Focus Martial Arts Brisbane Teaching Family Values With The Badge Of The Month: FAMILY

Martial Arts Brisbane

Focus Martial Arts Brisbane teaches more than just self defence.  As your family values partner, our instructors & parents love the ‘Badge Of The Month’ system.  Whereby students can earn a  specific badge designated for that month.  They are to show improvement in those attributes at home, at the club & at school.

November 2014 Badge of the Month is the ‘Family’ Badge.  Students are to show improvement in how they treat and interact with their home family & club family.  So at home, how they show respect, kindness, sharing and caring for their family members.  We are looking for improvement (not perfection – though as a parent, wouldn’t you love it – even for 1 day).

The best way to utilize the Badge of the Month System – is to have a family meeting & each family member can contribute what they would like to see improve.  Ask the student first, what they think would be worthy of earning this Badge Of The Month.  Make a list.  Maybe not choose EVERYTHING on the list – but choose a few that are the most important.

Write an agreement….  I agree that to earn the FAMILY Badge of the month, at home I need to improve in the following areas.

…..

…..

…..

Examples:

Respect:  Improvement in the way they respectfully speak to family members

  • Answering when spoken to.

  • How they speak to siblings – less yelling and arguing and more explaining how they feel & what they dislike.   Instead of yelling – Give Me My Toys!   I would like my toys back please and in future, please ask before taking them.

  • Manners – using please and thank you and excuse me.

  • At the club – this could be saying. Sorry, I’m a higher belt than you, could I stand here please – instead of just pushing someone down the line.

Thumbs Up 2, Focus Martial Arts Classes Brisbane, Queensland

Kindness:  Being thoughtful and thinking of others.

  • Mum, you look like you have your hands full, would you like some help?

  • It’s dinner soon, do you need me to do something before dinner?

  • At the club – if someone pushes in in line – instead of arguing – just ask “I see you really want to have a turn before me. Would you like to take this spot in front of me?”

Sharing, Caring:

  • Sharing toys or food with siblings – without argument or complaining.

  • Caring for pets, by remembering to feed them & walk them.

  • Caring for possessions – putting toys away after using them,in their correct place.
  • Caring for our family – by not leaving a mess for others to have to clean up. Be it toys, computer games, cups & plates etc.

  • Caring about our education – by getting our homework done asap & done properly, without having to be asked.

These are just some examples of how you can use the Focus Martial Arts Brisbane FAMILY Badge in your home.

We love this badge system as it reinforces what we teach in our martial arts, taekwondo and kids karate classes.  By building character through self defence.

  • Respect – for themselves and others.

  • Self control – to speak of their emotions rather than using their fists or tears.

  • Focus – they see that if they focus on being kind and thoughtful with their family that they actually do behave that way, and it takes less effort.

  • Self Esteem – praises from parents and instructors when we see them acting appropriately to earning their badge.

Remember, these badges are EARNT, not automatically given.

Students need to be nominated [by the due date] by a parent (with specific examples of what they have done/improved to be earning the badge), and by an instructor to actually earn the badge.

What To Do If Its Not Working?

This is where the instructors at Focus Martial Arts Brisbane are here to help as your family values partners.  Just remind your child of the agreement they have with you and that their current behaviour is not suitable for earning the FAMILY  Badge.  If this behaviour continues, then they will need to tell their instructor (or be specific & choose a particular instructor) about their behaviour.

The best thing you can do – is have them tell the instructor.  Don’t just use it as a threat.  You will probably only have to do it once – but it feels like torture to them to have to tell their instructor & we will just then re-inforce what the badge is about & why it’s important and make sure they understand (which they always do) what is expected of them to earn the badge.  Really we will just be saying what you, as the parent, are trying to teach – but someone else saying the same thing – works wonders.  THIS is what the badge system is in place for – to help parents and instructors to teach these developing students about character development.  Together we can help them to learn these valuable life skills that are important in your family and in Focus Martial Arts Brisbane.

Nominations for November 2014 Family Badge close 28th November 2014

Nominate Here.

BADGE OF THE MONTH, Focus Martial Arts Classes Brisbane, Queensland

SHARE THIS POST

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on google
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr

About our Karate & Taekwondo Classes

Pre-School Karate Classes
in Mansfield & Oxenford

If you are looking for toddler karate classes or martial arts for toddlers, you and your child will LOOOVVVEE our Little Ninjas Program. We teach the skills they need to be ready for learning at school and prep. They will improve their listening skills, co-ordination, focus and self control, while learning how to make friends!

- SELECT A KARATE SCHOOL NEAR YOU -

Kids Karate Classes
in Mansfield & Oxenford

At Focus Martial Arts, we specialise in kids martial arts classes. Instead of just karate lessons for kids or taekwondo classes for kids - we have actually taken elements of various martial arts that are effective against a bigger, stronger attacker. So they are PERFECT for kids! Its a personal development program with a self defence basis!

- SELECT A KARATE SCHOOL NEAR YOU -

Teen Karate Classes
in Brisbane & Gold Coast

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals parents have when looking for Teen Martial Arts in Brisbane & Gold Coast & Gold Coast. It’s time to give your teenager a workout they will enjoy and will relieve teenage stress and build confidence.

- SELECT A KARATE SCHOOL NEAR YOU -

Adult Karate Classes
in Brisbane & Gold Coast

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals for anyone looking for Adult Martial Arts in Woodbury. It’s time to change up your work out and get the results you’ve been looking for.

- SELECT A KARATE SCHOOL NEAR YOU -

Family Karate Classes
in Brisbane & Gold Coast

Discover why parents love our Family Martial Arts lessons in Brisbane & Gold Coast & Gold Coast. "A Family that Kicks Together - Sticks Together!" What other activity or sport can you all do together, that you ALL enjoy?

- SELECT A KARATE SCHOOL NEAR YOU -

Fitness Kickboxing Classes
in Brisbane & Gold Coast

Sick or boring fitness workout? Imagine a fun, calorie-burning, body-toning workout that you LOVE! Perfect to do with friends, or make new ones. Cardio Kickboxing is a workout like no other! our Fitness Kickboxing Classes in Brisbane is where you will see real results.

- SELECT A CLASS OPTION BELOW -

Adult Brazilian Jiujitsu
in [spark_fields id='city']

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals for anyone looking for Brazilian Jiujitsu in York . It’s time to change up your work out and get the results you’ve been looking for.!

- DISCOVER -

Kids Brazilian Jiujitsu
in Brisbane

The ultimate tech alternative that gets kids active, engaged, stronger and safer. Motivation has never been easier!

- DISCOVER -

After School Care OHSC Alternative
in Brisbane & Gold Coast

An after school pick up service that you can have peace of mind, knowing your kids are getting life-long benefits of building confidence, focus, resilience and mental toughness. Our kids martial arts classes, as a fun after school program are the perfect alternative to OHSC. Plus lot of school holiday activity choices in our Brisbane & Gold Coast martial arts academies.

- SELECT AN AFTER SCHOOL CARE LOCATION BELOW -

Kids Karate Parties
in Brisbane & Gold Coast

Want a stress-free kids birthday party. We have all your kids party ideas covered. From themed parties to children's party entertainers. Our kids parties are AMAZING! The perfect combo of kids party games, fun entertainment and of course the highlight "cutting the cake, with a 'real' samurai sword"! Many parents & kids say "It's the BEST Kids Party I've been to". Chat with us & find out why. 

- SELECT A KIDS PARTY LOCATION -