What do kids want in a coach?

We asked kids in an online survey: “What should a coach care about most?” You might expect them to answer “to focus on winning.” But “Put me in, coach!” is what most kids really want. In fact, the majority didn’t think winning was all that important. Only 7% of girls said coaches should be most…

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Are You A Student Who Chases Two Rabbits?

  A martial arts student approached his teacher with a question. “I’d like to improve my knowledge of the martial arts. In addition to learning from you, I’d like to study with another teacher in order to learn another style. What do you think of this idea?” “The hunter who chases two rabbits,” answered the…

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So You Think Keeping Your Child Out Of Karate Class Is A Good Punishment?

I have taught hundreds of children since opening up my own karate school and every year I run across a few parents who are frustrated with their child’s behavior so they use my class as a form of punishment by not allowing them to attend. At first glance, that sounds reasonable, however, I tell parents a far…

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Protect Your Heart with Martial Art

This month many of us will be celebrating Valentine’s Day! Every year, the American Heart Association celebrates Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and heart health. What you may not know is that martial arts are great for the heart. In fact, the cardiac benefits of martial arts give a whole new meaning to the idea…

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A New Year’s Resolution For A New You

The New Year is here, and with thousands of goals and resolutions in sight as well, 2017 is the year you should try something new! Martial arts is an established system that can better the entirety of your being.  Whether you need mental benefits like furthering your discipline muscle, physical benefits like getting in shape, or maybe…

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