At some point in our student’s journey, they (and
their parent’s) decide that they want to take their
training to the next level and pursue earning their
black belt. Our
Black Belt Program signifies this important step in
their martial arts journey and opens up an entirely
different experience in their training. This program is
a “Commitment to Excellence” and a “Commitment to
earning a Black Belt”. A
different uniform separates these students from the
Basic Training Program to publicly identify and honor
Students are nominated into this program by our
instructors who are looking for students who are
displaying great attitudes in class, who
believe they can do whatever they put their minds
to, who are attending class twice weekly (commitment),
who have a desire to do their best, who are
showing enthusiasm (loud responses) and who are
practicing respect inside and outside our Academy. They
must earn their nomination—it is not just given.
Special theme classes are introduced in the Black
Belt Club Program which includes mixed martial arts
training of basic jujitsu (ground self-defense),
sparring (street self-defense), board breaking
(confidence builder) and basic weapons training of
nunchakus and bo staff (focus, co-ordination, right/left
brain-using both hands at once, dexterity, etc).
The longer our students continue
to train the more value our parents receive. Parent's continually tell us that they see an increased focus and
concentration at home and at school, better grades in
school, and more confidence and self-discipline
within their children. As always, some students improve
more quickly than others. However, our parents have
learned that the longer they continue in our programs
the more benefits are recieved and are carried forward
in their children's lives.
It is our goal to help every student earn their black belt. We
long-term goal a reality by showing them how to
reach the “big” goal by breaking it down into smaller
goals; earning one belt at a time. We also emphasize
that any goal will be reached as long as you do not
quit. This valuable life lesson in perseverance will be carried forth
and used for the rest of their lives to accomplish
whatever future goals they set.
As the student continues their martial arts
training at the intermediate to advanced level,
character building is continued inside the Academy by
reinforcing an attitude of "Black Belt Excellence".
Character-building continues outside the academy by
leading the students on a journey of powerful and
positive action! Journals 3, 4, 5 and 6 introduce
Perseverance, Self-Discipline, Knowledge and Leadership.
Along the way students learn life-lessons about goal
setting, wisdom, journaling, mentoring and the awesome
power of taking action on ideas.
In addition, our Black Belt Club Program includes
Leadership Training which is conducted through our
Special Winning Attitude Team meetings (S.W.A.T.) held
bi-monthly on Saturday mornings.
taught success principles to enable them to think and
act beyond "average" and to strive for a life of
"excellence". Role-playing, group interaction,
note-taking and assignments are all part of this
valuable program for improving one's self-confidence.
Sample topics include, Believe you can succeed and you
will, Build confidence and destroy fear, You are what
you think you are, and How to think like a leader.