Samurai Karate Studio News Letter – September 26, 2016

A couple of important announcements to start off this week’s news letter:  We have created a on-line survey to get feedback on our Parents Night Out events.  Would you please kindly take a few minutes and click on the link below and answer the questions.  Click here:  SKS PNO Survey. Belt graduation invitations were emailed…

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Choosing A Training Partner On The Mat

Much of our martial arts training utilizes an imaginary attacker, primarily so that the beginner student has a way of practicing when they are away from the dojo.  (Like at home for example) It is not until the intermediate level (Leadership Class) or higher that students routinely partner up with each other. We minimize the amount…

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Samurai Karate Studio Student Oath

Before every class at SKS, we say the student oath. In order to earn your American Flag Patch, you must recite the oath during class by memory and in a loud, clear, confident voice. SKS Student Oath I will develop focus, intensity and discipline through my study Samurai Karate Studio. I will be an example…

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What’s Martial Arts Training Worth?

A heard one parent ask another, “why do you pay so much money for your kids to do martial arts?” The other parent paused for a moment and said, “I have a confession to make.  I don’t pay for my kid’s martial arts.  Personally, I couldn’t care less about martial arts.” The other parent looked so…

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Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength

Take, for example, the story of one 10-year-old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn’t understand why, after three months of training the…

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I’m Sorry Is A Tool In Your Self Defense Toolbox

Over the years I have often been asked if the martial arts promotes violence? Parents will ask, “Will my son or daughter be MORE aggressive and fight because they attend your karate school?”. This is a pretty popular misconception. Most parents that walk in the door of my dojo for the very first time, really don’t…

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The Gift Of Giving

Since opening our doors in 2007, Samurai Karate Studio has been involved in more than 100 community service projects. It has been one of the missions of our school, to serve our community. What kinds of things have we done? Some big. Some small. But all with the spirit of giving and getting nothing in…

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What You See Isn’t Always What You Get

A lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands. Her mom came in and softly asked her little daughter with a smile: my sweetie, could you give your mom one of your two apples? The girl looked up at her mom for some seconds, then she suddenly took a quick bite on one…

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It’s Your Martial Arts Journey Not Mine

Teddy Roosevelt once said that “comparison is the thief of joy”… I would go one further though and say that missed expectations are right up there as happiness thieves as well, but I’ll come back to those later… The interesting thing about comparison and expectations is that we do both to ourselves (with our thoughts),…

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Samurai Karate Studio News Letter – September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 News Letter   Weekly Planned Curriculum: A Days – Monday & Tuesday – Forms B Days – Wednesday & Thursday – Basics Events Dodgeball PNO Cancelled We have decided to cancel this month’s Parents Night Out. Only a couple of you expressed interest in it.  I am going to send out a survey…

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