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School Replaced Detention With Meditation And It Created Incredible Results

Posted: February 27, 2020

One thing I love about our martial arts training is that ist filled with positive reinforcement and training systems are in place to bring out the BEST in our children, Please take a second and read how this Baltimore school is using MEDITATION to reach their students. ENJOY!!!

 

We have all been through those terrible detentions back in school. But it’s really debatable whether detention actually results in any proper productive development in children. While many of us may have been told to step outside the class or stand while others are sitting, in a method to shame us, – it always affects us negatively. Rather, we need to find a new way that will actually help students become better than they are without impacting their self-esteem.


NCAA coach's advice to parents: You need to let your kids fail

Posted: January 06, 2020

Notre Dame Fighting Irish's Muffett McGraw, who has coached for more than 35 years, says it's not the kids who have changed — it's the parents.

The inaugural TCL Vancouver Showcase is dishing up unusual opportunities.

The eight-team women’s basketball portion of the event tips off Thursday at the Vancouver Convention Centre, with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as headliners.


Super Stars that Cross Train with Martial Arts

Posted: November 18, 2019

Martial arts is not only a fun and engaging activity, it is also a great way to cross-train if you are a professional athlete.

Some of the world’s most talented sportsmen and sportswomen have turned to martial arts to improve their physical ability, whether it is to enhance their golf swing, increase the efficiency of shots they take from the field, or to help them ride the waves more intensely.

Martial arts is the perfect cross-training activity because it increases an athlete’s flexibility, durability, and endurance while developing the entire body’s large and small muscle groups. There is a myriad of professionals who have turned to martial arts during the off-season, some of them you wouldn’t know just by looking.


What is Bullying???

Posted: October 14, 2019

Is It Rude, Is It Mean, Is It Bullying?

As they say, kids will be kids. And yes, children and teens can be unkind to their peers and feelings get hurt. The problem is when these behaviors become common and target the same person repeatedly. This is when kids being kids begins to cross the line to bullying. And while bullying is a very terrible thing for anyone to endure, it is important to look at the actual behavior and determine if it really is bullying or if it is children being rude or mean.

Bullying is a term that has become more prevalent in recent years even though the actual act of bullying has been around for a very long time. Although studies have shown that the rates of bullying incidents have actually decreased, this topic has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds and in the media more often. This is largely due to increased amounts of children and teens harming themselves as a response to their experiences.


Back to School Tips

Posted: August 06, 2019

Back to School Tips for Parents

Summertime is coming to an end, and with that comes all of the back to school anxiety and jitters that are common amongst children. Your child may experience common physical effects of anxiety associated with back to school time including symptoms from stomachaches to sleeping problems. They will also experience emotional stress from the fear of making new friends, meeting new teachers, fears of being bullied, the pressure of making good grades, and worries of being unpopular. With that said, it important for parents to first remember that these physical and emotional feelings are very common, and even the most well-adjusted kids are bound to feel some sort of pressure when they return to school.

The question becomes: what can parents do to help their children cope with the physical and emotional stresses associated with the back to school season? In this article, I will provide you with some tips that I’ve shared with parents in the past that have deemed to be very helpful.


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