Bully Prevention and Weekend Review

This month is turning out to be very busy! In a minute, we will look at Bullies since that is the topic of this Friday’s self-defense class. First, though, let’s talk about last Friday’s class and our demonstration at the Bethlehem Star Festival! Last Friday – Stranger Danger We actually had an older group of kids…

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Bethlehem Star Festival Demonstration

Each year, Master Pattillo Martial Arts participates in the Bethlehem Star Festival. This year, we are looking forward to presenting another great demonstration! All students are invited to participate in the demonstration on Saturday, October 10 at Noon! The festival is in downtown Bethlehem in front of City Hall. The address is 750 Christmas Avenue…

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Violence Prevention Month

There are many great causes that attempt to raise awareness during a certain time of year. October is both Bullying Prevention Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In the spirit of raising awareness and teaching prevention, Master Pattillo Martial Arts will be offering a number of self-defense classes to the public this month.   October…

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Open House

New Studio Open House Our current students are invited to come by the new studio on Friday, August 28 at 6:30pm! Get the new class schedule See the progress we’ve made and find out what’s to come The studio is located at 138 West Athens Street in Winder near the El Centinela Mexican Restaurant. We…

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Early Fall Newsletter

Approximately each quarter, I try to put together a newsletter for my students with the latest announcements. For those of you who prefer things in digital format (because papers get lost so easily), the latest newsletter is below. Class Times On Monday, August 17, class times will change slightly in order to ensure that all…

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Ten Year Anniversary — Karate in Winder

September marks ten years that I’ve been teaching Karate in Winder. While it hardly feels like that much time has passed, a few recent run-ins have really made me feel otherwise. Barrow County is an interesting place. It’s big enough to feel like there are a lot of people you don’t know but small enough…

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Back to School Checklist

This week, schools start back in Barrow County. I remember being a kid and getting a list of items I would need to bring such as pencils, erasers, notebook paper, glue, scissors, and other classroom essentials. It is interesting to look back and think of both the disappointment of summer’s end and the nervous excitement…

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Facing Challenges and Achieving Goals

New School Year, New Blog, New Goals The new school year is getting ready to begin in Barrow and Hall Counties. This time of year, many people look for an extracurricular activity for their child to participate in. A new school year means new activities. This is also the time of year when I like…

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