Tag Archives: after school activities

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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