10 things Kids can learn from Martial Arts

To parents who have little experience with the world of martial arts, the entire sport can seem violent and dangerous for kids. Upon closer inspection, however, many find their kids will reap an innumerable amount of benefits from participation in a martial arts training program. In addition to busting sedentary habits and getting kids in shape, martial arts instruction also helps kids learn these ten valuable lessons.

10 Things Kids Can Learn From Martial Arts

  1. Determination and Dedication – In order to ascend ...
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Instructor’s Corner – Simplify Your Life

“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.”

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”

Simplify Your Life to Improve Your Life

If you want to improve your life then it’s tempting to want to add more. One problem with this may be that you don’t really have the time or energy to do more though. And so your efforts to improve become short-lived.

Adding more and more just creates more ...

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Re-invent Yourself Daily

Life unfolds. Each and every day we awake to an opportunity for re-invention. The wonder of the whole adventure is that we get to do a “re-take” on who we are, each and every day. We are not our past; the past is simply a name for the series of paths and choices we made to arrive here in the present. We ARE exactly who we continue to CHOOSE to be.

Why Wait to Re-invent Yourself?

A lot ...

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Instructor’s Corner: Make It a Healthy Lifestyle Holiday

The holiday’s are just around the corner, are you ready to tackle the onslaught of Christmas dinners/office parties/New Year’s events without completely giving up your healthy lifestyle? This is a question I get a lot at this time of year and here are a couple pieces of advice that many people have found useful.

Keep a healthy lifestyle holiday:

1) Keep Training!!

If you know you will be indulging a little more when it comes to food, don’t ditch your gym-going habits. This ...

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T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More – Good Teammates

T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More – Good Teammates

Being a good teammate isn’t always easy. Every person on your team has his or her own personality, likes and dislikes. Working on a team means listening to other people’s opinions, communicating your ideas, and working together to come up with a plan that works for everyone.

Good teammates are people who know how to reach a compromise. Finding a solution that works for everyone isn’t about winning arguments or making the whole team ...

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Tips for a Fun Halloween

Halloween Tips

Costume Safety

Coming up with a creative disguise doesn’t mean that safety needs to be forgotten, so here are some safety tips for a fun Halloween to keep in mind:

  • October 31 can be a chilly night so make sure that costumes are loose enough to be worn over warm clothing but not so baggy or long that trick or treaters can trip over their costumes.
  • Trick-or-treaters should wear sturdy walking shoes.
  • Choose brightly colored costumes that will be clearly visible to motorists. ...
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Back To School Tips to Keep Students Safe

September has arrived and it’s back to work and back to school. The kids will be out and about so we have to be sure to watch out for them. Here are some back to school tips to keep students safe:

Parents of Primary Students:

  • Find a safe route to and from school and practice it with your children.
  • Join an existing Walking School Bus or Bicycle Train, or start up your own with other parents in your neighborhood.
  • Identify safe places along the ...
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Good Sportsmanship

Five Tenets of Taekwondo

Looking around, the world is more in need of good sportsmanship than ever before. The definition of sportsmanship has been buried by a culture of winning at all costs. This culture is not only about being poor losers, but poor winners as well.

Unfortunately, adults – parents, coaches, and teachers – bear a huge amount of the responsibility for a toxic “winner” culture that doesn’t teach fair play and instead sets the onus for adult goals on the ...

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Effort – Are You Trying Your Hardest?

Effort

“Are you trying your hardest?”

It may seem like you hear this question a lot, especially from certain people. Your coaches, teachers, instructors and parents want to know whether you are trying your hardest to accomplish the tasks in front of you. They want you to measure your effort. Are you working as hard as you can, or are you working hard enough to stay out of trouble? Giving 100% of our effort is just one way to show ...

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3 Ways Taekwondo Can Help Your Children

3 Ways Taekwondo Can Help Your Children

Taekwondo is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to your children. It’s not just about being physically fit, or about learning how to compete, but it helps to instill qualities that will be with them for their entire lives. You might think that very young children should not be exposed to martial arts, but in my opinion that is one of the best times for children to become acquainted ...

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