I wanted to take time to praise our dedicated adult students. Bill, Kelly, Joanne, Phil, Nicole, Angie, Nina, Scott and other students have been training on Sunday’s at our Sicklerville location to improve their skills and prepare for testing. One thing we are always trying to do here at Champions is to highlight any positive actions from students, parents, or instructors. And our advanced adults students are doing just that. They are creating a positive and motivating experience for the students below them.
As the martial arts continue to change and progress, one thing that we will keep in our philosophy is tradition and respect. In order to keep tradition it is important to have dedicated senior belts in your school. Our adult studetns are doing just that. They are not concerned with just getting a black belt as soon as possible. I respect our students for staying with our school when we changed names. With the change I decided to go back to the original Ed Parker material that I tested for to get my Black Belt. ALthough it was harder, I decided it was best for the students. It might be harder for the student to achieve black belt, but those who do it will appreciate it.
I alos respect the open mind of our adult students. With our school adding BJJ, Muy Thai, and other classes, it has been our existing adult studetns jumping in these classes and helping the beginners that are now walking throught the doors. It has been exciting to expand our adult program and have more adult classes. I really feel that they appreciate all our staff in now providing for them.
I wanted to take a second and highlight a few special students as I see them transform themselves into Black Belts. First Bill Grayson, he has been getting criticized by me for the past year and a half every time he’s in my class. I have been working on his posture and his balance every time he’s in class. But his attitude is amazing, he never gives up and continues to improve. Bill we appreciate your black belt attitude!
Kelly M is another student that has taken her training to another level. She started special workouts at the sicklerville school for the adults on sunday’s. (Three hour workouts) and the main emphasis is to work the basics. Great job Kelly!
Finally Joanne S, Joanne is due for promotion this month and has been through alot in the past year. I admire the way she has faced adversity and continued to make classes, true Black Belt Excellence! And by the way, the staff wanted to thank you for that awesome dinner you made for us on monday night!
In closing, I just want to thank our entire Adult class for being great students. Keep up the great job and keep learning. If anyone would like to come in and try our muy thai class on thursday at 11:00-Give it a shot!
All the best,