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Consequences for Couch Potatoes

Hippocrates said, “Exercise is man’s best medicine.” That might have been headline news back then, but now it is old news. Today, the public is constantly inundated with the benefits exercise brings to our health, both mentally and physically. Well, just like everything else in life, if there are benefits, then there are consequences too. […]

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Excuse Me, Your Attitude is Showing

When your child shows up for that first martial arts class, you become a “sports parent.” Most of us relish our time as parents and strive to make the most of this wonderful adventure. However, there are those who give sports and parents a bad name. So what can you do to avoid becoming a […]

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The Benefits of Martial Arts for Adults

Did you know martial arts is not only great for children but great for adults as well? Most often martial arts is associated with self-defense, however there are many more benefits than just learning how to defend yourself.  Listed below are just a few ways martial arts is of great benefit to adults. Weight Management  […]

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Peer Pressure

Every child, at some point in their young life, is going to be subjected to peer pressure. As a parent, how you handle peer pressure with your child will play a significant role in how they handle it when they become adolescents. Here are several ways you can help your child combat negative peer pressure: […]

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Perseverance and Pleasure

Anyone who achieves a Black Belt level of excellence knows what the word perseverance means. To have perseverance is to last and last and … well you get the idea! To have perseverance is to be completely committed to climbing a mountain, and to know that it takes one step at a time to get […]

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Competition Is Important

“Winning is not a sometimes thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”  ~ Vince Lombardi It’s popular in some circles to bash competition. However, […]

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Grow Up and Act Like a Kid

Have you been watching the kids have fun in their martial arts class and wish you could join? It may sound scary, especially when you see a group of 14-year-old brown belts, but the nice thing about martial arts is you are never too old to begin. Physical activity and an active lifestyle can make […]

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Martial Arts Manners

You may be new to the martial arts or you may be a seasoned black belt-whatever your rank, it’s always a good idea to practice your martial arts manners. If you are a parent of a student, reinforcing manners at home is key to growing the character of your children. A popular reason for enrolling […]

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Martial Arts A Well Rounded Sport

Are you, or someone you know, striving to give a child the opportunity to socialize and exercise more, perhaps learn skills to help manage the rough teen years? With the vast array of choices offered, how does karate compete? Karate offers things you may not find in other sports. Time, less stress, ability and academics […]

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Let’s Get Motivated!

People are motivated by different things. Some are motivated by money, power, prestige or appearance, while others are pushed by determination, challenge, ethics or resolve. In our martial arts classes, motivation comes easy when it’s something fun or exciting, but it is more difficult when you are doing something repetitive. Even though some activities are […]

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