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Newsletter – March 2024

EMBRACING EASTER WITH MARTIAL ARTS SPIRIT 🐰🥚🥋

As Easter draws near, the world prepares to celebrate renewal and the triumph of light over darkness. While Easter has its religious roots, its themes of hope and transformation resonate universally. Interestingly, the values of martial arts beautifully complement the Easter spirit, providing a unique perspective on this joyful holiday.

Harmony and Unity

Martial arts teach us to find balance and unity within ourselves and with others, echoing Easter’s message of reconciliation and community. Regardless of background, martial artists come together in pursuit of self-improvement and mutual respect, fostering a sense of togetherness akin to Easter’s spirit of unity.

Resilience and Renewal

Like Easter’s promise of new beginnings, martial arts instill resilience and perseverance in the face of challenges. Through rigorous training, practitioners emerge stronger, mirroring the Easter message of hope and redemption through continuous self-renewal.

Discipline and Self-Reflection

Easter invites reflection, as do martial arts through their emphasis on discipline and mindfulness. Practitioners cultivate inner peace and self-awareness, embracing Easter’s introspective journey of self-discovery and growth.

Compassion and Empathy

At Easter’s core is compassion, echoed in martial arts through respect and empathy for others. Martial artists learn to understand and support each other, embodying Easter’s call for love and forgiveness.

As Easter approaches, let’s embrace its values of renewal, resilience, and unity, whether through martial arts or other means. By cultivating harmony, discipline, and compassion, we honour Easter’s message of hope and transformation, enriching our lives with courage, grace, and gratitude.
Happy Easter to all!

Newsletter – March 2024
Newsletter – March 2024

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Newsletter – March 2024

On behalf of the entire Black Belt Plus community, we want to wish you a very happy birthday filled with joy, happiness, and lots of great memories.

We feel incredibly proud of all that you have accomplished on your journey to becoming skilled martial artists. Your dedication, hard work, and perseverance have been truly inspiring to see, and we have no doubt that you will continue to achieve great things in the years ahead.

Remember, the lessons you learn on the mat can be applied to all areas of your life, and we are confident that your martial arts training will continue to benefit you in countless ways as you move forward.

Once again, happy birthday, and we hope this day is everything you wished for and more. Keep up the great work, and continue to train hard, stay focused, and always believe in yourself.

Newsletter – March 2024

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Modesty is the hallmark of a martial artist’s character, for in the face of victory or defeat, they remain grounded, always seeking to learn and grow.”

Newsletter – March 2024
Newsletter – March 2024
Newsletter – March 2024

HARRY AND FRIENDS

Harry and Friends Homework Sheets are now available in your Spark Member App.

To access this Little Ninjas and Kids curriculum on the App, go to Curriculum >> Character Development Program.

Our Little Ninjas and Kids are studying Modesty this month.

We’ll cover the value of Modesty each week.

Newsletter – March 2024

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What’s On March and April

➤PNO: PJ Party – 1 March 2024
➤Beach Training – 9 March 2024
➤Stripe Testing: 16 – 21 March 2024
➤Teens/Adults Grading Test – 22 March 2024
➤Kids/Little Ninjas Grading Test – 23 March 2024
➤Break a Board Buddy Week – 25 – 28 March 2024
➤Easter Closure – 30 March 2024
➤PNO: Iron Chef – 5 April 2024
➤Anzac Day Closure – 25 April 2024
➤Stripe Testing: 22 – 27 April 2024

Newsletter – March 2024
Newsletter – March 2024

Rhemi has dedicated a year to her training at Black Belt Plus. Her preferred technique is the jab-cross-thigh kick , and she finds great joy in her training because she likes to use her energy and it’s really fun. Her ultimate aspiration is to be s champion, and she takes immense pride in receiving black belt award at white belt grading. Keep up the fantastic work, Rhemi!

