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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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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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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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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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Why Men Like to Fight to be Fit

Why do we like to fight?  Why do we feel this need to be prepared, and protect?   When you step in the doors of Balance Martial Arts during an adult class, you will see a mat full of men and women, sweating it out, working sparring drills, gleefully punching, kicking, and grappling with their friends.   Why do we do it?  There are tons of fitness places around town wher...
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How to Tie Your Belt

How to Tie Your Belt
Instructions on how to tie your belt (obi) properly: Take about 12-18 inches of the obi on your left, and hold the belt on your left hip at that point. Wrap the belt around and behind, and over the same point on your hip. Wrap around again a second time. Center the belt. Take the top end of the belt and go under both layers at once. Loop the bottom layer upward, take the...
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