5 Simple Self Defense Tips While Holiday Shopping

Practice Safety While Shopping By Howard Mallen Holiday shopping can frazzle the brain. Shoppers are trying to remember gift lists while simultaneously calculating whether it’s better to use a coupon or sign up for an in-store credit card. Personal safety at the mall and in the parking lot is the last thing on most people’s…

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The Legacy of Luna And Environmental Self Defense

  Who would think that a book about a woman living in a tree for slighly more than two years could be exciting? She spent 768 days to be exact. I found it not only to be exciting, but suspenseful at times. What am I talking about? The Legacy of Luna, written by that “tree hugging…

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Is Pepper Spray Really The Best Tool For Your Personal Protection

  Do you think pepper spray is a self defense tool that everyone should carry? I get this question almost every time I teach a self defense seminar for women and their daughters.    I have friends who insist their daughters carry pepper spray everywhere they go. The question is……. Is it an effective method…

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The Shopper’s Self Defense Guide

Holiday shopping can be a thrill. In a good way and even in a bad way. Adding a little self defense mentality can go a long way. Self Awareness You have society on your side. Potential criminals (for the most part) won’t just obnoxiously run up to you in front of a crowd and take your…

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Words To Live By This Holiday Season

  Words to live by… It’s Not About the Presents You Give, but the PRESENCE You Give! The holiday moments matter more than any other season! The reason why is because children are more emotionally engaged during the holidays, which scientifically triggers neurons that help shape the brain. The more positive emotional experiences children have,…

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5 Health & Fitness Benefits of Martial Arts for Men

If you are looking for a way to improve your health or get in better shape, you may not need to hit the gym. Instead, you should head to our martial arts school. Men’s martial arts could be the fitness solution that you have been searching for. Discover the benefits of martial arts for men’s health. 1.…

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10 Healthy Life Style Tips For Kids

The obesity problem in the US among school age children is becoming an epidemic. The CDC currently projects one out of 3 children born after the year 2000, will develop Diabetes in their life time. Do you remember when you learned to ride a bike? The most important part was getting the balance right. Once…

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Tips To Keep Your Child Safe During Halloween

Make Halloween a fun, safe and happy time for your family by following the tips and guidelines listed below: 1. Choose a costume that is fire-proof, fits properly, and allows you to see where you are going. 2. If you’re costume includes a prop, make sure that the ends are smooth and flexible enough to…

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Our Life As A Sword

Before a sword becomes a sword, it begins it’s life as just a piece of metal/ore. A swordsmith takes it from it’s home, dips it into the fire until it’s burning hot, then beats it with a hammer on an anvil to bend and change it’s shape. Then it’s drowned in water to cement it’s…

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Samurai Karate Studio Recommended Read

The following ten universal laws are from one of my favorite books, Awakening the Warrior Within, by Dawn Callan. I think they’re always great to keep in mind as we reflect on our performance for 2016 and prepare for a new year ahead. The universal laws are as follows… Pay Attention. Stay in the present.…

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