Honesty is the Best Policy with the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy

The Martial Arts provide kids with much more than just physical exercise and training.  Many important life lessons are learned in the dojo.  Come try 2 FREE weeks.  Call today for your complimentary intro class appointment. 561-926-1846    www.BRKKA.com

In most Martial Arts schools, they have “tenents” or a system of beliefs, that they live by and work to instill in all students.  The first tenent we are going to define is HONESTY.

Honesty can be a difficult one to teach as parents or instructors.  All kids and lots of adults struggle with honesty.  It’s not always the easiest path to follow. Honesty requires mental and emotional strength and one to take responsibility for choices made.  But an honest person can be trusted, even when mistakes are made.  An honest person really looks at himself/herself clearly and knows who he is and where he wants to be in life.

Honesty starts from within and the best way to teach it is to show it.  If as parents and teachers we show we are honest when mistakes are made, we take responsibility and make ammends, then children will see how these scenarios progress and that most of the time, it all works out OK.   And when those little white lies or “fibs” come up, they  must be identified, addressed and appropriate consequences issued.  Arguing isn’t part of this equation.  If you know a lie has been told, then simply make the statement and continue on with the process.  A back and forth debate not only is unpleasant and stressful, but it distracts you from the real issue — the dishonesty.  Especially with younger children, lies are not always meant to deceive you – they simply do not want you to be angry or think of them as “bad” – a term we try never to use when dealing with kids.  Bad choices, yes.  Bad actions or decisions, yes.  Bad kids… never.  Keep that in mind.

In the martial arts environment, we lead by example.  We take personal responsibility, are true to ourselves and encourage students to do the same.

More tenents to follow……

The Martial Arts provide kids with much more than just physical exercise and training.  Many important life lessons are learned in the dojo.  Come try 2 FREE weeks.  Call today for your complimentary intro class appointment. 561-926-1846    www.BRKKA.com

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