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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.


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