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

Karate- Respect

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This months character theme is Respect (click here to download a character worksheet).  Respect is extremely important in Karate.  Just take a look at our logo.  It’s not someone kicking over their head, it’s not a student breaking bricks, it’s … Read More

Wasted Talent

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If you’ve never seen the movie A Bronx Tale, it centers around a young man growing up in New York.  In the movie, “C”, as the boy is known, idolizes the mob boss who runs his neighborhood.  Although his father, … Read More

Karate- Growing a Positive Attitude

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This month, our character lesson centers around Attitude. You can download the April Character worksheet here.  Every single class, students recite the Karate Creed.  The first line is, “I am Positive.”  It’s an affirmation that reminds them how important a … Read More

Karate- Sticking to it

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I am reading a book right now called Small Move, Big Change by Caroline Arnold.  I highly recommend it if you are looking to make a change in your life.  The book focuses on a concept called micro-resolutions.  I won’t … Read More

Karate- Anger Management

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This month students will be learning about an invaluable life skill, anger management.  Last week, our lesson centered on the fact that everyone gets angry.  It’s natural to get upset or angry at times but the key factor is what … Read More

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