December Events and Specials

December Events and Specials
Holiday Gift Special – $19.95 – Three Classes and a uniform for new students. Give a gift that will change their life.
Dover Toy Bank – Bring your unwrapped new toys for less fortunate children in the area
Century Holiday Gift and Gear – Orders due by Dec 15
Order Kamas by Dec 15 and receive $5 off
Parent’s Night Out – Dec 12 – 5-9PM Register on line. Bring a friend for free!
Membership Drive – Bring a friend to class – Earn credits and a chance to win

December Events at MRBBA

December Schedule – Tues and Thurs 5:30 PM
Saturdays – 9 AM
Dec 1 – 6 – Register for Testing

Friday – Dec 5, 6 PM – Black Belt Test

Wednesday – Dec 10- 6PM – Black Belt Graduation
Friday – Dec 12, 5-9 PM – Parent’s Night Out ($10)

Mondays – Musical Forms – 6 PM -7 PM (Dec 1,8,15)

Tuesdays – 6PM – Demonstration Team Practice – Free

Wednesdays – Musical Forms – 6 PM -7 PM (Dec 3,17)

Thursdays – 6 PM – Competition Team Practice – Free

Thursday – December 18 – 5:30-7:30 PM Testing/ Graduation + Holiday Party (Pot Luck) (Must have 16 classes to promote)

No Classes Dec 25th – Have a Merry Christmas

Note: Please register on line at www. MRBBA.com for all events

Self Esteem – The Joy of Being Me!

self esteem

Self Esteem

According to Dictionary.com it can be 2 things, differing by degree:

noun

1. a realistic respect for or favorable impression of oneself; self-respect.

2. an inordinately or exaggeratedly favorable impression of oneself.

These can also be described as healthy self esteem or ego/vanity.  Whether one’s sense of self esteem is healthy or inflated and unrealistic is the subject of many papers in psychology and far too vast to discuss in this simple blog post.

Let’s take a quick look at what it means to develop a healthy level of self esteem.  In our classes we use the phrase, “The Joy of Being Me,” to define what we believe is healthy self esteem.  This implies that a student is happy about who they are, comfortable with their position in life, and feels reasonably secure.

A student with healthy self esteem doesn’t feel the need to talk about themselves in order to convince others they are happy. More often other people naturally comment on how happy they always seem to be.  They are happy because they know who they are, like who they are, and are still always looking for ways to improve.

A student with healthy self esteem doesn’t feel the need to threaten or bully others in order to prove their strength or power.  Other people can naturally sense it and, most often respect it, without feeling afraid or intimidated by it because true power and confidence speak softly without the need for intimidation.

A student with healthy self esteem has enough to share.  They spend much of their time helping to raise up others with a smile, polite greeting, kind words, and good deeds.  They give of themselves in order spread the wealth.  They never feel the need to put others down in order to artificially raise themselves up.

A student with healthy self esteem surrounds him or her self with others who are positive, action-oriented, happy, productive, and secure.  They sore with eagles, not flock with turkeys.  That is not to say that won’t help the less fortunate.  On the contrary, many people with healthy self esteem spend a great deal of time doing charity work.  But the people they call friends are others who are also successful and happy.

This is why I love my martial arts training so much.  I get to hang out with, work with, teach, and learn from people who are motivated, happy, healthy, positive, respectful, disciplined, and always working towards self improvement.  Every time I go to class, as a student or an instructor, I am surrounded by people who are raising their level of self esteem all the time and helping others do the same.

Are there those in martial arts who have an unhealthy level of self esteem?  Sure.  Just like everywhere in life, there are turkeys and ego-maniacs.  But I have to say that in our academy, they either change or leave very quickly.  We don’t promote that attitude and consequently have a fantastic group of students who are happy and fun to play with.

If this sounds like something you want for yourself or your children, then please give us a call.  We need more students who have a healthy sense of self esteem and confidence.  And, if you need help with your self esteem and confidence, we are here to lend a hand.

Matt Randall – KwanJang-Nim

603-743-6500

www.mrbba.com

November Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events at MRBBA

Fall Schedule – Tues and Thurs -All Classes Start at 5:30 PM
Saturdays – 9 AM

Friday – Nov 7, 6 PM – Black Belt Review (Board Breaking)

Friday – Nov 14, 5-9 PM – Parent’s Night Out ($10)

Mondays – Padded Sword Sparring – 6 PM -7 PM ($90)
(Nov 10,17,24, Dec 1,8,15)

PTuesdays – 6PM – Demonstration Team Practice – Free

Wednesdays – Musical Forms – 6 PM -7 PM ($60)
(Nov 5,12,19,26, Dec 3,10

Thursdays – 6 PM – Competition Team Practice – Free

Thursday – December 18 – Testing and Graduation
5:30-7:30 PM (Must have 16 classes to promote)

Note: Please register on line at www. MRBBA.com for all events