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!”

The Power of a Positive Attitude

May is national Mental Health Awareness Month and in our classes we’ve been focusing on our ATTITUDE. We discussed how we have ATTITUDES and feelings about almost everything: school, math tests, reading logs, morning exercise, traffic, parents, teachers, bullies, bus rides, vegetables, piano lessons, push ups, shopping, siblings… the list went on and on. WeContinue reading “The Power of a Positive Attitude”

Resolutions and Goal Setting!

Happy New Year to our Students, Parents and Families! The New Year is typically a time for resolution and setting goals, even though as martial artists we are taught to continually be resolute with the daily practice of goal setting. We would like to encourage and support all of our students and friends by helping everyone realize their goals.  The multitude of self-help books and articlesContinue reading “Resolutions and Goal Setting!”

The Importance of Practice

We ask, “What do you want to be good at?” Basketball, spelling, dance, drawing, math facts, swimming, piano, and kicks are a handful of the answers received. And then we follow up, “How do you get better at something, anything you want to be good at?” PRACTICE! We keep improving by doing a little bit every day and thenContinue reading “The Importance of Practice”