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November 2013

PUBLISHED FOR THE STUDENTS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF THIS MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL.

action principles Act With Boldness Everyone admires the bold, courageous and daring: no one honors the fainthearted, shy and timid. Make a personal decision to do what it will take to succeed. You must study. You must practice. You must be tested. You must boldly welcome the challenge of exceeding other’s expectations of what they think you can do. Bill FitzPatrick is a 5th-Degree Black Belt, holds a Master’s Degree in Education and runs the non-profit American Success Institute at www.mastersuccess.com. what they think you can do. Bill FitzPatrick is a 5th-Degree Black Belt, holds a Master’s Degree in Education.

Be Patient and Commit to Your Black Belt

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or some people, success is the attainment of a long-term goal. For others, it may be the completion of smaller tasks. Similarly,

begins with the first missed class. Don’t become a negative statistic; attend class regularly. Commitment: A student’s motivational level gov-

in martial arts training, achieving Black Belt or

erns his or her level of commitment. The more impor-

“under” belts may be what some students consider

tant a goal, the more likely you will pursue it. Select

being successful; however, succeeding as a martial

a day each month to reflect on your training and reaf-

arts practitioner involves mastering the most basic

firm your commitment to the martial arts. Ask your-

fundamentals of training. These include attendance,

self what benefits you are receiving and how you’ve

commitment, practice, sharing and health, which lead

become a better person through martial arts.

to continued success as a martial arts student for life. Attendance: With today’s busy lifestyle, it is some-

Practice: While you may train several times per week at the school, schedule mini-workout sessions

times a challenge to attend class twice a week. Even

during the week to review your knowledge. Self-

during the summer, you must attend class, regu-

workouts are personal time, which reinforce what you

larly. If you must miss class, then immediately add a

are learning during class and, most importantly, what

replacement to your schedule. Remember, a drop out

you should improve.

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Kid’s Corner

S Cameron McDaniel Age 9

I am Grateful for My Instructor

olve this puzzle in one minute or less, you’re a Grandmaster; two minutes, a Master; three minutes, an Advanced Student; four minutes, an Intermediate Student; five minutes, a Beginner Student. Guess each word by filling in the missing letters below. Good luck!!!

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1. __ N I F __ R __ 2. __ N __ T __ U __ __ O R 3. __ I S __ I P __ I N __ 4. K I __ I 5. __ I __ E __ I __ K 6. H I __ H __ L __ C K 7. R E __ E __ __ E - __ U N _ H 8. __ H __ T __ - B __ L T 9. __ O C __ S 10. K __ T __ Bonus: H __ R __ E - S __ A __ C E

Answers: Down— 2. Water 3. Sparring 4. Dojo 6. Jet Li’s 7. Kata. Across— 1. Sword 3. Stretch 4. Dragon 5. Jiu Jitsu 8. Leader 9. Sensei 10. Star

Personal Profiles

E xample: M __ R __ __ A L Answer: Martial Arts

By Cameron McDaniel, Age 9

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y name is Cameron McDaniel. I am 9 years old and have been a Taekwondo student for more than 3 years. Taking martial arts is great fun, and it has been good for me for many reasons. I have learned to become more disciplined, and when my parents tell me to do something that I may not want to do, such as chores, I understand that I must do it anyway. I also have more selfcontrol, and much more energy that I use in positive ways. The lessons that I have learned in the martial arts have allowed my parents to trust me being by myself at an activity or school. Martial arts has also given me more self-confidence. I recently performed a demo in front of my whole school, and at a meeting for the planning department of my town. Because I train and exercise often, my body is stronger and my skills and technique are much better. I am grateful for my instructor because. 

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Healthkick Awareness and Education Saves Teen Drivers

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otor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, accounting for more than one in three deaths in this age group. During 2005, twelve teens, ages 16 to 19, died every day from motor vehicle injuries. Teen drivers are four times more likely than older drivers to crash. Almost 400,000 teen motor-vehicle occupants sustained non-fatal injuries that required treatment in an emergency department. Although young people, ages 15-24, represent only 14% of the U.S. population, they account for approximately 30% of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries. Teen drivers at high risk for motor

vehicle crashes include males (one and a half times of females), teens driving with teen passengers and newly licensed teens. Teen drivers face a number of other major risk factors. Teens are more likely than older drivers to underestimate dangerous situations, speed and drive too close to the vehicle in front of them. Teens also have the lowest rate of seat belt use. Alcohol has a major effect on teen-driving issues. Of the male drivers, 15 to 20 years of age, involved in fatal crashes during 2005, 24% had been drinking. In a national survey conducted during 2005, nearly three of ten. 

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Words of the Week

Character

LESSON 1

LESSON 2

LESSON 3

LESSON 4

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”

”A ‘No’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.”

“Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”

“Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.”

James D. Miles

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without

Mahatma Gandhi, 20th century proponent of non-violence

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had sations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without

Be Patient, continued from page 1

Sharing: The martial arts has grown with the spread of knowledge from teacher to student, who then becomes a teacher, and then spreads the knowledge to new students. The teacher-student relationship in the martial arts is built on honor, respect and gratitude, which often sets the martial arts apart from many other educational relationships. As a student, look for opportunities to help others and begin your journey as a teacher. You will prosper from your relationships and your martial arts knowledge will greatly increase. Health: Martial arts training can provide you with exercise to stay in shape, but you must also eat healthfully to produce optimal training results. You can achieve these fundamentals to become more confident, healthier and flexible; break bad habits and learn self-defense (to name a few benefits). Challenge yourself to succeed by focusing on these five key fundamentals. 

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it hadsations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without

Elmer G. Letterman, business executive

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without 

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How martial artists make a difference.

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lice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister

was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without pictures or conversation?’ elicensing (GDL) systems are designed to delay full licensure, while allowing teens to experience and practice driving under low-risk conditions. Parents are encouraged to know their state’s GDL laws, and talk with their teen drivers to help enforce

the laws and keep their children safe. elicensing (GDL) systems are designed to delay full licensure, while allowing teens to experience and practice driving under low-risk conditions. Parents are encouraged to know their state’s GDL laws, and talk with their teen drivers to help enforce the laws and keep their children safe. Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on

the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without pictures or conversation?’ So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of

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