Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Martial Arts not an entitlement sport.
Encouragement for a child to do well is awesome, but leading them to believe everyone is the same becomes a harsh reality later in life. This everyone is a winner attitude is not good for the reality of life. Can you really go to a job sit around and expect to receive the same pay as the guy doing the job and putting in the effort to get it done. No that does not happen. To believe in oneself and having self confidence is awesome to think you are entitled to things will not get you far in life. Martial artists have earned their ranks, (belts) in the respective discipline they have taken. Martial arts teaches you that failure is a learning experience to make oneself better. Martial arts helps you to face challenges and do your best to over come and move on. From the first day you step out on the mat you will see the Instructor help you as well as the other students to try and be our best. The words "I can't" is not an option you try you mess up you try again. The Instructor helps you to refine the technique but you are the one doing the technique, not a team or a group where you can watch the action and they give you a trophy for just showing up. To be our best we need to try our best, and martial arts helps that attitude, to nurture it into self-confidence which brings on the "I can do this!
Students of martial arts learn through encouragement and repetition, these 2 things create discipline. It is through discipline that one can become a better person. Martial arts teaches the whole person not just the physical body, but you improve your mind and character as well. To criticize instead of encourage breeds discontent and sabotages success. Once students experience class and become dedicated the changes they see are incredible; they become more confident, disciplined, physically fit and more well spoken. One wouldn't think that a physical exercise could better a person intellectually. It is through trying and failing and trying again and that keep going attitude that forms the mind. Through these exercises students clear out all the bad thoughts and clutter in their brain!