Stay active with us! Build confident kids!

How often does your child exercise every week? According to KidsHealth.org children 6 - 12 years of  age need physical activity to build strength, coordination, confidence — and to lay the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle.  They're also gaining more control over how active they are. School-age kids should have many chances to participate in a variety of activities, s...
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March Lesson of the Month: Confidence- Free Beginner Workshop!

Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage and confidence in the doing... As a martial artist, each time you step into one of our classes, you are building confidence. Just bowing and stepping into the dojo takes courage and every time you do it, you get stronger. Every time you push yourself to train, you are building confidence and a stronger you-on the inside...
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Self-Esteem Matters, and How Martial Arts Can Help!

Why Self-Esteem Matters According to KidsHealth.org when children feel good about themselves, it sets them up for success — in everything from school to friendships. Positive feelings like self-acceptance or self-confidence help kids try new challenges, cope with mistakes, and try again. Taking pride in their abilities and accomplishments helps kids do their best. ...
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Make Time For Fitness!

When do most people want to start and exercise program?   What time of day do most people want to exercise?     If you answered Tomorrow and Later you are probably right.   All kidding aside NOW is a best time to start. Design your fitness program - It's easy to say that you'll exercise every day. But you'll need a plan. As you design your fitness program, keep...
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10 Habits of Super Happy People

        10 Habits Of Super Happy People The winter blues can really get us down!  The shorter days, longer nights, and cold weather can negatively impact our mood.  Less sunlight has been shown to effect our circadian rhythm, which controls our brain activity, and hormone production.   Being happy is a state of mind, and there are things that we can do to brighten up ...
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Warning Signs Your Child May Be A Target of Bullies

Warning Signs your child may be a target of bullies. In just the past two weeks, we have had several parents contact us about issues their child is having at school with bullies.  This is here, in our peaceful town, in our children's schools, and more often than not, our children don't want to tell an adult they are getting bullied.  The effects of bullying can last a lo...
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Raising Fit Kids – Free Beginner Workshop

  Raising Fit Kids This time of year we all want to get fit, lose weight, and better ourselves.  This goes for kids too!  Martial Arts is a great way to get healthy, and be fit while learning confidence, self -defense, and respect!    Here is a great article I am sharing from WebMD that has 7 awesome tips for getting your family in the best shape ever for 2017! Mark your cal...
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Holiday Stress Release Workshop!

  Holiday Stress Release Workshop! We know the holidays can be a busy time of year for everyone!  Traffic is crazy, parking lots are packed, and the lines in stores, and restaurants are getting longer, and longer.   Not to mention the fact that the end of the year is bearing down on us like a runaway freight train!   Here at Balance Martial Arts, we understand ...
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9 Things Martial Arts Teaches Kids

9 Things Martial Arts Teaches Kids I’ve been involved in teaching children and training instructors to teach children for 40 years. I seen martial arts have a huge difference  on thousand of kids.  Literally life impacting differences. 1.  Coordination and motor skills.  Kids with good balance and coordination excel in games and sports at a young age.  This creates ...
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Fitness Success for Teens and Adults!

  Fitness Success  Are you thinking about fitness goals before the holidays?   Here are a few easy success tips. We are told not to shoot for the moon but rather set our sights on the stars.   Problem is that for fitness, this simply doesn’t work. 1. The problem with long term goals is you don’t have to do anything today.   To motivate yourself to get started begin wi...
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