Black Belt Club
Welcome to the Black Belt ClubYour gateway to BLACK BELT success
Welcome to the Black Belt Club
Your membership to the Black belt club opens up a whole new world for your growth as a martial artist. By fully utilising the privileges of membership, you will accelerate your learning, strengthen personal development attributes, and most of all, move into the inner circle of our school at Watsons martial arts excellence. Martial arts is an exciting activity that has a powerful impact on the lives of it's practitioners and their immediate family. However, that impact is in direct proportion to the level of personal commitment you put forth toward earning your Black belt/sash.
Earning a Black belt represents a number of important traits.
How important are those traits to you?
1. The Black belt represents high personal standards.
2. Black belts have high levels of self-confidence in their ability to follow through and
get the job done despite any obstacles.
3. Black belts have razor sharp focus and concentration skills.
4. Black belts are secure in their ability to take care of themselves and feel no
need to show-off or brag.
5. Black belts understand the importance of respect and courtesy.
6. Black belts develop intense levels of self-discipline and self-control that
aid them in all areas of achievement.
7. Black belts finish jobs. The world is full of great starters, but Black belts realise
that it's the completion of the final 10 - 15% of a project that separates the best
of us from the rest of us.
8. Black belts are healthy, co-ordinated people who value their physical and
mental well being. They are less apt to fall into abusive habits that might
threaten their sense of wellness.
9. Black belts are leaders. (Leadership training is an important aspect of
advanced level training in the martial arts.)
10.Black belts place a strong value on contribution and service to others. Black
belt training teaches that we can have anything in life we want, as long as
we help as many people as possible achieve what they want in life.
The selection process
Our Instructors are experts at determining which students have the necessary attributes for "going all the way." Based upon our experience, we feel that students displaying the
following three traits are the most likely candidates for achieving a Black belt.
The first attribute is the Black belt attitude. This is the never-quit attitude of a winner. Students with the Black belt attitude consistently maintain high levels of positive self-expectancy in and out of the martial arts school. Having this kind of attitude is critical for earning a Black belt.
The second attribute is attendance. Students with consistent class attendance typically have the follow-through skills necessary for sticking to major goals. Also, we have learned that good attendance is an indicator of strong self-discipline; another necessary quality for achieving a Black belt. We realise that it's difficult to change any one technique or improve any one area of life 100% overnight. Instead, we seek to improve 100 little areas 1% each week. When achieved consistently, these improvements will lead to fantastic mental and physical breakthroughs. Clearly, this type of learning can only be accomplished through consistent class attendance. That's why we only accept students with excellent attendance into the BLACK BELT CLUB.
The third attribute is a true commitment to earning a Black belt. In many ways, this attribute is the most important. As a Black belt club school, we have two levels of students. The first is the beginner who is in the midst of their introduction to the exciting world of Martial arts. These students are considered entry level students. Since they have not yet committed to earning a Black belt, they are only scheduled to attend a limited number of classes in a month and are not always taught the more advanced skills and techniques.
Our second level students are those individuals that have made the commitment to earn their Black belt. These students have demonstrated their long-term dedication to their instructor and school by becoming a member of the BLACK BELT CLUB. In turn, our instructors will conduct specialised classes and enter into advanced training and discussions with these students. By nominating you to join the BLACK BELT CLUB, we have determined that you have all three attributes and more, We believe that you have what it takes to earn your Black belt, and we are willing to commit to providing you with the leadership, guidance and skills necessary to get you there. The rest is up to you.
THE BLACK BELT CLUB OFFERS YOU:
(subject to restrictions)
Watsons schools are Black Belt Schools and when a student makes the commitment to Black Belt they are past the trial stage. They become part of our school with the following privileges:
1. Discounts on all special events.
2. Special quarterly seminar/workout for Black Belt
Club members only.
3. Lowest possible tuition rate through Black Belt with no
4. Special Black Belt Club patch.
5. Special Black Belt Club belt discussions and meetings.
6. Opportunity to wear the red uniform of the Black Belt Club.
7. opportunity to learn and participate in specialised fighting competitions
8. opportunity to be included in team selections for competition events.
9. Be a part of an elite team of students and instructors.
10.Be privy to certain drills and forms outwith the standard syllabus.
11.Get discounts on essential or monthly training aids/equipment/apparel from
our school shop page on this site.
12.An opportunity to have your say in what happens in the schools training programs.
13.A certificate of membership designating your achievement.
14.An opportunity to attend newly assigned an up coming Black belt club classes.
15.Be first in line for inclusion on all seminar attendance lists.
More new benefits to follow...
What are the requirements for joining the Black Belt Club?
In most Watsons schools, a student can only enter the Black Belt Club at the recommendation of their instructor. They cannot request acceptance into the club, but they can express an interest in joining, they have to be recommended with very specific qualifications fulfilled.
Who can qualify for the National Black Belt Club?
To qualify a student must have their first coloured belt or above and have their instructor's recommendation.
How do I get recommended?
To qualify for the Black Belt Club, you must:
1. Have set a goal of earning the Black Belt.
2. Have regular belt-exam grading participation.
3. Have a super attitude in martial arts, at school/work and
4. Demonstrate the qualities of Black Belt Excellence in
and out of the school.
5. Have a high level of enthusiasm for your
martial arts class.
6. For students still in school, earn good reports for your
conduct and attitude from both parents and teachers.
7. Support school functions.
8. Have good attendance and make up any absences.
9. Be current with tuition payments.
10.Have full support of family.
SO, JUST TO OUTLINE WHAT IT TAKES.
Accepting membership into the Black belt club means you are agreeing to take action on your goal of earning a Black belt. If selected here's a checklist to help you and your family make the decision to accept membership and join the Black belt club.
. Willing to maintain good attendance?
. Interested in learning additional skills including weapons, and advanced techniques?
. Willing to overcome obstacles and distractions that may challenge your progress?
. Willing to provide leadership and assistance to lower ranking students as
you progress into advance training.
. Have the support of your family in obtaining this goal?
Please set an appointment with us as soon as possible to review these issues and to express your initial interest. We will review your program and outline the special tuition arrangements for advanced training in the Black belt club. Also, understand that membership is a family decision. It's important that everyone in your family recognises the many benefits of the training and is supportive of your goals to
achieve a Black belt.
Got any questions? Drop us a line via the site contact page....Regards SIFU