Happy Independence Day From Samurai Karate Studio

Samurai Karate Studio will be closed for our annual 4th of July summer break. At SKS, we celebrate our freedoms every day of the year, but especially give thanks for our nation’s independence, which occurred 240 years ago. God bless America!

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Understanding The Social Behaviors of Preschoolers

We can all agree that social cues are extremely important. It is also important to understand what to expect from children when it comes to their social stage of development. Each age group is quite unique but there are some expectations that are common among the preschool age group. Typical issues with behavior among the…

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Yes I Do Teach Kids. And No I Haven’t Sold Out

Yes, I do teach kids. And no, I haven’t sold out. It’s amazing to me how often I interact with someone on social media who feels that somehow working with children is beneath them. Yesterday, a guy personal messaged me to tell me that he felt that real Martial Arts instructors should only teach adults…

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Samurai Karate Studio News Letter June 20, 2016

SKS News Letter June 20, 2016 I hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day! This was a special Father’s Day for me, because all 3 boys where home. Christian and Mrs. Feldt, returned from Boston from his surgery.  He has been such a trooper. His face is swollen still and he continues to have pain,…

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5 Ways to Persuade Picky Eaters to Eat Their Vegetables

EATING HEALTHY IS GOOD SELF-DENSE Many children go through some unpleasant phases—and one of the most frustrating is the picky eating phase. We asked our Facebook audience to share their stories: children who avoid sauces at all costs, children who exclusively eat mac and cheese, children who (of course!) won’t touch anything that’s green. So…

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Practice Makes Perfect

If you have been a student of mine for a while, then you know I believe it is very important to practice outside of the dojo. As you move up in rank, our leadership curriculum is expanded to include weapons, sparring, board breaking, more advanced self-defense forms as well as more advanced katas. Unless you have…

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Don’t Let Your Child Be A Victim Of Bullying

I just read another tragic article where a 14-year-old girl committed suicide because she was being bullied relentlessly by a bunch of girls at her middle school.  I simply cannot imagine what her poor parents are going through. Did they know she was being bullied at school?  The answer is yes, but not to the…

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What’s The Martial Arts Worth?

*Author Unknown*   A parent asks another parent “Why do you pay so much money and spend so much time running around for your daughter to do martial arts?” I don’t pay for my daughter’s martial arts lessons, her uniform, sparring gear, weapons, or testing fees. So, if I am not paying for martial arts,…

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What To Do If You Are Being Stalked

Most people don’t realize, but stalking is a very serious problem in our communities. The current statistics reveal 1 in 12 women are stalked, be it a stranger or someone they know. I know what you are thinking…..in some instances it might seem flattering at first, however, stalking can often lead to far more dangerous…

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Do You Know How To Teach Your Child About Stranger Danger?

  A few years ago, there was an attempted abduction of a 7-year-old girl named Britney Baxter. A man tried to take her in a Walmart store and she fought back and escaped. Bravo for you Ms. Baxter! You are one brave girl. This girl is very lucky. This story could have had a very…

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