Do what you can

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

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

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- Respect

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

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- Sticking to it

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

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

Karate- Character Recap

This month, our character lesson was “On a Quest to be my Best!”  We’ve been talking to students about how to put in their best effort, no matter what they are doing.  Generally, people don’t consciously decide to do their … Read More

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