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The Value of a Committed, Experience Teacher

A crucial role in student’s development Passionate teachers are distinguished by their commitment to the achievement of their students. Commitment is an essential element of successful teaching. Committed teachers are concerned with the development of their students and they profoundly struggle with how to keep students learning. They cultivate students’ curiosities and interests in learning. …

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Kickboxing Training!

Health and Fitness Benefits of Kickboxing Competitive Edge Kickboxing Program is a combination of boxing, martial arts, and aerobics. Not only is it a safe workout, but there are also several health benefits you can gain from kickboxing. High-Calorie Burn On average, you can burn anywhere between 275–450 calories during a 30-minute kickboxing session and …

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How To Raise Resilient Kids

Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from difficulties and failures. By Meghan Fitzgerald Founder of Tinkergarten® Resilience: I can’t think of a skill more central to learning, emotional health and managing the challenges that life throws at us. Yet according to many psychologists and educators, there has been a decline in resilience among adolescents …

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Why Sparring is so Essential to Developing Confidence in Students!

Counter-intuitive training for self-control and self-discipline It might seem counter-intuitive that allowing students to hit and kick each other would actually teach them self-control and self-discipline.  Because we are doing sparring in the intermediate and advanced classes, I wanted to talk about some of the not-so-obvious benefits associated with sparring.  Benefit #1 – Sparring Teaches Physical …

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ALL MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOLS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL!

Determining personal characteristics, Self-confidence, self-esteem, focus and concentration.   While it may seem there are a tremendous amount of schools to choose from, martial arts programs are not a commodity. Not all private schools are the same although they fall under the label of “private” schools.  Some are better than others as a whole and …

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A Paradigm Shift in the Martial Arts

Providing martial arts to the students who are shy; display low self-esteem; considered non-athletic;and out of focus. For years, the martial arts industry has provided a safe and disciplined service to build confidence in children and adults. I went to the now legendary Jhoon Rhee Institute in Washington, DC during the mid-80’s. The Jhoon Rhee …

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Does Your Child Know About Stranger Danger

Using Martial Arts to Understand Dangerous Scenarios Children can be very trusting of others, an issue that can lead to serious problems if a stranger’s intent is malicious. While many strangers are nice, a child needs to learn to recognize a situation to avoid stranger danger from those who aren’t trustworthy. A parent can help …

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