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  • Champions Develop Self Discipline

    Champions Develop Self Discipline

    A Champion is somebody that strives to be their best. To be your best, in the dojo, in school, at home, at work or in the arena of life...you must practice and develop SELF DISCIPLINE
    of your Habits , your Actions and your Attitudes! Average
    people wish for things in life, but they lack the discipline to follow through on their desires... Champions
    have the discipline to set goals for their future and they take action to make them happen. Average

    people give their minimum and are willing to accept mediocre results... Champions
    aim for Excellence and discipline themselves to give their best for maximum results. Average
    people ....

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  • Victory vs. Defeat

    Victory vs. Defeat

    As modern-day warriors in the martial arts, we must always fill our minds with thoughts of Victory and Success verses Defeat and Failure. Positive and proper thinking motivates us to take the actions needed to create the success and achievement we desire. Keeping ourselves thinking about victory and success will propel us to succeed. Fill your mind with fear, doubt and worry and you’ll lead yourself to failure. Bad thoughts can cause us to make bad choices, and bad things are soon to follow. Mental doom and gloom can create a black cloud over everything we do. Focus on the negatives and they will manifest and grow- leading us into a downward spiral of ....

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  • Black Belt Principle #6- Indomitable Spirit

    Black Belt Principle #6- Indomitable Spirit

    Indomitable Spirit-not easily discouraged, defeated, or subdued; unyielding;
    Unconquerable. Impossible to subdue or defeat.

    Did you ever notice how some people seem to have such an upbeat attitude and always maintain a strong zest for life? They just seem to have that extra amount of enthusiasm in almost everything they do. This is called Indomitable Spirit
    . Not only do these people possess a powerful non-quitting spirit, they have a never-ending energy and excitement for the martial arts and for personal growth and development. This spirit is a positive energy force that shows a person’s passion. You can see it in their eyes, you can hear it in their ....

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  • Black Belt Principle #5- Perseverance

    Black Belt Principle #5- Perseverance

    Perseverance- Being steadfast in doing something, despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

    A powerful principle that every BLACK BELT
    does possess is the principle of PERSEVERANCE
    . Perseverance is the ability to see things through to the finish line. It’s about developing the habit of completion and keeping yourself focused on the goal while overcoming all obstacles that you may encounter. Sometimes referred to as “ STICK-TO-IT-IVENESS
    ”, PERSEVERANCE
    is a powerful ingredient of all successful and worthwhile achievements. It is learning to be able to set your sights on a specific target, then aiming your energy and efforts in the ....

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  • Black Belt Principle #4: Self-Control

    Black Belt Principle #4: Self-Control

    Self-control is an essential behavior in order to achieve goals and to avoid impulses and emotions that could prove to be negative.

    Black Belts
    should display self-control of their emotions, actions and attitudes. Martial Arts training teaches us to turn the switch on and perform. Martial Arts training also teaches us to calm ourselves and be in control of our emotions and actions. This allows us to find better health and happiness in our daily lives. As you develop your advanced Martial Arts skills and a higher degree of expertise in combat situations, it’s vital that you also increase your self-control. Imagine a highly skilled person that is ....

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  • Black Belt Principle #3 - Integrity

    Black Belt Principle #3 - Integrity

    Integrity- the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles

    A Black Belt
    is a worldwide symbol that represents a high level of excellence, not just in physical skill, but in attitude, behavior and character. In order to have honorable character, one must have integrity. Integrity is about being honest and truthful, as well as keeping your word and honoring your commitments and responsibilities. A person with integrity can be trusted and is usually someone whom you can count on. Integrity
    is a powerful and important ingredient in becoming a leader inside and outside of the dojo. Having integrity and a solid character leads to earning the respect ....

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  • Black Belt Principle #2 - Courtesy

    Black Belt Principle #2 - Courtesy

    Courtesy - the showing of politeness in one’s attitude and behavior towards others
    Courtesy is one of the core principles that separate the martial arts from many other activities. We learn from the very beginning that martial arts training begins and ends with respect. Being courteous and respectful toward others is a good way to make a positive impression on others. In the dojo, we demonstrate courtesy each time we bow
    , each time we give a polite greeting
    and by giving a positive response
    . Saying “ please
    ” and “ thank you
    ,” looking someone in the eyes during a conversation are all subtle and proper ways to demonstrate courtesy. ....

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  • Black Belt Principle #1 - Modesty

    Black Belt Principle #1 - Modesty

    We all recite the Principles of Black Belt on a regular basis when teaching or training. What we sometimes need to remember is that the meanings behind these words are what is most important. MODESTY
    -to be humble with your talent and skills

    As martial artists, we are constantly playing with a double-edged sword. One side is instilling belief and building our self-esteem and overall confidence, while the other side is controlling our ego and avoiding becoming overconfident. It is a good habit to compliment others and talk about other people’s positive aspects versus bragging about yourself. Take pride in yourself and believe in your ....

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  • P.M.A. vs. N.M.A.

    P.M.A. vs. N.M.A.

    P.M.A. – vs. – N.M.A .
    “Positive Mental Attitude – vs. – Negative Mental Attitude” To become a great BLACK BELT
    we must constantly condition our attitudes and emotions to remain positive and optimistic. We must train ourselves to keep our minds filled with positive thoughts, ideas and outcomes and to keep a strong belief in our ability to overcome the obstacles of achievement. Consider your options; take the negative route and fill your mind with fear, doubt, worry, envy and anger. How successful do you think you will become if you’re loaded with all those negatives? A positive attitude creates an energy ....

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  • Black Belts are Fired Up!

    Black Belts are Fired Up!

    Black Belts have the ability to stay focused on their goals and objectives. For you to be effective achieving your goals, you must also take the time to create clarity with your goals. Along with clarity you need a strong Why
    . Why do you want to achieve your goal? The stronger the why , the easier it will be to stay motivated on your goals. This week’s message talks about how Black Belts are fired up
    about their training and taking action toward the achievement of their goals. Fired up
    is another way of saying that Black Belts have a great deal of enthusiasm and energy that they consistently aim in the right direction. Black Belts should try to ....

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