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Here is the Real Value of a Mistake

Street Sport Martial Arts Newsletter 14

The Value of a Mistake!

Okay, let me lay some truth on you.

This is a world that penalizes mistakes.
You make a mistake somebody will tell you,
might even call you stupid.
And then how do you feel?

BUT…here’s something to think about.

A mistake is an opportunity to learn.

So if you rip into a child for making a mistake
you‘re telling him (or her) not to learn.

In your child’s mind: Don’t make a mistake = don’t learn.

Here at the dojo we love mistakes.
Every time we see a mistake we get to teach,
to contribute to the growth of a better generation.

Why do you think,
every once in a while,
a child comes up and gives one of the teachers a hug?

Because we didn’t make them wrong, we helped them learn.

Mistakes are a god given opportunity to prove your worth.
for the child,
for the instructor,
and yes…even for you great parents!

So enjoy your mistakes, and…

SEE YOU AT THE DOJO!

Al

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Kids Karate and the Savage Beating of an 84 Year Old Man

Kids Karate and the Savage Beating of an 84 Year Old Man. Four young punks make a game out of beating up old people. You won’t believe the name they gave this game!

Kids Karate and the Savage Beating of an 84 Year Old Man

Kids Karate Is Something that Society Needs!

Kids Karate classes is definitely something whose time has come. Oddly, it wasn’t’ always so. When I was a young man growing up Karate didn’t exist. People knew about Judo, but nobody even knew Karate existed. And, sadly, there wasn’t much reason for it. 84 year old men weren’t vein beaten for no reason.

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Don't let people pick on you!

Yes, there was violence back then, but it was rare. Kids were taught to be polite, teachers were respected, and if a kid was caught doing something wrong, he received proper ‘instruction’ (a belt to the fanny) at home.

Now, when Jim Shea, a retired university official from Philadelphia was beaten by four young punks, do you think they were taught to be polite? Do you think they worried about what their parents would say if they did something bad? Do you think they ever studied Karate?

No, no, and no. These savages were so lacking in humanity that it appeared they were making a game of mugging people, and this game was actually called ‘Get the old geezer!’

Just think how far a karate lass would have gone in their lives.

Instead of being slothful and immoral, betrayed by the people they had chosen for parents, they would have learned a few lessons about what hurt. They would have come in contact with a centuries old method for raising strong, upstanding, young people.

Instead of learning to smoke and drink and take drugs, they would have learned that it is imperative to keep your body in good health. They would have become physical cultists who society would have looked up to.

Instead, we are stuck with four savages, four criminals who are going to end up being taught lessons in the penitentiary. If they don’t get killed while holding up a bank or home invading before they get there.

And, as we all know, prision is sometimes more of a finishing school for young punks, not a real corrective method.

So, if you’re a parent reading this, get your kid down to a martial arts school. Get him started in learning how to apply himself, to have discipline, to be strong and alert and happy.

Heck, let me ask you a question: if you don’t do this, if you don’t see to your childs real and important knowledge and understanding of such things as morality, and the real reasons why one shouldn’t beat up a helpless old man and call it a game, who will take care of you when you’re old?

Not your kid, that’s for sure, and you’ll be sorry you didn’t see to teaching your kid karate.karate book