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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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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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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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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Parents Night Out

Sumo Wrestling! Saturday, February 25th 6-9PM $20 1st child  $15 - additional family members or friends!  Includes:  3 hours of Fun, & Pizza Dinner! Yes, you will get to wear the Sumo Boppers to wrestle!!  Be sure to reserve your spot asap, it will fill up fast! Friends are welcome to play, too; you do not have to be a karate student to participate. Everyone wi...
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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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