December – Word of the Month

December – Word of the Month
01 Dec 2017

December 2017

 “KNOWLEDGE WILL GIVE YOU POWER, BUT CHARACTER RESPECT.” ~ BRUCE LEE~

RESPECT IS TO APPRECIATE SOMEONE OR SOMETHING BASED OFF THEIR ABILITIES, QUALITIES OR ACHIEVEMENTS.

Respect is a key VALUE in MARTIAL ARTS. In our school it is one of the most important things we teach. We want you to respect yourself, your instructor, the other kids in class and the martial arts. There are many things you can do to show your respect to the martial arts.

  • Show up to class on time
  • Keep a POSITIVE ATTITUDE
  • Always TRY your hardest
  • Never give up
  • Learn as much as you can about the martial arts

Ask Your Students:

  1. What does respect mean to you?
  2. How do you show respect to the martial arts?
  3. How does respecting the SPORT make you a better martial artist?

“RESPECT FOR OURSELVES GUIDES OUR MORALS, RESPECT FOR OTHERS GUIDES OUR MANNERS.”– LAURENCE STERNE –

RESPECT MEANS SHOWING YOUR INSTRUCTOR HOW MUCH YOU VALUE THEIR TIME AND KNOWLEDGE.

Your INSTRUCTOR puts a lot of time into making sure you are doing well and learning. They care how you are doing both on and off the mat. It is important to show your instructor respect at all times. Showing them respect will help lead you to SUCCEEDING in martial arts. To show your instructor respect try these things.

  • Always be PREPARED for class
  • LISTEN and follow instructions
  • PRACTICE your skills outside of class
  • Don’t talk when the instructor is talking
  • Help out when needed

Ask Your Students:

  1. Why is it important to respect your instructor?
  2. How do you show respect?
  3. What are some other ways to show respect to your instructor?

“RESPECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS WILL RESPECT YOU.” – CONFUCIUS, SAYINGS OF CONFUCIUS

RESPECT ALSO INCLUDES RESPECTING YOURSELF.

SELF-RESPECT means you have PRIDE and CONFIDENCE in yourself. You are comfortable with who you are as a person, and your actions reflect that. You treat people the way you want to be treated and are happy with how your peers view you. To work on your self-respect try these things:

  • Be who you are. Don’t try to change for others
  • Don’t be jealous of others. Be happy for them when they succeed
  • Help others whenever you can
  • Learn from your mistakes

Ask Your Students:

  1. Do you respect yourself?
  2. How do you show self-respect?
  3. What areas could you improve on to increase your self-respect?

“RESPECTING OTHERS IS THE BEST TOOL TO EARN RESPECT.” – JUNAID RAZA –

BEING RESPECTFUL INCLUDES RESPECTING YOUR CLASSMATES.

Treating people with respect makes the world a better place to live in. Whether it’s at home, at school, in your martial arts class or out in the community you must always treat others with respect. Here are a few ideas.

  • Don’t insult people or make fun of them
  • Value other people’s opinions
  • Don’t talk about people behind their backs
  • Listen to what others have to say

Ask Your Students:

  1. How do you show your classmates respect?
  2. Why is it so important to respect others?
  3. How does it make you feel if someone is disrespectful to you?

 

Dear parents and/or guardians…

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Be a good example for your kids. We cannot teach respect by being disrespectful. Instead, teach respect by showing respect.

Respect your child as an individual. Allow them the freedom to make some decisions.

Require manners. Using words like “please” and “thank you” goes a long way. Starting these habits early makes it easier to establish a pattern of good manners for life.

Teach your kids to respect stuff. Sometimes as parents we focus so hard on respecting other people we forget to teach our kids to respect belongings. When we teach them to respect things, we encourage a sense of GRATITUDE and CONSIDERATION.

ENCOURAGE open-mindedness. Teach your kids to take the time to get to know people and see where they’re coming from – even if they don’t immediately hit it off. Tell your kids they don’t have to like everybody but they do have to give them a chance and treat them with respect.

Respect should be shown at all times whether in the classroom, at home or out in the community.


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