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Summer Confidence Part 1

Confidence Building in the Summer – Part 1

I wanted to explain some of the particulars of how KarateBuilt Martial Arts builds confidence, which builds self-esteem which builds better grades (see the BUILDS at KarateBUILT theme?)…

Self-confidence starts with safety…

so as I mentioned in earlier posts, Self-Confidence gained by gaining the skills to defend yourself is a primal need. Lets face facts that in school (for kids – in life for adults) there are real dangers that – while may not be obvious day to day – are something we worry about as humans… This summer is the perfect time to prepare for the upcoming year…

The next steps…

Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs states that after food, water, shelter that SAFETY NEEDS are the next most important needs… it looks like this on the right…

Maslows Hierachary of Needs
Maslows Hierachary of Needs

We need to fulfill the lowest level needs (like food and water) before higher level needs (like self-esteem or being sociable) are going to have any impact.

Karate at KarateBuilt Martial Arts builds skills so you (or your child) feel 100% confident in all safety situations. You can HANDLE YOURSELF… and while most people don’t get in fights (at least I hope you don’t) it doesn’t mean as a human we don’t need to feel safe.

Once SAFETY is achieved, there is still some work to do before you get 100% rock-solid confidence…

We’ll discuss more next time I have a chance to post!!


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.

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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 28 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.