The Real Martial Arts

The Real Martial Arts

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I was looking this morning for ideas for our December marketing campaign. I looked into photos, different campaigns and quite a lot of propaganda.  At the end of the day I was extremely disappointed as all I could find out was about the ability to fight and in a way be able to beat others. I know that we teach punching, kicking and fighting but there is so much more about the martial arts that we makes us what we are and I think we are losing. The martial arts I know is a family where we care for each other. It is, to quote some of my students, a happy place where you can feel safe. This is a place where we teach about self-confidence, leadership, balance and even…
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Back to School Self-Defense

Back to School Self-Defense

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[caption id="attachment_605" align="alignleft" width="300"] self defense classes at koryodo, school of tae kwon do[/caption] Bullying, harassment, threats, intimidation and assault are thing that we face quite frequently.  We do not think about it but any time we are introduced into a new environment we increase the potential of become a victim to one of these threats.  It is actually normal if you consider that the threat itself comes from social behavior and the interaction among different individuals.  However, as a parent I always worried if my kids will be prepared to handle this challenge and whether they will be safe in this new environment. While I wish I was there to protect them the reality of life is that the best thing I can do for them is to prepare…
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Why I teach martial arts

Why I teach martial arts

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[caption id="attachment_766" align="alignleft" width="168"] Children - our most valuable treasure[/caption] This week I have been putting pressure on one of my students.  He is one of the youngest in my school and has been milking this fact to no end.  He has also been blessed with intelligence and the ability to manipulate others with a puppy face.  He seems to have a great time at the school but has shown no interest in moving forward in the ranks so I have been harder on him with the "rewards" so he shapes up and moves forward. Last night, after class, he came back with his mother to pick up his cousins.  As the only child at that time he was the center of attention and once  again he took advantage of…
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The Best Martial Arts School

The Best Martial Arts School

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Today was a day of meditation and as always the time I spent on that activity brought me more questions than answers.  The first thing that crossed my mind was the popularity of the martial arts and the way our present culture selects the school for their children. The interesting fact is that if you ask anyone the chances are that they have taken classes at one point in time or another.  Another interesting point is that most parents consider that martial arts training should be and may have been at some point in time part of their child’s life.  Looking further into this matter you will see that they want their child to learn how to defend themselves.  They also like some of the core basics of martial arts…
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