Tag Archives: karate

Free Kids Safety and Stranger Danger Class

Do you know what your child thinks about strangers? It’s something I ask my students about all the time. And I usually start with the question, “What does a stranger look like?” It’s sort of a trick question. Adults know that the “bad guys” look just like everyone else. But here’s what kids tell me…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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September Belt Ceremony

On Friday, September 30, we held a Belt Ceremony for a number of very deserving students. Nearly every belt level was represented. The evening was particularly special as we awarded Timothy with his Black Belt. Congratulations everyone on your new belts! Continue to work hard, to learn, and to challenge yourself to new levels! Photos and…

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