Lessons for the Month of November by Jeff Stanford

Below are the lessons that will be covered in class. Use these descriptions as a guide for reminding your child to practice at home what they’re working on at the academy.

If your family is not involved at the Black Belt Academy, and you want your child to learn lessons like Respect, Honesty, and Integrity, visit www.jpblackbelt.com or give us a call at (419) 872-7599

White, Yellow, & Orange Belts: Respect

Respect means to treat others the way you want to be treated, or simply to be nice and kind to others. If you show respect to others, they are much more likely to have and show respect for you in return, which is important for family relationships, friendships, and getting along with others at school or work. (Additionally, there are the Respect homework sheets that can serve as an excellent reminder. See an instructor if you’re not familiar with the homework assignments.)

Purple Belt & Above: Honesty/Integrity

Honesty means to be truthful to others, while Integrity is being honest with yourself and doing what you believe is right. People who are honest and have integrity can be trusted by others and relied on to keep promises and to not lie, cheat, or steal. It can be hard to be honest when you’ve made a mistake, and it can be hard to show integrity in difficult situations, but people will have much more respect for you if you’re able to do so.

Leadership: Students will start practicing with Public Speaking. For many people, talking in front of a group can one of their greatest fears, but everybody will have to talk in front of a group at some point in their lives, especially for school or work presentations. Our first step is to get students comfortable talking in front of a group, which we’ll accomplish through a variety of speaking and word-play drills. One of our favorites is telling a made-up story, which tend to get really silly, so keep an eye out for giggling groups of students during leadership training!

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