Always Learning

This morning we are kicking off a week long series focusing on what we’ve learned from this pandemic and the safer at home orders. Our goal as martial artists is to take on challenges as opportunities for growth. Our first essay comes from Instructor Marika Holbus. Today I Learned One of my biggest takeaways fromContinue reading “Always Learning”

Wonhyo’s Understanding

When I feel disconnected, I often reflect on this tale of Wonhyo’s enlightenment. (First version blogged in 2011 on Martialing Art).  He was a Korean Buddhist monk, honored not only for his teaching, but for allowing and encouraging the common people to become a part of a movement which before had been reserved for theContinue reading “Wonhyo’s Understanding”

Earth Day Activities!

Every year, we join in the celebration of Earth Day. This day is to remind us that the earth is wonderful, and we need to take care of it. The theme of 2020, as well as the 50th anniversary, is ‘Climate Action.’ This means doing what you can to help fight climate change. A fewContinue reading “Earth Day Activities!”

Community and Student Resources

During the stay at home order we will continue to update this list as more resources become available or change! Current students should be sure to follow us on FACEBOOK and join our STUDENT RESOURCE GROUP for at home practice!  Parent’s please message us if your child needs a paddle target. WE HAVE TUTORS AVAILABLEContinue reading “Community and Student Resources”

Why Stretch?

While we are staying home, it’s important to keep stretching! Stretching helps keep us flexible, improves balance, allows us to kick higher, builds strength, can reduce soreness, and aids in avoiding injuries. It allows us to practice our perseverance. Every time you repeat a daily stretch, you get a little better! Stretching improves your mood!Continue reading “Why Stretch?”

The Importance of the Kihap

When watching martial arts movies, you may notice the characters yelling as they are doing their strikes and blocks. It is almost as if they are ‘powering up’ in order to defeat their challenger. This yell is known as a ‘Kihap,’ or power scream. Martial artist use this for many reasons, not just to lookContinue reading “The Importance of the Kihap”

“Perseverance – You just keep trying!”

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!””

On Perseverance

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!

How Martial Arts Benefits the Youth

With so many options for extra curricular activities today for children ranging from ballet, to instruments and more, many may ask what the appeal of Martial Arts has. In an article posted by LiveStrong, they delve into the idea of what your child can gain from Martial Arts! Most importantly discipline, structure, and communication skills.Continue reading “How Martial Arts Benefits the Youth”