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  • Top 10 Benefits of Martial Arts Part 2

    Top 10 Benefits of Martial Arts (Continued)

    Improved Reflexes:
    Research has found that participating in Martial Arts, you not only improve your reflexes while performing the activity, but actually experience faster reaction times during all activities of your life. This is very important in a number of daily activities, such as driving.
    Focus and Stillness:
    As Bruce Lee pointed out, behind the punches, kicks and knees, a true Martial Artist learns to sit with himself and see where his weaknesses are. As a Martial Artist, you will learn what it is to be still, challenged and focused.
    Teaches Great Morals and Values:
    Martial Arts wisdom has it that after consistent ....

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  • Top 10 Benefits of Martial Arts - Part 1

    Top 10 Benefits of Martial Arts


    Total Body Workout:
    Martial Arts are a high-aerobic workout that uses every muscle group in the body. Your stamina, muscle tone, flexibility, balance and strength will all improve through Martial Arts.
    Healthy Lifestyle:
    Due to the total-body nature of a Martial Arts workout, tons of calories are burned during every class. However, you'll also be find that your natural eating signals becme better regulated, so food cravings will disappear and you'll eat less as a result.
    Self Confidence:
    Due to the goal setting, positive encouragement and respect for values that are part of all Martial Arts programs, the greatest benefit usually ....

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  • The Deal With Bullies - How Should Parents Educate Children About Bullying

    How Should Parents Educate Children About Bullying? Talk to your children directly about the kinds of bullying behaviors-verbal harassment, threats for money or other valuables, ethnic or racial slurs, following or stalking at school or anywhere else, being bullied online, being singled or shut out of groups, pushing or hitting. It is important for parents to recognize their child may not understand what bullying really means and when they should ask for help. As with any personal safety training for children, each child should know how to contact their parents or guardians at all times, how to identify and get to a safe place or zone in any situation and how to call and provide ....

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  • Tokyo Joes Studio The Deal With Bullies - The Prevalence of Bullying

    The Deal With Bullies - The Prevalence of Bullying

    The Deal With Bullies
    The Prevalence of Bullying


    Children at every age are vulnerable to the risk of bullies. Experts tell us at least one in two children will be bullied at school, on the walk home, at a park, or during another outing.
    In a recent survey of middle and high school students, more than 75% surveyed said they had been bullied. More than 160,000 American students miss class every day due to fear of physical harm.
    Kids who bully others do so for many reasons. Bullying can escalate into other dangerous behaviors. Parents are encouraged to have direct and open discussions with kids about the dangers of bullying and how to deal with it.
    ....

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  • Nashua Soup Kitchen Food Drive

    In the spirit of giving, we are encouraging all the families to support the Nashua Soup Kitchen in an effort to assist families in need. We are asking all of our students to bring in canned goods, dried goods or toiletries. The last day of collection will be Wednesday, December 22nd. Part of the life skills that we teach is contribution, the person who gives the most feels the most, that is why it is so important to teach our children now while they are young how important giving is. Christmas is a time for giving back to our community. Please help us make a big difference for families in need and give the gift that lasts a lifetime. ....

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  • Video Blog

    Tai Chi Introduction
    Tai Chi Introduction Part 2
    Tai Chi Introduction Part 3
    Tai Chi Introduction Part 4
    Self Defense Part 1
    Self Defense Part 2
    Self Defense Part 3
    Self Defense Part 4
    ....

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  • Courtsey

    Courtsey
    by Meron Agonafer
    Courtesy is a basic rule in martial arts, the importance of courtesy is widely taught in martial arts schools. Every student is expected to be polite with his/her fellow students, master instructors and people in general. Long after the training is over, the valuable lessons learned from martial arts will greatly help in getting along with people. Martial arts teaches students more than fighting techniques or self-defense, it teaches them courtesy. Being pleasant and well-mannered are the foundations of courtesy. As students of martial arts, we try to restrain ourselves from using profanity and showing disrespect to others. Because we ....

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  • Develop A Winning Attitude

    One of the best tools that you can acquire as you go through life will be a winning attitude. Whether in the Martial Arts, in school or in business, a winning attitude will give you the extra push you need to succeed and make you shine. In fact, one of the most important elements to success in the Martial Arts and life, is to carry a positive, winning attitude wherever you go, but what does it take in our everyday lives to develop a winning attitude? A positive outlook is the single most important element in achieving a winning attitude. If you hold a positive attitude, you are able to relate to the world on a positive basis. People with a positive attitude always look for the "can do," ....

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  • Time Self Defense - If it's going to be, than it's up to me

    Here's a letter from a dad to his teenage kid about effective time management.
    'Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, life is hard'
    I was reading this morning from the book, "7 Habits of Effective Teens" and it was talking about time management. It read: "Let's face it. You've got a lot to do and there just isn't enough time. After school you will have your activity (dance), followed by homework, and soon you will have tests coming up regularly in school. You will find it hard to call back a friend. On top of that, you want to get in some exercise, your room is a wreck, and you feel like you're getting overwhelmed. What will you do?" Know that these circumstances are ....

