Why should you care about teaching character development to students? You’ll find that the most successful studios place a strong emphasis on teaching character values to students.
“formal politeness”; to be shown to others at all times.
“to flourish”; always keep learning and improving.
“valor”; not the absence of fear but going on in spite of fear.
“being genuine”; mean what you say and do what you mean.
“being truthful”; always seek to do what is right.
“a sense of duty”; fulfilling obligations and following the rules.
“freedom from pride”; avoid becoming foolishly over-confident.
“to persist”; have a “never give up” attitude.
“a sense of right and truth”; know right from wrong and do right.
“faithfulness”; being true to others and what is right.
“handling your actions properly”; choosing the right actions at all times.
“that which is known”; applied knowledge is power.
“esteem” give it to others, earn it for yourself.
“soundness of character”; living by right beliefs.
WHAT ARE THE LEVELS IN MARTIAL ARTS?
Each belt is gained by collecting enough training stamps in your membership book to take the grading test. Every belt grading gets harder each time with a higher level of skill required with the black belt ranking.
Under Belt Rank Levels and Class
Level One (Fly Weight) – Beginner (White-Yellow)
Level Two (Bantam Weight) – Beg/Novice (Orange/Purple)
Level Three (Feather Weight) – Novice (Purple/Blue)
Level Four (Light-Weight) – Adv. Novice (Blue)
Level Five (Welter Weight) – Beg. Intermediate (Green)
Level Six (Middle Weight) – Intermediate (Green/Red)
Level Seven (Light-Heavy Weight) – Adv. Intermediate. (Red)
Level Eight (Cruiser) – Beg. Adv. (1st Brown)
Level Nine (Heavy Weight) – Advanced (2nd -3rd Brown)
Level Ten (Super-Heavy Weight) – Beg. Expert (1st Black)
THE JOURNEY FROM WHITE BELT TO BLACK BELT
Martial arts belts are used to represent the ranking and progress of students in martial art.
It was a system put in place to reward the best students and show their progress until they get to the highest rank after attaining a certain level of expertise.
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE BLACK BELT
We believe that the two most important belts in the Martial Arts are black belt and white belt.
WHITE BELT represents the courage to begin something new, and the willingness to be a student.
BLACK BELT represents honest, integrity, humility, perseverance and generosity.
It also represents a single-minded determination, a willingness to persist in the face of obstacles.
The journey from white belt to black belt is the process of personal transformation, and learning how to do battle with your own weaknesses. Courage is the measure by which you define the character of a Black Belt.
“If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.” Proverbs 15:32 NLT.
BLACK BELT IS …
BLACK BELT is perfection, confidence and leadership.
PERFECTION is excellence, discipline and focus.
CONFIDENCE is power, perseverance, and mastery.
LEADERSHIP is courage, compassion, and wisdom.