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Back to School with CONFIDENCE!

Posted: September 06, 2018

My name is Master Sunny, my wife and I run the Master Parks location in Freehold. I have three wonderful kids they all start school this week. I am glad that they are back on a schedule but like most parents I worry about things that I can only prepare my kids for but have absolutely no control over. My little one started Pre K yesterday so I just hope she makes it to the bathroom without any issues, my middle one is going to second grade and I had no idea how sassy little girls are getting these days, our biggest problem with her is the outfit changes in the morning. If you’re a parent with a daughter you know exactly what I’m talking about. My oldest is going to middle school tomorrow and although he says he alright and puts up a tough exterior I know he’s a little nervous but I will support him and give him an extra boost of confidence and let him know I have his back and as long as he chooses to have an awesome year and do the right thing, he will be fine. This summer I had the pleasure of talking to a lot of amazing parents and I realized we put limits on our children. During this new school year let’s support, love and push our kids to do better and let them know that there are no limitations except the ones that we set for ourselves and in most cases for kids, their parents. Parents let’s give our kids the opportunity to challenge themselves and I guarantee they will surprise and amaze you! No Limitations this school year! From my family to yours please wish your kids an amazing and happy school year. If you need us for anything please feel free to contact us.


Surprising Similarities between Fortnite and Martial Arts

Posted: September 01, 2018

Fortnite Battle Royale is by far the most popular video game right now, so chances are, you’ve heard plenty of opinions about it. We’re here to share a different perspective.

But first, let’s cover the basics behind Fortnite. If you’re anything like me, your knowledge of current video games may be somewhat limited, so here’s the gist – Fortnite Battle Royale is a free-to-play multiplayer video game, where your ultimate goal is to be the last player alive either by killing off or escaping your opponents.

The game takes place on an island which has a collection of weapons randomly distributed around the island. The island also has a “safe zone” which slowly shrinks as the game continues. If you spend too much time outside of this safe zone you will slowly die.


Does your College Student know SELF DEFENSE?

Posted: June 09, 2018

College is an exciting time bringing anticipation and expectation, along with new experiences and new surroundings. However, it is also a time when the threat of assault is more prevalent. With this newfound independence also comes a greater responsibility and an imperative need to know how to protect oneself. Learning self defense is extremely important during this stage of life, and is something all current or incoming college students should have an understanding of and background in.

While preparing for college, more and more students have recently shown interest in attending self defense courses in martial arts such as karate, taekwondo, and jiu jitsu (as a matter of fact, universities like Rutgers, Princeton, Columbia and NYU all have Martial arts clubs.

The martial arts provide many real world utilizations, and teach lessons that are necessary to the development of character and confidence. But in addition to this, martial arts classes are extremely effective in educating students on how to defend themselves in real world circumstances. Training in the martial arts provides three key facets of self defense.


Womens Self Defense Workshop

Posted: March 09, 2018

Our Free Women’s Self Defense Workshop is fast approaching! Sorry guys this is for my girls only!!

 

Did you know that ANYONE can effectively learn how to defend themselves. We have a saying in our studios, “Will is Stronger than Skill!” Meaning that knowledge, proper technique and will to survive are far greater attributes than strength, speed or power. And when you learn to combine them all, you become a force to be reckoned with.


My Experience with Intermittent Fasting and the Ketogenics Diet

Posted: February 06, 2018

A student of mine recently asked me if I knew what Intermittent Fasting was and I said, "Of course I do I've been doing it for over 5 years now". It combines healthy eating and fasting everyday instead of doing one long fast a couple times a year. I find that the IF method helps build discipline in my daily routine, I do not get bloated and I sleep a lot better. Doing spinning kicks and teaching 5 classes a day, I need to feel at my best. When my head hits that pillow I'm out for the count within minutes. I feel completely AWESOME when I wake up, I'm currently on a 20/4 IF Routine plus or minus and hour on some days. I suggest starting at 16/8 then working up to 20/4. Men and Women do not have the same results.   Last Summer while on a relaxed Intermittent Fasting schedule 16/8, I jumped on the Ketogenics Diet to see what is was all about. I loved the fact that you can eat BACON, BACON, BACON. Did I mention BACON. On the Ketogenics Diet NO CARBS, Only FAT and Protein. I honesty enjoyed eating avocado, butter, bacon, and other fatty foods but the problem I ran into was preparation. Once the kids went back to school and running around with my 3 kids, the dojo and their activities I had no time to prep. I do miss the BACON however I tightened up a couple notches on the belt and jumped back on a tight IF schedule then the holidays came and I slacked off a little but we are all human so dont get upset, just get back on the ball and refocus. After the Holidays I jumped a quick fast for 72 hours and then back to a 20/4 IF schedule. We are all human just do your best and if you cheat once in a while its okay just get back on track.


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