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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5 Reasons Why Kids Thrive with Taekwondo

5 Reasons Why Kids Thrive with Taekwondo

Sometimes a confident and self-assured preschooler will meet grade school and find that many of the lessons learned there have been forgotten by older kids. Likewise many students making the transition from elementary to middle school find the rules that they once understood change yet again. Bullying is a factor in development at all ages, and while a recent Department of Education study shows that there is a decline in bullying, the ...

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Instructor’s Corner – Simplify

“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.”

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 stress and ...

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Martial Arts VS Sports Debate

The Martial Arts VS Sports Debate – What Do You Think?

Many people think of Judo and Taekwondo as sports because they are included along with other major sports in Olympic competition. Boxing, wrestling, Judo, taekwondo, and kickboxing are examples of martial sports. I often hear martial artists use the term “sport” as if referring to a game with no usefulness. The implication is that a sport is only for “play” and cannot be effective for self-defense, ...

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5 Reasons Why I Do Taekwondo

Why I Do Taekwondo

  1. Mindfulness is often thought of as awareness, but it is more than that. You are not just observing your own body and mental state, but acknowledging your emotions, the sensations your body feels, and your own state of mind. We too often live lives where we do not examine ourselves, only feel and go with the moment, Being mindful of yourself is the first step to understanding yourself.
  2. When you are practicing taekwondo, you focus intently on the ...
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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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5 Tenets of Taekwondo

Good Sportsmanship

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 shoulders of kids. As ...

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7 Essential Tips to Keeping Hydrated When Martial Arts Training

How to Stay Hydrated When Exercising in the Summer

Summer seems to have arrived here in Edmonton with temperatures reaching the 30’s. This is great for the sun worshippers and there is nothing better than a nice day, rather than the typical Canadian weather. But we must remember that keeping hydrated is so important to your health, especially if you are doing a physical activity like martial arts.
If you don’t drink enough water, especially in hot weather, it can have ...

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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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