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A Mother's Strength: Celebrating Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the remarkable women who have shaped our lives with love, sacrifice, and support. As we honour this special day, let’s shine a spotlight on these remarkable women and their profound impact.

The Heart of a Mum:

At the core of every Mum beats a heart filled with love and compassion. Despite the challenges of life, they approach each day with grace and humility, inspiring those around them with their inner strength and unwavering dedication.

Nurturing Strength and Confidence:

Mums instill strength and confidence in their children, teaching them discipline, perseverance, and respect through their practice. Leading by example, they show that with dedication, anything is possible, supporting their children through every challenge they face.

A Source of Inspiration:

Beyond motherhood, Mums inspire their communities, demonstrating strength in all its forms and empowering others to pursue their passions. Their positivity and resilience uplift those around them, fostering camaraderie and support.

Honouring Mums:

This Mother’s Day, let’s express gratitude for the Mums in our lives. Let’s celebrate their strength, and acknowledge their profound impact on shaping future leaders. To all the the Mums, thank you for your sacrifices and inspiring example

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Timetable from 22 January

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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.

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Cooperation is always more powerful than Competition.
~Bob Proctor
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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 Cooperation this month.

We’ll cover the value of Cooperation each week.

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What’s On May and June

➤PNO: Star Wars – 3 May 2024
➤Labour Day CLOSURE – 6 May 2024
➤PTFF Starts – 14 May 2024
➤Stripe Testing: 20-25 May 2024
➤PNO: Nerf War – 7 June 2024
➤Grading Test: 21-22 June 2024
➤Friends and Siblings Train for FREE – 22 June – 7 July

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Quick Tips for Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Self-esteem​ ​plays​ ​a​ ​very​ ​important​ ​role​ ​in​ ​establishing​ ​a​ ​successful​ ​and​ ​happy​ ​life.​ ​A person​ ​can​ ​be​ ​blessed​ ​with​ ​intelligence​ ​and​ ​talent​ ​but​ ​the​ ​lack​ ​of​ ​self-esteem​ ​can​ ​be​ ​a hindrance​ ​in​ ​doing​ ​well​ ​in​ ​just​ ​about​ ​anything.

It​ ​has​ ​been​ ​proven​ ​that​ ​the​ ​early​ ​years​ ​of​ ​a​ ​child​ ​life​ ​is​ ​when​ ​they​ ​are​ ​most impressionable,​ ​they​ ​notice​ ​and​ ​copy​ ​everything​ ​they​ ​see​ ​or​ ​hear.​ ​​​Parents​ ​should​ ​then take​ ​advantage​ ​of​ ​this​ ​by​ ​ensuring​ ​that​ ​the​ ​child​ ​learns​ ​all​ ​the​ ​necessary​ ​social​ ​skills they​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​well-rounded​ ​individuals.​ ​​​At​ ​the​ ​same​ ​time,​ ​building​ ​their​ ​self-esteem this​ ​early​ ​will​ ​ensure​ ​this.

Here​ ​are​ ​quick​ ​tips​ ​on​ ​how​ ​to​ ​nurture​ ​young​ ​children’s​ ​self-esteem:

Show​ ​love​ ​and​ ​affection​.​ ​We​ ​all​ ​love​ ​our​ ​children,​ ​no​ ​doubt.​ ​​​Sometimes​ ​though​ ​we forget​ ​to​ ​show​ ​how​ ​much​ ​we​ ​love​ ​them.​ ​​​This​ ​is​ ​necessary​ ​as​ ​it​ ​reassures​ ​them​ ​that they​ ​are​ ​important​ ​and​ ​very​ ​much​ ​appreciated.

Compliment​ ​them​.​ ​Don’t​ ​forget​ ​to​ ​acknowledge​ ​their​ ​every​ ​accomplishment,​ ​no​ ​matter how​ ​small.​ ​​​Simple​ ​compliments​ ​like​ ​“You​ ​did​ ​great,”​ ​“I​ ​am​ ​so​ ​proud​ ​of​ ​you”​ ​or​ ​even “That​ ​was​ ​a​ ​good​ ​try”​ ​will​ ​go​ ​a​ ​long​ ​way​ ​in​ ​a​ ​young​ ​child’s​ ​mind​ ​and​ ​will​ ​help​ ​build​ ​up their​ ​self-esteem.​ ​​​Make​ ​sure​ ​though​ ​that​ ​each​ ​compliment​ ​is​ ​convincing​ ​and​ ​not​ ​over the​ ​top​ ​like​ ​“You​ ​are​ ​the​ ​smartest​ ​little​ ​boy​ ​in​ ​the​ ​whole​ ​world”​ ​as​ ​this​ ​can​ ​result​ ​in​ ​an inflated​ ​ego.​ ​​​Instead,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​say.​ ​“You​ ​are​ ​the​ ​smartest​ ​8-year-old​ ​boy​ ​I​ ​know.”

