Why we have a Leadership Program and why you need to be in it.
Excuses I’ve heard in the past.
I’m an adult I don’t need leadership programs.
What can “he/she” teach me about leadership they are “only ___ / too old / too young.
I learned all that while in the Marine Corps.
My kids are too young.
I have heard so many excuses why people don’t join the Leadership Program. I believe it simply is because they don’t understand the importance of having these skills. We get caught up in our day to day requirements of life we don’t always look ahead and look for ways to better ourselves. I learned so much by attending the Robbins Research Institute’s Leadership Program I want to share it with everyone.
I can’t tell you how many people told me they didn’t need leadership skills or that they did that before in the service or somewhere else. The fact that anyone would come up with an excuse of why they don’t need leadership demonstrates that they desperately need it.
Just a couple of examples of what I’m getting at. A huge percentage of businesses fail within the first couple years of being open. Equally a huge percentage of families fail either on their marriage or raising responsible children. No parent ever had a kid go to jail and said I’m so surprised that happen because we took every parenting course and enrolled in numerous leadership programs and even had our kids in leadership programs. Everyone thought they were a good parent but our jails are filled with people that had parents that thought they were good parents.
The Marine Corps teaches leadership skills in boot camp / OCS. Then it does it again and again at almost every rank (NCO course resident and non-resident, plus SNCO, and so on). There are leadership classes for your rank as well as for your MOS.
To develop, perfect, and maintain your leadership skills you constantly need to come back to basics. You need to review them on a regular basis and give them a new look from different angles.
Like everything else in life it a constant and never ending program of personal development. Like a muscle. There has never been a weight lifter or body builder that built big muscles that said “yeah I lifted weights once when I was a kid so that’s how I got these muscles.” They go to the gym and lift regularly always exercising and making new routines looking at things from different angles. Always looking for the next better way to accomplish their goals.
Leadership is the same way.
Why leadership in the Martial Arts?
We want to create our next instructors, champions, and leaders of tomorrow within the Academy at work/school, at home and in the community. And, let’s be honest if we are only teaching a punch, kick, or submission, besides self-defense there is really little value in the Martial Arts. But, if we translate our discipline of physical practice to discipline of work ethic, and discipline of health and fitness, and discipline of relationships …. Now we have something.
Benefits of Leadership Training
In life you will be put in situations where the people you are with want to do something that is less than positive. You can be the one that leads them away from it, leaves them, or joins them. It is a powerful thing to be able to lead them away from it.
Leadership is a learned quality no one is born with it.
Our leadership Curriculum teaches you to inspire others while striving for ever-higher achievement. Life still curriculums are divided by the Martial Arts Leadership Course (based on the Marine Corps Leadership Traits), Goal Setting Course, Psychology of Winning, Instructor Certification Course (SWAT and STORM Teams), Competition Team, All Star Demonstration Team, Bully Busting, and Super Safe Kids programs.
Will teach you how to do more, have more, and be more. Your relationships, grades, job performance, physical fitness, family life should all improve while learning and developing these traits.
Surround yourself with like mined, goal oriented people
You become who you hang around. Think about it. Your neighborhood has people that are all about the same education and have similar incomes. That of course it not a 100 percent rule but it is close. You don’t see a million dollar house in a neighborhood next to a $20,000 home next to a $100,000 home. You typically don’t see highly educated doctors, lawyers, professors, mayors, business owners living in the ghetto or next to people that make minimum wage. Being in an elite program with other people that have the same goals help you achieve those goals. If everyone is there to help each other everyone grows. This means you become a better person as well as a better Martial Artist. Everyone grows and our community becomes better. “A” Students hang around “A” Students.
Advanced Training Opportunities
Because Leadership students receive specialized training, they’re equipped to reach their goals more quickly. Leadership Students learn higher level skills from performance training and competition training to advanced weapons training and a higher level of self-defense.
Expert Weapons Training
As a Leadership student, you are eligible to receive advanced weapons training to further your martial arts knowledge and expertise. Bo staff, kama, nunchuckas, tonfa, kali, knife are some of the weapons that can be studied.
Leadership NOW is a program designed to meet the Needs of Our World. Therefore, Leadership students are encouraged to get involved in their community and give back. While service projects vary in scope, there’s always a way for students to find an activity in their school, neighborhood or city that matters to them and makes a difference in the lives of others. We have done fund raisers for dozens of organizations. Toys for Toys have been a priority for me for over 30 years. St. Jude’s children’s hospital was our Charity Fight Series recipient. We have also given six $1000 scholarships to our high school graduates that were going on to college.
Leadership students can proudly display their trainee status by wearing the official uniforms, and patches plus other apparel and work out gear and equipment.
A leader has vision, creativity, and persistence while empowering and earning the respect of others.
Leadership students learn to effectively share their vision, reach their personal goals, and motivate those around them to perform and achieve.
The Leadership program represents the next level of training both mentally and physically. It is an elite program to give students a competitive edge, not just in their martial arts training but in all areas of life.
Leadership training instills a different mindset in students that positions them for success. Whether in the classroom, an occupation, or continued service within the community, Leadership students stand out among their peers.
Leadership training is a short-term investment with lifelong benefits. It provides both the ability and the desire to accomplish extraordinary things.
The Leadership program combines the martial arts training with Leadership Skills. It is a higher level of training.
There are programs to assist with tuition cost. The ambassador program is one of them.
Do not let finances make you miss this opportunity. We have further guidance on tuition assistance if needed.
Choose to learn. Choose to lead. Choose Leadership NOW.