Giving Thanks!

All November we’re practicing the martial art tenet of COURTESY. Courtesy includes being respectful to our family members and teachers. It’s doing acts of kindness. It’s remembering our manners. It’s being safe and using self control when practicing our sparring. This month especially, we are talking about THANKFULNESS. During our mat chats we reflected on… Read More

Summer Safety Reminders!

Below is a copy of our Neighborhood Safety Tips. We review with our students but it’s always a good idea to review your family practices, even with older children. For the summer, we discussed some additional ideas: Stay hydrated! Check on neighbors and the elderly. Plan where to meet in an emergency. Double check and use safety… Read More

Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance!

It’s time again for tournament so we are reviewing the 5 P’s: Prior preparation prevents poor performance! We are working hard in class on our forms and board breaking kicks. It’s obvious how the Five P’s apply to competition but in our mat chat we take it a step further. We apply it to our… Read More

Preparing for Tournament!

For the first time our City Youth Martial Arts Program students were invited to take part in a tournament! Tournaments are for everyone, beginners through Black Belts; children and adults. They are not about winning and losing, but about learning how to compete, deal with pressure and use self-discipline to achieve a goal. Participation builds patience, self control,… Read More