Project Based Leadership Training (P.B.L.T)

Building tomorrows leaders today


What is "Project based leadership training, and what has it to do with Taekwondo? Both very good questions.


The concept of PBLT is derived from what, or more to the point "who" we want our black belts to be.

We all know that there is much more to be drawn from martial arts training than just kicking and punching, the question is how do we pass on the attributes of courage, strength under pressure, decision making skills and leadership.


Heavily influenced by Master teachers Tom Callos and Gary Engles, Spirit understands that just like the physical techniques of Taekwondo, these qualities need to be practised. Which is why "Project Based Leadership training" is a core component and an essential part of the Spirit Taekwondo syllabus.  


The aim is to develop well rounded, creative and community focused individuals who have the strength and skills to contribute to others in their community, with the aim of lifting values and inspiring others.

In short " Taking the principles that we learn and teach in Taekwondo, out of the Dojang ( training hall) and into the world" :  ( quote ) - Tom Callos



So.....How's it work?

Once the students have acquired the grade of 5th Kup (Green stripe Belt), they are required to build and develop their communication and leadership skills through leadership training or their own community contribution projects


J.S.A. Leadership Training:

J.S.A - Jung Shin Attitude leadership training is conducted on Friday afternoons for students who meet the criteria.

Throughout these sessions students are taught teaching skills, and are then asked to put them into practice whilst under the guidance and supervision of a senior instructor.



P.B.L.T. projects:

These projects are required to involve 2 or more people, and can draw upon Spirit Taekwondo as a resource.

As the student grows and matures, so do we expect the size, grandeur and influence of the projects, empowering the individual and lifting the community at the same time.



The Next Step

As students work through their projects, all aspects are documented and collated, forming a "Project Portfolio". The aim of which is to serve as proof of their attributes and skills, and assist them in the pursuit of future opportunities.


Below are some images of Spirit Leadership training and student projects:




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Spirit Taekwondo pty ltd     ACN: 601 211 661     3/13 Dale St, Brookvale, Sydney, NSW, 2100, Australia

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