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September 23, 2019

We have several new students, and I would like to take a quick moment to discuss my philosophy on teaching kids martial arts.

First off, let me explain what I am not. I am not a militaristic disciplinarian. It's just not in my nature. I've tried it before, and it doesn'...

September 16, 2019

I know we all want to have secure and confident children. But what if your child is not naturally confident? Can you help build their confidence? Or is your child destined to be insecure, and have very little self confidence their entire life?

There are several differen...

September 9, 2019

Courtesy is a big part of the martial arts. We bow in before class, bow after class, bow to a partner before we spar, and bow after we finish. We are expected to be courteous to one another in class. We say "yes sir, no sir, yes ma'am, and no ma'am", but what about whe...

September 2, 2019

Here is a story I had come across years ago, I liked it then and I still do today. I hope you get something out of it like I have. 

A speaker started off his seminar by showing $20 to the public. He asked the people “who wants this?” There was no surprise to see that al...

August 26, 2019

An athlete is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina.” Athletes in specific sports train to be at the top of their game, but how much better of an athlete would t...

August 19, 2019

Here’s some Monday Motivation to help you fire up your week!

10 Ways to become mentally Stronger:

1. Take 15-minutes a day to reflect.

2. Give up a bad habit each week.

3. Consciously catch yourself when you are thinking negatively and turn it into positive talk.

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August 12, 2019

Children between the ages of 4-6 years old are no longer “little kids.” They are in a very important transition in their lives. They have developed skills that make them appear to have things more together, so they are often approached by adults as an “older kid.” Howe...

August 5, 2019

Endorphins are natural chemicals produced in the body to reduce pain and boost happiness. They are most often associated with exercise since the release of these “feel-good” chemicals cause a state of euphoria and is usually known as a “runner’s high.” However, most an...

July 29, 2019

Children between the ages of 2-3 are at a very unique growth period in their lives. They are growing at a rapid rate in all areas of development and are discovering new things daily, while also learning how to cope with new challenges. Additionally, they are in pursuit...

July 22, 2019

You may hear me talking about practice time at home fairly often. This is because practicing can have a huge impact on a Karate Kid's ability to perform in class which will lead to more confidence. With more confidence comes the ability to achieve faster and farther!

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