Tips to Live Longer

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Making just a few changes in your lifestyle can help you live longer. Adopt the following six habits to keep your body looking and feeling young. Don’t Smoke. If you smoke, quitting is perhaps the single most important thing you … Read More

Potential Character Talk Preview

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January Character Theme: Potential Week 1 THE GOAL: The goal of this week’s lesson is to teach students what potential is and the first step in developing potential. WHAT WE’LL TEACH:   We will teach students that potential is when something … Read More

Respect

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The Academy of Traditional Karate has always placed a high priority on Respect, as it is the foundation of most relationships. Without respect, there can be no cooperation, no education, and no support or encouragement. Respect is very important to … Read More

Whole Body Health

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With today’s obesity epidemic and all the news about heart health, more people are forgetting the importance of strength training. Cardiovascular training and strength training can work together to help you achieve optimal overall health, although it is often difficult … Read More

Calming your Child

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         When children are upset, one of the best ways to diminish the intensity of their feelings is to use a communication tool called Active Listening, which involves appreciating their words, acknowledging their feelings, and letting them know they have … Read More

November Character Preview

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November Character Theme: Gratitude Week 1 THE GOAL: The goal of this week’s lesson is to teach our students what gratitude is and why it’s important. WHAT WE’LL TEACH:   We will teach students that they need to develop an attitude … Read More

Do what you can

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A supportive parent came up to me yesterday after Karate class and thanked me for all we do with the kids.  It was a simple interaction and it made me feel great.  To know that what I’m doing makes a … Read More

A Thank You

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What is a dojo? A place to do Karate? A lot of the time.  A school?  Sometimes.  A family?  Rarely but I think that’s what we have built over the past 25 years. Brainstorming about this blog, I thought it … Read More

Karate- Self Discipline

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This month, students are learning about Self Discipline (Click here to download our character worksheet).  As parents, don’t you feel like sometimes your entire job is reminding your kids to do things?  Clean your room, put your jacket away, put … Read More

Karate- Lessons in Mindfulness- 1.4

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Lessons in Mindfulness Breaking Through Your Limitations Copyright 2003, Martial Arts Fitness Corporation This document is confidential and proprietary to Martial Arts Fitness Corporation and cannot be used, disclosed or duplicated without the prior written consent of Martial Arts Fitness … Read More

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