Taking a cue from what some of the army forces do, we have taken to giving out morale patches to our students in our martial arts classes.
These can range from velcro stick ons to beads.
Rather than signify a rank or belt achievement, we award these for the characters and values that we observe during training i.e. helping another person, being persistent.
Each tab is different and we explain the ‘story’ behind each award so that the recipient finds meaning in explaining his award to others.