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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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