Making work fun! Always Learning #2

All this week we are presenting a special series on things we learned during the stay at home orders. Today, we are excited to share, this quick video of one of our purple belt students! We’ve been working extra hard on our self discipline and good things list over the quarantine. Daviah wanted to learnContinue reading “Making work fun! Always Learning #2”

Starting School Strong!

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!”

40 Book Readers Club!

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!”

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!

CYMAP Demo Team!

Our demonstration team is growing! On Father’s Day, four of our demo team members performed at our first ever demonstration. They did a form, showed off some kicks, and broke some boards. Also, they encouraged other children to try to break a board themselves. We are excite to do more and see them grow asContinue reading “CYMAP Demo Team!”

Community Partnerships

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”

1000 Kicks!

At a program on Thursday, I challenged the class (and myself) to do 1000 kicks. We talked about having strong fundamentals for tournament. We talked about Bruce Lee’s quote “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” We did some math (how many kicksContinue reading “1000 Kicks!”

101 Ways to Help our Nonprofit Program

We’ve had many inquiries about how to help so our team put together this idea of suggestions. Some are unique to our martial arts school. Some are super ideas for helping nonprofits anywhere. We welcome all volunteers! You don’t have to be a martial artist to want to make the world better. Invite your family,Continue reading “101 Ways to Help our Nonprofit Program”

Summer Camp Surprise Lessons

We held our first summer camp this past week. On the final day, we worked on this short film. The students embraced the entire project. We came up with the script together. They found/created props. They worked out scene locations. They choreographed the fight scenes. (One of the students, looking at the raw footage, exclaimedContinue reading “Summer Camp Surprise Lessons”