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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Martial Arts Benefits ASD Kids

    Martial Arts Benefits ASD Kids

    Children who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder can benefit from Martials Arts training! We have the expertise to help! Our starter programme gives all children plenty of time to acclimatise and see if its right for them within a safe environment! Our dedicated team of instructors know how to welcome children who are on the spectrum (or not), and efficiently settle them into class routine happily- giving them the best opportunity to pursue their journey to Black Belt ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Black Belt Brunch

    Black Belt Brunch

    New Black Belts, Certifiers and their families are invited to join the KickFit Instructor Team for coffee, croissants and fruit salad at KickFit HQ Have your new Black Belt signed by Kyoshi Pankiewicz, get your photo taken with your favourite team members and instructors. Use our photo booth for a fun reminder of this momentous achievement ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - 26 Year Anniversary

    26 Year Anniversary

    It's been my passion to bring the benefits of martial arts to the local community. I'm so proud of KickFit Martial Arts schools, the senior instructor team, students and parents. I would like to pay tribute to all former instructors and students that have been a part of KickFit’s evolution. It's an honour to be your Kyoshi now and in the future. Osu ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Instructor Training

    Instructor Training

    The instructor programme is called Sun Bae training. In this additional class, students are taught teaching principles, leadership and customer service skills. It's a mixture of video and practical role playing skills based on 26 years of teaching experience from Kyoshi Pankiewicz. We are proud to know it makes a difference to both students and instructors ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - I'm Ready for School

    I'm Ready for School

    *** There is no better feeling than earning your Black Belt. *** The day you put your Black Belt around your waist will show others that you have intense focus and perseverance to stick to a long term goal. As school starts back, it may be tempting to start a new activity and drop martial arts training. I want to remind you of your commitment to reach Black Belt. It is an achievement you will feel proud of for the rest of your life, Martial arts training improves your concentration and focus through practice of forms and self-defence skills. Sparring and exercises improve your fitness, coordination and flexibility. You build friendships and learn how to socialise with others ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - When Do I Do Homework?

    When Do I Do Homework?

    Doing homework regularly is an important part of having a successful school year. Taking time now, at the beginning of the year, as a family to discuss great homework habits can help students reach that goal. When do you do your homework?
    It’s important to know that everyone is not the same when it comes to doing homework, and no one plan will work for all students.
    Some kids can do homework as soon as they get home from school.
    Some kids might need a snack first and then do homework.
    Some kids need to recharge their batteries after school, taking 30 minutes of free time before doing homework. Not everyone can stay focused for the same period of time. While some ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Prepare for School

    Prepare for School

    With school starting back the instructors will be covering skills to maintain a positive mind-set. They will remind students to complete homework on-time and still attend martial arts classes. Being able to balance several activities teaches you to organise your time effectively. Studies have shown, that martial arts training improves concentration and focus through practice of forms and self-defence skills. Sparring and exercises improve your fitness, coordination and flexibility. At KickFit there are many examples of students who are successful at school and attend martial arts classes regularly The instructor team is ready to help at anytime ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - We Are Back!

    We Are Back!

    Classes restart this evening :) The instructor team are rested and enjoyed family time last week. Thanks for your understanding. We are ready to serve you ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - It's Ok To Be Different

    It's Ok To Be Different

    During the Junior class, this week's message is from Kyoshi Pankiewicz He wanted to share this tip about “it’s OK to be different” which will help you prepare for the new school term in September. It’s OK to be different, as long as you are not hurting anyone else or yourself.
    Set your job and career for you. Research and learn about other people doing the same or similar career that you want to follow. They will usually write about their experiences, good and bad which you can learn from. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Find Your Passion

    Find Your Passion

    During the Junior class, this week's message is from Kyoshi Pankiewicz He wanted to share this tip to carry yourself with confidence. This will help you prepare for the new school term in September. Find Your Passion Following your passion allows you to gain skills in areas in which you are already strong and will push you to become better. Kyoshi is passionate about the benefits of martial arts training for kids and adults. It’s his mission to spread this message to the local community too. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - School Success for Next Term

    School Success for Next Term

    I’m sure you are looking forward to the school summer holiday in a few weeks. But you all know that you will start school again in September in a higher year group or even new school Who thinks there will be more school work when term starts than you have now? It may seem that way, but usually it’s because you are out of the routine of going to school. I want to remind you that getting back into the school routine quickly including going to bed at the correct time everyday and having a homework timetable will help you succeed at school. You all know that attending extra physical activities like martial arts class is important to your school success too. University studies have ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Bring a Friend to Class

    Bring a Friend to Class

    Next week, you can invite a friend to take class with you. 1. Give Buddy Form to your friend's parent for completion. 2. Plan to attend Junior Basic or Little Champion class together. 3. Hand in completed and signed form before class starts. 4. Enjoy being instructor for the day ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Self-Defence Skills for You

    Self-Defence Skills for You

    Through our self-defence classes you will learn techniques varying from kicking and punching, to escape tactics from certain chokes and holds. Our self-defence program will not only prepare you for the worst, but you will gain the confidence and self-esteem to properly use the moves. And the best part? You get in shape while you do it! Self-defence is a full body, high-intensity workout that is guaranteed to tone muscles and melt away body fat. Anyone and everyone can participate! So, give yourself the gift of self-defence today. Below are some of the added benefits of self-defence classes in Slough Increased awareness of day to day situations 1. Improved physical fitness 2. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Exam Preparation Tips

