Back to School Bully-Proof Advice!

Bully-Proof Your Child with These 3 Skills by Rebecca Eanes on May 2nd, 2017 If you’ve ever been the victim of a bully, you know too well how it feels to humiliated and overpowered. While there is no way to 100% bully-proof anyone, there are important skills we can teach our children to minimize the impact a bully has, to turn them away, and to help our childr...
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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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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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Become A VIP (Very Involved Parent) Coaches Day December 13th

Involved Parents Help Foster More Successful Children! Child experts all agree that Parent involvement in a child's education can be one of the biggest predictors of student success.   That doesn't just hold true in school, it works in every aspect of a child's life, and karate is no different.    We have seen this scene play out over and over again, and we are happy to say th...
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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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