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I Always Start Strong!!

Onegaishimasu Parents,

We are absolutely pumped to get back into the dojo, and get back to helping your child discover their unlimited potential.

Your KEIKO TEAM is super pumped to see everyone again, and we are READY TO GO!!

I hope you had a wonderful break! its time to do what all Black Belts do, and it is so important for your child’s development. It is the critical success habit of STARTING STRONG!

Success is just a habit, just as failure and struggle are habits. Here at KEIKO dojo we know what habits result in high achieving, successful, happy, children and adults.

Here are a couple of simple, yet effective tips to make your karate re-start a HUGE success!!

*Students – Here is your special mission!! We want you to help your parents and work with them on these critical factors…….

*Parents - Just do these simple, but critical things, and equally important, allow your children to be active in the process. This simple yet powerful lesson teaches your child to take ownership, accountability, and responsibility, ultimately guiding them to become the Self Starter every parent is looking for in their child.

  1. Prepare – restarts can be challenging. You are out of your regular routine. Just like trying to restart a diet or workout program you fell off of, or that first day back at work after a lengthy vacation. This can be even worse or more amplified for our kids.

So here is all you have to do:

a. Start talking it up!!! Make your child’s restart in karate important to you! If it is important to you…it will become important to them as well. Be extremely positive about their restart in karate.

b. Pre-plan everything. If you are an over achiever or really a Black Belt a dry run Sunday or Monday. Do not leave anything for the last minute. Get everything ready for next week. Pull out their Gis and belt and have it laid out in the open for your child to see.

c. Have your child put on their Gi, and belt to check for fit, and cleanliness.

Ensure the Gis is clean.

Maybe it is time for a new Gi?? The psychology of putting on a brand new crisp, bright white gi, can be huge.

d. Check sparring equipment and karate bags for all items and ensure everything is ready to go.

2. Get Excited - This is one where you can only lead by example. Get your child excited for the restart but....the best way to do this is YOU!!! You need to get excited! How? Give off the emotion and energy that you just cannot wait for Tuesday! Get so excited you cannot stop talking about it. Your child feeds off of your emotions and energy. You need to be ten times more excited than they are!

The new school year will be here before we know it, and like you, we want your child to have their BEST YEAR EVER! You may have already drawn the conclusion that these same strategies for preparing your child to return to karate would be very effective for their return to school this fall, and your right…they are!! But there is soooooo much more!

Welcome Back!!! We cant wait to see you again!

Have an amazing week


Keiko Karate – “Actually we do make Ninjas and Superheroes here………………we turn kids into Ninjas and we turn their parents into their superheroes!”

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