Good traditional martial artists work daily to improve their discipline and respect. In the same way, we all must work daily to beat some of the negative character traits in my picture books such as laziness and procrastination. My Dojo Kun Character Books children’s books help readers to recognize negative character traits:
1st book: “The Can-Do Karate Kid” shows Makoto sparring Laziness and Procrastination.
2nd book: “The Two True Karate Kids” shows Makoto and Michi battling Dishonesty.
3rd book: “The Follow Through Karate Kids” shows Michi and Makoto subduing Quitting.
4th book: “The Nice, New Karate Kid” shows Damien, Michi’s younger cousin, fighting Disrespect and Trouble. Sub-plot: Makoto and Michi learn leadership skills such as setting a good example, and giving positive encouragement.
The books also show kids beating these negative traits. Instead, they build good character traits such as trying hard with a mind toward goals, honesty, perseverance, respect and self-analysis.
Here’s a fun version of Laziness and Procrastination, to remind us to constantly fight against them. Then we can succeed at doing the things that we need and want to do.