Our Core Values
1. Dedicate yourself to the team and teammates.
2. Pursue never-ending improvement.
3. Respect the foundation of what you learn and teach.
4. Do the right thing (even when no one is looking).
5. Make smart decisions based on a plan and reality.
6. Build a sustainable foundation (NO SHORTCUTS).
Dedicate yourself to the team and teammates.
Be a person that others look up to and can rely on. Treat the team’s goals as your own. Help your teammates develop their potential and become successful!
Don’t be a braggart, prima donna, or negative Nancy. Develop a measure of tact. Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to talk. Don’t be like most people.
Ask yourself, if everyone did what you did, would the school become better or worse?
Pursue never-ending improvement.
Understand and identify your own strengths and weaknesses. Never stop learning. Look for those who have established themselves in areas where you wish to succeed and study them. Strive for perfection and rebuff mediocrity. Learn from your mistakes. Challenge yourself.
Under this philosophy, you’re never “good enough” but that doesn’t matter. It’s the process that counts.
Respect the foundation of what you learn and teach.
Respecting the foundation of what you learn and teach means understanding that you’re teaching and learning a real skill that has unlimited room for improvement.
We’re not about opening a boxing gym after we’ve fought (and lost) one amateur boxing bout. We respect the art of boxing too much to do that.
Because we respect each martial art, we are always seeking to become better at mastering it – from a competitive as well as teaching standpoint. It means respecting competition enough to always come prepared. It means making weight. It means putting in the work.
Do the right thing (even when no one is looking)
Be behaviorally congruent. Be a person of actions, not intentions and words. Maintain high ethical standards.
When competing, give 100% even when victory no longer seems possible.
Develop positive habits (discipline) and love hard work. Be willing to take the long hard road. Do not cut corners. Accept the development process. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Pay attention to details. Small disciplines become small victories. Small victories become big victories. Small errors become large failures.
Doing the right thing means doing what you should even when you don’t feel like it or it’s hard. It means not quitting after a bad day. It means not becoming a selfish prima-donna after a good one. It means being an athlete (or anything) 24-7 not just when you’re surrounded by people who are watching.
Make smart decisions based on a plan and reality.
Making decisions based on goals and a plan means you focus on what matters. It means you keep things simple because you know what’s important to you. It means you understand that sometimes, simplicity requires ruthlessness.
Temper dreams with accurate and realistic perception of challenges and results.
Too many times, we have students come to us with a goal that will take years. For example, to become a UFC fighter. In order to accomplish this feat, the correct actions have to be taken from day one – it’s not just about wanting it.