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POWerful Character Development

The following is a message from Dr. Robyn Silverman, Child Development Specialist, who has created the POWerful words character development curriculum for American Dojo's Waukesha and Hartland martial arts studios.

Why Should You Choose a POWerful Words academy?

"Choosing American Dojo as a character development program is one of the best decisions you'll ever make for your child. Master Konley and his team of certified instructors teach powerful monthly lessons on respect, self control, responsibility, confidence, sportsmanship and other character based concepts that can help children strive to become their very best at home, at school, and out in the community.

Master Konley martial arts training aside a large rockWe know that as a parent, you want the very best for your family. When your family joins American Dojo, you'll know that you are getting the very best. As a Child Development Specialist, I am working with Master Konley to provide exactly what your family deserves when it comes to character education for every age group. The certified instructors at American Dojo have made a promise to provide 2 programs in one; a top-notch martial arts curriculum as well as character lessons that engage and inspire.

As a member of the POWerful Words Family American Dojo will provide you with:

Parent's Perch: This letter will provide you with the POWerful Word of the Month, what we will be teaching each week to support your child's understanding of the concept, and some background on the importance of that character word in the lives of your children and your family.

Dear Dr. Robyn: This column provides monthly tips related to the powerful word of the month. I answer questions from parents just like you about how to instill concepts like gratitude, self-discipline, confidence, and respect in children of all ages.

Monthly Projects: These projects help young children, school-age children, and teens/adults to understand how the POWerful Word of the Month applies to their lives. All projects are age-appropriate. Some families have commented that they use the POWerful projects for "bonding time." When children and teens discuss the components of the projects with their parents, the information can open up conversations about how the word can better be integrated into each member of the family's daily life.

You will also benefit from:

POWerChats: Your certified instructors will spend time each month discussing the POWerful Word of the month within the martial arts classes. These brief POWerChats are interactive. The students will be involved in the conversations and will be encouraged to ask questions and comment. We believe that this is a better way to learn than to just sit there and listen to the instructor talk! When children are engaged, they are more likely to retain and use the information discussed.


American Dojo is focused on your child's future. Master Konley could have chosen to provide a strictly traditional martial arts program like many other academies. But instead, he has teamed up with me to go above and beyond for the good of every student's future. With POWerful Words, we can cultivate tomorrow's leaders together.

I invite you to join our POWerful Family. Call American Dojo today & speak with a certified instructor about the character development goals you have for your family."

- Dr. Robyn Silverman

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