Way of Life: Students are told that Martial Arts is not just a lesson each week, but a way of life, and we work with Parents and Teachers to help each child become a more rounded person. We request regular feedback and students are told that they must behave at home and in the Academy if they want to be able to go forward for their next grading.
Getting used to Earning: We also tell them that their belts cannot just be bought; they must be earned. After each grading we have a Presentation Ceremony when families and friends are invited to attend with their cameras to capture the moment. Students are reminded to respect their families, and thank them for allowing them to take part in Reality MASD.