MARTIAL ARTS

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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.

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The average age of the 4 team coaches is 19.  The average age of the 14 team members is 12.  What can people so young accomplish as a group in a few short months?  Plenty!  And when you see their performance on Saturday February 6 at the Gathering of Eagles V regional tournament, you’ll see […]

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On Christmas Day, Northwest Airlines Flight 253, loaded with 289 passengers and crew, began its descent into Detroit. All seemed normal. Until suddenly, an alert passenger heard something that sounded like a “muffled pop”. He looked over a few seats and saw a man acting strangely. Then he smelled smoke.

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Welcome to 2010! Are you ready to hit your goals this year? Good. This issue will help you do that. Let’s start with a true story that reveals the power of goal-setting and the secret of intention:

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“Embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing” – Kahlil Gilbran As this year comes to a close (can you believe we’re almost in 2010?), I feel it’s important to look back and reflect on what we all accomplished this year.  You see, part of growing as a martial artist is patting yourself […]

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Consistent Attitude Pays Off!! Looking for an interesting activity for their 5 year old son, Kyle and Maria Longley came to Karate for Kids four years ago and enrolled Sean.  “We didn’t want to put him in team sports at that age and felt that the individual nature of the Karate for Kids Program in […]

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FOUR BLACK BELTS IN ONE FAMILY!!  Mom (Christine) 2nd degree, Dad (Vince) 2nd degree, daughter (Amanda) 4th degree and son (Zac) 3rd degree.  Young Winston (age 7) is now a purple belt on his way to Black Belt For a student of any age, Zac’s accomplishments are impressive.  For a 15 year old, they are […]

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What’s the bizarre connection between marshmallows and success?  Well, in the late 1960’s, Stanford researcher Walter Mischel led an amazing experiment on self-control.  He put a series of four-year-old kids into a room and sat them in front of a marshmallow.  He said, “When I leave the room, you can ring a bell and have […]

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Replacing shyness with confidence! Carl Moore is the proud father of Olivia Moore, a quiet, 12 year old 2nd degree black belt. Carl and Olivia’s story starts back when Olivia was in preschool—lots of preschools.  Twelve to be exact!  “Olivia was kicked out of those preschools because of uncontrollable bad behavior” Carl says.  By the […]

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“Mastering others is strength.  Mastering the self is true power ” – Lao Tzu (Ancient Chinese Philosopher) You may not realize it, but every day you step into our academy, you’re building healthy lifelong habits.  You’re one of the smart few: You are making physical activity, exercise and positive habits a big part of your […]

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