MARTIAL ARTS

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What about all the rest?  Weapons, sparring, self-defense, breaking, leadership? Although the Songahm forms help us to organize most of the Taekwondo curriculum, what about weapons, sparring, self-defense, and leadership?  (In the interest of brevity, I will only discuss WEAPONS in this issue.) Every instructor faces the challenge of ORGANIZING all this additional material so […]

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“It’s difficult to find a courteous person today who isn’t trying to sell you something” – Unknown Federico Freire was glad to be home.  The Marine had just completed two tours of combat in Afghanistan, where he fought terrorists and helped keep our country safe.  He deserved a little rest and relaxation.  So, on Christmas […]

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Age-based instruction I’m always amazed when someone asks, “Can my 10 year old be in class with my 4 year old.  I don’t want to drive back and forth more than I have to.” This is a tough question to answer, but you need to get it straight in your heart and decide HOW YOU […]

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Our goal each month in featuring students and families is to help everyone understand what it takes to be successful in KARATE FOR KIDS.   It’s easy to see why we are featuring Joey Petrone and his parents, Chris and Stephanie.     Read on!! Chris and Stephanie use KARATE FOR KIDS as a way to reinforce their […]

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Welcome to 2011!  This means it’s time to review your results from last year – as well as set your goals for this year.  So in this article, I’m going to pass along 37 of the best goal-setting tips I’ve heard.  Think of it as a “checklist” to keep yourself on track and help you […]

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Jeff & Candice Ebert Modeling The Right Attitude Over the years, we have met many many families.  Some experience huge success in our Karate for Kids program and others not so much.    Regardless of a student’s personal ability or potential, it’s really the parents behind the scenes that truly make the difference. Lack of parental […]

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“Stress is an ignorant state.  It believes that everything is an emergency”.  Natalie Goldberg–Wild Mind As martial artists, we do everything we can to prepare for outside threats such as bullies, criminals and other people who would do us harm.  But here’s the irony: We have an equal chance of being harmed by a “hidden” […]

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October 2010 Student of the Month-Brittany Leckey Brittany was just nine years old when her brother started at KARATE FOR KIDS and she really wanted to do it, too.   From that simple beginning, she has trained steadily for eleven years and accomplished much: earned three levels of black belt competed in more than 60 regional, […]

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The Seven Benefits of  Karate for Kids Training Have you ever stopped to wonder why martial arts training is fast becoming the leading activity for kids?  And why thousands of families enroll their children in martial arts across the country each year?  The answer is simple.  Unlike most sports (which emphasizes winning games), Karate for […]

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