Black Belt Attitude: Leadership

Each week we discuss a Black Belt Attitude topic with the kids in our Warrior Talk, this week the topic will be Leadership. Please pass this on to as many people as you can. Like dropping a pebble in a pond, the ripples can have a significant effect on someone else’s life.

The great thing about martial arts is that you have the opportunity to become a leader the second you put on your white belt. Age or belt level is irrelevant, the best leaders will lead through actions not words. Be positive in class, support your fellow students – celebrate when they achieve something great, give them a hand when they don’t quite make it.

So, some basic actions to try this week for class, regardless of how long you’ve been training:

  • Make new students feel welcome
  • Always look impeccable in class
  • Keep your uniform clean
  • Give your instructor or partner your complete, full attention
  • Don’t get comfortable, always look to improve your skills
  • Be a role model to others, you don’t need a black belt to behave like one

The Adult Grading Register is now open for our first grading of the year! Grading takes place on Saturday March 30 at the Subiaco PCYC. If you would like to grade, even if you are not sure, please register online, or fill out the grading register in class.

WHEN: Saturday March 30
TIME: 12.30-2.00 p.m
Cost: $50.00 ($65.00 Blue belts and above)

A reminder that White belts need a minimum 10 classes to grade, Yellow belts minimum 15 classes, all other belts a minimum 20 classes.

The Grading Register for our next Kid’s Grading on Sunday, April 7 opens next week.

A reminder to both adults and kids that all classes start and finish on time. Adults – for your own safety, if you arrive at class after the initial stretch you will not be able to train. Kids – if you arrive at class after the initial stretch there will be no tape at the end of class. Unless there are extreme circumstances or prior notice there will be no exceptions. I know sometimes things can just get in the way, particularly for parents, but part of being a martial artist is having that black belt attitude and keeping your commitments, so try to make it to class on time.

NOW YOU CAN TRAIN AT HOME. See the preview
Great news – there is now a full Northstar Ju Jitsu interactive workout available on the Northstar online Academy. Not only is this course a great resource for adult NSJJ members, this is also a great opportunity for parents to see how the basic techniques are done correctly and then enjoy a workout at home with your children. Great for adults and children, you can now train and improve the basics wherever you are.

Remember you can stay up to date with all the latest dates and events at WestStar on the new Events section of our website. We’ll be constantly updating the events page with all the latest happenings and important dates.