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|Kids spending time on devices or online
with little tools to self-control and self-regulation
|vs||Ideas and tactics to implement
regarding managing this aspect of growing up
|Broad / general understanding of virtues||vs||Deep, engaging study of virtues
that supports your family values
|Feeling helpless and not knowing what to do
regarding a person or circumstance
intimidating and hindering you
|vs||Building a toolbox of techniques
to apply when faced with these situations
|Feeling alone and confused in rearing our kids||vs||Having a supportive community of teachers
and parents who are like-minded in wanting
more grit and fortitude in our kids
|Knowing that you’re meant for something more,
that life means more than the daily drudgery
|vs||Finding a helpful motivator and building
that motivation in yourself through training
|Stress and anxiety and not knowing how to cope||vs||A healthy outlet for mental and emotional
health, for all ages
|Who should enrol||Who should NOT enrol|
|You’re looking to improve respect, hard work, grit in your
child → and you are up to the challenge of learning
|Your child already practices respect, patience, grit,
hard work and other virtues well beyond your standards
→ Congrats! You are awesome—feel free to share with us
how you do it!
|You want yourself or your child to grow stronger and more
confident in all aspects: physically, mentally, emotionally
→ and you are willing to apply these teachings outside the
martial arts school
|You want to grow stronger and more confident in all
aspects: physically, mentally, emotionally without
doing a lot of work → Work is a packaged
deal with strength and confidence in our bodies,
|You’re prepared for demanding, physical training → and
are willing to work to start where you’re at and improve
|You don’t like to sweat or bang it out → We prefer
that your training do the talking.
There are other options out there though
for those who prefer a “lighter” approach.
|You are looking for more discipline and self-defence skills
→ and you accept the time and patience it takes to learn.
|You are looking for fighting and combat skills purely as
entertainment, sport, or bragging rights → There are
alternatives for you depending on what you are
looking for. Just ask.
|You want to filter influences of video games, the internet,
movies, and other media and provide a productive use
of time and energy
|Your child already has a fine filter for video games,
the internet, movies, and other media and already uses
time productively → Wow, your child should have a chat
with other kids on how they manage all of this!
|You want to be relentless in the pursuit of your
|You are looking for a shortcut / magic pill to your best self.|