Preparing Kids for the Job Market (Part 2)

Ability to make decisions and solve problems

Life requires balance. There are times when we must stand firm, rigid, and unyielding. When it comes to our values and guiding principles, these you can not budge on. Other times will allow for compromise.

Success relies on having a good understanding of this balance knowing when and what to fight or let go.

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it.

If nothing within you stays rigid,

outward things will disclose themselves.”

~Bruce Lee

Self-Defense and Decisions

When we execute a technique, relaxation is key at the start and we end with tension. You are in a dynamic state allowing for the shifting of stance, choice and position of technique. You have total flexibility.

Let’s teach our kids to

make good decisions!

A decision is made on the technique - say a punch - but can be modified up until the midpoint- moments before impact. This is the point of no return.

Your base foot grabs the mat gaining leverage. You start to tighten up first through your lower body then your trunk positioning yourself in line with the target.

There is no hunger. There is no fear. Every ounce of your body, especially your mind, becomes fully engaged for one purpose.

Once the midpoint i