From ATA World Volume 20,
Number 2 – Summer 2013
ATA World wants you to put the ship in your relationships! Make a pact
with a partner to “be in each other’s boat” – and build strong bonds with your
family, friends, and community. We’re rooting for you!
1. Make a deal with a partner (a friend or sibling or even your martial arts instructor) to accomplish these steps toward strong relationships. Give each other a high-five to seal the deal!
2. As you complete each step, check the appropriate box. It will be more challenging to do them in order, but you don’t have to. The goal is to complete them all before school starts.
3. Connect with your partner once a week to see how each other’s dragon boat journeys are shaping up. Ask: What can I do to help you? (And be willing to accept help yourself.)
4. When you’ve both completed your journeys to better relationships, celebrate. Then, spread the word of your success to everyone who helped you along the way!