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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How to Find a Good Martial Arts School – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I talked about how to find a good martial arts school. The most important factor in finding a good school is the instructor. In the last blog, I talked about the importance of an instructor’s teaching methods. In this installment, I’m going to talk about credentials and background. How to Find a…

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How to Find a Good Martial Arts School – Part 1

Often, when people call me asking about my classes, they want to know what style we teach. In most cases, this is one of the least important questions to ask. But most people don’t really know what to ask when they call to inquire about Karate lessons for themselves or their children. If you are interested…

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September Belt Ceremony

On Friday, September 30, we held a Belt Ceremony for a number of very deserving students. Nearly every belt level was represented. The evening was particularly special as we awarded Timothy with his Black Belt. Congratulations everyone on your new belts! Continue to work hard, to learn, and to challenge yourself to new levels! Photos and…

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Back to School for Barrow County

Can you believe it is already “Back to School” time? Some kids are ready to get back to school but I’ve heard a number of people exclaim, “Where did the summer go?” Last week I didn’t blog because I was running Karate summer camp. Camp wore everyone out. The kids were exhausted and so was I. Even though the…

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Karate teaches empowerment

This week I came across a story from California about a girl who used martial arts to fend off a kidnapper. The kidnapper snuck into the girl’s house through a window and tried to abduct her. This 8 year old, however, was trained in martial arts. She put up such a fight that the abductor…

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Push-ups and challenges

#22pushups Recently, I was challenged to participate in the “22 day push-up challenge”. In case you haven’t heard of it, the push-up challenge is an effort to bring attention to the number of military veterans who commit suicide everyday as a result of PTSD. This is all to bring it to the attention of people…

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Stranger Danger

June is National Safety Month. This week, the theme is “Watch out for Dangers.” In the martial arts, we focus protecting ourselves from physical danger. For kids, we tend to focus on bullies and strangers. Bully-Proofing While some people may think that Karate is about kicks and punches, it’s actually much more than that. By learning self-defense skills,…

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Health, Fitness, and Martial Arts

June is National Safety Month. Each week in June is dedicated to a different topic by the National Safety Council: Week 1: Stand Ready to Respond Week 2: Be Healthy Week 3: Watch out for Dangers Week 4: Share Roads Safely Since this is week 2, we are going to talk a bit about health. The…

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