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The Student Creed


The Student Creed

Understanding The Student Creed And Living By It

 

The Student Creed:

 

Sir, each day I shall live like a black belt leader. Honouring my parents and instructors. Practicing to the best of my ability and showing courtesy and respect to everyone I meet.

 

  1. I will develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that may reduce my mental growth or my physical health.

 

  1. I will develop self discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.

 

  1. I will use common sense before self defence and never be abusive or offensive.

 

  1. This is our Black Belt Academy. We are dedicated, we are motivated, were on a quest to be the best!

 

Martial Arts training operates on two levels, the physical and the mental. The most important principles of the mental aspect are embodied in the student creed to which you were introduced at the very start of your training.

 

The student creed emphasizes several extremely important ideas for developing yourself in the most positive manner possible. Of course, I expect that you have memorised the creed.

But instead of mindlessly memorising it, make sure you really understand the principles and how they apply to your life personally.

 

The three verses contain some very important ideas. With each sentence, you can raise relevant questions to ask yourself. This will help you understand the Student Creed even more. Let’s review the three sentences and some of the questions they raise.

 

  1. I will develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that may reduce my mental growth or my physical health.

 

You should ask yourself what you could do in your life specifically to develop in a positive manner. Also, what specific things should you avoid to make sure that your growth isn’t reduced?

 

  1. I will develop self discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others.

 

Ask yourself “What specific things could I do for people to help them bring out the best in themselves?” And, “What about myself?”

 

  1. I will use common sense before self defense and never be abusive or offensive.

 

Come up with some examples of how you could use what you learn in class in a positive manner. Also what do you think it means to be abusive or offensive.

 

  1. This is our Black Belt Academy. We are dedicated, we are motivated, were on a quest to be the best…Ashaah!

 

Our academy is a ‘Leadership’ academy. This means it is our goal for everyone to become black belt leaders. Not just here at the academy but everywhere they go. Our school is dedicated and motivated to help our students develop the characteristics to step up to the challenges that life presents to them every day.

 

Summary:     Without the important moral principles of positive ness, generosity, and self discipline, the martial arts would not be as rich as they are today. Thinking about the ideas of the Student Creed and really understanding them, will help you put your training to excellent use, not only for yourself, but for society as well.

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