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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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King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake – Side Kick Training Video

A properly executed sidekick is one of the most powerful strikes in martial arts. The side kick refers to a kick that is delivered sideways in relation to the body of the person kicking. There are two areas that are commonly used as impact points in sidekicks: the heel of the foot or the outer edge […]

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The Game

Before White Belt You dream of being in the game. At White Belt You decide to be in the game. At Gold Belt You can see yourself playing the game. At Orange Belt You are introduced to the game. At Green Belt You are invited to make a commitment to the game. At Blue Belt […]

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Organization Leads To Success

“SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZING IS BASED ON THE RECOGNITION THAT PEOPLE GET ORGANIZED BECAUSE THEY, TOO, HAVE A VISION.” ~ PAUL WELLSTONE When we are organized, it is a lot easier to succeed. When we know where our belongings are, know our schedule and value the importance of organization, we are on the path to success. We don’t […]

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The Ten Rules of Form

Most competitors’ performances in martial arts tournaments are less than perfect. Part of the problem springs from inconsistencies in judging. At an open tournament, you might have five judges from five different martial arts disciplines. Even in closed tournaments, you’ll find a mixture of what judges look for in a form. Martial arts Poor performance […]

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