12 Mat Chats For Belt Test [October 2019]

Lesson 105 Module 14

He Who Angers You, Conquers You

  • Some people want to see you angry. If they see you angry or upset, they got what they want.

Be Part of the Solution

  1. Ask yourself "am I part of the problem?"
  2. Ask yourself "what can I do to fix it?"

It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It

  • Your tone of voice and body language will show how you really feel. 

What Is Respect?

  • Respect for your parents - Obey cheerfully
  • Respect for your teachers - "I will do my best"
  • Respect for your peers - Treat others as you would like to be treated

3 Rules of Concentration

  1. Focus my mind
  2. Focus my 
  3. Focus my body

I Just Wipe It Off

  • Don't let what people say upset you. Just let it go and wipe it off. 

Fake It Til You Make It

  • Pretend like you already know something. If you feel a certain way, you will act that certain way. 

What Is Punctuality?

  • To try your best to be on time. Being considerate of other people's time.

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn

  • It's okay if you lose. You can learn a lot from not winning. 

5 School Rules

  • Hitting people with your card
  • Not wearing your complete uniform
  • not being in self practice room when class starts
  • Leaving your stuff overnight
  • Chewing gum
  • Saying "it's not my fault"
  • Being impatient
  • Backtalk
  • Shoes not on the rack
  • Complaining
  • Stepping off of the mat without shoes
  • Having a conversation at the wrong time
  • Arguing
  • Not keeping your hands to yourself
  • Being loud/yelling
  • Hitting hard after being told not to
  • Who's to blame?
  • Bags left messy
  • What about them?
  • Ruining an apology with an excuse

Required Equipment

  • Grappling:
    • Mouth guard
    • Athletic cup
    • Gi
  • Sparring
    • Head gear
    • Gloves
    • Athletic cup
    • Shin guards
  • Padded Weapons
    • Head Gear
    • Athletic Cup
    • Padded Weapon

5 F.A.Q.s 

  • What are 5 beliefs we have about belt testing?
    • You shouldn't need to be told to belt test.
    • The purpose of belt testing is to motivate you.
    • Students who belt test are being good examples to their peers. Students who do not belt test are not being good examples.
    • Students who are promoted will start to live up to the standards.
    • If you are approved for belt testing and you refuse because you don't want to test, you show very little faith in your instructor. 
  • You get out of it what you put into it.
  • What is your homework?
  • What are you working on?
  • Can you skip a belt?
  • Where do you find the student section of the website?
  • What equipment is required?
  • Where is the lost and found?
  • Can you bring a friend to class?
  • What do you do when you can't find your card?
  • What do you do when your cards is in "Please See Renee"?
  • What do you do when you miss a whole week of class?
  • What's the first thing you do when you come to class?
  • What's the second thing you do when you come to class?
  • What happens if you don't wear your complete uniform?
  • How do you know if you are belt testing?
  • What is the belt test fee and form due?
  • Are the drinks in the refrigerator free?
  • Do you need your own equipment for class?
  • Do you need to sign up for an event? How?
  • Where do you place your footwear?
  • Should you be practicing at home?