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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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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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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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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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Push-ups and challenges

#22pushups Recently, I was challenged to participate in the “22 day push-up challenge”. In case you haven’t heard of it, the push-up challenge is an effort to bring attention to the number of military veterans who commit suicide everyday as a result of PTSD. This is all to bring it to the attention of people…

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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…

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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…

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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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