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Children and manners

Marisca Uitenweerde
Marisca Uitenweerde

I have compiled a list of 16 manners kids should know and how Titan Karate teach manners

Please note:  These are just general observations. Every case is unique. Please seek the help of a trained mental health professional if you have any concerns.

1. Please

When asking for something, say “Please.”

2. Thank you

When receiving something, say “Thank you.”

3. Interrupt

Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are ?nished talking.

4. Excuse me

If you do need to get somebody’s attention right away, the phrase “excuse me” is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation

5. Permission

When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission ?rst. It can save you from many hours of grief later.

6. Physical characteristics

Do not comment on other people’s physical characteristics unless, of course, it’s to compliment them, which is always welcome.

7. How are you doing?

When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are

8. Knock on door

When Knock on closed doors — and wait to see if there’s a response — before entering.people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are

9. Introduce yourself

When you make a phone call, introduce yourself ?rst and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling.

10. Foul language

Never use foul language.

11. Name Calling

Don’t call people mean names.

12. Teasing

Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel.

13. Boredom

Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best.

14. Excuse me

If you bump into somebody, immediately say “Excuse me.”

15. Cover

Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don’t pick your nose in public.

16. Help

If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say “yes,” do so — you may learn something new.

16. Smile

When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile.


How Titan Karate Teaches Manners

1. Late

Being on time is just good mannners – If you are late for class you have to wait on the side until the instructor say it is ok for you to join the class.

2. Neat

All karateka are required to enter the class with neat and clean training material like clothes or mitts.

3. Clean training environment

It the job of the karateka to make sure that the training area is clean and ready for training before class start and also before they leave the class.

4. Bottom

Everyone starts at the bottom – Where you go from there are up to you.

5. Courtesy

Karate starts and ends with courtesy. We teach courtesy though a bow. We bow before we enter the training area, we bow when we leave the training area. We bow before we start class to the instructor. We bow to each other before starting an activity, we bow when another instructor enters the training area for the ?rst time, we bow before and after a kata and we bow at the end of the class to all the instructors. The bow has no religious contects. It is meant to humble the karateka and make them show courtesy to everyone involved that made the class possible for him or her.

6. Etiquette

With Karate Etiquette is very important. We teach etiquette to the students through some of the following techniques: Bow (Which we covered). A student must ?rst ask the Instructor to step out of training before he is allowed to. Students must reply with an command after hearing an instruction to indictate to the instructor that he has been heard and understood.

7. Parents and Karate

Unlike schools, its the JOB of a karate school to help the parents and work with the parents to teach the children manners.