The rising stars among today’s youth practitioners are the next generation of Dans, Masters, Sa Bom and studio owners.
Less than 1% of all students ever become instructors, but the drive and determination to excel is readily apparent in the eyes of that 1% very early in their training.
In fact, an exceptional student’s thirst for challenges may not be quenched solely by their studio training opportunities and recognizing that exceptional students need exceptional challenges and opportunities, the Youth Leadership Program endeavors to provide supplemental activities for the most eager students.
The Youth Leadership Program may not be well suited to all students and not all parents will be able to provide the level of support for their child that is required for the child to participate in the supplemental development activities made available to students who have the strongest desire to achieve their full potential.
To learn more about the Youth Leadership Program please contact me.
Her company has recently completed an expert-driven guide to bullying awareness and she asked if we would consider adding it to our bullying resources page. You can check out the guide that Accredited Schools Online developed here:
Angela reports that:
“Cyber and physical bullying are growing and undeniable problems, and like so many misunderstood issues, education and awareness are the best prevention tools we have. This guidebook’s purpose is to do just that: educate students of all ages and their families about what bullying is, why it happens, and what they can do to prevent it.
Key elements of the guide include:
- – An in-depth look at specific types of bullying, including cyberbullying, sexual bullying, physical bullying and more
- – An extensive Q&A with two leading experts in psychology and psychiatry
- – Bullying prevention techniques for students, parents, teachers and administrators
Two experts in the field were essential in our crafting of this guide. Dr. Ben Michaelis is a clinical psychologist and regular guest/contributor on Huffington Post, Fox News, and the Today Show. Dr. Steven C. Schlozman is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and also serves as the Associate Director of the Clay Center for Young Health Minds. Their combined expertise was an invaluable asset, allowing us to get a uniquely in-depth look at the truth of bullying.“
In addition to all that Moo Duk Kwan® Certified Studios, Instructors and members already do to empower individuals to protect themselves and others from bullying, she asked if we would also consider helping spread bullying awareness and prevention by adding a link to her company’s guide on our website. If you find it informative and educational, please consider sharing.
The United States Soo Bahk Do® Moo Duk Kwan® FOUNDATION Board of Directors is happy to announce a new campaign focused on assisting Federation members with payment of 2014 National Festival Registration.
The Foundation is providing a total of $1000 and up 10 members will be able to receive $100 toward 2014 National Festival Registration.
Applicants must be current Federation Members and have financial need.
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 26th!
Scholarship winners will be announced on
June 21st, 2014 shortly afterwards
Best of luck and see you all in Salt Lake City!
After all, Soo Bahk Do® can also empower a child to protect themselves from bullies even when no authority figure is present to do so?
What can enhance a child’s self esteem like nothing else and boost their confidence?
- Soo Bahk Do® (say, “Sue Baaak Doe”)
If you are planning to hand out treats to tricksters this Halloween, then consider adding Soo Bahk Do® karate lesson cards to your treat handouts at no cost to you thanks to the members and supporters of two non-profit organizations.
Any of one-hundred-sisty (160) independently owned and operated martial art studios (find one near you here) certified by the non-profit U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® will gladly provide you with a supply of karate lesson gift cards that you can drop in with the treats you hand out and you’ll be adding a valuable gift, a pleasant surprise and a healthy dose of self esteem and bully protection to every trickster’s bag.
So this year why not add Soo Bahk Do® karate lesson cards to your mix of Halloween treats this year?
Be the best Halloween treat giver in your neighborhood!
Parents and kids alike will find your treat sweeter than candy when they go through their bag of goodies.
Call or email a location near you to have a supply of Soo Bahk Do® karate lesson cards sent today at no cost!
- Non-profit 501(c)(4) United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation®
- (888) SOO-BAHK
- Charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan FOUNDATION
- (866) 913-0630
On the front wall of my Instructor’s dojang hung an oriental cloth inscribed with calligraphy that translated,
“Where there is preparation there is no fear.”
Throughout the years I have pondered the meaning of these ancient words; every year bringing deeper understanding of how they apply to one’s life.
This year, I have realized that preparation applies not only in being ready to defend one’s life, but also in being ready to end one’s life.
If we can accept the fact that someday our life will end and that it doesn’t matter how or when, but only that we are ready when death approaches, then we can lead a fuller existence and never worry about dying, whether in a battle or a hospital bed.
In our youth we seldom think of dying and throughout life human nature causes us to avoid thoughts of death as long as we are healthy. A severe illness often brings about our first realization that we will not live forever and this is a very bad time to try and understand death as our mind may become fogged with the fear of dying and the battle could be lost sooner than is necessary.
In the prime of life and at the peak of health meditating seriously upon all aspects of death and dying may evoke humility and help us prepare for the day when death must be faced as an opponent. Death will inevitably defeat us, but as a martial artist, we can fight without fear and die with honor because during our training we prepared ourselves mentally, physically and spiritually for battle, no matter who the opponent is and
“Where there is preparation, there is no fear.”