New Years may have passed but it’s not too late for you and your ninja to make or create a commitment to excellence! It is important to teach your child to always be striving to make and reach new goals and the beginning of every year is a great time to reflect and set some new challenges. My kids karate classes are designed to help your child develop these skills.
Here are 10 EASY resolutions you can make for 2018 to get your training off to a kickin’ start!
1) Don’t miss a Monday
Don’t miss a Monday (or your first class of the week)! Set the tone for your week with an energetic and positive attitude. Set yourself up for success at the beginning of your week and you’ll be surprised at how well you will persevere when under pressure!
2) Spend 5 minutes (or more) to practice at home
A little practice each day adds up! Only 5 minutes per day, 7 days per week means over 30minutes of practice time! Imagine if you spend 10 minutes per day, that would be more than an hour. In just a short amount of time each day, you can lay a solid foundation for all of your goals!
3) Eat healthy/reduce junk food
You don’t have to go on a full diet! How about this: Eat Healthy(er)! Start small and introduce a new vegetable to your diet or eliminate something that isn’t so good for you. By starting with small goals you will build momentum for the rest of your year!
4) Ask for feedback every class
After each class, ask your instructor for one thing that you can work on at home to become better. If you want to take this to the next level, keep a journal of all of the feedback you get and have your instructor initial it when you can show them you have improved!
5) Pick a skill to master
Sometimes we have a skill that is super easy, or maybe a skill that is pretty challenging! Either way, find one and decide to MASTER it! Once you are satisfied with your improvement, move on to another skill and MASTER that one!
6) Take pictures in class
This one is mainly for our parents! Take pictures of your ninjas in class. Make it a goal to take one picture per class! This way you will end up with a compilation of memories and achievements that cannot be forgotten! You can even post these on Social Media if you are Facebook or IG savvy! Just don’t forget those hashtags 😉 #DSKTROY #DennyStreckersKarate
7) Be active on our Families Page
Our families page is a place to come and share your achievements and get informed. But beyond that, our Families Page holds a wealth of ways to be involved as well! We are always welcoming new members and posting pics of current students so go leave an encouraging comment or just throw a “like” on it! We also offer a FREE program called Parent SKILLZ which is an in-depth program for parents who want to increase their level of connection and involvement with their kids! Not to mention we also give away some pretty cool prizes!
8) Join a special team
Here at Denny Strecker’s Karate we have a Specialty Team your ninja can be a part of! Our most popular is our S.T.O.R.M. Team (Special Team Of Role Models). Step outside of your comfort zone this year and become a leader in our classes by joining our STORM Team. See Shihan to see if there are any openings or if you have any questions about joining!
9) Learn something new about each instructor
It is always cool to know something that most people don’t know. Your ninja can develop a sense of belonging if you help them learn something new about each instructor. This can be as simple as learning their favorite color, food, vacation spot, or karate move!
10) Make Mom and Dad proud each class
Finally, bring it back to basics! Make it a goal every class to make your parents proud! Try your hardest, be loud and give everything 100%
Our hope here at Denny Strecker’s Karate is that this new year is one of your best ever! We are humbled that you chose us to be a part of your families’ lives and will do everything we can to serve your family.