"I think you all are great! The kids get individualized attention, they learn composure and how to control their temperament. They must work to pass the belt and stripe tests – then they are awarded the belt or stripes with special attention and applause. They must adhere to the dojo rules; belt tied properly, repeat the pledge, show manners and respect. And the karate skills they learn are invaluable, the way they are taught, the muscle memory – the karate becomes second nature."