January Week 1 Message of the Week-Goal Setting

Bolton Karate and Tottenham Karate

Every Week we share a positive message of the week for our students, parents and friends to reflect on.

“The most important thing about goals is having one.”

– Geoffrey f. Abert

GOAL SETTING: The process of identifying something that you want to accomplish.

The Karate belt system is one of the greatest systems created when it comes to setting and reaching goals. It teaches us to set goals, attain them and see the visual results of our achievements. Achieving a Black Belt in Karate has significant meaning and is associated with excellence. We can understand our goals with the visual aid of the different color belt system. If you are a new student, there are many short terms goals to reach — white belt, yellow belt, etc. The long term goal is to become a Black Belt. If you want to earn your Black Belt, set that as your long-term goal and talk to your instructors about a time frame. It takes years of hard work and dedication to achieve that goal, so don’t lose focus or get discouraged. Learning to set goals is key to success.

Learn the best of karate and kickboxing for self defense and world class fitness with the team here at Bolton and Tottenham’s Canadian Black Belt Academy Eleven to Twelve year olds, for the most part, are the smartest students in the school. Yes, they are smarter than most adults! They are also physically competent and can excel in most physical challenges that are presented to them. The problem we discovered is they are so focused on what is socially acceptable that they have a hard time keeping themselves emotionally driven to the task at hand.

The solution we found is to provide them with their own program that targets their stage of development in a manner that nurtures their social and emotional instability while at the same time building skills that set them up for success. With that said a structured program introducing extreme skill-based training in martial arts has proven to be very successful.