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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…


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…



  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.…


What does karate have to do with playing with Legos?

    adults playing with legos karate style My students and their families will tell you I love to use analogies when I teach. (I believe this teaching tool comes from my own Sensei, Kyoshi Brad Wells.  He has some great ones.)  It helps me find a different way to break things down for them…


Are you well equipped?

When people first meet me, inevitably the question is asked what I do for a living.  My answer of “I teach karate and self-defense” is almost always met with surprise and the statement “I’ve always wanted to take a self-defense class, but just never have”. At a recent social gathering, this same scenario came up…


Be patient with yourself and others

In the dojo, we have rules called dojo kun. They’re also rules that as martial artists, we try to live by outside of the dojo as well. One of those rules is to “have patience with yourself and others – Kyoshi Brad Wells”. (The irony is that as I sat writing my first draft of…

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