We reflected in class this week on what we learned at tournament. We discussed patience, fairness and the importance of practice. It was summed up perfectly by a five year old who was at his second competition. He had been disappointed not to earn a trophy his first time. He worked hard on his focus.Continue reading ““Perseverance – You just keep trying!””
Save the date! Friday, October 25 will be our annual Haunted Gym and Halloween Party! Be ready for some family friendly tricks and treats! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Send us a message if you’d like to help!
At the start of every school year, we talk about going back with FOCUS AND CONFIDENCE. We practice our focus with games and target drills. We don’t expect perfection but keep working to improve ourselves. When our attention does wander, we do our best to bring our minds back to the present moment. We repeatContinue reading “Starting School Strong!”
Our summer challenge is to read forty age appropriate books. We remind ourselves as martial artists, we practice. That includes our reading! It helps us to keep our minds sharp and ready for school in the fall! You can join us for some reading fun! Write your books on any piece of paper and bringContinue reading “40 Book Readers Club!”
At our recent Gala supporting our nonprofit mission to make sure martial arts are available to all youth, one of our students took center stage: See the video here: https://videos.files.wordpress.com/aAaO1MpN/68745782_2880013532015540_1957387744847372770_n_hd.mp4 Thank you to everyone for your support!
Every year the J.K. Lee Black Belt Academies join together to support childhood cancer research. It’s a lesson in community service, empathy and understanding. Plus we get to work on our best breaking techniques! This year we helped celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event and broke the million dollar mark for total raised sinceContinue reading “Learning to help others!”
Our mission is provide all youth and families an opportunity to become a martial artist! We are so happy to be able to work with so many schools, continuing learning centers and community organizations that are helping to improve our city! We are thankful to our donors, sponsors and volunteers who make the work possible!Continue reading “Community Partnerships”
Every time we promote to the next rank, we learn about what we need to do to get better. Belt tests help us set short and long term goals. They remind us of the importance of practice. The new year is always a super time to reflect on our goals! In class we talk aboutContinue reading “Never Ending Improvement”
All of November and December we work on having a thankful attitude. After every class we add a link to the thankfulness chain! We are always thankful for our students, families, volunteers and partners!