Dictionary says it means “soundness of character”. Character is the typs of person you are, good or bad, trustworthy or not, loyal or not.
Integrity is our last word of the week because it has to do with how well your using everything you learned about all the words of the week. If you have integrity you are someone who is courteous, respectful, honest, and humble etc.
We teach our students that “Actions speak louder thsn words”. You cant always tell what type of person someone is by what they say, but you can bt watching what they do. Someone without integrity will say one thing but do another/
Having integrity means people will respect you and look up to you. But only you can make yourself a person of integrity. Its not what you do when everyone is watching, but what you do when no one is watching.
Esteem, give it to others, earn it for yourself.
This relates back to our 1st word of the week, Courtesy. This is an extra special courtesy. Self-esteem means you feel good aout yourself and esteem for others means you look up to them.
We ask who deserves our respect? We talk about how parents spend most of their time and effort taking care of us. Working so we can have food, a house, taking you to school and karate lessons etc. They deserve out thanks. and we could never get a job and be able to repay them for all they have done. |So we repay them by showing them respect. So we follow their rules and treat them with respect.
So we know showing respect is important but what is the best and easiest way to show respect? It’s when we use our courtesy words. What are they again? There are other ways of showing respect, like listeing when someone is talking, making eye conact when you are listening, sittig still and using black belt focus.
Definition “That which is known” “applied knowledge is power”
We explain that knowledge is everything we know and learn. We ask how do we get knowlede? We learn in school, from other people, from TV and movies. We gain knowledge by studying martial arts. We teach our students that “Knowledge is Power”. Knowledge allows us to do great things. By gaining knowledge in school and getting good grades, which can lead to going to a good college and then getting a good job. The more knowledge we have the more choice we have on the sort of life we want to live.
We teach our students that reading is one of the best ways of getting knowledge. Reading is like riding a bike, it can be hard at first but gets easier the more you do it. It doesn;t matter what you read once you read. And when you learn to read you have a gift for life. We teach that in some parts of the world people don’t get the chance to learn to read. Imagine if you could not read a street sign or sign your own name? We encourage students to learn to read and try their best.
We teach your children that self-control is choosing to do the right thing to do and doing it, even when you don’t want to. We ask have they ever been so mad that they wanted to break something? Or so angry that they wanted to scream? What type of world would it be if everyone acted out on their anger? World would be a pretty scare place if people were screaming, yelling and fighting whenever they wanted. Controlling how we act is very important and shows a child is growing up, as babies show no self-control. We teach your children how to deep breath for a count of 10, so they are able to think clearly and not be upset.
We review lesson 1; we know having self-control makes the world a better place , but let’s talk about what it does for you. We ask do they know anyone who had poor self-control? Someone who maybe yelled a lot, always talking during quiet time, or getting angry and hitting people? Who wants to be around someone like that? Self-control helps us get along with other people. If you want to be admired or respected, learn to be a person with self-control. When someone yells at you, stay calm. Show people you are mature and can handle responsibility. You are a leader.
We also teach self-control with regards to their Karate. Controlling your techniques in very important so we don’t hurt or damage our training partners.
We teach our students that loyalty means being true to others, like a good friend. Being the type of person who stands by their friends through thick and thin. We don’t fall out over petty arguments, we can fight or disagree but the friendship always stays intact.
It is important to be loyal to our friends and family, but it is also important to be true to our beliefs. Your beliefs make you the person you are, being nice, treating people right etc. We should be loyal to our beliefs not just when its convenient. Some people change their beliefs so people will like them. But people respect loyalty. So decide on your beliefs and stick to them.
HONOUR IS KNOWING RIGHT FROM WRONG AND CHOOSING RIGHT
we teach our students that from a very young age, their parents teach them right from wrong and their parents have the final word on what is correct behavior etc. Teachers, extended family, Sensei all also teach right from wrong,. What would our world be like if we did what we want and did not respect others and their property?
We teach your children that their parents teach them right from wrong. But what if they are alone, how then do they know the right thing. We teach then 4 questions to ask themselves.
1 will this hurt someone?
2 will this hurt me?
3 would I like if this was done to me?
4 how would my parents feel or react if they heard about this?
If they answer no to any question then they’ll know it is the wrong thing to do
Never give up and you can make your dreams come through.
Albert Einstein didn’t speak until he was 4 years of age, and couldn’t read until he was 7, and he was expelled from schools cos he was a daydreamer. |But he believed he could learn and went on to become one of the worlds greatest scientists.
He believed the saying, “If I can believe it, I can achieve it.”
Quilters never win and winners never quit.
If you talk to successful people, they often say the difference between winning and failing is they never gave up. Thomas Edison made a 1000 attempts to invent the light bulb but all failed. When asked about it, he said he didn’t fail, the light bulb was an invention with a thousand steps.
That’s a winning attitude
Freedom from pride and avoid becoming foolishly over confident
There is a difference between confidence and cockiness. Being confident to believe we can be successful in what we can do, but never arrogant to believe we’re better then anyone else. We’re smart enough to know we don’t know everything and need the help of others to succeed in life.. Therefore we have the Humility to treat everyone as equals
Review lesson 1. Humility means to avoid becoming foolishly over confident
Being humble in the martial arts, we know there is always someone tougher then we are. Someone who is always better and someone who we can learn from. Every Sensei had a Sensei, and every Black belt learned from another black belt who knew more then they did. This applies to school as well. Your teachers go to school for a long time in order to teach you. being humble is recognising that you don’t know everything and being respectful to our elders.
Obedience is a sense of duty, fulfilling obligations and following the rules. We teach our students that chores, housework, homework are obligations they need to fulfil in order to receive pocket-money, compliments or good grades.
Is about following the rules. Your parents have rules at home, cos they love you and want to keep you safe. Even though the rules sometimes seem unfair, they are there to keep you safe and it is important to show obedience and follow them.
Honesty means being truthful, always seeking to do what is right. Being honest means we always tell the truth and try to do what is right.
Lying is wrong because it makes people feel tricked and hurts them, and breaks their trust in you. When someone trusts us we should respect their feelings and not hurt them. By being honest you become someone people can trust, admire and look up too.
You can be honest in what you say and honest in what you do. You can be honest in your training also, trying hard, training hard, be open in admitting mistakes, honest in your relationships etc