The new year is just around the corner! But, we’re still having fun and learning lots at Charlotte Martial Arts Academy. Don’t let a little cold weather keep you from your goals. We’ll be open as usual until Dec. 21st, and will look forward to seeing your smiling faces (albeit with rosy cheeks from the cold) on the mats.
We’ll be closed December 22 through Dec. 2, and there’s no NYE lock in this year. We’ll be reopening on January 3rd, 2018 (that ‘18 is going to require some getting used to). Perhaps as part of your New Year’s Resolutions you might resolve to share the benefits of martial arts training with family and friends. We’d love to welcome your guest to our classes in the coming year.
Students of the Month
Once Thanksgiving rolls around it can be more difficult to concentrate and keep our excitement about visiting with family and friends at bay. Still, the following students did a great job demonstrating continued focus and respect on the mats. Be sure to congratulate our students of the month.
Little Dragons — Ellis Fisher
Junior — Hudson Hall
Adult — Katie Hanchuruk
Black Belt/Nidan Club — Audrey Knaack
SWAT — Ibrahim Naushad
Elite SWAT — Douglas Christen
STORM — Luke Delaney
Fitness Kickboxing — Kim Glenn
Did You Know?
When it comes to setting goals there are a few key ways to set yourself up for success:
- Make the goal important to you. Relate your goal to a real priority for you. That way you are going to be motivated by that goal for your own benefit (not someone else’s).
- Set a specific goal. A common approach is to set SMART goals. These are ones that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time Bound.
- Write goals down. You can also tell others of your intention. By writing the goal down you are forced to make it more concrete. By telling others you are adding a layer of accountability.
- Make a plan to execute the goal. Making a goal and then simply leaving the execution of that goal to chance is unlikely to work too well. Break the goal down into small, achievable steps so that you can feel a sense of accomplishment as you make progress. This will also help you to stick with it!