Why Your Child Should Train In The Martial Arts During Summer

During the school season teachers, assistants, and counselors are focused on helping your children learn and grow. But what happens during the summer season when these people are not around? It makes sense that as a parent you would want your child to maintain some level of growth and development over the summer in order…

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Building Confidence In Your Child One Karate Class At A Time

Self-confidence is the belief in your own abilities. Whether you realize it or not, every day you go to your martial arts classes you are building your confidence. It takes courage to step into the studio and bow into class. Exposing yourself to challenging situations by training in martial arts helps to build your confidence. Whether you are sparring or…

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No Means No Anywhere In The World

NO MEANS NO KENYA works to provide simple, high impact Self- Defense training to as many women and children as possible worldwide. We believe prevention is key in the global rape epidemic. For far too long the overwhelming focus has been on aftercare strategies – this needs to change. It is believed that Self Defense…

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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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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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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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