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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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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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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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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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