January Newsletter

Parenting Tip:
"That's What I Like About You"

Empowering your child with positive reinforcement:

As parents, we often look for ways to positively influence our children’s growth and resilience. Today, I’d like to share a simple yet powerful technique we use in our martial arts school that can be easily applied at home. It’s not just for teaching martial arts; it’s about instilling confidence and a can-do attitude in kids.

Imagine your child comes to you feeling a bit discouraged, perhaps saying they’re too tired to do their homework or a chore. Instead of sympathizing with their sense of limitation, try this approach: Highlight their strength in the face of challenges. For example, if they say, “I’m too tired to clean my room,” respond with, “That’s what I like about you! You can tidy up your room even when you’re feeling tired.”

Here’s why this approach is so effective:

1. Reframing Self-Perception: This method helps your child think about themselves differently. You’re introducing positive affirmations that they can internalize and recall later.

2. Turning Challenges into Opportunities: Rather than expressing disappointment, you transform the situation into a motivational challenge. It teaches them that obstacles don’t define their capabilities.

3. Cultivating Self-Motivation: This positive reinforcement encourages them to think proactively. They start to recognize their own potential and capabilities, even in moments of self-doubt.

So next time your child faces a hurdle, whether they are feeling unmotivated or dealing with a minor setback, remember to boost their confidence. Let them know, “That’s what I like about you!” This simple phrase can work wonders in building their self-esteem and resilience.

As a martial arts instructor, I’ve seen incredible changes using this simple technique. It’s amazing how a shift in perspective can empower children to overcome and succeed, not just in martial arts, but in all aspects of life. Give it a try parents!

For you and your kids.
Master John

January Newsletter

Self Defence Tip:
The Perfect Self Defence Tool

Looking for the perfect self-defense tool?

Great news… we’ve discovered the perfect personal self-defense solution for you!

* It’s universally accepted worldwide.
* Anyone can wield it effectively.
* It’s cost-effective.
* It’s conveniently portable.
* It’s impossible to confiscate.

And the best part? This powerful weapon is absolutely FREE!

You already possess it – your brain!

In the realm of self-defense, “prevention is better than cure.” Cultivating proactive habits, avoiding risky behavior, and staying vigilant are key practices.

So, before you dive into your daily routine, take a moment to contemplate potential risks and consider preventive measures to keep yourself safe.

Combine safe habits with practical martial art skills for the ultimate self-defense strategy.

Curious to learn more? Visit www.academyckd.com.au for additional insights.

January Newsletter
January Newsletter
January Newsletter

February Open Day Bring a Friend Offer

Do you know anyone that should do martial arts?

Why not kick their year off with a successful start with one of our free (or pre-paid) gift cards and invite them to our open day on February 3rd.

Here’s how it works.

1. Head to our Gift Card checkout page and register for a gift card https://sparkpages.io/?i=_wXab
We have free offers that cost you nothing, as well as pre-paid offers that make great gifts.

2. Collect your card when you attend class

3. Give the card to your friend or relative. They scan the QR code on the card to claim the gift.

4. Arrange to bring them to class and help them to enjoy what you love about our Academy.

2024 Calendar is now out!

Want to know when the belt exams are in 2024, or when our annual events are taking place?

Download our new 2024 calendar from here: https://academyckd.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/279/2023/12/Student-Calendar.png or view it in our student app.

January Newsletter

Let’s Hear It From: Zac Keam

Your words mean the world to us, Townsville! We’re all in this journey together.

January Newsletter
January Newsletter

Do You Have Any Questions?

We understand….starting off in martial arts can be a bit daunting and there will be many questions that you may have.

This is why we have put together a beginners area where you can find information that will help you get started. Just head over to: https://academyckd.com.au/digital-dojo/

If the answer isn’t there, then just ask an instructor and we will help you out.

Coming Up This Month –
Save These Dates:

  • Stripe testing week for January exam: 8/1/2024
  • Belt Exam Weekend 21/1/2024
  • School closed for Australia Day public holiday: 26/1/2024 – 28/1/2024

Birthdays This Month:

Don’t forget to wish your classmates a Happy Birthday!

  • WALTER 01/01
  • BERNADETTE 09/01
  • GWEN 09/01
  • BEAU 09/01
  • BEN 10/01
  • NARELLE 10/01
  • TEX 11/01
  • ZOE 13/01
  • JOHNNY 14/01
  • DANAE 16/01
  • OLIVER 17/01
  • KAIDEN 17/01
  • FELIX 19/01
  • JOSIE 20/01
  • JULIAN 28/01
  • TYSON 31/01

Ninja Stars

These students have been caught in class demonstrating Pil Seung spirit

Donna and Debbie

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Rebecca, Cassandra, and Irma

January Newsletter

Instructor Highlight

January Newsletter

Recipe of the month: Greek Stuffed Eggplants (Melitzanes Papoutsakia)

This Greek stuffed eggplant recipe (aka Melitzanes Papoutsakia) is an easy meal you can make any night of the week, and it’s great for meal-prep!

January Newsletter
January Newsletter

Parting Thought: "How you do one thing is how you do everything"

“How you do one thing is how you do everything” suggests that our approach to small tasks, like practicing a martial arts move, reflects our overall attitude and behavior in life.

A martial artist’s discipline, attention to detail, and perseverance in training often parallel how they approach challenges and interact with others in other areas of their life.

It is much easier to handle things that life throws at us when we have consistency in our character and attitudes regardless of the situation that we find ourselves in.

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