Our students are pretty special to us. In fact they are like family and we treat them as such. When a student comes into our class and signs up their first assignment is a task sheet that teaches them responsibility around their home. Parents love this idea and we love it because it teaches gratitude and responsibility right off the bat. Those are values everyone should share and appreciate and it makes sense to start there when teaching martial arts. I hope that making them aware that this activity is very special and involves much more than just kicking and punching from the start has an impact. When we teach class the goal is to bring out the best in the student and making them aware that they can do whatever they want in life through hard work, integrity and dedication. This is requires a lot of fun and a positive attitude throughout this goal setting process. I often smile to myself as I watch our students grow and gain more confidence in who they are and their abilities. To me that is great part about marital arts and the best part of being a teacher.
Brent Tibbetts (Me)