Set​ ​goals​ ​for​ ​your​ ​child​.​ ​One​ ​way​ ​parents​ ​teach​ ​young​ ​children​ ​to​ ​be​ ​independent​ ​is by​ ​making​ ​them​ ​follow​ ​a​ ​simple​ ​chore​ ​chart​ ​this​ ​can​ ​be​ ​the​ ​start​ ​of​ ​goal​ ​setting​ ​as​ ​well. It​ ​usually​ ​consists​ ​of​ ​attainable,​ ​age​ ​appropriate​ ​daily​ ​activities​ ​like​ ​fixing​ ​the​ ​bed, brushing​ ​their​ ​teeth​ ​after​ ​meals​ ​and​ ​packing​ ​away​ ​after​ ​playing.​ ​​​When​ ​the​ ​children​ ​are able​ ​to​ ​complete​ ​their​ ​task​ ​and​ ​realize​ ​that​ ​they​ ​were​ ​able​ ​to​ ​achieve​ ​their​ ​goal,​ ​they feel​ ​good​ ​about​ ​themselves.​ ​​​When​ ​they​ ​hear​ ​you​ ​compliment​ ​them​ ​and​ ​see​ ​how​ ​proud you​ ​are​ ​of​ ​them,​ ​it​ ​strengthens​ ​their​ ​self-esteem.​ ​​​Slowly​ ​incorporate​ ​new​ ​and​ ​harder things​ ​to​ ​their​ ​goals​ ​after​ ​a​ ​certain​ ​period,​ ​and​ ​this​ ​will​ ​help​ ​them​ ​believe​ ​that​ ​they​ ​can take​ ​on​ ​bigger​ ​responsibilities​ ​as​ ​long​ ​as​ ​they​ ​set​ ​their​ ​minds​ ​to​ ​it.

Criticize​ ​the​ ​action,​ ​not​ ​the​ ​person​.​ ​We​ ​must​ ​be​ ​conscious​ ​of​ ​what​ ​we​ ​say​ ​to​ ​children as​ ​they​ ​always​ ​take​ ​it​ ​to​ ​heart.​ ​​​While​ ​we​ ​still​ ​have​ ​to​ ​reprimand​ ​them​ ​for​ ​doing​ ​or saying​ ​things​ ​they​ ​are​ ​not​ ​supposed​ ​to,​ ​we​ ​must​ ​choose​ ​the​ ​words​ ​we​ ​use​ ​carefully​ ​so that​ ​they​ ​understand​ ​that​ ​they​ ​did​ ​something​ ​wrong​ ​without​ ​hurting​ ​them​ ​unnecessarily.

Instead​ ​of​ ​saying,​ ​“You​ ​were​ ​a​ ​bad​ ​boy”​ ​try​ ​saying​ ​“That​ ​was​ ​not​ ​a​ ​very​ ​nice​ ​thing​ ​to​ ​do, I​ ​know​ ​you​ ​didn’t​ ​mean​ ​it,​ ​so​ ​I​ ​hope​ ​you​ ​don’t​ ​do​ ​it​ ​again.”

Validate​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​feelings​.​ ​They​ ​will​ ​experience​ ​suffering​ ​a​ ​blow​ ​to​ ​their self-esteem​ ​at​ ​least​ ​once,​ ​and​ ​there​ ​really​ ​isn’t​ ​anything​ ​we​ ​can​ ​do​ ​to​ ​stop​ ​that.​ ​​​What we​ ​can​ ​do,​ ​however,​ ​is​ ​to​ ​validate​ ​their​ ​feelings​ ​and​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​they​ ​recover​ ​from​ ​the blow/s.​ ​Talk​ ​to​ ​them​ ​and​ ​let​ ​them​ ​know​ ​that​ ​you​ ​understand​ ​that​ ​“what​ ​your​ ​classmate said​ ​was​ ​not​ ​nice​ ​and​ ​it​ ​hurt​ ​your​ ​feelings​ ​a​ ​lot”​ ​or​ ​“it​ ​hurts​ ​to​ ​know​ ​that​ ​not​ ​everyone wants​ ​to​ ​be​ ​your​ ​friend.”​ ​​​Then​ ​explain​ ​to​ ​them​ ​that​ ​it​ ​may​ ​be​ ​possible​ ​that​ ​the classmate​ ​only​ ​said​ ​those​ ​things​ ​out​ ​of​ ​frustration​ ​and​ ​without​ ​thinking​ ​or​ ​point​ ​out​ ​that though​ ​we​ ​cannot​ ​please​ ​everybody,​ ​there​ ​are​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​other​ ​people​ ​who​ ​like​ ​him​ ​and are​ ​happy​ ​to​ ​be​ ​his​ ​friends.

