So, parents, what’s on your “bucket list”?
The term “bucket list” means a list of things one wants to accomplish before you die or “kick the bucket” and was popularized by the 2007 Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman movie of the same name. To me, this list should be filled with one of a kind experiences and activities that you will only have one chance to take advantage of, well, once in a lifetime. Much like the term “epic” (The Roman Empire was epic, your t-shirt or the Chinese food you had for dinner last night was not), it seems to have gotten over used and lost some of its luster. On one Internet bucket list site of things you definitely have to do before you die, they listed frivolous things such as bake a rainbow cake, dye your hair blonde, and sleep on the beach. Seriously?
A bucket list should have some high performance, intense, multi step goals on it if it is anything worthwhile. Don’t you agree? Your bucket list should contain things that the average person wouldn’t even think about doing.
Do you know how long it takes the average person to earn a black belt in martial arts? The average person doesn’t earn a black belt in martial arts. The average person will quit long before earning this prestigious goal. No, the type of person that earns a black belt is a high performance achiever, one not afraid to learn from failure, show focused intensity over time, and of course enjoy many physical and mental benefits. Plus, it looks great on your list of life accomplishments.
I am looking for adults who are not afraid to join me on undertaking this incredible journey. Along the way you will feel better about how you feel and how you look, your confidence will grow, you will become more focused and disciplined which will bleed into other areas of your life. Most importantly, as a parent, you will be setting a great example to your children while building a remarkable bond with them on the mat. There aren’t too many other activities out there that you can do with your child while each getting unique, customized training experiences.
Dad’s train free in the month of June and it is my hope that we can ignite the passion in you to join us for traditional Taekwondo training to start your journey to black belt or in our Adult Self-Defense classes so you can be better prepared to defend yourself and your family while getting a great workout to boot.
We’re starting first stripes week this week, so it’s still a great time to jump on board.