is that it is SO WORTHWHILE! 

The self defense skills you will master can truly be life-saving!
However, the other benefits of striving for Black Belt, like perseverance, never giving up, commitment and self discipline lead to life-long success.

You will find that your Instructors at Park’s Taekwondo Federation are dedicated to helping you on your journey to Black Belt or whatever your personal goal may be.

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area.  To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in form . 

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

Simply choose which of our martial arts school locations is best for you:
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and choose the martial arts program you are interested in.  We’re looking forward to meeting you, and sharing our passion for martial arts with you.

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sport in!  Not really suitable to practice kicks in a skirt.😳

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes. 

You will find Park’s Taekwondo Federation in Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL have martial arts classes for kids and adults that are a great workout and lots of fun! 

Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class.  I am sure you will be too!

Not at all.  In fact, many students starting in our adult martial arts classes would describe themselves like that before they started.  So you will fit right in!

Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at how much you improve!  You’ll find that our very experienced martial arts Instructors, are trained to keep their teaching simple.  So even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills!  Come see for yourself!

Yes, our Instructors are very experienced in this new way of learning. We have found students in Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL and around the country really LOVE our virtual and online classes – as they can keep focussed without distractions of other students and recordings can be paused and rewound for additional clarification on techniques.

We have our in-person classes and online martial arts classes.

Depending on your membership, live streaming martial arts lessons and/or OnDemand recorded lessons are a perfect way for kids and adults to learn martial arts in the comfort of your own home. Some people choose a combination of in-person and online/virtual martial arts lessons in the Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL area.

Have a chat with one of our Instructors, to find the best solution for your martial arts journey.

Our technology works with a multitude of devices. Tablets, computers, smart tv’s with internet access, smart phones. Obviously, the bigger the screen, the easier it is to see the Instructor.

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