Respect your Teacher

Respect your Teacher Your education is a very important part of your growth. Teachers are a big part of your life, from your regular schoolteachers to your tutors and martial arts instructors. They help you learn all the things you need to know to succeed in life. Without the hard work and dedication of teachers, […]

Go the Extra Mile

Go the Extra Mile When you are given the opportunity to face a new challenge, it can be tempting to try just hard enough to pass. For example, if you are going to have a test in class, but you think you know enough to get a good grade, you may not think it’s worth […]

Show Respect

Show Respect   The Importance of Respect  Respect is something you can experience every day and not even know it! It may not always be easy to see, but respect plays an important role in your life. Take a moment and think about your day. Did you and your opponent bow before a match? Did […]

Setting Goals

Setting Goals   What Are Goals?  Think about something you want, it can be having something or doing something. For example, winning a martial arts tournament can be a goal, but so could earning a new belt or skill. But not everything you want is a goal. For example, eating meatloaf for dinner or having […]

Do It Right The First Time

Do It Right The First Time Sometimes when you’re given a task to do, you may have multiple opportunities to perfect it. For example, if your martial arts instructor gives you a new form to practice, they may say something like “I want you to do this form 50 times!” They do this so you […]

3 Ways Taekwondo Helps Your Child

3 Ways Taekwondo Helps Your Child Taekwondo is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to your children. It’s not just about being physically fit, or about learning how to compete, but it helps to instill qualities that will be with them for their entire lives. You might think that very young children […]

Getting in the (Kick) Boxing Ring

Getting in the (Kick) Boxing Ring Kick boxing is a MMM (Mixed Martial Art) that is a descendant of karate, Muay Thai, and western boxing techniques that is used for self-defense, sport, and for a terrific cardio workout. Your basic moves are punches and — of course — kicks. Punching: Jabs, Uppercuts, Crosses, Hooks Kicks: Front Kick, Side […]

Tips and Tricks that Everyone Should Know

Tips and Tricks that Everyone Should Know Self-defense is a necessary skill that should be learned by everyone. It’s defined as the use of reasonable — but not excessive – force to defend yourself or your family from the threat of bodily harm by an aggressor. It’s a better idea to be prepared than to be caught by […]

Buddy System

Buddy System There is strength in numbers. Going somewhere with someone is pretty much an automatic deterrent to assault. While an assailant might take on one person on their own, they’re going to be reluctant to face two or more. It’s important that you stay with your friends, and not let someone separate and isolate you. It’s then that […]

The Gun Conundrum

The Gun Conundrum Firearms, in the hands of people trained to use them, can be a highly effective deterrent. However, most assaults occur suddenly and without advanced warning, and if you have a firearm there is a chance that your assailant could obtain control of the weapon. You might not have time to draw your handgun, either. There is […]