Back to School

Back to School

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[caption id="attachment_620" align="alignleft" width="300"] Martial arts and education[/caption] It is true, summer may not be over but back to school time is approaching rapidly.  For some, back to school means school supplies, uniforms and schedules.  Others are looking for activities where they can enroll their kids and few don’t’ even want to think about it. For me as a parent I simply thought about the safety of my kids and how I could protect them while allowing them to enjoy new experiences and develop their potential.  We had them playing baseball, basketball and soccer.  We also supported them when they learned how to play a musical instrument and joined the school band.  Yet the best decision was to have them learn martial arts and encompass the spirit of the martial…
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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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Children Abductions

Children Abductions

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[caption id="attachment_759" align="alignleft" width="300"] Missing or abducted children[/caption] Abducted Children stats are alarming.  A video I watched this morning placed the number of children abducted as 700 per day.  I re-posted the video on our Facebook page but decided to do some additional research.  My findings were somewhat of an eye opener as the figures I found actually indicated that there are 40 children per hour that go missing or are outright abducted.  Basically we are looking at 350,400 children per year are lost. For me the answer is simple, give them the tools to identify the dangers and how to handle them.  In other words, if you look for a martial arts school forget about the color of the belt or the size of the trophy and make sure…
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Excelence in the Martial Arts

Excelence in the Martial Arts

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A good friend of mine send me an article from a blog titled "The difference between commitment and technique".  I read this short article and was impressed by its message.  I also was fascinated as in a very succinct manner Mr. Godin Presented an issue which it seems is more common that I thought. [caption id="attachment_714" align="alignright" width="300"] safe and challenging learning environment[/caption] As Mr. Godin wrote:  "We spend way too much time teaching people technique. Teaching people to be good at flute, or C++ or soccer.   It's a waste because the fact is, most people can learn to be good at something, if they only choose to be, if they choose to make the leap and put in the effort and deal with the failure and the frustration and…
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We can help

We can help

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Today on the news we saw a Mental Health Patient attacking nurses with a pipe. You can see the news and the video at http://www.today.com/video/today/56379760#56379760. Our response to this situation is simple: 1. Continue to promote our "Challenge" via Facebook where we post one self-defense video per day; 2. Offer a special, 20% discount, to healthcare professionals that sign up during the months of November and December; 3. Offer a self-defense class or course to any group of 8 individuals or more designed to handle this kind of situations. E-mail Master Delgado today at [email protected] if interested.
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Mom and Dad Special

Mom and Dad Special

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Last week we had such a great time with one of our mother's when she tried a class that we decided to create a special offer for Mom and Dad's everywhere. Join us During the month of October and only pay $5 per class during the month of November. This offer is only good for new "students" who are not currently part of our student roster.
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