The Mission of SORIAN-DO is to enhance the quality of life of our students, their families, and our community by encouraging the only discipline that will always be with them: self-discipline. By supporting the efforts of parents and community, we desire to provide students with a positive self-image and strong moral character.
We will offer the best instruction possible, helping students of all ages and levels reach their full potential not only as martial artists, but as individuals. We offer innovative martial arts training concepts for both the mind and the body, with emphasis on the development of discipline, respect, dedication and good moral character.
The foundation of SORIAN-DO is our integrity. We are open, honest and trustworthy in our practice.
Our students and instructors strive towards excellence in everything we do, every day.
We train in a realistic way, but in a manner that protects and promotes the health and well-being of our students.
We are accountable – individually and in teams. We strive for results on a public and personal level.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
As students progress, they are rewarded for their accomplishments both in and outside the dojo.
SORIAN-DO utilizes the following reward systems:
Written/Verbal Praise: in class or one-on-one
Recognition Stripes: (for students 12 and under) worn on the belt and awarded for demonstrating power, sharp technique, great katas, etc.
Stars: (for students 12 and under) worn on the uniform collar. Red, blue, and gold stars denote character traits such as good sportsmanship, courage, and respect.
Chevrons: (for students 13 and over) worn on the uniform sleeve. Presented to students who demonstrate respect, hard work, dedication, and the desire to excel in the martial arts.
Progress Stripes: awarded to students once the requirements for that learning block are met
Academic Patches: awarded to students with A/B grades or straight As (requires academic report card)
Certificates: awarded to students who have performed acts deserving of recognition
Excellence Awards: awarded during Belt Tests only
Progress Stripes and other accolades are awarded at an Instructor's discretion.