Recently, a mom shared that her son has very few friends and he is totally ok with that. One day, some kids rang the bell to find out if he wanted to come hang with them at the park. He said “no thank you.” They proceeded to call him names. He just shut the door and went back to what he was doing. She was worried for his self-esteem. I told her not to worry. He could have easily caved in to avoid being labeled and to win friends. He didn’t! He stood his ground! He knew what the kids did at the park, and he wanted no part of that. And obviously, he knew they were not his friends because friends would not call you name. This young man is quite happy with his own activities. He has friends there. They train together; attend events together; have common goals; basically, he was saying, “mom, I am ok!”
HIS ESTEEM IS IN TACT!!!
This is what the Martial Arts is about; building self-esteem, strong character discipline and self defense; not just kicking and punching. Not many kids have this. If you have a child you know would not have just “closed the door” and that worries you, the Martial Arts is for them.
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See you on the mat!!