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Have you been Caught Being Good??
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You may of noticed these little cards getting around at classes. If your lucky the kids may of already received one already! So what are they? and why do we have them?
The Caught Being Good system has been in place at our clubs for almost 4 years now. It is positive reinforcement systems that promotes the success of small goals in class. It helps the younger children to focus better and for longer periods of time, it also helps to regain the students attention and concentration during classes.
You can earn cards in a numerous amount of ways, as long as the child is 'Caught Being Good' the instructor may reward that student with a card.
Here are a few way a student may get a card in class:
They are sitting up the straightest in the Mat Chat
They answer a Mat Chat question really well
They are enthusiast in their line work and shout on each technique.
They make friends and help the new students
They practice at home
The have improved a skill that they struggled with (push ups, balance, kicks etc)
They don't get distracted during drills
They give difficult tasks their best shot!!
Now, there are many many many more ways to earn cards. Majority of the time it is up to the instructors discretion as to when the cards are handed out. The most important thing is for the students to keep trying!
So why do student want the cards?
At certain milestones, students are rewarded with certificates and trophies.
When they reach 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75 or 85 Caught Being Good Cards they get a certificate of accomplishment.
At 35 and 65 Caught Being Good Cards they receive a awesome little martial arts trophy at their new grading.
And finally, at 100 they earn the big golden cup trophy! This of course is the ultimate goal. So far, we have only had 2 students achieve this award. It takes a lot of patience and dedication to get the 100! But it is definitely possible. So keep trying!
How do you keep track of your cards?
Excellent question! The member portal app, that you should have on our phone already, helps to keep track of them for you. Each time a student earns a card, the instructor will add a point to the students account.
That way you can stay up to date, and you will even receive email notifications when your child is getting close to get their next award.
How cool is that!
Just make sure you hand the cards back to the instructor at the end of class so we still have cards to hand out the following week!
Go check it out on the member app now. Just click 'My MA Styles' to find the Caught Being Good Card report.
If you have any questions please feel free to speak with your local instructor at your next class.
A Master has Failed more times then a Beginner has Tried!