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Socialising Online

Young people do a huge amount of their socialising online, what effect does this have? With instant communication with a far broader network of peers available to us through social media, we now do a huge amount of our socialising online. A study conducted online for “Yazino” found that one in four people spend more time socializing online, via sites…

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Modern Problems

We have discovered that many of the difficulties parents face when developing their child’s character stem from modern problems. These modern problems can be solved by ancient solutions from the dojo that martial arts provides. To first understand how powerful these ancient solutions are, we must first dive into the modern problems that make an impact on young people’s lives.…

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A Shift, have you noticed it too?

  A Shift I have noticed a shift, despite huge technological advances and a modern lifestyle we are seeking to be more in touch with who we are, where we have come from, with nature and with traditional values. We are looking at the past for ancient solutions to solve our modern problems. The use of the smartphone is on…

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How can Leadership skills can be encouraged at home?

As we have discussed, the development of leadership skills can have a hugely positive and long-lasting effect on students as they grow into adults. To conclude this Chapter on Leadership, I would like to put forward that even without a leadership development programme or character development programme parents can make a lasting impact on their children by developing leadership skills…

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How Martial Arts Develops Leaders in the Dojo

Within our Martial Arts Programme, we aim to cultivate excellent Leadership skills within our community. As we have mentioned previously, these skills do far more than teach our children to lead others, it encourages independence in our young students, teaching them about responsibility, how to be reliable, why attention to detail is important and to have pride in their work.…

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Developing Leadership skills in young people teach Conflict resolution and Practical Skills for Adulthood

NO 8 – Developing Leadership skills in young people teach Creative and Decision making Creativity makes life more interesting and fulfilling, being creative feels good, it drives us forward and makes us unique and original as individuals. Albert Einstein: “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” When leading, we need to solve problems in a fast-paced environment where we do not control…

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Developing Leadership skills in young people teach Attention to detail, Creativity and Decision making

NO 7 – Developing Leadership skills in young people teach Attention to detail Leaders are responsible for spotting problems before they occur and solving them quickly. Leaders must have brilliant attention to detail to spot these problems. Having excellent attention to detail helps us perfect our performance or work and improves our work ethic. This skill carries on in life…

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Developing Leadership skills in young people teaches Communication, interpersonal skills and Emotional intelligence

Developing Leadership skills in young people teaches Communication, interpersonal skills and Emotional intelligence One of the greatest benefits of developing leadership skills is the understanding of how to communicate, empathise and understand other people and higher emotional intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is defined as “The capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously…

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Developing Leadership skills in young people teaches resilience and the pursuit of challenge and adventure

No 5: Developing Leadership skills in young people teaches resilience and the pursuit of challenge and adventure Part of being a leader is setting goals, having a vision and motivating a group to achieve goals and surpass their expectations. While developing these skills as leaders we also begin to pursue challenge and adventure as we understand the huge benefits that…

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Developing Leadership skills in young people teach the ability to Reason and Negotiate

NO 4: Developing Leadership skills in young people teach the ability to Reason and Negotiate We are currently discussing the 10 key areas learning leadership skills improves a young person’s character. No 4 is here! Part of being a leader is learning to reason and negotiate. This stems from having to encourage and motivate others in your team but also…

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