Displaying a Black Belt Attitude

Each week we discuss a Black Belt Attitude topic with the kids in our Warrior Talk, so with our kid’s grading coming up this week will be exactly that – a Black Belt Attitude. You don’t need a Black Belt to have a Black Belt Attitude. The colour of your belt doesn’t determine the colour of your attitude, even the newest White Belt can display a Black Belt Attitude inside and outside of the dojo.

The great thing about a Black Belt Attitude is that you don’t have to wait until you have a black belt to display one, both inside and outside of the dojo. The Black Belt Attitude is a choice; it is not determined by the current colour of your belt, but by how you respond to life, particularly when things aren’t going your way.

You are on display 24/7, so continue to strive for excellence in all that you do, but accept that sometimes things just happen and it is how you respond to those good and not so good moments that defines you. Whatever is going on for you in your own life, you ALWAYS have the ability and opportunity to make a positive impression on others. You don’t need to have a black belt to lead a black belt life.

Choose to lead by example; in the immortal words of Ghandi – “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Our next kid’s Grading is now less than a week away this Sunday June 24 at the Subiaco PCYC. Good luck to everyone going for their new belts. Parents please make sure your children attend the correct group for their grading.

If you don’t receive an email this morning confirming the Grading times for your child please contact us ASAP.

When: Sunday June 24
Bright Stars (5-8 yrs) – ALL LEVELS: 9:00 to 9:35 am
Super Stars (9-14 yrs) – ALL LEVELS: 9.40 to 10.25 am

The cost is 50.00 cash payable on the day.

Parents – celebrate the grading achievement with your child, make a big thing of each achievement no matter how small. Work with them when they fall or don’t quite make the mark, let them know that that is okay too, they are finding their feet. Win, lose, pass, fail, it is better to be a part of it than to have never had a go.

You can also download a copy of the Grading sheet and notes we use to grade your child, available here. This is directly from our Trainer’s Manual and is a great resource to help them understand what we look for when we grade them.

It’s hard to believe, but school holidays are fast approaching, so please take note of the Term dates for our kid’s classes (there are no kid’s classes during the school holidays).

Final Class Term 2: Wednesday June 27
First Class Term 3: Tuesday July 17

Adult classes will continue to run as normal.

A reminder to both adults and kids that all classes start and finish on time. For your own safety, if you arrive at class after the initial stretch and there are no trainers available to take you through the stretch, you will not be able to train. If there is a trainer to take the stretch the student can participate in class, however, adult students will not receive a signature, while kids will not receive a stripe on their belt.

Unless there are extreme circumstances 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.


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