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Respect – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

“Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it.” ~ Bill Bradley martial arts We have all been in situations where we have had to work with someone we didn’t […]

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Excellence – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

“Excellence can be attained if you: 1) Care more than others think wise; 2) Risk more than others think is safe; 3) Dream more than others think is practical; 4) Expect more than others think is possible” ~ Unknown Excellence is a value that has lifetime benefits. We can incorporate it into our work, our […]

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Positive Reinforcement – King Tiger Martial Arts and Karate Chesapeake

“If a child lives with approval, he learns to live with himself.”  karate —Dorothy Law Nolte karate After a long day at the office, with more work facing you at home, the last thing you might feel like doing is being positive. But it is crucial that, even during conversations aimed at correcting behavior, you […]

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Here We Grow Again! – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

Over the past year King Tiger Martial Arts has experienced phenomenal growth.  We have broadened our programs, increased our staff, and devoted ourselves to providing every student and family member with excellent service.  As a result our student population has more than doubled!  So to keep up with that growth and we have hired another […]

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Let’s Get Motivated! – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

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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Actions Speak Louder Than Words – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

You made a commitment to becoming a Black Belt when you joined King Tiger Martial Arts.  You made the decision and commitment, but in the martial arts, as in life, actions speak louder than words!  What else are you doing to demonstrate your commitment to Black Belt excellence?  Below are actions you can take to […]

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Helicopter Armbar – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling, an armlock is a single or double joint lock that hyperextends the elbow joint and/or shoulder joint.   An armlock that hyperflexes or hyperrotates the shoulder joint is referred to as a shoulder lock, and an armlock that hyperextends the elbow joint is called an armbar. In general, the student secures […]

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The Philosophy of Black Belt Character – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

Your character is one of your most valuable possessions.  Character is a combination of human qualities, such as honesty, integrity and selflessness that define who you are, how others perceive you and your future successes or failures. Black Belt character is even more powerful and important than “regular” character. The philosophy of Black Belt character […]

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Develop a “Can Do” Attitude – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

“`I can’t do it’ never yet accomplished anything; `I will try’ has performed wonders.” ~ George P. Burnham One of our biggest adult fears is looking stupid. Because of that fear, our immediate reaction is often “I can’t do it,” when we are confronted with a new task or challenge. “Can’t” is the worst four-letter […]

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Arm Bar – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

In the grappling art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), an arm lock that hyperextends the elbow joint is called an arm bar.  Depending on the joint flexibility of a person, arm locks that hyper-rotate the shoulder joint can also hyper-rotate the elbow joint, and vice versa. The arm bar is one of the most common […]

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