Back-to-School Tips to Keep Students Safe

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 route, such as a friend’s house, where your children can go if they encounter trouble.
  • Discuss how to safely interact with strangers.
  • Ensure your children understand traffic safety, such as how to cross the street, board the ...
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How Martial Arts Can Improve Academic Performance

Exercise such as martial arts positively impacts children and adolescents’ academic performance, according to the Journal of Pediatrics. The University of Madrid conducted a three-year study, which included 2,038 individuals aged 6 to 18. As physical fitness improves individuals’ health, it also positively affects the brain. This study indicated exercise can enhance students’ ability to perform well in school.

Physical exercise improves academic performance
Researchers found that motor ability, cardio-respiratory capacity and muscular strength all play a role in benefiting students’ ...

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5 Benefits to Training over the Summer

5 Benefits to Training over the Summer

Today, we are faced with challenges in getting our kids to be active and away from TV, mobile devices and video games. Not only that, but sometimes its hard to find the energy to get to the gym to workout for ourselves. If we have a hard time getting ourselves to the gym, imagine what it’s like to get our kids to stay active. We know that if we like what we are doing ...

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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. ...

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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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7 Health Benefits You Will Gain from Martial Arts Training

Whether we’re talking about traditional disciplines Karate, Taekwondo, Jujutsu or Judo or a more modern combat sport such as Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), boxing or Krav Maga, martial arts provide the perfect platform for becoming a healthier and fitter individual.
Whichever martial art you prefer to practice in, there an abundance of benefits to be gained – especially when it comes to your health & fitness. On this post, I’m sharing with you the top 7 health-related advantages that martial ...

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

T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More

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 agree with your ...

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7 Essential Tips to Keeping Hydrated When Martial Arts Training

7 Essential Tips To Keeping Hydrated When Martial Arts Training

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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Martial Arts Offers Brain-Boosting Benefits

…As well as increasing physical fitness and mental health, martial arts can boost brain cognition too

We are all aware that exercise generally has many benefits, such as improving physical fitness and strength. But what do we know about the effects of specific types of exercise? Researchers have already shown that jogging can increase life expectancy, for example, while yoga makes us happy.

However, there is one activity that goes beyond enhancing physical and mental health – martial arts can ...

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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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