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How Discipline is Built, Part 1!

How Discipline is Built, Part 1!!!

Well we talked a lot about confidence and that’s really critical to development, but just about equally – and just about as frequently requested at KarateBuilt Martial Arts – discipline is important.

We define discipline as “Doing What You’re Supposed to Do, When You’re Supposed to Do It!” When we train and when we discuss discipline we expect students to follow the rules, know what the rules are and do the right thing at the right time. It’s pretty simple to say but not always simple to do…

  • Sometimes you want to eat ice cream…
  • Sometimes you forget to do something…
  • Sometimes you make a mistake…
  • Sometimes you just don’t want to do the hard work!

The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people isn’t that the successful people are perfect… it’s that the successful people make the right decisions more often!

Step 1 to building discipline is being in an environment that expects discipline.

In the Marines, they expect everything down to how to tie your shoes is exactly the same. You get up at the same time, you eat at the same time, you go to bed at the same time, you make your bed the same way… everything!

Have you met someone retired from 20 years in the Marines? Are they disciplined? I am sure there are exceptions but in general they are the most disciplined people you’ll meet in ALL AREAS OF THEIR LIFE… and this all comes about from the early expectation in boot camp that they have high expectations for “Doing What You’re Supposed to Do, When You’re Supposed to Do It!”

I’m not saying that KarateBuilt Martial Arts is like the Marines (I think we have a lot more fun), I am saying that we do have an environment that over time has high expectations of our Black Belts and we begin that work on day ONE when you walk in. If you want to build your own self-discipline that applies to every area of your life, call 866-311-1032 and start today!

MORE Results… their own words!


“Tyler was very shy when we first started & seemed to lack confidence. The Leadership Program has given him the confidence he needed. In addition to a second family, he doesn’t want to let his instructor down so he always strives to do great things & make good choices. As our children get older, pressures do come up but if you surround yourself with love & positive role models, I think this will only help mold these futures. The Leadership Program has changed our lives & I can’t imagine life without it.” – Laurie Weaver







Sr. Master Greg Moody, Ph.D. and KarateBuilt Martial Arts have been selected the nation’s #1 martial arts schools for EIGHT YEARS IN A ROW!

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 or call directly at 866-311-1032 for one of our nationwide locations. You can also visit our website at

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.