Friday, March 29, 2013

Preparing your Child For Life...

We spend our entire childhood preparing to become an adult.

We go to school and learn how to read and write.

Martial Arts Flowery Branch
But there are other things that are seemingly impossible to teach, yet vitally important to living a good life.

Self-confidence is something that you just can't teach in a classroom or even by talking to a child. The only way to teach it is through providing children with the opportunity to experience and overcome challenges for themselves.

Self-esteem is the same way. Often times the difference between a respectful student with straight A's and a trouble student who's failing is simply a self-esteem issue.

When kids don't feel good about themselves it shows in the way they behave and the effort they put into school work.

The only way to teach that stuff is to challenge our kids.

And one of the safest and most effective ways I know to do that is through martial arts.

The best part is that students actually have fun while being challenged.

When they succeed, they feel good about themselves. And when they fail, they have caring instructors who can give them positive feedback and help them get on the right track.

As parents and educators to the kids of Flowery Branch, we need to understand just how important these character traits really are to the well being of our children...and our community.

People who lack self-esteem, self-discipline, perseverance, respect for others and so forth... People who lack those qualities generally go on to lead less than fulfilling lives.

Here at Choe's HapKiDo Karate in Flowery Branch we understand just how important those character traits are, and we take a proactive role in helping the Flowery Branch and Braselton Kids develop them.

If you'd like to bring your child in for a free Karate lesson, simply give us a call at 770-967-1700. We're more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and there's absolutely no obligation to join. It's just an easy way to see if martial arts is a good fit for your child.

I have taught many students in Flowery Branch throughout the years.

And I can honestly say that I've never had a student walk through our doors and not have a good time or walk away with a great life experience.


Instructor Anthony and PattiAnn Rivera
Choe's HapKiDo Karate Academy of Martial Arts and Kickboxing in Flowery Branch and Braselton
7380 Spout Springs Rd
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 967-1700

P.S. The lessons your child will learn in martial arts go far beyond my classroom and will serve them well throughout their lives.