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  • The Importance of Self-Esteem for a Martial Arts Student

    Self-esteem means, having a positive impression of and respect for yourself and a positive feelingabout yourself. Webster's dictionary defines it as "a confidence and satisfaction in one self... belief in oneself [and] self-respect." As you know through your own experience, it is easier to have a positive impression of yourself when you look good and feel good. Self-esteem affects everything we do in our lives. Students who have strong self-esteem are more likely to succeed in school, or at any goals they set. Healthy self-esteem promotes a positive "Yes, I can!" attitude. It is a proven fact that people who feel good about themselves, produce positive results. Thus, when you grow ....

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  • Martial Arts Knowledge - How Black Belts Got to be Black: The Origin of Belt Colors

    The Black Belt is the ultimate symbol of Martial Arts excellence. It and each of the belt colors that comes before it represents a level of skill gained throuh committed, disciplined study of the Martial Arts. But why those colors? Why does black signify the highest rank? Where did the idea come from? Before the 20th century, most belts were white. At that time, students were prohibited from washing their belts, possibly because there was a need for a tangible measure of the student's progress. With accumulated sweat and soil, you can imagine how dark the belts became! This built-up dirt provided a visible and effective way of measuring the students' effort and experience in the dojo, ....

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  • The Benefits of Respect

    As martial artists, we are often told about the importance of respect, but did you know that if you are disrespectful toward others, the greatest harm that you are doing is toward yourself? When you treat others badly, they will, in turn, treat you the same way, and when others treat you witout respect, you will have no respect for yourself either. On the other hand, being respectful makes you feel wonderful. When your teachers tell you to be respectful in a warm manner, don't you feel that it is the proper thing to do? You must take this positive behavior that you learn at the dojo and use it in other aspects of your life as well - at home and at your academic school. Here are ....

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  • The Benefits of Respect

    As martial artists, we are often told about the importance of respect, but did you know that if you are disrespectful toward others, the greatest harm that you are doing is toward yourself? When you treat others badly, they will, in turn, treat you the same way, and when others treat you witout respect, you will have no respect for yourself either. On the other hand, being respectful makes you feel wonderful. When your teachers tell you to be respectful in a warm manner, don't you feel that it is the proper thing to do? You must take this positive behavior that you learn at the dojo and use it in other aspects of your life as well - at home and at your academic school. Here are ....

    Read more
  • Martial Arts Knowledge - How Black Belts Got to be Black: The Origin of Belt Colors

    The Black Belt is the ultimate symbol of Martial Arts excellence. It and each of the belt colors that comes before it represents a level of skill gained throuh committed, disciplined study of the Martial Arts. But why those colors? Why does black signify the highest rank? Where did the idea come from? Before the 20th century, most belts were white. At that time, students were prohibited from washing their belts, possibly because there was a need for a tangible measure of the student's progress. With accumulated sweat and soil, you can imagine how dark the belts became! This built-up dirt provided a visible and effective way of measuring the students' effort and experience in the dojo, ....

    Read more
  • The Martial Arts and Attention Deficit Disorder by Leann Winchester

    There's been a lot of controversy lately concerning Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and the use of prescription drugs. One thing that can be agreed on in the medical aspect of ADD, according to the book ADD Success Stories, is that to completely depend upon prescription drugs to solve a child's problems can often be a setback on the parents behalf. Dr. Edward Hallowell, researcher and author of Neurophysiology of Learning Disorders, claims that in his experience, one of the most effective treatments for ADD is aerobic exercise. Adding, from research, that "with the explosion of martial arts schools in the United States recently, this is to be considered the most beneficial form of ....

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  • Bully Proofing 101 Tips

    Prevent: We can prevent a fight by being aware of a bully before he/she is aware of us. Avoiding the bully is prevention. Prepare: We can learn to talk our way out of a fight with a bully before it happens. Protect: We can stop a bully from hurting us by getting out of the way or by learning personal protection skills. Calm Method: Though a child has the right to feel angry, it's not okay to let it get out of control. Besides, anger just fuels the bully. C - Cool Down. When confronted by the bully, stay calm and always in control of yourself. Don't let him think he's getting to you. If you need to calm down, count to twenty slowly inside your head or say to yourself, "Relax!" and most ....

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  • Bully Proofing 101 Tips

    Prevent: We can prevent a fight by being aware of a bully before he/she is aware of us. Avoiding the bully is prevention. Prepare: We can learn to talk our way out of a fight with a bully before it happens. Protect: We can stop a bully from hurting us by getting out of the way or by learning personal protection skills. Calm Method: Though a child has the right to feel angry, it's not okay to let it get out of control. Besides, anger just fuels the bully. C - Cool Down. When confronted by the bully, stay calm and always in control of yourself. Don't let him think he's getting to you. If you need to calm down, count to twenty slowly inside your head or say to yourself, "Relax!" and most ....