Be​ ​proud​ ​of​ ​your​ ​child​.​ ​Always​ ​take​ ​time​ ​to​ ​remind​ ​them​ ​of​ ​how​ ​proud​ ​you​ ​are​ ​of them.​ ​​​Their​ ​accomplishments​ ​may​ ​seem​ ​small​ ​at​ ​times,​ ​but​ ​we​ ​must​ ​not​ ​forget​ ​that they​ ​are​ ​children​ ​and​ ​these​ ​are​ ​big​ ​ones​ ​for​ ​them.​ ​​​Let​ ​them​ ​hear​ ​you​ ​talk​ ​about​ ​how much​ ​you​ ​love​ ​them​ ​and​ ​how​ ​proud​ ​you​ ​are​ ​of​ ​their​ ​achievements​ ​in​ ​front​ ​of​ ​their teachers​ ​and​ ​friends​ ​or​ ​other​ ​people​ ​they​ ​love.

Never​ ​to​ ​compare​.​ ​​​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​common​ ​mistake​ ​for​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​parents​ ​as​ ​it​ ​is​ ​really​ ​easy​ ​to fall​ ​into,​ ​but​ ​we​ ​must​ ​not​ ​compare​ ​our​ ​children​ ​to​ ​each​ ​other​ ​or​ ​their​ ​friends.​ ​​​It​ ​is​ ​not fair,​ ​and​ ​it​ ​isn’t​ ​something​ ​we​ ​like​ ​done​ ​to​ ​ourselves​ ​as​ ​well.​ ​When​ ​a​ ​comparison​ ​has been​ ​carelessly​ ​made​ ​by​ ​others,​ ​reassure​ ​our​ ​children​ ​that​ ​there​ ​are​ ​other​ ​things​ ​that though​ ​others​ ​may​ ​be​ ​better​ ​than​ ​them​ ​at​ ​some​ ​things,​ ​there​ ​are​ ​definitely​ ​other​ ​things that​ ​excel​ ​in​ ​and​ ​make​ ​them​ ​special​ ​and​ ​unique.​ ​Try​ ​to​ ​explain​ ​why​ ​the​ ​comparison​ ​was made​ ​and​ ​why​ ​it​ ​should​ ​not​ ​make​ ​them​ ​feel​ ​bad​ ​about​ ​themselves.

It​ ​takes​ ​a​ ​village​.​ ​For​ ​anything​ ​to​ ​fully​ ​develop,​ ​there​ ​has​ ​to​ ​be​ ​consistency.​ ​​​These positive​ ​reinforcements​ ​cannot​ ​only​ ​be​ ​learned​ ​or​ ​practiced​ ​at​ ​home;​ ​it​ ​should​ ​be carried​ ​out​ ​wherever​ ​they​ ​go.​ ​​​Enlist​ ​the​ ​help​ ​of​ ​those​ ​who​ ​spend​ ​time​ ​with​ ​your​ ​children on​ ​a​ ​regular​ ​basis.​ ​Let​ ​grandpa​ ​and​ ​grandma,​ ​their​ ​aunts​ ​and​ ​uncles,​ ​the​ ​babysitter, and​ ​their​ ​teachers​ ​know​ ​how​ ​of​ ​your​ ​children’s​ ​strengths​ ​and​ ​how​ ​you​ ​are​ ​nurturing them.​ ​Inform​ ​them​ ​of​ ​the​ ​do’s​ ​and​ ​don’ts​ ​so​ ​that​ ​they​ ​can​ ​apply​ ​these​ ​as​ ​well.

Tend​ ​to​ ​your​ ​own​ ​self-esteem​.​ ​Be​ ​a​ ​good​ ​example​ ​as​ ​you​ ​are​ ​the​ ​ones​ ​your​ ​children look​ ​up​ ​to​ ​the​ ​most.​ ​Make​ ​sure​ ​that​ ​your​ ​children​ ​know​ ​that​ ​you​ ​are​ ​a​ ​happy,​ ​positive individual.​ ​Show​ ​them​ ​that​ ​you​ ​value​ ​yourself​ ​and​ ​that​ ​you​ ​are​ ​constantly​ ​working​ ​on improving​ ​yourself​ ​to​ ​become​ ​a​ ​better​ ​person. 

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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

  • Rylee Bekue
  • Kai Veronika
  • Hugo Vinnicombe
  • Felix Regalo
  • Harvey Spottiswood
  • Liam Spottiswood
  • Honor Nguyen huu
  • Max Piron
  • Dheren Goomany
  • Annie Bamber
  • Liam Van Tonder
  • Harvey Bowden
  • Phoenix Scott
  • Indi Barrie
  • Zahra Barrie

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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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.

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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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