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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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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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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October Student Spotlight

Zoe  Bradford   We are lucky to have a seemingly endless supply of talented, kind, and fierce students here at Balance Martial Arts, and today, we would like to put the spotlight on one of our Black Belt Candidates. She is Zoe Bradford, and has been training with us, attending at least 2 classes a week for almost 4 years now.  She leads her classmates by example, ...
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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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