10 reasons to consider Martial arts for kids


While martial arts seemingly promotes violent habits and injuries to the untrained eye, you might be amazed to discover that martial arts’ training is actually extremely useful to kids. These are 10 of the reasons why martial arts for kids is actually awesome… 10 Best Benefits From Martial Arts for Kids 1. Fostering Self-control– Among… Read more »

Bullying & Power

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Why do the bully? It’s about power. Our children will be bullied. Yours, mine, all of them will face it. We cannot shield them forever. So how do we prepare them? At the heart of the issue bullying is about power over another. There are three breeds of bully. Types of Bully: The physical domination… Read more »

Build Your Kid’s Self Confidence

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Build Self Confidence– Put Your Kid in Martial-Arts Self confidence is crucial to a child’s future success. Martial arts develop confidence and raises self-esteem. Does your child act shy or timid in social circumstances? Does your child act out? Does your kid let other kids bully him/her? I was among those kids. The best thing… Read more »

Youth Development: Building Leaders

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Each individual is born with unique abilities and qualities. In order to refine these skills it takes consistent effort and focus. Often our children will want to do an activity and after they try it once or twice they will get demotivated and think that is was not for them or not as fun as… Read more »

The epidemic of screen time.


I was speaking with a frustrated parent today. He was telling my about his child, who he adores, and how she is always in front of her phone screen. He shared a story about taking her phone from her while they were out to dinner and it buzzing constantly in his pocket the entire time…. Read more »

Is Boxing Safe For Kids?

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How Safe is Boxing The majority parents become a little apprehensive about the thought of enrolling their child in a boxing as perceptively dangerous as boxing. However, if you do your homework, and ensure that your child is training responsibly, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a child learning how to defend themselves. How Safe… Read more »

Are our kids going to become sick and weak?


Each generation of American kids is less active and lean than the one before.  At this point toddlers are being clinically diagnosed as obese.  Many children are incapable of simple physical challenges like 10 sit-ups or push ups.  Play has become sedentary and moved onto the screen. Kids are expected to sit more then ever.  At… Read more »

Have Your Kid Succeed!

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If you are a parent worth your salt then this question of success is constantly on your mind. It’s difficult to answer though so don’t feel judged if you’re struggling with it. Here’s the breakdown of the challenge. We don’t know what they will want to be. We know the usual path of school doesn’t… Read more »

Boxing For Bullying?

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Since bullying is largely psychological, non-verbal harassment, and since it will only result in physical confrontation a small percentage of the time, can boxing be used to prevent bullying? First, let’s define the term “prevent”. In order to prevent something, you’re saying that you won’t allow something to happen. Thus, it could be said that… Read more »