Word of The Month Category Page

Word of the Month: Honesty

You are only ever as good as your word, and that’s why honesty is a critical part of our character development program.

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Word of the Month: Confidence

At Douvris Martial Arts we believe that with the right approach to teaching karate, everyone can increase their confidence…

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Word of the Month: Excellence

Excellence is a word that sounds like a destination. But it’s not. It’s a process, an evolution…

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Word of the Month: Responsibility

One of the important aspects of our character development program at Douvris Martial Arts is that it not only teaches students how to become responsible…

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Word of the Month: Humility

Some concepts are easy to explain with words. Humility isn’t really one of them. We can talk about it – and we do, as part of our character development program – but in order to help people understand humility, we have to make sure they can experience it.

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Word of the Month: Respect

Respect is one of the words most often associated with karate, and for a good reason. We care about it a great deal.

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Word of the Month: Service

As Sensei Cody Diesbourg explains, if it weren’t for service and people paying it forward, we wouldn’t have martial arts today.

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Word of the Month: Perseverance

We think it so important that we made “Perseverance” one of our 12 recurring “Words of the month”.

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Word of the Month: Courtesy

When parents sign their children up for martial arts classes very often they’re looking for a healthy activity that will also teach their kids respect…

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Word of the Month: Self-Discipline

Self-discipline helps us do the work we need to do. It helps us get up in the morning…

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Word of the Month: Courage

Courage, Aristotle said, is the most important virtue because it guarantees the others…

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Word of the Month: Focus

A key benefit of karate is the way it helps children improve their focus. Learning new techniques, mastering complicated fight sequences and sparring in a ring all require children to pay attention and keep paying attention, in a way they find really fun and rewarding. It’s a classic win-win situation.

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