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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Sparring against more than one

Tuesday (I think), Sam and I had to go against I don’t know the exact number but we had to go against a couple of adults in sparring. First Sam and I started out back to back and then everyone just started attacking us. I’ll admit we should’ve worked more of a team especially against…

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Being a good sport

On Wednesday (3/11/15) I learned that everyone makes mistakes and its your choice whether to be a good or bad sport about it. Also that sometimes you are going to get you butt kicked, either if it’s a real fight or in sparring, but you can always learn from it. Me personally, I think you…

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Trying something new

Can you imagine fighting someone and only having use of one arm while your dominate hand is tied behind you back? Or how about both of your legs being tied together? Well last Saturday during fight club, Sam and I had to do exactly that.(a/n Not hand and leg at the same time because that…

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Lesson number uno

Yes, black belt prep is pretty hard especially with getting reps in and the 300 acts of kindness,but What really makes everything doable is having a great foundation of people willing to help with my journey to black belt. Black belt prep made me realize that there’s so many people willing to take time out…

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Fight club last Saturday

Have you ever done push-ups with hand gear on? It’s not as easy as it looks. At fight club on Saturday, we had to do push-ups, punches,and elbows. Whatever amount of push-ups we did, we had to do the same amount of strikes ( elbows and/or punches). You could either do sets of 5, 7,…

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Making time

In order to get my belt black, I have to do the katas and self-defense 75 times each by the final test.  Because of this I realized how little time we have in a day. 24 hours may seem like a lot, but minus sleep, school, eating, homework, and karate classes. I only have two…

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Fight club

Last Saturday,instead of having class at 8am, we had it at 12pm and did Hyper Fight Club. Right after hyper, I went straight into doing fight club for the very first time. We did all kinds of workouts that I’ve never done like doing jumping jacks upwards and backwards across the mat. We then did…

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Hello, it’s Francesca

hi, I’m Francesca Brown. I started karate about 4 years ago in 4th grade. I’m 13 years old and in the eighth grade. It’s my second week of black belt prep and I’m more than excited to have my next class this Saturday. So far, karate has helped me to  make many happy memories and I…

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What My Black Belt Means To Me

What My Black Belt Means To Me Getting a Black Belt means many different things to many different people. To me, getting my Black Belt means that I’ve accomplished my goal that I strived for, for a long time. When I first started 4 years ago, I thought that karate was just about games and…

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