Bridget has committed a year to honing her skills at Black Belt Plus. She particularly favors the turning kick technique, deriving immense joy from her training as it serves as an enjoyable avenue to enhance her fitness and confidence. Bridget harbors the ultimate goal of becoming a costume designer for theatre or an author, and perhaps even both. She takes great pride in her involvement in activities such as the inter-school Ethics Olympiad, contributing to the Write-a-Book initiative for a children’s cancer charity, and participating in the World Scholars Cup. Additionally, she is excited about crafting her own fantasy novel. Keep up the fantastic work, Bridget!

Newsletter – March 2024
Newsletter – March 2024

The Best Parenting Tips to Bullyproof Your Child This Year 

One of our many fears as a parent is knowing our child is being bullied. Bullying is a serious issue, and the effects can last forever. We hear too many stories of bullying in the most common places and some by the most unsuspecting people that it is difficult not to worry about it. Plus, bullying can also actually happen without even the victim realising it until it has been done. 

While we naturally remind our children not to be a bully, we should also spend as much time making sure that they know how not to avoid being bullied. 

The Effects of Bullying 

The most common type of bullying is taunting, embarrassing and name calling, and how we wish that those are the only ones. It has taken many other types (social, verbal and physical) like threatening, spreading rumours, isolating, and physically harming the victim. It happens everywhere – in school, on the school bus, at the park and now even online! The effects of bullying do not stop when the bullying stops, and it goes beyond the victim; it also affects those who see it and even the bully. The victim may withdraw from most social interactions, avoid school; witnesses may avoid the victim for fear of association and falling into the same situation. These need to be addressed as soon as possible because the consequences of bullying can last well throughout the person’s lifetime. 

It greatly affects the self-esteem of the victim, especially if he or she is bullied in public. This affects his whole being and his performance. The victim loses confidence in himself and his abilities and often leads to anxiety and/or depression. A lot of the victims of bullying never really fully recover and without proper counselling, they can end up committing suicide or even worse the victim will take out all the pent-up anger and frustration out on other people. 

Those who bully also usually suffer consequences in the sense that they find it difficult to break out of the mould without proper guidance from their parents or guardians. They grow up getting into more trouble, not just with people but also the law. Many of them do not perform well in school and fail to get good jobs and eventually become abusive partners or parents as well. 

How Martial Arts Can Help Prevent Bullying 

One way to prevent children from being bullied, or becoming a bully, is to get them into sports or team activities. In Martial Arts, the students are not taught how to fight. They are constantly reminded that their skills and training must only be used to defend themselves or others. They learn to respect each other and control their actions. They also learn discipline, gain confidence, build self-esteem and teamwork. All these can help prevent the development of both bullies and victims. 

Displaying confidence can stop bullying because bullies usually crave attention and victimise those who fear them. Those who have enough confidence will no longer feel the need to demand attention, and in the same breath, those who are confident will not attract nor fall prey to bullies. 

A martial arts training reinforces discipline, and this is another way of preventing bullying. How so? This is done by giving the children guidelines and consistent follow-ups on the different types of behaviours. They are reminded which behaviours are acceptable and which are not. They work together with the parents to make sure that these are followed and that consequences are given every time they are not. 

One of the reasons bullying happens is because bullies have a need to be in control and command others. When children are taught to respect themselves and other people, they will not bully nor allow to be bullied. Martial arts stresses the importance of respect; they are always reminded that respect is not just given, it must be earned. If they want their classmates to respect them, they must respect their classmates as well. 

Self-control is another thing that is taught and emphasised in martial arts. They are trained to be aware of and control any negative thoughts and feelings they may have. They are taught how to empower themselves and others so that any form of negativity is ignored. 

Another common trait among bullies is that they lack compassion. They do not care about what other people think or feel as long as they get what they want. Victims of bullying, on the other hand, are usually those who come off as weak and are often alone. By teaching children empathy, bullying can be prevented because it teaches children to always take into consideration the feelings of others. It also encourages them more sociable, and this will enable them to make friends easily. 

Martial arts is also a great way to relieve stress. The pressure to do well in school and keep up with the requirements and everyone else can be a bit too much for children. They need to be able to take out that stress or frustration through a physical activity to avoid harming anybody and martial arts provides that. 

Empower your children with these necessary life skills by enrolling them in a martial arts program and reap the benefits, not just against bullying but in raising better children all around.

