Martial Arts

Tips to Help You Earn Your Karate Black Belt

So, you want to get a karate black belt? You might be wondering where to start in the goal setting process to make sure you reach your desired goal – earning your black belt. Here are some basic steps to get you started. I like to call this the Black Belt Success Formula: Know What…

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Utah’s Leading Family Safety Expert Offers New Free Safety Resource Center Online

 Utah’s Leading Family Safety Expert, Brett Lechtenberg, recently compiled a completely free online safety resource center to help people in  the community learn about personal and family safety. The new resource center is available at his website brettlechtenberg.com. This new  free online resource is available to anyone and hosts an incredible collection of articles on…

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What Are Forms Really For in Martial Arts? Part One

 One of the ongoing concerns with martial arts training is the practice of forms. Some people say, “forms are the essence of the style.” Some will  disagree, some might say that forms are simulated combat. Others will say it is practiced just for exercise. The goal of this article is to point out what  forms…

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What Are Forms Really For in Martial Arts? Part Two

 One of the ongoing concerns with martial arts training is the practice of forms. Some people say, “forms are the essence of the style.” Some will  disagree, some might say that forms are simulated combat. Others will say it is practiced just for exercise. I am not endeavoring to answer these  questions. To do so…

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Time Management for Martial Arts

 Our day to day schedules are busy and don’t always go as planned. We all have our responsibilities and we all have to fulfill them in any  way we can. Whether it is school, a job, band, a club, children, pets or whatever, we’ve got a lot going on these days. So, where can you…

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Physical Fitness in Martial Arts

 Martial Arts will help the students physical fitness in many ways. In return in studying martial arts training, you receive many unique  physical skills. Unlike going to the gym and just lifting heavy things and getting sore, Martial arts trains the whole body without any  weights. Great thing about Martial arts for Kids is weight…

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Physical Awareness In Martial Arts

Through taking martial arts your child will learn how to combine and develop many different techniques into fluid smooth movements. Now fluidity and smoothness are a huge key in martial arts, because if your child will learn that they need to have the connective flow between movements to demonstrate a combination, or series of techniques,…

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Martial Arts For My Kid

Have you ever put your children in front of the television and actually got a sigh of relief? Because finally you can get started on dinner, do some laundry, respond to an email or phone call. You finally have a second to do a single task. And then you hear your 5 year old scream,…

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Managing Behavior in a Martial Arts Classroom

In this article, I will discuss how you can proactively and reactively manage the behavior of a child in a karate class that you are leading. Proactive To have proactive effort is something that you do before a behavior occurs to prevent said behavior. My list includes the top 4. 1. Start the first day…

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Karate as a Family Activity

Many parents feel like their family is lacking strong relationships and quality time these days as the hustle and bustle of everyday life tends to drag family members apart. A quick hello in the morning or evening on the way in and out of the house or on the way to different extracurricular activities like…

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