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All Posts Dated April, 2016

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should…

Last weekend, a student of mine sent me a link to a disturbing story.  She was disturbed by it and quite frankly, I think everyone should be.  She asked me to address it from a self-defense point of view, but it’s more complicated than that.  Here is a synopsis of the article on Buzz Feed…

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The Math of Mastery

When it comes to kids and karate, it can be hard to balance this activity with family, school and other extra curricular activities.  As parents, we want our kids to experience as much as possible while they’re young; not only to enrich their lives in general, but to give them a start finding their passions…

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Teen dating violence

Teen dating violence is defined by the CDC as the physical, sexual, psychological or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking.  It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner.  According to the annual report in fall of 2015 from http://www.endabusewi.org, 81% of parents don’t think dating…

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What do you have to gain?

One of the many things I love about teaching karate is the vast amount of benefits it can provide.  Regardless of age, size, gender or ability, there is something to be gained, often more than we initially realize.  Whatever your primary goal is, I think we can help you attain that goal and more in…

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Prey

  Imagine for a moment that you are a woman out with her friends at a bar or club. There is a man that keeps interjecting into your conversations trying to get your attention.  You are polite and answer him so as not to be rude, and do it with a smile on your face.…

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