Monday, May 22, 2017

Do you have a code to live by?

I truly believe in having and believing in a code to live by. In times of crisis, in situations where you are challenged to make a decision or situations when you need a moral guide, your decision will be strong and honest when you have a code to guide your final decision.

Here are 12 principles you can use to build your code.
1. HONESTY. Be honest in all communications and actions
2. INTEGRITY. Maintain personal integrity. 
3. PROMISE-KEEPING. Keep promises and fulfill commitments
4. LOYALTY. Be loyal within the framework of other ethical principles
5. FAIRNESS. Strive to be fair and just in all dealings
6. CARING. Demonstrate compassion and a genuine concern for the well being of others
7. RESPECT FOR OTHERS. Treat everyone with respect.
8. LAW ABIDING. Obey the law. 
9. COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE. Pursue excellence all the time in all things
10. LEADERSHIP. Exemplify honor and ethics. 
11. REPUTATION AND MORALE.
12. ACCOUNTABILITY. Be accountable.



Friday, May 19, 2017

Success comes in small victories

Small Victories Create small victories, they add up, no matter how small or short in time. Those are the moments that carry you through to the next big challenge. And there is always another challenge. Taking small victories allow for more present moment focus. They lead to collectively completing the bigger goal! Focusing on the end goal may present such an overwhelming task mentally and physically one may quit – collectively small victories add up to success. For someone who never seems to get started – start with small victories. Life’s plan rarely flows the way one plans. Taking these small victories will open doors to paths in life – many of which can lead to huge successes.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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10 manners for kids

10 Basic Manners for Kids 1. Follow the rules. Whether playing a game or participating in activities here follow the rules. Don’t make up rules, follow the rules and if you are out in a game then you are out. In the time it takes to argue whether you are out or not the game would have continued and you would probably be back in the game already. 2. Wait your turn and do not interrupting other people when they are speaking. No one can be heard if there are too many voices at once. Wait your turn until the other person is done speaking, and then ask your question. Be sure and give your full attention when the other person is speaking so as to reinforce the positive behavior of waiting your turn. 3. Do not raise your voice. This shows a loss of control. Raising your voice level causes the other person to raise their voice and now you are arguing – neither will get their point across. 4. No name-calling. Even if it's in "fun," name-calling hurts others feelings and is disrespectful nor does it make friends. 5. Be polite, say, "Please" and "Thank you" often. This shows respect and appreciation. In addition, if they are thanked, then say, "You're welcome". 6. Clean up after yourself. Whether at home or at the karate center, always pick up after yourself. It's your mess so clean it up. If other children leave a mess, then remind them that they need to clean up before the next activity can begin, and stick to it. 7. Good sportsmanship. After playing a game (sports, cards, board game), no matter the outcome, be pleasant. If you win, do not gloat or show off, but to be kind. If you lose, don't sulk or get mad, but be a good sport and tell the other person "good game" or speak well of them. Then try your hardest the next time. 8. Go through open doors in a line. When everyone tries to push and go through door at the same time it’s just a mess and you won’t get there any faster. When someone lets you go first tell them "thank you." 9. Always greet someone when they are new to the program. Being polite shows respect for others. 10. Respect differences. When people do things differently from your family because of diversity in culture, race, or religion, be respectful. Point out how interesting it is or how different families do different things. Families have their own traditions or rituals, and it is important and has meaning for that family.