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What Children Need to Be “Happy”

As caring parents, we want our children to be happy. martial arts When they are upset, it can pull at our heart. When our children are feeling blue, having performed poorly when they tried so hard or just had a fight with a best friend, we often go out of our way to put a […]

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Integrity – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

It’s not what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.” — Francis Bacon martial arts We all know people […]

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The Power Of Self-Assurance

“NOTHING CAN DIM THE LIGHT WHICH SHINES FROM WITHIN.” – MAYA ANGELOU Everyone talks about becoming self-assured, but what is self-assurance? Self-assurance is having confidence in your own abilities or character. It is being confident in what we say and do and not doubting ourselves. When we have self-assurance, we believe in ourselves and are not […]

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Self-Discipline Through Martial Arts

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jesse Owens karate When examining the vital characteristics of great leaders and successful people, one characteristic seems to stand out above all the rest: self-discipline. Why? Because life is full […]

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Let’s Break It Down – How Martial Arts Applies to Life

“Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.”   ~Frank Clark, president of ComEd, Chicago-based electric utility giant “Inch by inch is a cinch; mile by mile is a trial” is a saying you’ve probably read and heard, but how often do you actually live by it. […]

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Bully, Bully Go Away

When you think of a bully, a larger, meaner kid usually comes to mind. Guess what? Some of those kids don’t outgrow being bullies; some of them grow up to be adults who find pleasure in bullying or intimidating others. Just as they did when they were younger, these bullies attack those they see as […]

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Why Martial Arts Can Change Your Life!

If you were to ask virtually ANY of the Black Belts in our school, if they had the chance to do it all over again, would they have chosen to enroll in martial arts, or do something different, virtually ALL of them wouldn’t give up what they’ve learned in their training for ANYTHING! There are […]

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Self Confidence

The only one way to build self-confidence is to experience success, and then being continually challenged to overcome more substantial obstacles.  Your school’s belt or ranking system is one of the unique ways martial arts is able to help you build self-confidence. Being recognized for your advancement with a new belt color makes it easy […]

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Black Belt Attitude

How do you define Black Belt Attitude?  Some view it as the unwavering feeling from within that empowers self-confidence.  Others say it’s an optimistic outlook that influences the way they view the world around them.  However, every future and current black belt student in the martial arts would agree that having a Black Belt Attitude […]

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The Value of Perseverance

“Of course it’s hard; if it were easy then everyone would do it!”  This is a phrase I hear often at King Tiger Martial Arts.  Inevitably it is proclaimed just prior to providing the needed assistance required to help a student or staff member overcome an obstacle that is hindering their success. Sometimes it is […]

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