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Word to Remember- COMMUNICATION

Parents– read the passage to your children and spend a few minutes this weekend discussing! This is a great reinforcement of the lessons of the week (TEAMWORK) that your kids learn about here at Action Karate. 

COMMUNICATION- noun – transmitting information, thought, or feeling so that it is satisfactorily received or understood.

Transmitting information sounds like something from TV or radio. Think about it, though- they transmit or communicate information and so do you, every time you walk in a room or speak to someone. 

When you run to your parent after karate class because your instructor said you had the highest kicks, can your parent tell you’re happy and excited? Of course! You were smiling and using body language that said, “Something good just happened to me!” When your parents need to speak with you about something serious, do they turn off the TV and sit down with you and look you in the eye? That’s so they can be certain you are listening to them. Have your teachers every asked you to repeat something back in your own words? That’s so they know you understand what they said. These are all examples of communication. Did you know that working on your karate at home communicates to your instructor that you want to do well? Give it a try!