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Apr 19th


Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This (but Most Parents Do the Opposite)

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This (but Most Parents Do the Opposite) Stop praising kids for their innate or God-given abilities, and instead focus on their effort. By Bill Murphy Jr. Executive editor,, and founder,   (Article posted from, see article here) What if I were to tell you that […]

Apr 5th


You are invited to a Special Seminar with 7x World Champion Jeff Smith

You are invited to a Special Seminar with 7x World Champion Jeff Smith Saturday May 6th, 2017 Jeff Smith 10th Degree Black Belt 7x World Karate Fighting Champion World Light Heavy Weight Kickboxing Champion on the Ali v. Frazier fight card viewed by over 50 Million people. Cost: $20.00 Register Here 10:00 am – 11:30 […]

Apr 3rd


Four Tips for Dramatically Impacting Your Life

In a column for, author Jason Frenn offers four insights he believes will allow you to achieve tremendous breakthroughs in your personal and professional life. If you implement these four insights, writes Frenn, you’ll make a “quantum leap” in your personal development. Below are the four insights provided by Frenn and a summary of […]

Mar 28th


Why I never let my kids quit… Anything!

WHY I NEVER LET MY KIDS QUIT…ANYTHING From Grown and Flown – parenting never ends. Quitting. We quit jobs, we quit marriages, we walk out on friendships and sometimes we let people down when the going gets tough. Sometimes it is necessary, even the right thing to do. Our kids quit teams and music lessons, […]

Mar 24th


Eight ways make this Rank Promotion Test Special for your Student

Eight ways make this Rank Promotion Test special.    1. All performances by students should receive the loudest and craziest cheers. They have worked hard and this is a magical moment for them. 2. Think back to the first time your child set foot in our school and focus on the positive development your child has […]

Mar 13th


School, Peer Pressure and Cliques How Parents can help.

As kids navigate friendships and cliques, there’s plenty parents can do to offer support. If your child seems upset, or suddenly spends time alone when usually very social, ask about it. Here are some tips: Talk about your own experiences. Share your own experiences of school — cliques have been around for a long time! Help […]

Mar 6th


Rank Promotional Testing is Coming Up March 25th, 2017

Good Morning, Renshi Matt here.  I just wanted to give you are quick reminder.  Our quarterly Rank Promotional Testing event is coming up.  On test day, there will not be any regularly scheduled classes at the dojo.  Below you will see the details for this event. If you have any questions regarding your/your student’s eligibility to test, please see me […]

Mar 6th


Self Defense begins with Awareness – by the Well Armed Woman

Self Defense begins with Awareness  – “The Well Armed Woman” There are some basic defensive tips every women should know and make part of their daily lives. BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS Self defense begins before you even know you need it. Always and in all situations, from going to the grocery store to finding […]

Mar 1st


Why Self-Esteem Matters

Why Self-Esteem Matters   According to, when children feel good about themselves, it sets them up for success — in everything from school to friendships. Positive feelings like self-acceptance or self-confidence help kids try new challenges, cope with mistakes, and try again. Taking pride in their abilities and accomplishments helps kids do their best. By […]

Feb 15th


Bullying is all too real. 5 tips for parents.

Did you know that 25% of public schools report that bullying among kids happens on a daily or weekly basis? And that 1 in 5 high school students report being bullied in the past year? The good news is that because bullying has made national headlines, schools and communities (and even celebrities) are taking a […]