How To Prepare Your Child’s Brain For School Every Morning

I got the opportunity to run the kids karate classes this week and it was a blast. At one point, I spoke to the parents about the best way to help your child be ready for school every morning. I mean mentally prepared to learn for the day.  This process is called neurobics, which is the…

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What Can Karate Teach Your Child?

My wife and I have always tried to instill in our children that it’s very important to help people and be a “good guy”. Our son, Logan, has taken that to heart and I’m very proud to say, at the age of 6, he does exactly that. He is very open and caring for others…

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Learning How Your Child’s Day Was

How many times have you had this conversion with your child: “What did you do at school today?” “Nothing.” Trying to engage your child with this conversion can be frustrating because they seem disinterested in talking. But, as Tony Robbins says, “If you ask the wrong questions, you will get the wrong answers.” So what…

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What’s That On My Plate – Squash, Yuck!

Research has shown that children in the United States throw away nearly $4 million in fruits and vegetables every day. Parents constantly complain that their children won’t eat their vegetables at dinner. What vegetables won’t your child eat? I am collecting a list and so far, greens are at the top – broccoli, asparagus and…

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3 Lessons and 1 Idea

This week in the kids karate classes, we taught 3 great Life Lessons and that gave me 1 Fantastic Idea. You can watch the video above, or if you prefer you can read the blog post below. Life Lesson #1 – While speaking to the students about goal setting, the discussion turned to “What do…

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How To Defeat a Bully Without Fighting

Bullying Hurts Everyone

When it comes to bullying, there is no shortage of information for you to find. One quick search on Google returns over 11 million hits on the term stop bullying. Just as quickly, looking at most of the information isn’t very useful. A lot of the websites talk about and give generic advice on how…

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Jesse Concepcion’s Essay

Four years ago, I was a different person.  When I was a fifth grader, I used to have bad grades, I was shy, and I experienced verbal bullying from a few people. This caused me to have low self-esteem. During that year, my teacher noticed that something was wrong with me. My mom and I…

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Belt Presentation

Of course before belt presentation, we had prep class. But today was a test day. Anyways 30 mins before belt presentation started, Shihan told us there will be a secret of some source that we will all have to do. When people started to come in, we all had friendly talks. We were also talking…

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What happened at Warren Mott on Monday

If you saw any of the  local  news today, you would of seen my school, Warren Mott, on the headlines. It started like a normal day, going to classes, learning, laughing, and doing work. Then came lunch. I noticed one of my friends was at lunch very early. Which was unusual. But I over looked it…

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Wrapping things up

Next Saturday is our pretest, and i’m feeling nervous. Actually feeling nervous is good. That way you will be more alert to what you are doing. But this Prep class was just mainly focusing on katas, self-defense, and kicks. To start off class we focused on kicks. We march across the floor doing either a…

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