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5 Ways to Help Your Child Balance School and Sports

Posted: September 14, 2018

Today's youth are faced with multiple challenges when trying to precariously balance the pressure of being a good student with participating in athletics or other physically rigorous activities, like martial arts. Here are five ways that parents can best assist their child in achieving this critical balance:

Provide Academic Guidance

Recognizing that athletics are important, it is equally imperative to stress the importance of school. Keep an eye on your child's GPA. If you notice your child's GPA is dropping, perhaps it's time to talk with your child and make a plan about what they can do to improve their commitment to academics. Calculating your student athletes’ GPA will help them to stay on top of their grades and continue on the road to success. Communicate regularly with your child to ensure that they are making the grade.


Why is Hydration So Important in Taekwondo

Posted: September 05, 2018

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Taekwondo is practiced by people in more than 200 countries, according to Korea.net, and continues to gain popularity in the United States. In addition to learning how to defend yourself, taekwondo strengthens your body, enhances agility and self-discipline and builds confidence. Yet despite these notable benefits -- and like other forms of exercise -- you must maintain proper hydration during taekwondo practices and promotions, so your body continues performing at peak levels. Here are some key reasons why hydration is so essential in this martial art.


How Martial Arts Can Help a Teen Struggling in School

Posted: August 29, 2018

If your child isn't performing as well as they used to academically, they might need a positive pastime or hobby to help pick up the slack. Martial arts can make things easier for your teen by giving them something to focus on and be rewarded with after a long day in class. Here are a few ways it can help your child.

Signs Your Teen May Be Struggling With School

There are a lot of signs your teen may be struggling with school, but the most common symptoms are related to acting out and poor grades. If your son or daughter get into arguments with other students, fail classes, get in trouble, and end up in detention, it may be more than just an attitude issue. Kids and young adults often have built-up energy and need some way to vent their frustrations. If you suspect it may be due to a more severe and underlying issue, then don't hesitate to reach out to professionals to get your child the help they need.


5 Things About Self-Defense Law All Martial Artists Need to Know

Posted: August 17, 2018

As martial artists, we train in a discipline that is primarily concerned with bettering and protecting ourselves. We also understand that protecting ourselves doesn’t end in the studio. It is important for every martial artist to understand the legal consequences if they ever have to use their skills to defend themselves.

Are a martial artist’s hands deadly weapons?

We're going to do our part to debunk one of the most outlandish beliefs in martial arts lore. Since there is no government agency tasked with overseeing the registration of martial artists, we can quickly dispel this myth. Regardless of your training, any force that is capable of killing can be considered deadly force in the eyes of the law.


Anti-bully Strategies To Share With Your Kids

Posted: August 01, 2018

Summer is winding down and Back to School season is in full swing. Parents are anxiously getting their children prepared to return to school, while kids experience their own anxieties about making new friends, facing new peer pressures and unfortunately often having to deal with bullying, which these days often follows them home via social media.   

In this article we'll discuss some anti bullying coping strategies to share with your child to help them avoid becoming a victim this upcoming school year.  


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