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  • How To Stand Up To Bully Behavior

    You may not be able to stop "bullying behavior" completely, but you can definitely discourage it with some of the following suggestions: Bullies love an audience - so don't give them one if you can avoid it. Use confident body language that is not threatening but gives off an assumption that you are not going to be mistreated or intimidated. Ignore the bully, offer a look of surprise or pity and move away from the threatening behavior. Always keep your composure, stand your ground and never get emotional. If you have the opportunity, and it is safe to do so, try to separate the bully from the rest of the "audience" and address the behavior directly. Speaking to them in ....

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  • Seven Home Rules for Children


    Children S hall greet their parents with "Hi Mom!, Hi Dad!" when they enter the home and say "good-bye" when they leave.
    Children will always be respectful of their parents, teacher, elders, siblings and peers. You will be treated exactly as you treat others.
    Children will be kind to their brothers and sisters and never use any karate moves on their family members or friends.
    Children will demonstrate cleanliness by keeping the household neat and clean.
    Children will keep their hair, body and teeth clean daily.
    Children will say "excuse me" when getting the attention of an adult already engaged in a conversation.
    Children shall fix the recipe for Straight A's and B's daily. ....

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  • Seven Home Rules for Children


    Children S hall greet their parents with "Hi Mom!, Hi Dad!" when they enter the home and say "good-bye" when they leave.
    Children will always be respectful of their parents, teacher, elders, siblings and peers. You will be treated exactly as you treat others.
    Children will be kind to their brothers and sisters and never use any karate moves on their family members or friends.
    Children will demonstrate cleanliness by keeping the household neat and clean.
    Children will keep their hair, body and teeth clean daily.
    Children will say "excuse me" when getting the attention of an adult already engaged in a conversation.
    Children shall fix the recipe for Straight A's and B's daily. ....

    Read more
  • Community Involvement - Strengthening The Chi

    Those who practice the Martial Arts know that these arts are more than just a means for self defense or a manner in which to increase fitness. Martial Arts are a complete way of living, encompassing aspects of the spirit as well as the body. To be a well-rounded Martial Artist, it is necessasary to achieve focus and harmony in all aspects of your life. One way in which you can increase the strength of your spiritual being (your chi) is to help others by becoming involved in community service. In most of our communities there are a wide range of service opportunities in which one can participate depending upon personal preference. One idea that promises a really great service experience ....

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  • How To Stand Up To Bully Behavior

    You may not be able to stop "bullying behavior" completely, but you can definitely discourage it with some of the following suggestions: Bullies love an audience - so don't give them one if you can avoid it. Use confident body language that is not threatening but gives off an assumption that you are not going to be mistreated or intimidated. Ignore the bully, offer a look of surprise or pity and move away from the threatening behavior. Always keep your composure, stand your ground and never get emotional. If you have the opportunity, and it is safe to do so, try to separate the bully from the rest of the "audience" and address the behavior directly. Speaking to them in ....

    Read more
  • Community Involvement - Strengthening The Chi

    Those who practice the Martial Arts know that these arts are more than just a means for self defense or a manner in which to increase fitness. Martial Arts are a complete way of living, encompassing aspects of the spirit as well as the body. To be a well-rounded Martial Artist, it is necessasary to achieve focus and harmony in all aspects of your life. One way in which you can increase the strength of your spiritual being (your chi) is to help others by becoming involved in community service. In most of our communities there are a wide range of service opportunities in which one can participate depending upon personal preference. One idea that promises a really great service experience ....

    Read more
  • Being A Good Student

    Confucius wrote that "a scholar is one who does not desire great accumulation of wealth, but looks on many accomplishments as riches." We could choose to take the great philosopher at face value as to the meaning of this bit of wisdom, but it might be of more use to us if we try to define the deeper meanings and apply them to our own lives. Presuming that Confucius was speaking metaphorically in this instance, what does the quote above mean? It becomes clearer if we change the word "wealth" to winning. We can then say that a student is one who holds earned accomplishment from hard work as the greatest success. Winning, while nice, becomes of a lesser value than striving for educational ....

    Read more
  • Everyday Courage

    Many Martial Arts films depict characters that fearlessly use their Martial Arts skills to solve problems and defeat enemies. They can seem to be the very definition of courage; they can be powerful, self sufficient and confident in the face of frightening situations. In real life, the cost courageous acts of these same Martial Arts icons may have little to do with their ability to overpower others physically and much more to do with their inner strength. Courageous people are grown, not born and the seeds of courage are in us all. Here are six everyday ways that all Martial Artists can develop their courageous spirit. Take Risks:
    The fear of risk can be very powerful, but facing it ....

