1000 Kicks!

At a program on Thursday, I challenged the class (and myself) to do 1000 kicks. We talked about having strong fundamentals for tournament. We talked about Bruce Lee’s quote “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” We did some math (how many kicks… Read More

A short talk about us!

We were super proud to be invited to talk about our program on Dr. Peder Piering’s Ignite Your Life weekly podcast. “Ignite Your Life is a podcast from Sport Psychologist Dr. Peder Piering. Each episode is dedicated to making the intangibles of personal and performance excellence tangible. By interviewing athletes Dr. Piering will delve into… Read More

101 Ways to Help our Nonprofit Program

We’ve had many inquiries about how to help so our team put together this idea of suggestions. Some are unique to our martial arts school. Some are super ideas for helping nonprofits anywhere. We welcome all volunteers! You don’t have to be a martial artist to want to make the world better. Invite your family,… Read More

Community Service and Breaking Boards!

As martial artists we are always looking for ways to give back to our training academy and to our community. As a nonprofit program we rely on help from others and have an appreciation for how much work it takes to bring people together, even for the greater good. All this month we’ve been focusing… Read More

Getting Ready for Tournament!

All of our students are working hard to prepare for the upcoming J.K. Lee Fall Tournament of Champions. In class, we talk about what judges look for during the competition. The biggest lesson reviewed is that we need to focus on the fundamentals and always PRACTICE!  We are often asked, “How can I help my child get ready?” Here… 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

The Power of a Positive Attitude

May is national Mental Health Awareness Month and in our classes we’ve been focusing on our ATTITUDE. We discussed how we have ATTITUDES and feelings about almost everything: school, math tests, reading logs, morning exercise, traffic, parents, teachers, bullies, bus rides, vegetables, piano lessons, push ups, shopping, siblings… the list went on and on. We… Read More