At Guillobel Brazilian Jujitsu Martial Arts Studio in San Clemente, one of the things we emphasize in our Kids Martial Arts Program is goal setting.
One wise man once said, ”Our plans miscarry if they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.”
People think that Guillobel BJJ School is just for self-defense, but what they don’t know is that our main goal is to provide our students the right tools to create successful habits. Some of the most important successful habits are: Setting goals, self-discipline, and perseverance.
The first step to achieve your goals is to know your goals. One of the benefits of martial arts is the fact that the students are always setting short term goals (ex. Their next belt promotion) and long term goals (ex. Their black belt). On top of that, every December, our Instructors give to each student a goal setting assignment, where they have to write their future goals and next year’s goals (including the day they want to achieve them.
The idea of assignments like this is to instill in the kids the good habit of setting and achieving goals. Also by achieving goals, the students gain more self-confidence and self-esteem. Working towards positive goals will help them become a better student, friend and person.