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  • Martial Arts Motivation

    Studying Martial Arts is one of the most challenging and rewarding pursuits that you will ever encounter. Martial Arts proficiency requires many hours of hard work spent practicing form and technique. However, as you progress through the ranks, you will achieve a satisfaction that makes all of your hard work and dedication worthwhile. At times, as we undertake the tasks associated with your many pursuits, we might begin to feel discouraged. We need to step back and assess our situations so that we can find something that will help us remain motivated and better able to reach the great peaks of success. Here are some mental steps that you can take:
    Maintain a Positive Outlook:
    ....

    Read more
  • Kids Safety Awareness Tips


    Always look for two possible exits in a public place.
    If you're in an emergency situation, call 911 for the police.
    Never accept gifts from strangers.
    Don't wear clothing or jewlery with your name on it.
    Don't get too close to a stranger's car.
    Never give out information over the phone to strangers.
    Have a secret word between you and your parents. This word will assure you that the message comes from the correct person.
    Always tell your parents or a trusted adulted when you're changing your location. Follow thes tips for a safer, more enjoyable way of life. ....

    Read more
  • 5 Moves to Boost Your Brain Power

    Between your ears, behind the hard curve of your skull, rests your brain, the vital organ that allows you to think, learn and even decide on the best move to make in a sparring match. Because it has the huge job of controlling every move you make, it needs the best care that you can give it - rest, lots of mental exercise and healthy, tasty food. Here are five ways to give your hungry brain cells the super nutrients they need to work like champions.
    Eat Breakfast:
    We've said it before; we'll say it again. Without it you run the risk of being irritable and unable to concentrate in class by as early 9 AM. A simple, low-fat breakfast that includes carbohydrates and protein (like cereal ....

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  • The First Thing We Teach in the Martial Arts is Respect and Peace Over Power

    RESPECT
    : The first thing you learn in Karate is the "Bow." In Martial Arts, the bow is a sign of respect. Respect means saying "please and thank you," honoring a friend, helping out at home without your parents asking you to do so, looking your parents and teachers in the eyes, telling your parents that you love them and following the rules. SELF CONTROL:
    in Karate means never misusing your Martial Art skills unless you are forced to defend yourself. Self control also means controlling your emotions even if someone makes you feel angry. If someone asks you to do something that you to do something that you know is not right (DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND/OR CIGARETTES) walk away. Say, "NO." ....

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  • Evaluate Your Goal Setting

    When you have set your goals in writing, it's important that you evaluate each of them to ensure they empower you for success! In goal setting, its important that you set yourself up for success rather than failure. We all know someone who has tried goal setting once before, not achieved his or her goal and assumed it doesn't work, right? A far better approach is to ensure we evaluate each of our goals from the outset. By running your goals through a quick checklist we can move forward to their achievement and enjoy the success we deserve. Here are 10 quick keys to evaluating your goals:
    Your Goals
    - It is vital that you set goals for you and your reasons. Never set a goal to ....

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  • Evaluate Your Goal Setting

    When you have set your goals in writing, it's important that you evaluate each of them to ensure they empower you for success! In goal setting, its important that you set yourself up for success rather than failure. We all know someone who has tried goal setting once before, not achieved his or her goal and assumed it doesn't work, right? A far better approach is to ensure we evaluate each of our goals from the outset. By running your goals through a quick checklist we can move forward to their achievement and enjoy the success we deserve. Here are 10 quick keys to evaluating your goals:
    Your Goals
    - It is vital that you set goals for you and your reasons. Never set a goal to ....

    Read more
  • The First Thing We Teach in the Martial Arts is Respect and Peace Over Power

    RESPECT
    : The first thing you learn in Karate is the "Bow." In Martial Arts, the bow is a sign of respect. Respect means saying "please and thank you," honoring a friend, helping out at home without your parents asking you to do so, looking your parents and teachers in the eyes, telling your parents that you love them and following the rules. SELF CONTROL:
    in Karate means never misusing your Martial Art skills unless you are forced to defend yourself. Self control also means controlling your emotions even if someone makes you feel angry. If someone asks you to do something that you to do something that you know is not right (DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND/OR CIGARETTES) walk away. Say, "NO." ....

    Read more
  • 5 Moves to Boost Your Brain Power

    Between your ears, behind the hard curve of your skull, rests your brain, the vital organ that allows you to think, learn and even decide on the best move to make in a sparring match. Because it has the huge job of controlling every move you make, it needs the best care that you can give it - rest, lots of mental exercise and healthy, tasty food. Here are five ways to give your hungry brain cells the super nutrients they need to work like champions.
    Eat Breakfast:
    We've said it before; we'll say it again. Without it you run the risk of being irritable and unable to concentrate in class by as early 9 AM. A simple, low-fat breakfast that includes carbohydrates and protein (like cereal ....

