Tag Archives: fitness

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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Top 5 Ways Martial Arts Benefit Kids

Do Martial Arts Benefit Kids? Maybe you are thinking about enrolling your child in a nearby Karate studio. Before scoping out the nearest martial arts school, maybe you want to make sure martial arts are going to make your child more focused, confident, and respectful. We’ll show you how with our “Top 5 Ways Martial Arts Benefit Kids”… 5.…

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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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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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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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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month Staying hydrated while exercising is very important. Most of the time, when teaching, I bring water to class. If I’m attending class at my instructor’s school or practicing at the studio I might bring something else to supplement water. Since this is National Nutrition Month, I’m going to share with you…

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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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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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