Raising an Athlete, and Why You Should

When I was a young teen, I trained in martial arts. As a older teen, I lived, dreamed, and thought about Karate all the time. All the cool kids in high school were martial artists. I didn't originally choose martial arts but my parents did. They worked crazy hours and it was tough on them to get me to organized sports practices and games. They wanted me to be active so the...
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Cyber Bullying: A 24/7 Nightmare For Many Kids

 Cyber Bullying - a 24/7 nightmare for many kids Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or em...
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Bullying Stops Here Community Workshop

  This year, over 13 million American kids will be bullied, making it the most common form of violence young people in the U.S. experience.  Click picture for video This is International Bully Awareness month and Martial Arts Schools world wide are doing something about it.   Physical Bullying Physical bullying is a serious problem, affecting not only t...
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A Message to Our Kids: You Can STOMP Out Bullying™!

You Can STOMP Out Bullying™! REPORT It! Don't be afraid to tell an adult. Telling isn't tattling! You are helping someone. Who should you tell? You could tell your parents, teacher, school counselor, school nurse, coach or any adult you trust. Be sure to tell exactly what happened ... who was bullied, who the bully was, where and when it happened. Even if you sus...
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What Age is Right for Kids to Take Martial Arts?

What age is right for kids to take Martial Arts? by GM Greg Silva, president of Black Belt School International. Author of the Silva Solution, "Building Black Belts from the Inside out"   Martial Arts has so many benefits that parents are looking for.                                                                                                                Paren...
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Coping Skills for Children

  Helping Children Develop Coping Skills I can’t say it enough: teach kids problem-solving, coping skills from a very early age. If your child has developed problem solving skills but lost access to them because they are depressed periodically, you have to help them regain access to those skills. So how do you do this? Here are some suggestions for ways to help ...
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International Bully Awarness Month

Kids Against Bullying!  Free Martial Arts Workshop Saturday, October 15th 12:15 - 1:15 PM Now that September has rolled around again, it can mean only one thing:  back to school!  In the excitement of meeting new teachers, getting back on the school schedule, carpools, and buses to catch, it is also a great time to help kids prevent bullying. Here's the Stats: ...
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Bullying: Advice for Concerned Parents

FREE Martial Arts Workshop: Join us in Person Tuesday, September 13th 1:30 – 2:15 PM  3 – 5 years No Experience Needed 6:15 – 7:00 PM  5 & Up All Skill Levels Welcome See Below for Full Details! Contact us at 919.463.9833, balancemartialarts@gmail.com What is Bullying? Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or pe...
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Kids Fitness

Kids Fitness
Encourage young boys and girls to run, jump, squeal, hop and chase after each other, and you substantially improve their ability to think, according to the most ambitious study ever conducted of physical activity and cognitive performance in children. The results underscore, yet again, the importance of physical activity for children’s brain health and development, espe...
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Healthy Kids: Advice for Concerned Parents

If your child's health is less than optimal, you can help them learn healthy habits and Balance Martial Arts can help! Healthy kids = happy parents! Research shows children who achieve a healthy weight tend to be fitter, healthier, better able to learn, and more self-confident. They're also less likely to have low self-esteem or be bullied. And they're much less likely to ...
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