Tag Archives: self-discipline

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.…

Continue Reading →

Back to School for Barrow County

Can you believe it is already “Back to School” time? Some kids are ready to get back to school but I’ve heard a number of people exclaim, “Where did the summer go?” Last week I didn’t blog because I was running Karate summer camp. Camp wore everyone out. The kids were exhausted and so was I. Even though the…

Continue Reading →

National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. With kids home from school, it’s a good time to check your home’s first aid kit. The National Safety Council lists suggestions for what to include: Gauze pads (at least 4 by 4 inches) Two large gauze pads (at least 8 by 10 inches) A box of adhesive bandages One gauze roller bandage…

Continue Reading →

Bruce Lee and Martial Arts Greatness

Most kids today are introduced to the martial arts through the Ninja Turtles, Disney’s Kickin’ It show, or Kung Fu Panda. My generation was the Karate Kid generation. It was a cultural phenomenon, really. Everyone knew (and still knows) the “crane” or “wax on, wax off.” But for the generation before mine, it was Billy Jack…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →