“Perseverance – You just keep trying!”

We reflected in class this week on what we learned at tournament. We discussed patience, fairness and the importance of practice. It was summed up perfectly by a five year old who was at his second competition. He had been disappointed not to earn a trophy his first time. He worked hard on his focus.… Read More

Starting School Strong!

At the start of every school year, we talk about going back with FOCUS AND CONFIDENCE. We practice our focus with games and target drills. We don’t expect perfection but keep working to improve ourselves.  When our attention does wander, we do our best to bring our minds back to the present moment. We repeat… Read More

40 Book Readers Club!

Our summer challenge is to read forty age appropriate books. We remind ourselves as martial artists, we practice. That includes our reading! It helps us to keep our minds sharp and ready for school in the fall! You can join us for some reading fun! Write your books on any piece of paper and bring… Read More

On Perseverance

At our recent Gala supporting our nonprofit mission to make sure martial arts are available to all youth, one of our students took center stage: See the video here: https://videos.files.wordpress.com/aAaO1MpN/68745782_2880013532015540_1957387744847372770_n_hd.mp4 Thank you to everyone for your support!

Learning to help others!

Every year the J.K. Lee Black Belt Academies join together to support childhood cancer research. It’s a lesson in community service, empathy and understanding. Plus we get to work on our best breaking techniques! This year we helped celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event and broke the million dollar mark for total raised since… Read More

Community Partnerships

Our mission is provide all youth and families an opportunity to become a martial artist! We are so happy to be able to work with so many schools, continuing learning centers and community organizations that are helping to improve our city! We are thankful to our donors, sponsors and volunteers who make the work possible!… Read More

Never Ending Improvement

Every time we promote to the next rank, we learn about what we need to do to get better. Belt tests help us set short and long term goals. They remind us of the importance of practice. The new year is always a super time to reflect on our goals! In class we talk about… Read More