Tag Archives: kids

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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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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Success from Failure

Last night, my adult class practiced no-contact sparring. It’s something we start the beginners with and a good exercise for advanced belts because it develops control. When sparring (practice fighting), we start with no-contact so that students may learn distancing, timing, targeting, balance, and speed with a higher level of safety than if they were…

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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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