Since we teach children at our Academy (Elite Martial Arts). I am always on the lookout for articles on child psychology and teaching children. I came across this article, and I thought that the parents of our students would find it interesting.
We always try to praise and encourage children to act the right way. This is just a normal function of good parenting and good teaching. The study quoted in this article seems to indicate that not all “praise” is equal. Do you praise your child for effort, or for talent and which is better? It’s something that most of us don’t think about, but perhaps we should.
The article is from a British publication, so there are some alternate spellings, and they refer to things by different names than we do in the United States; but you will no doubt find it enlightening. The link is posted below. I hope you enjoy it.
K1 Knockouts Part 2
Posted: May 13, 2011
For those of you that loved K1 Knockouts Part 1, here is part 2. This video isn’t suitable for young viewers, but if you’re a fan of kickboxing, I’m sure you’ll like it.
The Need For Simplicity
Posted: May 08, 2011
I had an interesting experience today as I was shopping with my wife at the “Container Store”. If you have never been to this store, it is exactly what you would expect. They sell a bunch of containers to put all of your stuff in.
The strangest thing is that we as Americans spend a lot of money on stuff. We speak of helping those less fortunate, and then instead of giving our old stuff away, we spend more money at a container store so that we can hoard things which are useless to us, but could be of a benefit to someone else.
How does this relate to martial arts?
K1 Knockouts Part 1
Posted: May 06, 2011
I really used to enjoy watching K1. It was a great venue for standup fighters. The action was always incredible. The following video is a highlight reel of knockouts. If you like action, then I’m sure you’ll love it.
The following video may not be suitable for children.
Rocky Marciano Footage
Posted: April 21, 2011
Some Rocky Marciano training footage. I hope you like it.