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Rochelle Park, NJ / Bergen County, United States
Serving Men, Women, Children and Families in the Communities of the Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook, Maywood, Paramus, Elmwood Park, Fair Lawn, Lodi, Hackensack, Hasbrouck Heights, Wallington, Garfield, River Edge, and surrounding towns with the benefits of Taekwondo, Self Defense, Thai Kickboxing, Submission Grappling, Cage Fitness and Personal Protection.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tenets of Taekwondo

Courtesy is giving a bow,
to Black Belts and teachers who show you how.
It’s doing your choices before you are asked,
and being helpful in every class.
It’s simple words like “thank you” and “please”,
and never, ever to hurt or to tease.

Integrity is the simple rule,
of being honest at home and in school.
It’s never cheating when taking a test,
or thinking you’re better than all of the rest.
To lie or steal just wouldn’t be right,
so try to be honest with all your might.

Perseverance is telling you heart,
you’re going to finish the things that you start.
It’s refusing to quit when the going gets tough,
or starting to cry when the sparring get rough.
It’s not giving up on the board you must break,
no matter how many tries it may take.

Self-Control states a simple fact,
you should always think before you act.
It’s standing in class, not a muscle you twitch,
even if you only scratch an itch.
It’s counting to ten when things make you mad,
then walking away because fighting is bad.

Indomitable Spirit is showing no fear,
and not freezing up when trouble is near.
It’s knowing in life there’s some risks you must take,
and along the way some mistakes you may make.
It’s standing up proudly and thinking with glee,
I’m OK! I can do it! I believe in me!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Weaknesses and Strengths

One day, as a Zen master strolled through a field with his student, a pheasant started from a bush in front of them and ran awkwardly into a thicket. The student laughed and said, "Birds are so silly and defenseless." The Zen master swung his walking staff and struck the student across the shins. "Fly," he commanded.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

How To Teach Your Child To Politely Get Your Attention

Here's a sure-fire way for kids to get their parent's attention in a well mannered way. 

When you are on the phone or talking to another person, and your child wishes to get your attention, have your child come up and put his or her hand on your arm, or shoulder, etc. without speaking, tugging, jumping up and down, etc. Now you are aware that your child needs something, but you can finish your thought and then turn and acknowledge your child -"Yes Johnny, now what can I do for you?"

The Black Belt Success Cycle

  • Know what you want
  • Have a plan
  • Find a success coach
  • Take consistent action
  • Review your progress
  • Renew Your goal

Our students use the Black Belt Success Cycle during their every day life.  First, you must decide, "what you want." Whether your goal is to earn a bachelor's degree, obtain a certain job, or open your own business.  Then you must decide what steps you are going to take to accomplish your goal, that is, to "have a plan."  For example, if your goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree, you make a list of what you must do to attain the degree, register for school, set-aside time for studying, etc.  A "success coach," is someone you choose that will support you during your difficult times and good times as you are attaining your goal.  Your success is dependent on your consistency.  You will only be successful in attaining your goal if you "take consistent action."  That means, do not give up, no matter what.  Another important factor is to "review your progress," re-evaluate how much you have accomplished within a certain period of time.  Take a step back and decide if you have followed the Black Belt Success Cycle.  Finally, "renew your goals." This helps you to keep motivated and focused.