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Why Do We Require a 12 Month Commitment for Our Programs?

Posted: May 31, 2017


"Do we have to commit to 12 months?"

The 4 Levels of Communication

Posted: May 26, 2017

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Are You as Distracted as Your Children

Posted: May 24, 2017

One of the most common reasons parents enroll their children in our martial arts program is focus. Rarely does a week go by when I don't have a phone call from a mom asking if we have experience with kids who have ADD or ADHD. (The answer is YES, we have lots of experience.) 

Martial arts is a perfect activity for children (and adults) who have issues with focus but we are just one tool in the tool box for helping. One question that you need to ask yourself when dealing with an unfocused child is, "Am I as distracted as my child?"

You see, most behaviors are caught, not taught. Children learn by example and you are their greatest teacher. Here are a few tips to making sure you're modeling focus on your child's life.

4 Tips for a Fitter Family

Posted: May 19, 2017

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How are you communicating the importance of your child's training?

Posted: May 17, 2017

Enrolling your child in a martial arts program is just the first step in achieving the outcomes you want for them. Just like signing up for a gym isn't going to make you the next great swimsuit model a martial arts membership isn't going to make your child more disciplined, confident, and focused without putting in the work.

So how should you as a parent communicate the importance of your child's training to them. Well, let's first remember that communication take all different forms. Kids and adults are both guilty of their words saying one thing but their actions communicating something completely different. So we need to make sure our actions and words match when we are communicating the importance of training to our children.

Here are four tips on helping your family understand the importance of their training:

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