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  • 10 Amazing Benefits of Martial Arts

    With the right instructor, kids 4 years oldand up flourish in self-defense and martial arts training
    1. Improves physical fitness and coordination
    2. Teaches concentration, discipline and respect 3. Develops confidence
    In a self-defense program, children are constantly learning new skills, and each one is a little more challenging than the one before. Not everything is easy and developing these skills can take practice. But developing new skills leads to confidence and pride in one’s abilities. A good instructor is also praising children for their effort and good work which builds confidence. 4. Develops assertiveness, tenacity and determination
    Mastering new skills, ....

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  • Kids Karate in Sylvania - Daniel Turner's Karate America - Martial Arts Proven Beneficial for Individuals with Autism

    Martial Arts Proven Beneficial for Individuals with Autism

    A recent and growing trend that has provided many benefits for children on theautism spectrum involves their engagement in karate and other martial arts. A 2010 research project conducted by the University of Wisconsin physical therapy department confirmed what parents were alreadyreporting - in the course of learning martial arts, children with autism essentially came out of theirshells and grew more socially assertive and cooperative. They exhibited better balance and motorcoordination, eye contact improved and play skills were further developed. Greater self-esteem was also reported, with the added bonus of these kidsbeing able to defend themselves, if need be. Karate and martial ....

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  • Kids Karate in Sylvania - Daniel Turner's Karate America - Attention Parents: This is downright scary!

    Attention Parents: This is downright scary!

    1 out of 4 kids is bullied. 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school. Each day 160,000 students in the US miss school for fear of being bullied. 100,000 students carry a gun to school. More youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school. Playground school bullying statistics – Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. Adult intervention- 4%, Peer intervention- 11%, No intervention- 85% Teenagers say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings. 61% said students shoot others because they have been victims of physical abuse at home. 54% said witnessing physical abuse at home can lead to violence in school. On average, a ....

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  • No Means No!

    Click Here for Video! NO MEANS NO KENYA works to provide simple, high impact Self- Defense training to as many women and children as possible worldwide. We believe prevention is key in the global rape epidemic. For far too long the overwhelming focus has been on aftercare strategies – this needs to change. It is believed that Self Defense training can raise a woman or child’s chance of prevailing in a sexual assault by up to 85%. No Means No Worldwide is a comprehensive rape prevention organization for girls and boys. We are a school based program that uses the IMpower system of violence prevention training. We teach classes in 6 week cycles, three times per school year, ....

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  • 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 strong stand against bullying.
    You can do your part at home, too. Here are 5 smart strategies to keep kids from becoming targets
    — and stop bullying that has already started
    . Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD Talk about it.
    Talk about bullying with your kids and have other family members share their experiences. If one of your kids opens up about being bullied, ....

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  • What do kids want in a coach?

    We asked kids in an online survey: "What should a coach care about most?" You might expect them toanswer"to focus on winning." But"Put me in, coach!" is what most kids really want. In fact, the majority didn't think winning was all that important. Only 7% of girls said coaches should be most concerned with winning, while about 18% of boys said so. ? Here's what boys and girls value most in a coach: 64% saidgiving everyone a chance to play 27% saidteaching new skills 9% saidwinning Striving for excellence is a great goal, but when coaches and parents apply too much pressure, kids can get overly worried or push themselves too hard physically, leading to injuries. Some ....

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  • How Parents Can Nurture Self-Esteem

    ?Self-esteem develops over time. And if it's low, it can be raised. Here are things parents can do: Help your child learn to do things. At every age, there are new things for kids to learn. Martial Arts is one of the best sports you can enroll your child because they will be learning all the time while having fun. Learning basics, the proper way to exercise, traditional martial artskataand self defense are all skills that increase competence. Competence increased confidence and self esteem. When coaching kids how to do things, show and help them at first.Then let them do what they can, even if they make mistakes. Be sure your child has lots of opportunities to learn, try, and feel ....

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  • School, Peer Pressure and Cliques: How Parents can help

    A?s 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 put rejection in perspective.Remind your child of times he or she has been angry with parents, friends, or siblings — and how quickly things can change. Shed some light on social dynamics.Acknowledge that people are often judged by the way a person looks, acts, or dresses, but that often people act mean and put others down because they lack ....

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  • Self-Defense Begins with Awareness

    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 your car in a dark parking lot - scan and be aware of what and who is around you and know where you are. Observe and think "what if?". What if someone jumped out at you from behind that car? What would you do? Part of what makes a women vulnerable to attack is the appearance of not paying attention, or appearing uncomfortable. Projecting a confident attentive presence can be a powerful deterrent. We are creatures of habit. It is ....

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