Self-Control – the ability to restrain your own impulses and actions.

““Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.” – Proverbs 25:28

You leave yourself vulnerable to attack when you lose self-control

In the context of self-control, this verse is very interesting. In ancient times, walls provided protection for the city from outside forces that would come in and take advantage of the people, looting, pillaging, killing, etc. A city without walls was extremely vulnerable to attack and seen as easy prey by those who would seek to gain control over a populace. We are also vulnerable to attack from the enemy when we lose our self-control. We become easy prey for those who would take advantage of us when we lose or lack the ability to control our impulses or actions. One of the fruits of the Spirit is self-control. It is an outward evidence of God’s spirit within us when we exercise and demonstrate restraint. We put up barriers and protections when we can make choices to not give in to our desires.

 

Class Plan 1-1 (Warriors & Adults) –

Beginners (White & Orange Belts) – Outside Blocks, Straight Punches & Wrist Grab Escapes

Video Links –    Outside Blocks              Straight Punches              Wrist Grab Escapes

 

Intermediates (Purple & Green Belts) – Uppercut, Backfist & Ikkyowaza (no wrist control)

Video Links –    Uppercut          Backfist          Ikkyowaza 1          Ikkyowaza 2          Ikkyowaza vs. Punch

 

Advanced (Blue & Brown Belts) – Punching Combos on Mitts, Centering the Waza Series

Video Links –    Centering 1              Centering 2            Centering 3

 

 

Junior/Senior Class (5-8 year olds) –

Self-control is your word of the month. Memorize the verse at the top of this blog and you’ll be well on your way to passing your test at the end of the month. You’ll also need to know how to do the following:

Ready Stance & Long Forward Stance

Parry & Elbow Check

Heel Palm & Reverse Heel Palm

Pivot Rising Front Kick & Side Step Rising Front Kick

Clothes Grab Escapes

 

Class Announcements –

  1. During the month of October we do a fundraiser called Kickin Cancer, which raises money for Kickin Cancerlocal people struggling through cancer treatments, medical expenses, etc. To participate we ask a $20 donation. You’ll get to wear a pink belt during the month of October and all of the proceeds go to local cancer fighting families. If you have a pink belt already (because you got one in past years) it is still a $20 donation and you’ll get a stripe for your pink belt. If you don’t have a pink belt, you’ll get one at the beginning of October for your donation. Please help us raise our goal of $3000! To reach this, we need at least 150 students to participate!
  2. Stop Bullies FAST – Our last one of these for the year. If you are a Warrior student who wants to test for Orange belt, you must have taken this class. Click here to sign up.
  3. FAST Weapons & Ground – Saturday, October 14th – Weapons 10am-12pm, Ground 1-3pm. These classes will give you the chance to learn how to harness the power of your adrenaline in life threatening situations, both against an armed attacker and on the ground. For more info and to sign up, click here.
  4. Nerf Wars – Halloween Edition. On Saturday, October 28th, we will be having another NERF Wars night. Cost is $20 per kid and we go from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. We feed and keep your kiddos safe, you go out and enjoy your evening. It’s that simple. Kids can bring whatever NERF weapons they desire as long as their name is written on it somewhere. It’s a fun night for everyone.