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A quick way to reduce stress

Stress. Everyone has to deal with it at some point. Whether you’re facing stress because of school, work, or home – it’s important to deal with it. Stress is something that can seriously take its toll on your health. So, let’s go over a few tips for reducing and relieving stress. 1. Exercise Exercise can be intimidating.…

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What we really want kids to know

Each week, I discuss a “word of the week” with my students in class. These words are meant to help kids take the principles of the martial arts out to the world. In other words, it is my hope that kids take these ideas and concepts we discuss with them to school and home. But,…

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Super easy tips for developing confidence

Yesterday, I presented a brief talk on personal safety to residents at a nearby retirement community. Afterwards, I spoke with the facility owner about confidence. And it got me thinking. Confidence is such an important quality to have. But so many people don’t have it! Not only can confidence reduce your risk of being bullied or…

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Martial Arts Presidents

Presidents Day Presidents Day commemorates the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. I remember those dates being separate occasions on the calendar but, since the mid-1980s, there has been a push to refer to those dates as “Presidents Day”. On this federal holiday, we recognize the significant contributions of our first President. But we…

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An exciting year in Karate

2016 has come and gone…and it was exciting! I know. 2016 got a bad rap and some people were happy to see it go. But at Master Pattillo Martial Arts, we had a great year. Did I mention the word “exciting” yet? We gained new students. Students earned new belts (including new black belts!). We hosted several “Parents…

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Strangers and What Your Kids Should Know

What is a stranger? The other day, a story came out from Texas of an 11 year old boy who helped foil an abduction. TJ Smith alerted a neighbor when he saw a 7 year old girl being abducted. They chased after the stranger and were able to detain him until police arrived. Coincidentally, Stranger…

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Congratulations new Karate belts!

Congratulations to Braden and Sammy for earning their new Karate belts last week! November is turning out to be an exciting month already! We not only have a bunch of great kids and adults joining our martial arts classes…but they are earning learning new techniques, earning new belts, and having serious Karate FUN! Here are a few…

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Top 5 Ways Martial Arts Benefit Kids

Do Martial Arts Benefit Kids? Maybe you are thinking about enrolling your child in a nearby Karate studio. Before scoping out the nearest martial arts school, maybe you want to make sure martial arts are going to make your child more focused, confident, and respectful. We’ll show you how with our “Top 5 Ways Martial Arts Benefit Kids”… 5.…

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Kidz Academy Demonstration

On Saturday October 22, 2016 we had a great time doing a demonstration at the Kidz Academy Day Care Fall Festival in Winder. The Fall Festival is organized each year to raise money for a good cause. The event had a lot of fun games and activities, bouncy houses, contests, and a petting zoo. Photos and Video…

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October Belt Promotions

Congratulations to our students who have received new belts in October! Fantastic job on your belt promotions! Keep learning, working hard, and striving to new levels!

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