    Read more
  • Kids Safety Awareness Tips


    Always look for two possible exits in a public place.
    If you're in an emergency situation, call 911 for the police.
    Never accept gifts from strangers.
    Don't wear clothing or jewlery with your name on it.
    Don't get too close to a stranger's car.
    Never give out information over the phone to strangers.
    Have a secret word between you and your parents. This word will assure you that the message comes from the correct person.
    Always tell your parents or a trusted adulted when you're changing your location. Follow thes tips for a safer, more enjoyable way of life. ....

    Read more
  • Martial Arts Motivation

    Studying Martial Arts is one of the most challenging and rewarding pursuits that you will ever encounter. Martial Arts proficiency requires many hours of hard work spent practicing form and technique. However, as you progress through the ranks, you will achieve a satisfaction that makes all of your hard work and dedication worthwhile. At times, as we undertake the tasks associated with your many pursuits, we might begin to feel discouraged. We need to step back and assess our situations so that we can find something that will help us remain motivated and better able to reach the great peaks of success. Here are some mental steps that you can take:
    Maintain a Positive Outlook:
    ....

    Read more
  • Everyday Courage

    Many Martial Arts films depict characters that fearlessly use their Martial Arts skills to solve problems and defeat enemies. They can seem to be the very definition of courage; they can be powerful, self sufficient and confident in the face of frightening situations. In real life, the cost courageous acts of these same Martial Arts icons may have little to do with their ability to overpower others physically and much more to do with their inner strength. Courageous people are grown, not born and the seeds of courage are in us all. Here are six everyday ways that all Martial Artists can develop their courageous spirit. Take Risks:
    The fear of risk can be very powerful, but facing it ....

    Read more
  • Being A Good Student

    Confucius wrote that "a scholar is one who does not desire great accumulation of wealth, but looks on many accomplishments as riches." We could choose to take the great philosopher at face value as to the meaning of this bit of wisdom, but it might be of more use to us if we try to define the deeper meanings and apply them to our own lives. Presuming that Confucius was speaking metaphorically in this instance, what does the quote above mean? It becomes clearer if we change the word "wealth" to winning. We can then say that a student is one who holds earned accomplishment from hard work as the greatest success. Winning, while nice, becomes of a lesser value than striving for educational ....

    Read more
  • Training Your Mind For Success

    When the best Martial Arts students are training their hardest, they need flexibility, strength and endurance, not only in their bodies, but also in the use of their minds. They need mind fitness. What does the mind have to do with it?
    Webster's Dictionary defines the mind as "the part of a person that feels, perceives, thinks, wills and reasons." In other words, the mind has a lot of important work to do! Some people describe it as the "steering wheel" of the body! Because it has such a vital job, you must prepare your mind as energetically as you prepare your body. What is mind fitness?
    The words flexibility, strength and endurance can also describe the way we use ....

    Read more
  • Mastering Conflict with Martial Arts Dignity

    "He thinks he's so-o
    great!" "She has an attitude!" "They really bug me!" We've all said these things unfortunately when we are faced with people who behave in ways that rub us the wrong way, we can begin to feel badly about the situation and ourselves. Our first instinct may be to try and defend ourselves by making the offending person feel as badly as we do. This can develop into a cycle of negative actions and feelings that can continue for a long time and end with everyone upset! We need to remember that conflict is a part of life. The Martial Arts were created to help people deal successfully with conflict! As a Martial Artist, you have a responsibility to try to work ....

    Read more
  • How Parents and Children Should Deal With Cyberbullying

    So what is cyberbullying? It can be defined as "when the Internet, cell phones or other devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person." This phenomenon is a new source of concern for parents. As much as 25% of school age children are being bullied online on forums such as Facebook. Because the majority of this is done after school hours, often school administrators don't want to be involved. So what can parents do to help their children? The most effective thing parents can do is to teach themselves and their children more about this problem. They can collect evidence of the bullying, save printouts and if things cross boundaries and ....

    Read more
  • Confidence

    A lack of confidence is learned. You don't really have a young person develop confidence; you just have to keep them from losing it! As "Rock Solid" parents, we realize that we are entrusted with the protection of our child's self-confidence. What can you do about it? Plenty! Let's begin. You must understand five concepts if you are to protect you child's self-confidence. 1. Confidence is a skill, not an attitude.
    It can be learned, practiced and rehearsed. If your child lacks confidence, however, it takes a firm commitment from Mom and Dad to overcome it. When his mom first brought Kendall to karate, he had no confidence. He was afraid to try new things and he avoided looking people ....

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  • Fitness Muay Thai Kickboxing


    Fitness Muay Thai Kickboxing
    Are you looking for a unique activity to make you look and feel better? Our Fitness Muay Thai Kickboxing will be the best workout you have ever done. All the techniques can be tailored to each individual and we can work around any challenge or obstacle that you may have and give you the look you want while making you feel amazingly great! Values and Benefits of Fitness Muay Thai Kickboxing
    Muay Thai has been practiced for centuries, but only in the past five years, it has been recognized as the fastest proven way to get in shape, lose weight and condition your mind, body and emotions. You will learn powerful hand, feet, knee and elbow ....

