We have recently had a few new people join our martial arts school (Kuk Sool Won™ of Pukekohe and Onewhero). This has given me the opportunity to reflect on the many benefits white belts bring to our school, as well as the challenges and issues they face when they start their training. In this first blog in a series relating to white belts, I will look at why new students are great for a martial arts school.
We really value our new students and it’s not for the reason you make think. Sure they bring in some more income for us, which helps with the costs of running a martial arts school. But our white belts bring much more to our school than money.
For those of you who have recently started a martial art and feel that you are “just a white belt”, I urge you to wear your white belt with pride. You are a fundamental part of your martial arts school and bring so many important benefits to your fellow students and instructors.
JKN Jane Hurst
First degree black belt and school owner
Kuk Sool Won™ of Onewhero
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Caroline is a 4th degree black belt and Jane is a 1st degree black belt in the traditional Korean martial art of Kuk Sool Won™ . They run 2 Kuk Sool Won™ martial arts schools in New Zealand.