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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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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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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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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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So you want your child to learn Discipline in Karate?

Discipline One of the reasons many parents enroll their children in martial arts classes is to learn discipline. But what is discipline? What are we expecting children to learn in Karate class? There are at least two meanings to “discipline”: Diligence Obedience Fortunately, Karate helps teach both diligence and obedience. Let’s break it down and…

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Respect in Martial Arts

A lot of people talk about how martial arts training teaches respect. I have been giving this a lot of thought lately. Karate begins and ends with respect. – Gichin Funakoshi Just before we ended classes for the holidays, my friend Ryan Powell came to visit. Ryan was in town for the holidays and wanted to see…

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Back to School Checklist

This week, schools start back in Barrow County. I remember being a kid and getting a list of items I would need to bring such as pencils, erasers, notebook paper, glue, scissors, and other classroom essentials. It is interesting to look back and think of both the disappointment of summer’s end and the nervous excitement…

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