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Stephen Lawrence Brayton's Blog – March 2016 Archive (3)

Student Attitude - Part II

karatekidcircles This week, I present more of my taekwondo students' thoughts on Attitude. Some are too young to write, so they have assistance from mom and dad to help them discuss the topic and to put words to paper.

Reece

Negative:

- You have trouble seeing good things

- You don't have fun

- Nobody wants to be around you

- You will have bad things happened because you will not be able to see any good things

Positive:

- You see…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on March 25, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Student Attitude - Part I

NEW-ATTITUDE I've written about attitude before, but February's theme was attitude and I thought I'd share some of my students' thoughts on attitude. (Actually, for testing, each student is required to write at least a one page essay on the theme of the month.)

Abigail

To me, attitude means the feeling with which a person does tings, and it is these feelings that affect every aspect of not only the person's actions, but everything around them as well.

First is…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on March 18, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Focus

Focus In my taekwondo classes, we emphasize the aspect of focus when learning a technique. Focus on stances. Focus on hand position. We also discuss a broader perspective of focusing on whatever goals have been set.

There is so much to this theme it's difficult to just stay with one point.

When I'm competing in tournaments, I've learned to focus on my performance. I don't look at the judges, except when bowing in and accepting my score. When I start my form, I focus on a…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on March 4, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

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