Jenson has been working hard for some time now in order to earn his first Little Champions belt at Sunshine Coast Karate. It hasn’t all been smooth sailing for Jenson, but with the support of his family and instructors, Jenson is now celebrating with his karate friends and family.
Although we all experience our training journey’s a little differently, it’s not uncommon to see new students start their training program with great enthusiasm. This enthusiasm will last for quite a while for some. Yet for others, the enthusiasm may diminish more quickly. Maybe the same can be true of all areas of our lives when we start a new business, a new relationship, a new study, a new hobby etc.
As we move beyond the excitement of the “new”, there is a phase of realisation that we are going to need to take some responsibility. In order to put the runs on the board it will require some quality effort and we’ll need to be patient with ourselves as we acquire new skills. Some will choose to allow themselves to be distracted and become busy with something else which may be more “new and exciting”. Others will set a goal, create a plan, make the most of their team (professionals, family, friends) and get to work.
Although Jenson may not be completely aware of goal setting, commitment, patience, focused effort or the benefits of martial arts in his life, his parents are. Jenson’s parents have demonstrated great strength, consistency, compassion and support to help Jenson achieve his yellow stripe belt. We have also been fortunate to have Jenson’s parents step in and be a part of the dojo community at our annual social events. Not only giving their time to help out, but they have also treated SCK families and friends with some amazing home style Thai food.
Having a proven martial arts program delivered by a qualified team can produce great results. However, when you add eager parents to the team to become the number 1 supporters of our karate kids and get involved in the community, we can have have a huge impact on our own lives and the generations that follow in our foot steps.
A huge thank you to all the parents/carers at Sunshine Coast Karate who make the time to be the “number one fans” of your karate kids. We are very grateful for all that you do and although I’m sure it is challenging at times, you are making a positive difference in the lives of your children.
Uniting and Strengthening Families Project –
We are currently expanding into a second training space at our Maroochydore dojo and will soon be opening up registration to serve more families on the Sunshine Coast. Many of our karate kids programs are currently full with only few places available at this time so if you have been wanting to make martial arts a part of your life and share with your family now is the time to connect with our staff to express your interest. We have a growing number of teens and adults also joining SCK as they too are becoming more aware of the benefits of martial arts training to help them better enjoy their lives.