Black Belt Academy
4885 West Boulevard • Poplar Bluff Missouri 63901 • 573.785.KICK (5425)

There’s no way you can reach your goals without one important ingredient: Perseverance. Everybody faces challenges. It’s having perseverance that pulls you through. What does perseverance mean to you? To me it means:

  • Sticking to your goals no matter what it takes.
  • Never giving up.
  • Hanging in there when the going gets tough -- and it will!
  • Not allowing negative, outside influences get the best of you.
  • Using positive “self-talk” and visualizing your goals.
  • Putting forth the best effort you can muster at any one time.
  • Striving for your best outside of class: at home, in school, with your friends and family as well as in your community.
  • Giving that “little bit more”: throwing one more kick, punch or doing one more technique -- even when you’re tired and don’t feel like it.
  • Practicing your forms at home.

I want you to use perseverance when working on your forms. When you have the habit of great perseverance, you’ll reach your goals that much faster!