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

Back to School with Focus & Confidence!

We are looking forward to coming back to our school programs this fall! We are excited to see our returning students and to welcome our new white belts! At the start of the year, we stress improving focus and building confidence. We need to return to our positive practice of paying attention and listening the… Read More

An Everyday Spring Break

We’ve been excited and a little distracted by our upcoming spring break. It’s hard to get settled and focus. Vacations from our routine serve an important purpose. They allow us to renew and rejuvenate. They help to improve our performance and clarity. They help us to prioritize and stay on task. In class, we’ve been… Read More

Finishing the Year Strong!

“Focus our eyes! Focus our minds! Focus our bodies!” This has been our mantra for June. When summer draws close our attention flies to the window so we’ve been discussing the importance of finishing the year with strength. We looked at it as if we were watching a movie or basketball game. You wouldn’t want… Read More

Sabonim Says: Being Present

sabonim–a Korean term and title signifying a master level martial arts teacher/instructor Our theme for the coming spring and  end of the school year is maintaining focus.  We remind our students and parents that like everything we want to excel at, this takes practice. We play a game with our grade school students, a modified… Read More

Beginning with Meditation

We begin each class with some meditation time. Students sit cross legged, eyes closed for anywhere from 1  to 5 minutes. Deep breath in, deep breath out. Breathing in the positive, breathing out the negative. Doing the best we can to clear our minds of all the chatter. We meditate to help us focus. It… Read More