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    Martial Arts Teaches Confidence in Etowah North Carolina

    Start Small, Aim High

    Grand Master Darren Norris, Owner of Five Rings Self Defense in Etowah, NC

    Lately I’ve devoted these Life Lessons newsletters to the
    importance of sounding and acting confident. I hope the tips
    are giving you a strategy for helping your child project
    good confidence.

    It is our experience in our martial arts schools that when
    we start to build a child’s confidence, that self-assuredness
    builds and gains momentum.

    The best way to start your child on this path upward is to
    start by giving him or her small, relatively attainable goals.

    For example, in the beginning, we teach children very easy
    kicking techniques to master. The first few belts in our school
    are relatively easy to attain.

    We do not make the bar high in the beginning because we want
    the children to build positive momentum, to give them
    confidence in their ability to learn martial arts.

    As they are learning techniques, they earn stripes and rewards
    for accomplishing their goals. As they progress, they are
    invited to test for their next color belt.

    Parents can incorporate this principle at home by not
    demanding much in the beginnning. Build up to it and the
    children will naturally be confident to take on harder

    Try this: Have your child do the easiest homework assignments
    first. Celebrate this accomplishment. Then move on to the more
    difficult tasks, so they can tackle the challenges with greater

    Good luck!


    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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