Teaching Lesson: Champions of Character

Champions of Character

Champions of Character

A Champion can be developed on and off the Mat.  The Champions of Character program is designed to instill an understanding of character values in Judo and provide the opportunity to identify, model and reinforce these exemplary character traits.

These values can be demonstrated through 3 distinct areas.  Knowledge; perseverance, courage, growth, Self-control; -obedience, -humility, honor, compassion, and  Integrity;-honesty-courtesy-respect-sincerity-loyalty.

– Humility; Freedom from pride or arrogancethe quality or state of being humble

– Respect; to consider worthy of high regard

– Perseverance; continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or oppositionthe action or condition or an instance of persevering

– Courage; mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty

– Self-control; restraint exercised over one’s own impulses, emotions, or desires

– Friendship; the state of being friends

– Honor; good name or public esteem, being truthful

Assignment:Choose a character trait from below; share a story real or creative which demonstrates the trait.

Knowledge; perseverance, courage, growth,Self-control; -obedience, -humility, honor, compassion,Integrity;-honesty-courtesy-respect-sincerity-loyalty

Example: Trait – Perseverance.

In a true double elimination tournament,in the first round, I was paired with the #1 seed in my division.I lost in “Golden Score” and went to the loser bracket.I knew I could beat him.I fought my way and persevered through the loser bracket to meet him again in the finals.In the finals I won by wizard.Since this was his first loss, we had to fight again.In this final match, I threw him for Ippon.Reflection: Even though I lost in the first round, I didn’t let it get me down.I knew I would get a second change to redeem myself.

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