Every parents that signs their child up for taekwondo wants them to improve in areas like:
BULLY DEFENSE AND PREVENTION
IMPROVED PHYSICAL ABILITIES
BE AROUND POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
Every child that starts training in a martial arts program has a dream of becoming a black belt or a karate master. It’s because they understand that people with black belt embody physical and mental strength.
Karate Denver’s goal is to help instill these qualities into your child, and also to help them achieve their dream.
However, it is a journey, not a small path.
The best way for us to help your child grow is regular, consistent class attendance and the testing. It teaches your child to SET GOALS, COMMIT, PERSEVERE, and develop GRIT.
It takes a few years to reach the first level of black belt, so that means that it will take that much thinking, planning and ACTION.
By breaking the long term goal into smaller achievable cycles, we are teaching your child the habit of TAKING ACTION.
Goal setting = learning to be proactive vs procrastinating!
Allowing your child to skip tests causes them to regress in these values they have worked so hard to learn.
Mastering the goal setting skill rewards our students later in life when they will face difficult job tasks or life decisions; it also puts them above their peers on the ladder of success.
Make your child stick things out because mastery, even at a child’s level, takes time and repetition.
Belt testing forces students to mentally prepare. All students know and understand they can test and advance every cycle. Every class your child attends puts them closer to the testing day.
This mental preparation might be the most valuable thing our process offers.
Preparation is sometimes overlooked. And it should NOT be, because preparation is essential to progress in life.
An instructor’s duty is to prepare your child for the testing day. Class after class they work with your child together to help them get ready.
The benefits of preparation are:
It helps your child start strong:
When you prepare well, you have a foundation in place to then build on.
It helps in understanding things you need to do:
When you prepare well, you have an understanding of what is required to achieve your goal.
It helps in knowing your strengths and weaknesses:
When you prepare well for something, you have an understanding of some of the strengths and weaknesses of what you are preparing for and how to adjust and correct for those.
Going through the Belt Test process and preparing for it consistently week after week teaches your child how to prepare for and deal with anything that life will throw at them later.