How to Learn the Fundamentals of Leadership at KarateBuilt Martial Arts – Part 2!
Last time, we talked about how important it is to surround your child with a group of positive role models and mentors.
That’s one of the fundamentals of Leadership…
However, it’s important to remembers that role models and mentors are not the same.
A role model can be anyone who influences another person to act or behave in ways similar to themselves. They can be someone you know or someone
you have never met.
The similar characteristic between role models is that they are looked up to by the people who follow them. This is why many children choose sports heroes
as role models.
They would love to be like Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, or John Elway.
I wonder how many children do the “Sammy Sosa jump” after they hit a baseball, or stick their tongue out when attempting to slam dunk a basketball like Michael Jordan?
But sports heroes are not the only type of role model that can impact a person’s life.
Peers, teachers, and parents have an opportunity to make the strongest impact on us. And because a role model’s influence can be either good or bad, who we choose to emulate will ultimately determine the person we become.
Children are the most impressionable because they are looking to define themselves.
They are at the time in their lives when selecting a positive role model is crucial.
However, in a recent survey that asked children if they had a role model, 43% said they did not.
It’s so important not to leave your child’s role models “to chance” but rather to choose an environment that will be a place for your child to develop positive character traits, and to be exposed to positive values consistently.
Sr. Master Greg Moody, Ph.D.
Founded in 1995 by Dr. Greg Moody a 7th degree Black Belt and Sr. Master Instructor, KarateBuilt Martial Arts and Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.
KarateBuilt Martial Arts Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.
Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours or the day, 7 days a week at Karate@KarateBuilt.com or call directly at 866-311-1032 for one of our nationwide locations. You can also visit our website at KarateBuilt.com.
About Dr. Greg Moody: Greg is a seventh degree black belt and senior master instructor. He has a Ph.D. in Special Education from Arizona State University (along with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – he actually is a rocket scientist). He has been teaching martial arts for over 25 years and has owned eight martial arts schools in Arizona and California. Sr. Master Moody is a motivational speaker and educator and teaches seminars in bullying, business, and martial arts training, around the world.