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  • Confidence

    A lack of confidence is learned. You don't really have a young person develop confidence; you just have to keep them from losing it! As "Rock Solid" parents, we realize that we are entrusted with the protection of our child's self-confidence. What can you do about it? Plenty! Let's begin. You must understand five concepts if you are to protect you child's self-confidence. 1. Confidence is a skill, not an attitude.
    It can be learned, practiced and rehearsed. If your child lacks confidence, however, it takes a firm commitment from Mom and Dad to overcome it. When his mom first brought Kendall to karate, he had no confidence. He was afraid to try new things and he avoided looking people ....

    Read more
  • How Parents and Children Should Deal With Cyberbullying

    So what is cyberbullying? It can be defined as "when the Internet, cell phones or other devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarass another person." This phenomenon is a new source of concern for parents. As much as 25% of school age children are being bullied online on forums such as Facebook. Because the majority of this is done after school hours, often school administrators don't want to be involved. So what can parents do to help their children? The most effective thing parents can do is to teach themselves and their children more about this problem. They can collect evidence of the bullying, save printouts and if things cross boundaries and ....

    Read more
  • Mastering Conflict with Martial Arts Dignity

    "He thinks he's so-o
    great!" "She has an attitude!" "They really bug me!" We've all said these things unfortunately when we are faced with people who behave in ways that rub us the wrong way, we can begin to feel badly about the situation and ourselves. Our first instinct may be to try and defend ourselves by making the offending person feel as badly as we do. This can develop into a cycle of negative actions and feelings that can continue for a long time and end with everyone upset! We need to remember that conflict is a part of life. The Martial Arts were created to help people deal successfully with conflict! As a Martial Artist, you have a resposiblity to try to work ....

    Read more
  • Training Your Mind For Success

    When the best Martial Arts students are training their hardest, they need flexibility, strength and endurance, not only in their bodies, but also in the use of their minds. They need mind fitness. What does the mind have to do with it?
    Webster's Dictionary defines the mind as "the part of a person that feels, perceives, thinks, wills and reasons." In other words, the mind has a lot of important work to do! Some people describe it as the "steering wheel" of the body! Because it has such a vital job, you must prepare your mind as energetically as you prepare your body. What is mind fitness?
    The words flexibility, strength and endurance can also describe the way we use ....

    Read more
  • Develop A Winning Attitude

    One of the best tools that you can acquire as you go through life will be a winning attitude. Whether in the Martial Arts, in school or in business, a winning attitude will give you the extra push you need to succeed and make you shine. In fact, one of the most important elements to success in the Martial Arts and life, is to carry a positive, winning attitude wherever you go, but what does it take in our everyday lives to develop a winning attitude? A positive outlook is the single most important element in achieving a winning attitude. If you hold a positive attitude, you are able to relate to the world on a positive basis. People with a positive attitude always look for the "can do," ....

    Read more
  • Peace Over Power

    The First Thing We Teach In The Martial Arts is “ Respect & Peace-Over-Power ”. Respect You have to have respect for yourself first by keeping your body clean and having positive, happy thoughts. Respect means saying Please and Thank you, Honoring a friend, helping out at home without your parents asking you to do so, looking someone in the eyes when they talk to you, Telling your parents that you love them, and following the rules of behavior. Success Is a never ending journey, Successful people will do what unsuccessful people wont do, It could mean winning a contest, improving your grades, doing what you love to do. Being happy and surrounding your self ....

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  • Train With A Mental Edge

    Martial Arts classes help students by challenging them both mentally and physically. A sharp mental edge helps you to endure the strenuous demands of training and stick to your schedule. Here are some tips to get you in the right frame of mind: 1. Visualization - Once you learn a new movement, imagine yourself performing it perfectly. Make sure you sit quietly and concentrate on the entire sequence of the move as if you were really doing the movement. This stimulates your thought patterns, which enhance your perception of the movement. Also, visualization helps you master skills and improves your perception. 2. Relaxation - First, sit or lie in a comfortable position, then ....

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  • Peace Over Power

    The First Thing We Teach In The Martial Arts is “ Respect & Peace-Over-Power ”. Respect You have to have respect for yourself first by keeping your body clean and having positive, happy thoughts. Respect means saying Please and Thank you, Honoring a friend, helping out at home without your parents asking you to do so, looking someone in the eyes when they talk to you, Telling your parents that you love them, and following the rules of behavior. Success Is a never ending journey, Successful people will do what unsuccessful people wont do, It could mean winning a contest, improving your grades, doing what you love to do. Being happy and surrounding your self ....

