If you are reading this, you are currently enrolled onto a trial (basic) membership programme at our Martial Arts school and you have been shortlisted for Black Belt training. Well done!
Our Basic training programme is good, I expect you are gaining many benefits already even though you are at the start of your LIFESKILL journey with us. Basic training is exactly that; it introduces students to basic Martial Arts techniques and the all-important basic Personal Development material. Basic training is a trial enrolment to see if you want to but more importantly qualify to enrol onto a Black Belt training programme. Please have a thorough read of this webpage and decide if being a Black Belt is for you. Students must show their Sensei’s (& their parents) that they deserve to qualify for Black Belt Training. We only want to work with committed families not those who cannot see the true value of becoming a Black Belt with our Martial Arts school.
Commitment is a big part of being successful. On our Masters & Leadership programme we teach students about the importance of commitment. Commitment is what makes things happen – without commitment nothing ‘worthwhile’ happens. The below quote is from W. H. Murray a famous mountaineer and Himalayan expedition leader:
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.”
Here at Kaizen-Do, what we understand from the above is that students who want to become Black Belts and live the Black Belt lifestyle must commit. If I want to get good marks at school, then I must commit to doing homework and trying my best in class. If I want to progress in my career then I must develop my value. If I want to become a Black Belt, then I must try my best in class and work on my personal development and self-discipline sheets.
Students that commit to becoming a Black Belt become Black Belts. You will have noticed this message at the Academy:
Goals + Commitment = Success
Commitment is a very big part of success at our School.