It might seem far-off, you might even still have snow on the ground! But before you know it, Summer will be here, and with it: longer days, no school, and lots of free time for kids. It’s never too early to start planning for the inevitable joys and challenges of Summer!
Summer is a time for fun, yes, but while our kids have so much time on their hands, parents can end up overwhelmed and over-committed just trying to balance busy lives with the time demands of bored kids. And we don’t want them to just sit inside all day glued to digital devices, either, but kids today have to be much more alert than earlier generations. Watching the local news can terrify any parent, but with some simple safety strategies and carefully planned activities, we can face these challenges and feel much more confident about our children’s safety AND the quality of their Summer experience!
Here are some essential safety tips you can teach your child NOW:
5 Heroic Kids Who Saved Their Lives with Martial Arts
Posted: April 25, 2019
Kidnappers. Bullies. Adults who just want to start fights, even with kids. Every parent’s nightmare! We like to focus on the positive benefits of martial arts such as physical fitness, mental clarity, self-confidence, better grades and so forth- but the reality is that there is plenty of danger in the world, and martial arts can help you prepare your child for situations that range from difficult to life-threatening. These five kids found themselves in a bad spot, but because of their martial arts training, they were better equipped to handle what was happening, and may have even saved their own lives!
GEORGIA’S KARATE KID
Posted: February 21, 2019
*The following is a blog post from our friend and Child-Development Specialist, Melody Shuman. We hope you enjoy it.
As parents, we want what’s best for our children. The reality is that today’s children are pushed to their limits with extra-curricular activities by well-meaning parents. With that said, I’ve put together some details about how over-committing children are retroactive for their development.
Photos of our Adult Purple Belt Test 9-18-19
Posted: February 21, 2019
Here is the link to the photos of our Adult Purple Belt Testing for September, 2018. This was a very long and difficult test, and we are so proud of everyone. The full album can be seen on our Facebook Fan Page by clicking here.
Kids Kali 1 Test 9-17-18
Posted: October 16, 2018
Here is the link for the photos of our Children's Kali 1 Test for September, 2018. The full Album can be viewed on our Facebook Fan Page by clicking here.