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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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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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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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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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Bethlehem Star Festival Demonstration

Each year, Master Pattillo Martial Arts participates in the Bethlehem Star Festival. This year, we are looking forward to presenting another great demonstration! All students are invited to participate in the demonstration on Saturday, October 10 at Noon! The festival is in downtown Bethlehem in front of City Hall. The address is 750 Christmas Avenue…

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Early Fall Newsletter

Approximately each quarter, I try to put together a newsletter for my students with the latest announcements. For those of you who prefer things in digital format (because papers get lost so easily), the latest newsletter is below. Class Times On Monday, August 17, class times will change slightly in order to ensure that all…

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