Posted: February 26, 2019
“There is a bridge between fear and courage. It is called gratitude.” -Anonymous
I trust this blog finds you well.
As you know, we have concentrated our focus on the goal of 100+ Black Belts, training together, every week.
Our Dojo has always succeeded by way of your recommendation, kind words, and encouragement.
You are a serious Martial Artist, a person of enormous credibility.
You have made promises and kept them.
You have set goals and achieved them.
You have accepted commitments and honored them.
This means you have self control.
Which means you have self confidence.
The real kind.
The kind that matters.
Whether you know it or not, you have become a master of influence.
That is why your friends and family follow through when you recommend Martial Arts lessons.
This is the secret to our success.
Your kind words have brought more than 90% of our students into the program.
We are certainly impressed and extremely grateful.
The growth of our Dojo has allowed us to build a better curriculum, train and develop professional staff, host Martial Arts legends, and increase our service to the community.
Some of our classmates earn the rank of Black Belt, and begin training in a different system, in another Dojo.
A few have gone on to open schools, and create programs of their own.
So far, 6 of our classmates have accomplished this goal.
We applaud them.
Many of us choose to continue our journey together, holding ourselves and each other to extraordinarily high personal standards.
A significant number of us are still training, improving, and enjoying the Martial Arts.
You have influenced a large number of people to benefit from the magic of the Martial Arts, in a safe, structured environment, surrounded by supportive practitioners.
You are a true ambassador of the Martial Arts.
I would appreciate hearing about your thoughts and finding out if your goals might include a career in the Martial Arts.
Once again, thank you, for having the courage and passion to speak up about the benefits of training and promoting the Martial Arts to the best of your ability.
You are the reason why we continue to grow.
I look forward to seeing you and your family in class at the Dojo.
Kyoshi Thomas Clifford