At Dietrich's we believe that a student must build a
BLACK BELT CHARACTER, prior to learning Combat Sports
(kicking, punching, grappling, ground fighting, etc)
Dietrich's BBLT students must first learn the value of personal space (whether it be for themselves or others),
and have built a Black Belt Character foundation, knowing how to use their training for the right reasons.
At most martial arts facilities acrosss the country, a student is taught to punch and kick on the first day.
A student may have anger issues, a lack of discipline where they may be aggressive and use it on someone else.
Then we have empowered someone with Black Belt Skills without the Black Belt Character to use them correctly.
That is why we have a System in which students must
prove their character in order to earn patches that allow them to advance,
earn access to advanced training classes, as well as be selected for Master's Club, Demonstration Team and X-Treme.
--------------------------- Welcome to Black Belt Leadership Training Qualification --------------------------
Personal Development Program (The First 2 Levels are included in your BBLT Qualification.)
Personal Development Program Patch 1
- Black Belt Attitude at School builds a Strong Education - Black Belt Academic Achievement Patch
Students earn this patch by using their Black Belt Courtesies, Conduct, Focus and HONOR (using their best effort) in their school.
They present this sheet to their school teacher who will comment and sign back. Once brought back to their SENSEi at the DOJO
a time will be scheduled for the Patch to be awarded.
Personal Development Program Patch 2
- Black Belt Attitude at HOME builds a strong Community - USA Patch
What do we consider success? If a person makes millions of dollars and comes home to treat their family bad, is that a successful person?
Success is based on Balance. This next character challenge is to bring Black Belt Attitude and Philosophy into the HOME.
How do we take care of our surroundings? How do we take care of ourselves? How do we take care of our Education? How do we take care of our Family?
Once the sheet is completed, bring a completed sheet to your SENSEI so that they may schedule a time to AWARD the USA Patch.