Black Hawks Organization Curriculum
The Black Hawks Organization curriculum consist of three major aspects Health and nutrition, meditation through visual stimulation of the arts and physical education. In the BHO curriculum, we are teaching students to live free from illnesses and to eat properly, being creative and a free-thinker, learning to understand the body and to keep it fit, while applying it to the things we do in everyday life through a spirit mind, body approach. The Spirit CONTROLS the Mind which CONTROLS the Body! Think about it… Can one’s mind have life without a Spirit? Can one properly control the functions of the body without a mind? Can one demonstrate an outward manifestation of these teachings without a body?
Spirit: the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power.
Mind: the part of a person that thinks, reasons, feels, and remembers.
Body: a person's whole physical self.
The first Aspect is the Spirit. The evolution of the spiritual aspect is achieved before the physical and mental aspects can unfold and take root. Enlightenment comes when a person is at peace with self. An individual must become one with the tenets and teachings of BHO and must be willing to utilize it in every day of life. The tenets must be applied to ones work, family and friends, and yes, even to ones enemies: Respect, Honor, Loyalty, Discipline and Focus. The second aspect is the mind. To learn one must be taught. One must then apply teachings. For example:, While learning Taekwondo, the individual is engaged in an intense edification process. One learns anatomy, how the body functions, what enables it to generate more power, and the weak points of the body so the student can both protect vital areas, and use the opponent's weak points to defend themselves. The student is learning to focus his concentration and to set and reach goals which may have felt were far beyond their capabilities. The third aspect is the body. When one begins training, one must first learn to stretch the muscles and get one’s body into physical condition. One must work on blocks, strikes, stances, conditioning, stretching, strength training, breathing, rhythm, balance, and much more in order to properly execute any functions and techniques of Taekwondo and in life. The practice of these exercises and techniques are sharpening the individual's physical condition and thus developing a strong body. In order for an individual to develop into a complete and well-rounded person, one must cultivate each aspect of curriculum. If only one or two of the aspects are developed, then a person, no matter how hard one trains, may never become a true Master of life.
Through our three programs BALANCE, LEAP and GOALS, we can fulfill all aspects of this curriculum. Through the B.A.L.A.N.C.E (Better Alternative Life and Natural Choice Education) program, we educate the members through a series of seminars and workshops. The BALANCE program is design to discuss the issues that is facing our community and bring them to the forefront. Our seminars are where we lecture on the different problems that the community is facing, and the workshops provide a more hands on approach that gets everyone involved versus just sitting and listening to a lecture. Workshops may include such things as preparing a 30-day detox cleanse formula, walking through a stretching routine or having reading time, where the story teller read to the children and the children respond. Once we have highlighted the problem, we give the solution. We discuss our two key programs L.E.A.P (Learning Educating and Preparing) program and the G.O.A.L.S (Growing Overcoming and Living Sensibly) program.
The LEAP program is our educational component which provides a solution to the problems our children and adults are facing such as failing grades and poor reading skills. Through LEAP educational programs we have develop a private school K-12th. Also we are planning on developing a vocational school for students that are interested in a trade and a program where adults can go back to school and receive a high school diploma. The first project we are tackling under the LEAP program is our private school the Black Hawks Institute of Higher Learning. BHI is a private school in a home school setting and is a Department of Education recognized non-profit private “Umbrella” school in the State of Florida. BHI was established because we witness in our community the declining of schools, where teachers are overwork and underpaid and the ones suffering is our children. Children reading below grade level, students not in their right grade level and for some failing or quitting school all together. Our goal with BHI is to tackle the education problem from kindergarten to 12th Grade. Through our private school parents/students can be a part of our program without the worry of peer pressure, bullying or threat of personal safety. Creating an environment conducive to learning where they can focus and learn.
The GOALS program is our physical fitness component which provides a solution to the problems our children and adults are facing with health issues such as, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. The GOALS program is designed to help those that are trying to get in shape, stay fit, flexible, and lose weight. The first project we are tackling under the GOALS program is the Black Hawks Taekwondo Club. BHTC uses the art of Taekwondo to make sure that the heart rate, cardiovascular and cholesterol stays in normal range, while learning the art of self-defense.