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    Improving Every Day with Aikido and Hapkido in Etowah

    Improving Every Day

    Recently, we delved into the topic of discipline and are ready
    to explain in greater detail how we cultivate discipline in our
    martial arts academies.

    I am sharing these strategies with you with the hope that you
    can establish and promote more positive discipline habits in
    your home.

    We’ve already discussed the importance of making discipline
    a positive quality to embody. Setting goals and working at
    them bit by bit gives your child a steady path toward

    In the martial arts, we place high expectations upon our
    students (ultimately, we want them to achieve black belt
    status), but we realize this mighty task takes time and

    We work hard to encourage and motivate the lower-ranking
    students. We set goals that are readily achievable to help them
    internalize what’s necessary for success. (Parents, you do the
    same thing when you put structures and routines in place to
    help your child know what needs to be accomplished, such as
    setting the bed and having a specific time and place for doing

    As our students progress in rank and skill level, more of the
    responsibility gets transferred to them. They are expected to:

    * Be able to teach what they’ve already learned
    * Lead some of our routines, such as warm-ups
    * Act as mentors to lower-ranking students.

    As their self-discipline grows, so does the level of

    Let me mention here that students are praised and awarded
    for their accomplishments; this is an important aspect to the
    positive self-discipline we work to promote.

    We work through a variety of incentives, from stickers to
    exclusive parties and elite teams. Yes, good discipline is an
    expectation, but it is one that we never fail to notice and

    I hope these concepts can help you cultivate and appreciate
    better discipline in your home, and in your child.


    Darren Norris

    P.S. The very best way to see our LIFE LESSON strategies in action
    is for your child or family to experience them directly via our
    TRY US OUT program.

    Hapkido of Hendersonville’s, Five Rings Self Defense
    125 Etowah Center Drive, Etowah, NC 28729
    Ph: 828-388-0635 Call Today!
    of Etowah North Carolina Serving The Brevard, Fletcher, Hendersonville And Horse Shoe North Carolina Community Since 1993

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