Respect, Humility, Patience
Agape Black Belt Center, the only place in Rochester for traditional TaeKwonDo, Hapkido and Judo uses martial arts as a way of teaching people not only about self-defense, but about transforming their lives so as to fully realize their potential within. Agape Black Belt Center’s training empowers you by first and foremost changing your mindset to help you begin a “new life” in which you can shape your own future. Martial Arts is not a way of fighting, but a way of life. It teaches us to set challenging goals for ourselves and instills the discipline needed to achieve them.
While physical development (strength, speed, flexibility, agility, endurance) is certainly a core part of what we emphasize, development of the mind and character are just as, if not more, important to us. It is our conviction that a right balance between mind and body must be achieved for life to be lived to the fullest. Through Agape, you will not only learn self-defense by unlocking your body’s physical potential, you will become a more focused person with better awareness of yourself and the world around you. Your ability to concentrate will improve, your respect for others (and yourself!) will grow, and your instincts for how to respond to various situations, not just in combat but in life, will be honed. In short, we are committed to instilling in our students the three virtues of respect, humility, and patience.
The Core Values of ABBC
These then are our core values – Respect, Humility, and Patience – and we at Agape seek them in ourselves and in our students.
Agape is the love of God or Christ for mankind. And also called parental love. One of several Greek words translated into English as Love. Many have thought that this word represents divine, unconditional, self-sacrificing, active, volitional, and thoughtful love.