Discipline and Consistency
Hey parents, Denny Strecker here from Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts. I wanted to talk to you today a little bit about our Life Skills program, and why is easily hands down the best program for your child. There aren’t any other programs that develop the life skills to the depth and the strength that our program does. And basically, what you start to see is this is really the nuts and bolts of what we do here. It’s not really a karate school, our claim is basically giving your child the best tools that they are going to need to lead a happy and successful life. For example, we are working on discipline. So we show the kids how to have basic discipline, then we elevate it to show them how to have self discipline, so they are able to do things without mom and dad having to tell them to do it. Then eventually, there is a level three, which is self awareness. Now they are able to understand how their decisions and their choices are going to affect people around them andbe able to lead a group of people a lot better.
Now, what starts to happen is in life, a lot of times, you have some inconsistency. And what I ran across last night, unfortunately, what happens in our industry a little bit too often, and so I can address it, since it’s basically this is what I do. I know it does happen just about everywhere in the world. What I mean is in martial arts, you are going to hear every instructor talk about how they teach honesty, integrity, courtesy, different skills like that. Some people call them their life skills, some people will call them, their tenets, their general goals, whatever it is that the school calls it, but they are not really living those skills. And that is the strength here that we have at our school. The students learn the life skill, the leadership team practices, the life skill, and the instructors are the life skill. So we are very consistent in our process, that not only are we telling the students what it is to get to that level, and we are able to tell them that because we are doing it ourselves. We are able to help them eliminate some of the roadblocks and struggles that maybe we faced.
So back to my story. What I was getting to was school owners martial arts talks about honesty and integrity. They stand in front of their class, and they preach, being honest, and having integrity.
Well, last night, when I was doing some research, I came across a karate school. And again, this happens way too often, in my opinion, the school basically has taken (or stolen), the Skillz program. The Skillz program is a licensed program, we pay a monthly fee to be able to say that we have this curriculum, and that we are able to teach it here at our karate school. Now, all too often, other karate schools see the benefits of it, but they don’t want to pay the extra fee. So they will say they are a Skillz school, but they are really not.
So how can you be teaching honesty and integrity, standing in front of people saying it’s important to be honest, and it’s important to have integrity,when you yourself aren’t? There is that gap there. And when you have that gap, you are not consistent in your life.
So our goal is to close that gap, and make sure that we are walking our talk. If we are talking about discipline, it ss because we have been able to show the discipline and get where we are today. So we are going to be able to help the students do that. If we are talking about self confidence, look at our instructors, our instructors have self confidence, They are able to have conversations, and they are able to make good eye contact. So the key to success in any program, and in life, is consistency. Make sure what you are doing and what you are saying line up. And once they line up, there is a very happy life in store for you.
What we want to do is be able to take our life skills, teach them to our students, once they join our leadership team, they really start practicing them in their everyday life. Eventually, if they become instructors, now they become the life skill.
Thinking about discipline, what are some things that you can be working on to help your ninja have better discipline at home? If you have any questions about this, or if you want any suggestions, you can call, Facebook message, email or stop by the karate school. I am happy to answer any questions and help in any way I can.