Resilience and Kids Martial Arts

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Resilience. The best thing we can teach our kids. I was talking with someone I know about upcoming trends in technology. The conversation was about what we could expect for our kids. (Mine are 3 and 9 months… Life is good). Well, you may have heard about Chatbots in Facebook and Self Driving Cars. These… Read more »

Creating a Growth Mindset to Help Kids Succeed

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Do you know how to give your kids a Growth Mindset? Growth Mindset this is so simple why doesn’t everyone do it? The natural impulse when parents first learn they are expecting a child is to learn everything they can get their hands on.  They find out what’s normal during pregnancy and what to watch… Read more »

What If My Child Wants To Quit Martial Arts?!?

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Here’s the deal: You’ve learned all about the importance of martial arts training for kids. The rare and unique benefits of succeeding in this discipline can’t be found elsewhere in the same combination. What else can you do that gives your kids the skills of focus, physical strength, respect, coordination, self control, confidence and leadership?… 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 »

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 »

Martial Arts Can Help Build Self-Esteem for Kids

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One of the biggest problems facing many kids today is a lack of self-esteem. Very few of us are born with a natural sense of self-esteem, it is something that must be nurtured and built up over our lives. With a true sense of self-worth, many kids tend to fall victim to being picked on… Read more »

Martial Arts for Kids Can Help Your Child Develop Character

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According to the popular notion that is only amplified by numerous Hollywood movies, martial arts for kids do nothing more than teach a weaker child to overcome all obstacles and become skilled enough to beat the bully. As much as the movies glorify the fighting aspect of any martial art, the reality is that this… Read more »