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  • Internal Vs External Discipline

    Discipline has got a bad rap. Often, discipline is thought of as a negative consequence, but there is a lot more to it. Discipline: 1. The practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct bad obedience. 2. Controlled behavior resulting from discipline. 3. An orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior. There are two types of discipline: internal and external. External is when someone else tells you what to do. Internal is when you choose to do something. Our kids are working on their self discipline (we're hoping our adults already have this...). KIDS Here's a good example: Nick & Tim are best friends - but they have ....

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  • Play with Purpose

    Animals learn how to protect themselves through play with their parents. Think of how your dog plays with you or with a toy. They are practicing how they can protect themselves and catch and kill prey. Kids learn through play too. Creating drills and activities that engage kids through play will catch their interest and inspire them to improve. It's not enough to just learn a skill, it must be practiced over and over to make it part of their muscle memory. Repetition gets boring for kids so it must be disguised. Working it into a game or activity helps to keep it fresh. It can also help kids see a skill differently which can help them to better understand that skill. Using skills in ....

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  • Women's Self Defense - Why not?

    Women's Self Defense - Why not?

    "Somewhere in America, a women is raped every 2 minutes" reported by Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. After a little bit of research, that number is based on statistics in 2007. You'll find figures anywhere from 1 in 4 to 1 in 6 women will be assaulted, to some degree, in their lifetime. All of this was long before the Defund the Police movement came along. Since March there has been a significant uptick in crime. With statistics like this you'd think that every woman in America would make it a point to take at least one self defense course. You'd be amazed. I have been teaching women's self defense courses for over 10 years now. Women only seem to be interested in ....

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  • MINDSET

    MINDSET

    Mindset is important in class. When you are in the right mindset you can make great strides in training and development. You are open for inspiration What if you're not in the right mindset??? It's even moreimportant to put that uniform on and get on the mat or zoom. Whether the chicken or the egg came first, you've got to have one to get the other.Getting on the mat can help melt away all those other stresses in life and work. Especially when you've been cooped up in your house for 5 months. Just get on the mat and start to train and your mindset will come. It's not just your mindset that will get you there, it's also your perseverance. Just keep going. Everyone, even masters, have ....

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  • Social Distancing - Home Activities

    Social Distancing - Home Activities

    How much have you heard Social Distancing lately? Until 3 weeks ago it was virtually unheard of. Or at least you knew you didn't want it. Now it's all they talk about. Right now this distance might keep us from catching the virus, but it's unhealthy for us! As humans we crave social activity. So you need to temporarily change up how you do it. We have put online training on the internet for our students. This allows them to continue to train and develop, but they can also interact. How? By posting up their progress and sharing what and how they are training. We have been challenging our students to train at home and post up videos. They can then interact with each other and be ....

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  • 10 Minutes a day....

    10 Minutes a day....

    My teacher, Mr. Oyata, always said it's better to train ten minutes a day than an hour on the weekend. The more often you train the better you get. It's like cramming for a test. It's much better to study a little every day. Cramming doesn't always give you reliable results. That's not to say it's not good to train for an hour, it's better than nothing. When you get home after class: Take a moment to make a note of what you did in class Run through it real quick to make sure you still have it Run through it each day for as much as you can - even if it's only ten minutes This will help you build the muscle memory you need. It will also help you to ask questions and to be able to better ....

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  • My Kali Experience

    My Kali Experience

    I have been training in martial arts for 15 years and have loved the physical workout and challenges. I never thought I could be a black belt, but once I started I was hooked and the black belt became inevitable. As a 4th degree black belt, I was still very actively training and competing. I found that my training has changed from being athletic and competitive to more self defense and practical. That is when I found Kali. I have often felt that some techniques in my martial arts training were designed for a bigger person to fight with and that it didn't address protecting myself against a knife. Which has become a very common threat these days. I began training Kali in 2015 and have since ....

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  • I Never Lose: I Either Win or Learn

    I Never Lose: I Either Win or Learn

    Be Resilient. You learn much more when you lose than when you win. Stop worrying about the loss and strive to eliminate things that interfere with your success. Learn to find your successes in a performance even if you lose. Don’t let a failure take the fun out of your sport. Parents, teach your children to be resilient. When they first learn to walk and they fall down, we build their resilience by getting them up and going again. Continue helping them to be resilient by helping them find what they can do to improve. It’s natural to some and not for others they will need your loving help and guidance. Encourage them in their sport. When they lose don’t make a big deal ....

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  • No More Excuses

    No More Excuses

    You hear it everyday, everywhere. Excuses for being late, being early, and blaming others for circumstances. Shoot, we even make excuses when we receive a compliment! When we make excuses or blame others we take ourselves out of the equation. Did Thomas Edison blame someone for his failed attempts at a light bulb? Nope, he went back to the drawing board and did it again a different way. Making an excuse can make us feel immediately better about a bad performance, but we also remove any opportunity for learning or improving. Change your focus to things you can control. What could you have done differently? Making excuses for our actions or lack of action can stunt our growth and the growth ....

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  • Martial Arts Makes You Smarter!

    Martial Arts Makes You Smarter!

    Did you know that simply doing martial arts can make you smarter? Well, don't expect to go from Elmer Fudd to Einstien or anything, but it helps. Kids who are actively moving and participating in physical activity benefit. Now if the activity you choose involves complex moves that cross the midline of your body - now you have something really special! The two hemisphere's of the brain communicate through fiber bundles. Activities that cross the midline help the two hemispheres communicate and synchronize together. This means skills like kata and drills will help your brain communicate between it's two sides. This will lead to better learning, understanding and attention. Is this just ....

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