Something I try to instill in my students is that stress cannot exist in the present moment and the more time we spend in the present the less stress we experience.
In what seems like the blink of an eye, another summer has almost vanished. This year, the phenomenal weather likely contributed to that feeling. Many students at the school had excellent attendance through the summer and applied themselves to the curriculum outside of class time. I am confident they will be ready to advance to their next rank at the upcoming September grading.
Remember that you have the choice to practice more or less than what’s written in your requirements for your level, but don’t forget that all actions have consequences.
Believe that you can do something, picture yourself doing it and you’re much more likely to be successful.
Being rough and tough martial arts warriors does not give us a license to disregard physical cleanliness. Developing and maintaining good personal hygiene is one of the foundations of self-respect, no matter how you spend your time. It also says a lot about your respect for others at the Academy!
We look forward to the start of another successful and fun year!