Character Counts Program
TJ and Tiffany’s mission is to make sure their students understand that taking a class at KiCK isn’t just about learning Taekwondo. Learning Taekwondo is an important and direct correlation between learning about who you are, the mindset of serving other people, and following the character counts program.
You may think it is crazy, but making sure our students follow our character counts program is more important to us than a child knowing how to kick or punch.
How It Works:
At the end of each class, we spend 2-4 minutes talking about a specific character counts word. Here are our five words:
When we’re finished talking about the specific character counts word, we have a beading ceremony. We ask the parents that are in class if they have any beads to hand out to their son/daughter. Parents then share examples of how their child specifically exuded the character counts word that week, and the child is recognized by their class and applauded. We include parents in this bead ceremony because they see the transformation in their kids each week and we want to honor their child for what they did well or how they created positive change around them.
The bead ceremony was initially started in Haiti and brought over to KiCK Martial Arts because of its positive impact on the children there.
To learn more about what we do in Haiti, visit our Haiti program page.
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At KiCK we have a heart for orphaned and abandoned children. That's why part of our profits go to our sister school, an orphanage in Leogane, Haiti.
We believe that serving one another builds character. So, the first Saturday of each month is "Service Saturday".
"We love KiCK Martial Arts! Love how kind and patient all of the teachers are in their interaction with students. And love the emphasis of character words during class."
We love how KiCK teaches from the Christian perspective and incorporates character building into every class. Thank you for being a positive influence to our little ones, even when they don't even know it! Being new, we appreciate the 'themed week' helping the kids focus on one attribute for the week. Personally, I am amazed and grateful for your commitment and energy!! God has you in the most perfect place ~ and we are enjoying the fruits of your labor! Thank you!
“Mrs. Holgerson is a very driven teacher but yet still inspires her students to do their very best. She is very patient with her students and makes learning interesting and fun. Completely relates to her students.”
“I have two children, both boys, whom have been under the instruction of Tiffany Holgerson for over 2 years. In this time, my boys have learned respect, compassion, and most importantly self defense. Tiffany's ability to teach and expect respect from her students is an example of wisdom far beyond her years. All the while, she is sharing her loving spirit to keep karate fun and enjoyable for all ages. Finally, the methods of her teaching are agile enough to resonate with her students at any age. She can teach a 3 year the exact same defense mechanism as a 13 year old with them both understanding and grasping the concept. She is a very talented and bright teacher, and we are proud to call her our instructor.”
“I knew Mr. Holgerson when he taught my son Erick Tae Kwon Do. He is great with kids and takes his time to teach them each step until they get it. He has an awesome charisma with the kids and with adults too. It was a great pleasure for my son to be part of his class. Thank you.”