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  • Self Discipline Brings Great Benefits

    Self-discipline is an important characteristic of Martial Arts students. You must recognize that the efforts you put in to sharpen your skills will have a positive impact in your life. As a student of Martial Arts, you face challenges on the path to success. In order to persevere, you have to develop self-discipline. Self-discipline empowers you to manage your actions and sharpen your focus. It also boosts your confidence and changes your self-image and the way you react to situations. Once you are self-disciplined, you can change your life in any way you wish. You can excel socially, physically and mentally. But, it requires willpower and determination. Most ....

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  • Self Discipline Brings Great Benefits

    Self-discipline is an important characteristic of Martial Arts students. You must recognize that the efforts you put in to sharpen your skills will have a positive impact in your life. As a student of Martial Arts, you face challenges on the path to success. In order to persevere, you have to develop self-discipline. Self-discipline empowers you to manage your actions and sharpen your focus. It also boosts your confidence and changes your self-image and the way you react to situations. Once you are self-disciplined, you can change your life in any way you wish. You can excel socially, physically and mentally. But, it requires willpower and determination. Most ....

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  • Train With A Mental Edge

    Martial Arts classes help students by challenging them both mentally and physically. A sharp mental edge helps you to endure the strenuous demands of training and stick to your schedule. Here are some tips to get you in the right frame of mind: 1. Visualization - Once you learn a new movement, imagine yourself performing it perfectly. Make sure you sit quietly and concentrate on the entire sequence of the move as if you were really doing the movement. This stimulates your thought patterns, which enhance your perception of the movement. Also, visualization helps you master skills and improves your perception. 2. Relaxation - First, sit or lie in a comfortable position, then ....

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  • Busting Bully Myths

    In an article in the “Washington Post,” Susan M. Swearer breaks certain myths about bullying. Cyber-bullying may be rising, but traditional bullying, such a hitting, shoving, kicking, gossiping about, and excluding from social groups, is still the dominant form of bullying. Bullies are sometimes victims themselves. “According to a 2007 study of bullying in Japan, South Africa and the United States, 72 percent of children who were physically abused by their parents became a bully, a victim of a bully, or both.” Bullying can happen at the workplace too, where victims can often be targeted by co-workers who outrank them. She also makes an important point: “No ....

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  • Martial Arts Style Focus - The Origins of Shaolin Kempo

    Each style of the Martial Arts has its own rich history and traditions. The Martial Arts Style Focus is designed to help you learn more about different forms of the Martial Arts so that you can build a greater understanding and respect for a wide range of forms and styles.
    The Shaolin Temple was first built around 495 CE by the Chinese Emperor Hsino Wen. It was the great Shaolin Temple in the Songshan Mountains of Central China. This is where Bodhirama, a sixth century Indian Monk first introduced Buddhism, meditation and fighting techniques to the Shaolin Monks. The Bodhi-rama introduced to the monks a form of breathing exercise based upon animal movements which were designed to ....

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  • Busting Bully Myths

    In an article in the “Washington Post,” Susan M. Swearer breaks certain myths about bullying. Cyber-bullying may be rising, but traditional bullying, such a hitting, shoving, kicking, gossiping about, and excluding from social groups, is still the dominant form of bullying. Bullies are sometimes victims themselves. “According to a 2007 study of bullying in Japan, South Africa and the United States, 72 percent of children who were physically abused by their parents became a bully, a victim of a bully, or both.” Bullying can happen at the workplace too, where victims can often be targeted by co-workers who outrank them. She also makes an important point: “No ....

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  • Boosting Your Childs Self Esteem

    The following statements are proven boosters to children's self-esteem. Copy this list and keep it where you can read it every day!

    I listen to my children and acknowledge their feelings.
    I am clear and consistent about discipline. I use "I" statements to express my thoughts and feelings and I avoid "you" statements that blame, shame, label or ridicule my children
    I use the same good manners with my children that I would want with an adult. This means saying "please" and "thank you."
    My behavior with my children leaves no doubt in their minds that they are loved.
    I trust my children and I always keep my promises, so my kids will trust me too. I don't make promises that I ....

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  • Need An Idea For A Birthday Party

    What Could Be Better Than A Karate Birthday Party?
    Looking for something fun, new and exciting to do for your child's next birthday party?
    Our Karate Birthday Parties are entertaining and fun not just for the children, but for the adults too! At Tokyo Joe's Studios, each birthday party is designed not only to be fun, but also to be educational. You'll never see kids running around wild or standing around bored either! A trained instructor will supervise and coordinate everything from beginning to end. Each party is filled with specially designed drills and games making it possible for all the kids to have fun while they learn basic karate skills. Additionally, there is no ....

