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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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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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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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National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. With kids home from school, it’s a good time to check your home’s first aid kit. The National Safety Council lists suggestions for what to include: Gauze pads (at least 4 by 4 inches) Two large gauze pads (at least 8 by 10 inches) A box of adhesive bandages One gauze roller bandage…

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Bruce Lee and Martial Arts Greatness

Most kids today are introduced to the martial arts through the Ninja Turtles, Disney’s Kickin’ It show, or Kung Fu Panda. My generation was the Karate Kid generation. It was a cultural phenomenon, really. Everyone knew (and still knows) the “crane” or “wax on, wax off.” But for the generation before mine, it was Billy Jack…

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Breaking Boards

Breaking boards is one my favorite things to do in Karate. It is probably the thing people most associate with the martial arts. There is a popular scene in Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon where he says, “Boards don’t hit back.” I have always thought it was odd when martial artists, especially instructors, have repeated…

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Fighting for Peace: Winder Self-Defense Class

Peace Place Fundraiser On Friday, October 23, we are hosting a self-defense class geared toward teens and adults. We want you to invite parents, friends, family members, co-workers — anyone interested in learning self-protection skills and information. The class will cost $10 and all the money we bring in will be donated to Peace Place, a…

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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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