Black Belt Club

Your Pathway to Excellence

Your membership in the Bettencourt's Taekwondo America Black Belt Club opens up a whole new world for your growth as a martial artist. By fully utilizing your privileges of membership, you will accelerate your learning, strengthen the personal development attributes inherent in training at this level, and most of all, move yourself into the inner circle of your school. Our Traditional Takwon-Do program is an exciting activity that has a powerful impact on the lives of its practitioners. However, that impact is in direct proportion to the level of personal commitment the student makes to earning a Black Belt.

Earning a Black Belt represents a number of important traits.

The Selection Process

Your instructors are experts in determining which students have the necessary attributes to become Black Belts. The first attribute is the Black Belt attitude. The Black Belt attitude is an attitude of positive self expectancy. It's the never-quit attitude of a winner. Students with the Black Belt attitude maintain high levels of personal standards in and out of Bettencourt's Taekwon-Do America.

The second attribute is attendance. Good attendance shows discipline. The discipline necessary to follow through and stick with your goals. This is critical as the road to Black Belt is marked with small, incremental improvements that, when achieved consistently, gain enormous momentum leading to fantastic mental and physical breakthroughs. We realize that we cannot change any one technique or improve any one area of our lives 100% overnight. Instead we seek to improve 100 areas, 1% per week. This law of incremental learning is accomplished only with consistent class attendance.

The final (and in many ways the most important) attribute is a commitment to earning your Black Belt. At a Bettencourt's Taekwon-Do America Black Belt Club school, your instructors have two levels of students. The first is the novice who is in the midst of their introduction to the world of martial arts. This student is considered a trial student and as such is only permitted to attend a limited number of classes per week and is not permitted to learn certain (more advanced) techniques. These techniques and skills are reserved for the second level of student, the Bettencourt's Taekwon-Do America Black Belt Club students. This status is only achieved through the commitment to earning a Black Belt. These students have demonstrated their long term commitment to the instructor and the school as designated by their membership in the Bettencourt's Taekwon-Do America Black Belt Club. In turn, the instructors can, with confidence, commit to advance training with these students.

By recommending you into the Bettencourt's Taekwon-Do America Black Belt Club, your instructors have determined that you have the attributes necessary to earn your Black Belt. They are willing to commit to providing you with the leadership, the guidance and the skills to get you there. The rest is up to you.

Please set an appointment for a conference with your instructor as soon as possible to review these issues. Your instructor will review your program and outline the special tuition arrangements for advanced training in the Bettencourt's Taekwon-Do America Black Belt Club. Understand that membership is a family decision. Everyone in the family should see the many benefits of the training and be supportive of the goal of achieving a Black Belt.

Black Belt Club Benefits