Curiosity dimmed is a future denied.
As a teacher it’s important the correct style of teaching is applied, certainly with a large group of young students a more autocratic style should form the basis of the class to avoid accidents and ensure safety. As students become more advanced or mature a democratic leadership style can be particularly useful for developing creativity › Read more
Inspire.
Within this blog we will be exploring the second step of The Warrior Method, the significance of sustained ‘inspiration’ and its power in optimizing your child’s development. You will find out how martial arts provides a huge amount of inspiration to children, how martial arts is naturally predispositioned to deliver inspiration and how The Warrior › Read more
The Home Dojo
We’ve talked about a young persons community in school and in their clubs/activities and peer groups, it’s now time to talk about their home community, or what we like to call “The Home Dojo”. The Dojo is a place of respect, courtesy, community and self development. We refer to our students homes as the “Home › Read more
Weathering the storm of adolescence.
There’s a biological transition we haven’t touched on that shakes the emotional foundation of almost every young person as they develop. This is also a time parents typically dread as their brilliant children can become argumentative, irrational, aggressive, hyper-sensitive, depressed and particularly difficult to live with. This period is adolescent, puberty strikes, hormones erupt like › Read more
Transitioning from Primary to Secondary school.
I’ve talked a lot about how a strong, positive community can provide the support necessary to help an individual through times of hardship or indeed, as a young person, difficult transitions. The most common difficult transition young people make is from Primary to Secondary school from the ages of 10 to 12. For me personally, › Read more
How being bullied has shaped my life and how we can stop it from happening!
From the age of 7 until 11 I was bullied terribly in school. This came from changing schools and being “the new kid” in a very small class where there was already a tight knit community established. I was nervous about changing schools and no doubt this became visible, as, with a lot of bullying, › Read more
A Black Belt Community
In the previous blog I discussed the power of a strong community, and how it can be an incredibly positive driving force. I also talked about the importance of analysing our current communities and how this can be done quickly so that we can discover if it is a positive or negative environment. Over the › Read more
The power a negative or a positive community can have on your child!
We know the importance “Community” has in a young person’s life from looking at the various ways in which a person develops through their community. I believe that a negative community from a young age has a huge effect on the future of a young person’s life. Let’s take a look at the individual issues › Read more
How to analyse your child’s current community!
We’ve developed a great little exercise to quickly analyse your child’s community and to discover if it is a positive or negative influence. We may have a rough idea already but often spending a few minutes to write it down can give some insight into the big picture. We are going to look at 4 › Read more
How your child’s community directly affects their development.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~ African Proverb “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ~ › Read more

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Developing Leadership skills in young people teach Conflict resolution and Practical Skills for Adulthood
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NO 7 – Developing Leadership skills in young people teach Attention to detail Leaders are responsible for spotting problems before they occur and solving them quickly. Leaders must have brilliant attention to detail to spot these problems. Having excellent attention to detail helps us perfect our performance or work and improves our work ethic. This
Developing Leadership skills in young people teaches Communication, interpersonal skills and Emotional intelligence
Developing Leadership skills in young people teaches Communication, interpersonal skills and Emotional intelligence One of the greatest benefits of developing leadership skills is the understanding of how to communicate, empathise and understand other people and higher emotional intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is defined as “The capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and
Developing Leadership skills in young people teaches resilience and the pursuit of challenge and adventure
No 5: Developing Leadership skills in young people teaches resilience and the pursuit of challenge and adventure Part of being a leader is setting goals, having a vision and motivating a group to achieve goals and surpass their expectations. While developing these skills as leaders we also begin to pursue challenge and adventure as we
Developing Leadership skills in young people teach the ability to Reason and Negotiate
NO 4: Developing Leadership skills in young people teach the ability to Reason and Negotiate We are currently discussing the 10 key areas learning leadership skills improves a young person’s character. No 4 is here! Part of being a leader is learning to reason and negotiate. This stems from having to encourage and motivate others
Developing Leadership skills in young people develops Self Motivation and Pride
No 3: Developing Leadership skills in young people develops Self Motivation and Pride By providing an environment where a child can develop passion and intrinsic motivation they will become proactive in their goal setting and in seeking new skills in order to develop themselves. By developing leadership qualities students will often be required to motivate

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