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  • Martial Arts Style Focus-The Origins of Shaolin Kempo

    Each style of the Martial Arts has its own rich history and traditions. The Martial Arts Style Focus is designed to help you learn more about different forms of the Martial Arts so that you can build a greater understanding and respect for a wide range of forms and styles.
    The Shaolin Temple was first built around 495 CE by the Chinese Emperor Hsino Wen. It was the great Shaolin Temple in the Songshan Mountains of Central China. This is where Bodhirama, a sixth century Indian Monk first introduced Buddhism, meditation and fighting techniques to the Shaolin Monks. The Bodhi-rama introduced to the monks a form of breathing exercise based upon animal movements which were designed to ....

    Read more
  • Boosting Your Childs Self Esteem

    The following statements are proven boosters to children's self-esteem. Copy this list and keep it where you can read it every day!

    I listen to my children and acknowledge their feelings.
    I am clear and consistent about discipline. I use "I" statements to express my thoughts and feelings and I avoid "you" statements that blame, shame, label or ridicule my children
    I use the same good manners with my children that I would want with an adult. This means saying "please" and "thank you."
    My behavior with my children leaves no doubt in their minds that they are loved.
    I trust my children and I always keep my promises, so my kids will trust me too. I don't make promises that I ....

    Read more
  • Need An Idea For A Birthday Party

    What Could Be Better Than A Karate Birthday Party?
    Looking for something fun, new and exciting to do for your child's next birthday party?
    Our Karate Birthday Parties are entertaining and fun not just for the children, but for the adults too! At Tokyo Joe's Studios, each birthday party is designed not only to be fun, but also to be educational. You'll never see kids running around wild or standing around bored either! A trained instructor will supervise and coordinate everything from beginning to end. Each party is filled with specially designed drills and games making it possible for all the kids to have fun while they learn basic karate skills. Additionally, there is no ....

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  • Tai Chi-The Total Body Workout For A Younger Mind And Body

    A Time Proven Remedy
    Tai Chi's graceful movements span over 1,000 years, passed down by generations of martial arts practitioners. The style of Tai Chi taught in the Tokyo Joe's System is the Tai Chi Chung form that originated around the time of the Han Dynasty over 1500 years ago. The form has been passed down through the Chi, Sui and Tang Dynasties. The Tai Chi Chung form was taught by the first generation Master Bagwa. It was passed through many generations to Chung Su Nim Iron Kim, who taught Master Mike Leone of the Chung Meo style; Master Leone personally taught Grandmaster Robert LaMattina of the Tokyo Joe System in 1992. Since that time, Grandmaster LaMattina has ....

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  • Fitness Muay Thai Kickboxing


    Fitness Muay Thai Kickboxing
    Are you looking for a unique activity to make you look and feel better? Our Fitness Muay Thai Kickboxing will be the best workout you have ever done. All the techniques can be tailored to each individual and we can work around any challenge or obstacle that you may have and give you the look you want while making you feel amazingly great! Values and Benefits of Fitness Muay Thai Kickboxing
    Muay Thai has been practiced for centuries, but only in the past five years, it has been recognized as the fastest proven way to get in shape, lose weight and condition your mind, body and emotions. You will learn powerful hand, feet, knee and elbow ....

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  • Fitness Muay Thai Kickboxing


    Fitness Muay Thai Kickboxing
    Are you looking for a unique activity to make you look and feel better? Our Fitness Muay Thai Kickboxing will be the best workout you have ever done. All the techniques can be tailored to each individual and we can work around any challenge or obstacle that you may have and give you the look you want while making you feel amazingly great! Values and Benefits of Fitness Muay Thai Kickboxing
    Muay Thai has been practiced for centuries, but only in the past five years, it has been recognized as the fastest proven way to get in shape, lose weight and condition your mind, body and emotions. You will learn powerful hand, feet, knee and ....

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  • Tai Chi-The Total Body Workout For A Younger Mind And Body

    A Time Proven Remedy
    Tai Chi's graceful movements span over 1,000 years, passed down by generations of martial arts practitioners. The style of Tai Chi taught in the Tokyo Joe's System is the Tai Chi Chung form that originated around the time of the Han Dynasty over 1500 years ago. The form has been passed down through the Chi, Sui and Tang Dynasties. The Tai Chi Chung form was taught by the first generation Master Bagwa. It was passed through many generations to Chung Su Nim Iron Kim, who taught Master Mike Leone of the Chung Meo style; Master Leone personally taught Grandmaster Robert LaMattina of the Tokyo Joe System in 1992. Since that time, Grandmaster LaMattina has ....

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  • Courtesy

    Courtsey
    by Meron Agonafer
    Courtesy is a basic rule in martial arts, the importance of courtesy is widely taught in martial arts schools. Every student is expected to be polite with his/her fellow students, master instructors and people in general. Long after the training is over, the valuable lessons learned from martial arts will greatly help in getting along with people. Martial arts teaches students more than fighting techniques or self-defense, it teaches them courtesy. Being pleasant and well-mannered are the foundations of courtesy. As students of martial arts, we try to restrain ourselves from using profanity and showing disrespect to others. Because we ....

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