When It’s Tough, We Get Tougher ❤️

In Coaching, Discipline, Excellence by Don Alley

“Thank you sir, may I have some more, please?!”

“It hurts goooood!”

These are some of the fun phrases we shout in class as students are working hard stretching, training, and practicing martial arts.

It’s important to me that we teach our students that achieving anything great is going to be tough.

You want to be a black belt? You want to create that new business? You want straight A’s? It’s going to require work. And it’s going to be tough. And we like it when it’s tough 🙂

I want our students to develop grit. Tenacity. And be inspired by challenges, not disheartened when they aren’t successful the first try. Or the tenth. Or the hundredth. Whether martial arts, school, work, or any other goal they set for themselves.

Because anything great is going to require sacrifice and hard work.

Give your child the gift of learning a skill set that will challenge them physically, mentally, and emotionally. Martial arts will teach them the value of working hard and being challenged.

And at Super Kicks, we will teach them to learn to like it.

Is it tough? Good. Hard? Perfect? Challenging?

Bring it on.

Striving to change lives through martial arts. See you in class!

Don Alley
Don Alley is the owner and chief instructor at Super Kicks Karate in Ashburn and Leesburg, and has been training in the martial arts for 28 years. He is currently a 6th degree black belt, and has dedicated the entirety of his adult life to teaching children and families martial arts. He is also the owner of Center Stage Preschool, a Montessori-based, performing arts preschool; and co-founder of Testudo Addiction Recovery, a non-profit organization serving families in the Northern Virginia area.