I love keeping classes fun and educational. This week we have a fun drill called heart breaker. We have a ton of big paper hearts cut out of paper and we practice our punches and kicks on them. The fun part is you have to try and rip the paper with your punch and kick. It makes a great sound when you hit the paper and it is surprisingly difficult to rip a piece of paper with a punch or a kick. Oh yes, by the way we are only holding the paper with one hand :)
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Each month student who are ready to advance to the next level are able to test and demonstrate their skills and show all the improvement they have made since their last test. This is just one more step on the students journey towards becoming a black belt. Not getting a black belt. I don't want people to think a black belt is something you get. It is something you become. When you show you have made great progress you are then awarded with your belt that matches your efforts, knowledge, and attitude. That is how the belt system works. You don't get the belt first and then learn the material. You learn the material 1st and then when you show that you have learned it you then get the belt. Hard work equals results. Have a great day everyone! Moo Sa
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This week we are focused on the M or Measurable. Black Belt is a long range goal; it can take anywhere from 4-10 years to achieve! The check points we use along the way in the martial arts are either colored belts or in some style, certification levels. These would be considered short to mid range MEASURABLE checkpoints to keep us motivated and on track to hit the long term goal of black belt.