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Conflict Resolution

Posted: April 06, 2020

Conflict Resolution

 

 


Not All Ninjas Are The Same

Posted: April 06, 2020

Not All Ninjas Are The Same

 

All parents want the same thing…for their child to be a positive member of society and experience success. And while these are important things, they often come through a push to achieve and be the best in everything. Unfortunately, this is frequently done through comparing their children to others. This, however, often leads to stress and lower self-esteem in children. What is important to remember is that each child has different strengths and rates at which they develop.


Age Specific Curriculum - What it Really Means

Posted: April 06, 2020

Age-Specific Curriculum

What It Really Means

 


Skills Based Training vs Technique Based Training

Posted: April 06, 2020

Skills-Based Training vs. Technique-Based Training

 

Most martial arts forms are rooted in tradition and have been taught the same way for years. And while tradition is vital to keeping the art preserved, the way it is taught in today’s modern world isn’t as effective. As times change and as we become more educated, we must adjust to meet the needs of the people we serve. This is especially true when teaching children.


Endorphins - The Key to Effort and Focus in Children and Teens

Posted: April 06, 2020

ENDORPHINS The Key to Effort and Focus in Children and Teens Endorphins are natural chemicals produced in the body to reduce pain and boost happiness. They are most often associated with exercise since the release of these “feel-good” chemicals cause a state of euphoria and is usually known as a “runner’s high.” However, most any exercise will cause this state of happiness and it is also boosted through laughter and excitement.


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