Full Circle Martial Arts conducts a leadership program for our children. This program helps develop the leadership quality in those students who are eligible to participate. Eligible students must be ranked 1st Kyu (brown belt black stripe) or above. The program focuses on developing the following qualities and characteristics.
Set a good example.
– As a leader, you realize the importance of setting a good example for your team. This is even truer of your role as a black belt. By allowing others to see how well you approach and conduct yourself while at the dojo, you’ll teach others accountability through this leadership technique.
– The best leaders learn to handle failure as gracefully as they handle success. It’s important to recognize failures and mistakes, rather than pretending they didn’t happen. In this way, you will learn to handle these situations in life and move forward with a positive attitude.
Practice confident communication.
– Great leaders must be effective communicators! Practice it constantly. Whether on the dojo floor helping a student, or teaching a class, hone your verbal and physical communication skills. Also, practice at home and in school by speaking with your parents and family, and actively being involved in classroom discussions.
Don’t be afraid to work.
– Help your parents, build a lemonade stand, volunteer at the dojo. If you’re old enough, babysitting and mowing neighborhood yards too. Bottom line leaders are workers, and you can never get started too soon. Make it fun, and fill your piggy bank.
– Readers having greater intellectual progress in a variety of subjects. Young readers tend to learn more about the world, even when the reading is of a frivolous nature. The more you know, the more capacity you will have to lead.
Be an optimistic thinker.
– Optimism is connected to success. A mindset that includes optimism is also infectious and rubs off on other people. Show your optimism, especially when that optimism is connected to attempting to reach a goal, such as a belt advancement.