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How To Practice Gratitude Daily

A more positive and optimistic outlook can be achieved with practice. Here are a few ways to practice gratitude daily. Start a Gratitude Journal – Take 5-10 minutes at the end of the day to write down what your were grateful for that day. there are no right or wrong answers and can be as […]

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Three Ways Gratitude Can Improve Your Health

Gratitude is an intentional appreciation of what you have or what has been given to you by others or by life’s circumstances. People who practice gratitude daily are more likely to live healthier lifestyles. They tend to get regular exercise, eat healthier diets and maintain a positive outlook for the future. We aren’t wired to […]

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Be Patient and Commit to Your Black Belt

The key to long-term success is to have a long-term perspective. This is especially true in the martial arts. Those that accept this goal, and have the patience, are more likely to commit themselves to earn their Black Belts. Those that are looking for a quick fix, often become impatient and quit. Almost every positive […]

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Dealing with Criticism – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

“Don’t mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it. If it is unfair, keep from irritation. It if is ignorant, smile. If it is justified, learn from it.” ~Unknown It can be beneficial to ignore criticism occasionally, especially if it becomes a barrier to your goals. But criticism is not always wrong. Sometimes in our […]

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Strive to Achieve Your Goals

While you are on the road to black belt, you may discover that the road can be tough to travel and it might have a few obstacles on it that could slow you down. Let’s face it, if earning a black belt was simple, everyone would have one. The most important thing to remember is […]

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When Your Child Is Home Alone…

Personal safety includes staying safe while you are at home. Some children have parents that work beyond the time they get home from school, and it is important for your child to know how to stay safe while their parents are away. Here are some tips to teach your child if they are home alone: Never tell […]

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Do You Have A Positive Attitude?

The word attitude means a state of mind, behavior or conduct. You control your attitudes. You may not be able to control the weather, but you can control how you think or behave. Your attitude has a direct effect on the outcome of your life. Whether it’s a positive or negative effect is your responsibility. […]

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Safety First!

Personal Safety is an important lesson to learn. You always want to be responsible for your own personal safety. That includes being safe at home, school, while playing with friends, and on the mat. To be safe, you’ll want to be aware what is going on around you and pay attention to things or people […]

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Two Essential Qualities Of A Successful Competitor

Every successful competitor must have both the desire to win and the motivation to continuously improve. Vince Lombardi said, “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to is.” But what does a “wanting to win” attitude even mean? Well, having the desire to win is an essential quality for any competitor. When you walk into “battle,” you […]

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Winners Build On Mistakes

“Winners build on Mistakes. Losers dwell on them.” ~ Arnold Mori What happens when you are doing your best and you make a mistake? It happens to us all. Do you fall apart and want to quit, or do you try your hardest to do better the next time? Sometimes we may be trying our best and still don’t […]

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