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FOUR BLACK BELTS in one family! One black belt in a family is a huge accomplishment… but FOUR? In our 30 years of teaching there have been only five families to accomplish this. So let’s learn more about Matt & Mary Staeuble and their children, Kayla and Matthew. In April 2006, Matt and Mary were […]
A student once asked, “What is the fastest way for me to become a great martial artist?” My answer was simple: “Compete in as many tournaments as you can”. Competing in tournaments accelerates your progress and helps you take a quantum leap in your technique and confidence. Think of all the greatest ATA martial artists […]
“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us” – Joseph Campbell Last month I revealed all the ways Karate for Kids is more than “just a sport”. I talked about personal empowerment, the practicality of martial arts, the fact that you can […]
Demonstrating Service to others and Great Perseverance to Reach His Goals! Two simple words sum up Mr. Coachman’s life: perseverance and service. And what a set of accomplishments! Here’s just a few: 4th degree black belt certified instructor World Top Ten honors for 10 years in a row Various state championships Mr. “C” began his […]
Some people make the mistake of thinking Karate for Kids is like “any other sport”. They place it in the same category as say, soccer, basketball, football or baseball. And it’s true that martial arts builds strength, allows students to compete, fosters a team spirit and helps social skills. But the similarities end there. Karate for Kids should not be lumped together with other sports because it’s different. Very different. Why? Because Karate for Kids boasts a unique mix of benefits that other sports simply don’t offer.
If you had videotaped Abhi Sathish two years ago when he transferred to Karate for Kids in Mesa as a blue belt and then watched him earn his black belt just a few weeks ago, you would have been awed by the transformation. The video tape would have revealed a 5 year old blue belt who had no power or accuracy to break boards, could not focus enough to memorize forms, and was timid in sparring.