Last Updated on April 2, 2015.
Why do we have a martial arts ranking system?
I remember as a young martial arts student, I attended a school that had no ranking other than white belt and blackbelt. If you asked the instructor how long it would take to get a black belt the answer was at least five years. Although myself and a very linmited number of students continued training, most students would quit after a short period of time. There was no way to tell how far towartd your goal you had come or how much longer it would take to get there.
At Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed martial Arts we use a belt system consisting of different colors. When a student first starts at the school, they may only have one goal in mind. Maybe it is learning to defend themselves that is intruiging or maybe they see themselves getting in better shape. As white belts they train with this one goal in mind. As the student continues in their training, the belt system gives them small attainable goals so they always know how much progress they have made and can see how far it will be to reach their long term goals.
As each student progresses, the goals tend to change. Instead of learning self-defense a student may desire to compete in a tournament. Instead of getting in shape alone, a student may decide to become a great martial artist. A big part of this is due to the fact that with each of these achiements comes new found confidence. Building self-confidence is the key to making a student successful, not only in martial arts, in every area of life.
When a student sees, through our ranking system, the achievements they are making they become even more goal oriented and strive to attain even higher goals. Higher ranking students begin to become more detail oriented. They strive for perfection in every technique. This becomes the norm in all aspects of their everyday life. Young students do better in school and adult students do better in their work.
Martial Arts Begins at Black Belt!
All members in the school are striving for that long term goal, the black belt. This is an achievement that not everyone makes. It takes many years of training. Along the journey students learn to have self-discipline, not just in martial arts but in everything that they do. They become self-confident and are not intimidated by anything or anyone. They also continually work to become better human beings since this is the true meaning of the black belt. When a martial artist receives this honor they soon learn that it is not an end to their training but a beginning!
Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts is the place for you. The first class is always FREE!
Tiger Schulmann’s in East Brunswick services the following areas: East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Jamesburg, Milltown, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Brunswick, South River, Somerset and Spotswood.
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