Discipline Is An Important Life Skill to Learn Young
Hey parents, Shihan here. We had a great conversation in karate class tonight and I wanted to make sure that I talk about it and make sure that all of the students that weren’t here tonight benefit from the same lesson.
We were doing our fitness test in the extreme skills class, which is our 10 to 14 year olds, and I noticed something and it really clicked in my head, how to be able to apply this to them at a much deeper level. It was regarding our discipline, discipline leading to good habits or bad habits.
What was happening is during round four, which is our combination several of our ninjas, we’re doing punch, punch, hands down, front kick, bring either hands backup, punch, punch, front kick, hands down. Now we started talking about this and it really caught my attention so we stopped the test for a quick second and I ask the kids what was going on that seemed wrong. And I showed him that example. And they didn’t quite get it. Because it was such a bad habits that they see it as the norm. But here’s the key thing that we were talking about. You’re creating a lot of extra work for yourself. If you’re throwing punch, punch, drop, your hands have to bring them back up to punch punch again, you have all this wasted energy and wasted time that got me thinking, what else are you doing in your life, that’s a bad habit that’s wasting energy and wasting time. Because if you’re doing something as simple as dropping your hands and bringing them back up over and over again, and not thinking about it, I guarantee you’ve got some other habits that you’ve developed that are wasting time and wasting your energy. So also with that, when they’re dropping their hands, they’re opening their face. So they’re not an extra bad habit. Because now if they ever have to protect themselves, they’re going to throw a punch and then drop their hands and their wide open. So again, what other bad habits are you creating that? Or do you do that are creating problems that are going to get you punched in the face, because guess what life is going to punch us in the face at some point. And how we respond to that is super important. But if we can prevent it, why not keep our guard up. And that way, we don’t have to get punched in the face as much, right? So this is truly the essence of what I’m focusing on with our niches this year is are the punch punch front kicks a big deal now, right? I don’t care if you have an awesome punch punch. But when we see an opportunity about hey, here’s a bad habit. So what else are you doing that is a bad habit. And let’s fix those things. Now. Just imagine if you were to sit with your name job and do this once a month. And you were able to fix 12 bad habits by the end of this year. How much better stronger, happier and more successful is your ninja going to be in their life.
Just imagine, imagine somebody sitting down with you at your ninjas age and saying, you know what, here’s some good habits. Here’s the things that you need to be doing to enjoy the rest of your life. Earlier we talked about hard choices lead to an easy life. This is where the rubber meets the road. find things that your ninja is doing. That’s creating a bad habit. And make sure you get rid of it. Now by getting rid of it. Now you’re helping your ninja develop a much happier and stronger life. So there you have it. We sat and talked about it with our 10 to 14 year olds. It hit such a chord with me thought it was super important to share with each of you do me a favor if you found this useful, like comment below with what bad habit your ninja has that you’re going to start fixing right away.
I’ll be happy to comment back and help you knock that bad habit out. Have a great day and we’ll see you guys in class.