Newsletter – March 2024

Hi there!

Welcome to Black Belt Plus!
We can’t wait to support you in achieving your martial arts objectives and having FUN along the way!

Here are a few things you may do to keep updated:

 

1.  Join our Black Belt Plus Community group on Facebook. 

This is our members-only Facebook page where you can access videos, class photos, and information about forthcoming events. Please join here

2.  Regularly check the SPARK Member App.

For weekly updates, educational materials, and our online store for all events and products. Enter the email associated to your membership when prompted to log in, then choose “Send password again” to get the activation email.

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Your Log in Credentials:
USERNAME: (your email address)
PASSWORD: (create a password)
And be sure to enter our school’s code:  2686

3. Download your Student Success Booklet

To learn everything about our school, facility, and programs, download your booklet here.

4. Check-in for your classes via the computer at reception

When you arrive at our centre, it’s crucial to sign in and record your attendance at the computer. Between your belt levels, every program has a minimum attendance requirement.

5. Drop off and pick up

Parents are requested to be present for the last 5 minutes of every class to safely escort your child to the car, and to hear our weekly announcements.

6. Missed Classes

If you won’t be attending class, please let us know. Call us or message us using the “Spark Member” app, or send an email to info@blackbeltplus.com.au. To be eligible to grade to your next belt, missed classes must be made up during the same term.

 

Our entire team is here to support you in your martial arts journey and to see you achieve your best results.

 

NEW MEMBERS

Kit Lysaught
Benjamin Fenton
Kai Loadman
Fergus Alfredson
Harrison Godsall-Smith
Maddison Flori
Grace Fenton

We extend a warm welcome to our school! Our community hopes that you have an enjoyable time here and gain knowledge from our programs. Whether you aim to improve your martial arts skills or broaden your understanding of the world, we are committed to supporting you in achieving your goals. It is our desire that both on and off the mat, we all strive to be our optimal selves. I look forward to seeing you in class! Chief Instructor Jonathon

 

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Newsletter – March 2024

Harry and Friends is a program for all our young students to help reinforce the life lessons we talk about every day. The program gives us a lot of highly effective tools to help instil positive character development in our youngest students including animations, visual aids and colouring sheets!

The main character “Harry” will serve as a positive role model to all our 3-6 years old in not only teaching them abstract concepts like self discipline and respect, but demonstrating real life behaviours like cleaning their room and saying “yes mum” and “no mum”. This example will help them really work on internalising those behaviours themselves.

“Harry and Friends” mat chat series for the Little Ninja program also has a game that can be downloaded from the Apple app store – click the image (top right) to install.

 

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Stripe Testing

Stripe Testing Week – is the last week of each month and classes will follow a testing style format.

During stripe testing week Instructors test students on specific skills.
If students can perform the skill correctly and with intensity, they earn their stripe. Students must earn 3 different coloured skill stripes to be eligible to attend a Grading Test.

If a student is unsuccessful in obtaining their stripe in a particular month,  there is an opportunity just before the grading test to retest for their stripes. So the secret to keeping up-to-date with the curriculum and passing the stripe testing is that you need to practice at home.

Newsletter – March 2024

Grading Tests

Grading tests are special ceremonies where students are tested for their next belt rank. They are a little different from stripe testing. 

At a Grading Test, Senior Instructors test students for their next belt rank
They are assessing the skills learned for the previous 3 month term as well as students’ intensity, courage, resilience and black belt attitude. 

Since you have just started your martial arts journey, your instructor will let you know in class whether you’ll be ready for this test or whether you should focus on the next test in 3 months time. If you are unsure, your should see your Instructor for feedback. 

Here are 10 tips for a successful belt examination:
1. Train with diligence 

2. Get to know your grading requirements

3. Train with different partners

4. Always train with a martial arts spirit

5. Ask your instructors what to work on

6. On the day of grading… be prepared

7. Stay focused, Stay alert!

8. Give your best and stay humble

9. Show your martial arts, according to your level

10. Don’t rush and don’t give up!

Black Belt Plus Martial Arts Centre

1/48 Junction Rd Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220

📞 5522 0755

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