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What brings adults to the dojo?

It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of November already.  In Wisconsin, it seems a little surreal since the temperature is well above normal for this time of year. However, winter and the holidays are upon us whether mother nature agrees or not. As the year comes to a close, many of…

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Teens and tweens

It’s been said that teenagers are the explanation as to why, in the animal kingdom, some mothers eat their young.  As a mom, I remember times that I could understand this!  However, I truly love working with tweens and teens. They are so bright and funny when they want to be.  However, they have their…

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An ounce of prevention…

There has been a lot of discussion on social media recently regarding sexual assault and the best way to prevent it.  Obviously, the best answer would be for all humans to have respect for each other and keep their hands to themselves unless invited.  However, since this is not currently the case, we need to…

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Starting karate as a grown-up

There seems to be a misconception that martial arts is something that you need to start as a child or at least as a teen-ager.  While it’s good to start young, it isn’t a requirement.  Personally, I didn’t start martial arts until I was in my late 20s.  I have students that started in their…

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Mindful practice and practicing mindfully

There is a lot of talk regarding the benefits of mindful practice.  To some, this means meditation and that scares some people off.  While they may be intrigued by the benefits, sitting still and trying to empty the mind seems either impossible (I don’t have patience for that), boring (I always need to be doing…

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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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