REMEMBER – YOU ACHIEVED YOUR BELT BECAUSE YOU HAVE EARNED IT.
We never make it too easy for you to achieve your next belt. If we just gave it away, you’d know you hadn’t earned it, and that would mean it had no real value.
We want you to be proud of your achievement with each belt we award you. Then it means that we’re proud of you, too.
So, Champions, the word to remember this month is perseverance. It means never giving up, however difficult it looks. Keep practising, listen to your Sensei, and you will get there. Your belt is like a medal – it recognises all of the hard work and effort you’ve put in. It means you are qualified to wear it. It means you can punch the air and shout OUSS with pride.