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MARTIAL ARTS BEGINS AND ENDS WITH RESPECT
MARTIAL ARTS BEGINS AND ENDS WITH RESPECT

Empty Your Cup There once was a great teacher who had many students. One student in particular who was very talented, however also very impatient. Whenever the teacher would say something to the students in class, the student would start trying to execute the technique before the teacher could even finish his instruction. When the student was offered correction, he…

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S.M.A.R.T. GOALS

Achieving the rank of black belt is no easy task! In order to achieve your goal you need to be S.M.A.R.T! Here is a formula to help you set yourself up for success. Specific- Know exactly what you want to accomplish Measurable- Set check points along the way to ensure that you are making progress Achievable- A goal should be…

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CREATING S.M.A.R.T. GOALS

Achieving the rank of black belt is no easy task! In order to achieve your goal you need to be S.M.A.R.T! Here is a formula to help you set yourself up for success. Specific- Know exactly what you want to accomplish Measurable- Set check points along the way to ensure that you are making progress Achievable- A goal should be challenging but not…

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DON’T JUST GO THROUGH IT. GROW THROUGH IT!
DON’T JUST GO THROUGH IT. GROW THROUGH IT!

We all experience pain, discomfort, disappointment, and frustrations. That difficulty is an opportunity to get stronger, to develop character, to gain a new perspective. Anybody can fall apart; anybody can get bitter—that’s easy. But what that’s doing is wasting your pain. That pain is not there to stop you; it’s there to develop you, to prepare you, to increase you.…

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NEVER GIVE UP!
NEVER GIVE UP!

Hard work, practice, and extra effort are the keys to success in everything you do.  When you do just enough to get by, problems are inevitable and you never feel good about yourself. Black Belt Champions set goals and never give up.  They give 100% of their effort and energy to accomplishing the task.  That doesn’t mean that you don’t…

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WHY I BULLY YOU

This is a terrific message to share during National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Sometimes we don’t realize that the bully bullies others because they are hurting. We could make significant progress in reducing the number of kids being bullied if we could get more of the kids who are doing the bullying involved in our martial arts program. Take a minute…

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BULLY PREVENTION
BULLY PREVENTION

October is National Bully Prevention Month. Here are a few simple strategies that you can do to help reduce the chances of your child being bullied. We like to use the acronym; H.E.L.P.  The “H” means to “Have a plan”. Unfortunately, bullying is rampart in our society. Statistics tell us that 1 in 4 kids are bullied. There are 160,000 kids that miss school every…

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POTATO, EGG OR COFFEE BEAN?
POTATO, EGG OR COFFEE BEAN?

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled…

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