    Exam Preparation Tips

    1. Don’t Panic. Sound advice from the authors of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Last minute flapping will do you no good at all, and the time to prevent it is now. 2. Plan Ahead. Think of the relative amounts of work that you need to do for each topic. Only you will know this: be honest. Don’t be tempted to spend more time than you need to on subjects you enjoy at the expense of those you don’t. 3. Stock Up. Lack of supplies is a feeble excuse. Have all the textbooks and notes you need, but also make sure you have the necessary pens, paper, folders and so on. Don’t forget marker pens, sticky notes and larger sheets of paper. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - UK Top Martial Arts Team

    UK Top Martial Arts Team

    So proud of the KickFit Instructor team. Number 1 UK martial arts school team for 2016/17. What a fantastic way to celebrate our 25 year anniversary. Presented by EFC UK and Kyoshi Dave Kovar
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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - The Food Pyramid

    The Food Pyramid

    The food pyramid is designed to maintain the negative energy balance needed to aid weight loss, while maximising the intake of the necessary vitamins, minerals and other nutrients essential to the maintenance of an active lifestyle. Following this plan should also lead to reduced cravings for unhealthy foods and stabilise blood sugar levels for both short term and long term health. Here is some guidance on the groups to maximise the benefits of physical training. Water and 0 calorie fluids- Aim for at least 2 litres a day. • Keep water available at all times, at your desk, in the car, or commuting bag, and at home keep naturally flavoured or filtered water in the fridge, and ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - KickFit Training is Great for Children

    KickFit Training is Great for Children

    We start with practical self-defence skills, but these skills are more effective when your mind is sharp, so we put a big emphasis on the mental aspects of martial arts. Kids learn to think fast and focus on what's most important. They develop self-discipline and perseverance, and any teacher will tell you, when kids pay attention and stick to their work, they do better at school. And our students learn how to deal with bullies. Obviously we teach them how to defend themselves, but we go a big step farther... We teach our kids how to walk and talk with confidence so that bullies will pick on someone else. In fact, our programme includes a complete child safety program. Kids learn ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Parents; How to Help Your Child Succeed

    Parents; How to Help Your Child Succeed

    1. Remember with kids: Progress not Perfection. 2. Out of Sight Leads to Out of Mind: we've found that when a student misses a week or more due to holiday, illness, whatever, they need a "push" start to get back on track. Your child's instructor can provide the extra kick start needed. 3. Share with the instructors the victories your child is achieving in school and in other areas. 4. We have found that when kids arrive 5 to 10 minutes prior to their class starting we can get them focused and have a more productive lesson. 5. Be excited about your child's training and progress. They will then be more proud of their accomplishments and will believe in themselves more. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Tips to Help Your Child in Martial Arts

    Tips to Help Your Child in Martial Arts

    Welcome to KickFit, we're glad you are starting your martial arts training with us. Here are some tips that will help your child excel: 1. Pick a set schedule and do your best to stick to it. Testing requires a minimum of 6 lessons in each five week cycle, to be eligible. 2. Everyone progresses at their own pace. We teach students not to compare themselves to others, but strive to be their best. 3. Home Practice: don't worry if your child doesn't want to practice at home yet. It isn't necessary as long they are attending class twice a week 4. Remember it's natural if your child doesn't want to come to class every now and then. Your child's instructor can get them back on ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Parent as Coaches Success Tips

    Parent as Coaches Success Tips


    1. Keep yourself and your child on a regularschedule 2. Any missed classes should be made up as soonas possible 3. Praise your child for the little or big improvement you see in them 4. Remember with kids; Progress not perfection 5. Out of sight leads to Out of mind: we've found that when a studentmisses a week or more due to holiday, illness, whatever, they need a "push" start to get back on track. Your child's instructorcan provide the extra kick start needed KickFit instructors are experts in child development. We understand the highs and lows of martial arts training to Black Belt and beyond. There are focused on helping your child reach ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Martial Arts Training for your Child

    Martial Arts Training for your Child

    Martial arts training at KickFit Martial Arts schools will be a positive influence on your child. Here’s five reasons why it can help them: Fitness
    Fitness is a crucial element to all KickFit martial arts classes. Warmups with star-jumps jacks, press-ups, sit-ups and stretches are commo along with monthly fitness testing. Plus the movements of the martial art itself often challenge your muscles and cardiovascular system. Martial artists are known for being toned, flexible and physically fit, and your child will be no different. Self-Defence
    The ability to defend yourself against an assailant is an empowering feeling. At KickFit Martial Arts self-defence training is at ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Control Your Reactions

    Control Your Reactions

    Life always contains cycles of good times and bad. During either period, we only have control over one thing, our own behaviour specifically our reaction.
    Realising this truth, great martial artists choose to develop habits, which lead them in the direction they wish to go. Once they determine their path, they stay diligent in their disciplines and choices.
    Everyone has heard the phrase, “attitude is everything” but nothing sums this concept up as well as the Japanese word, Kaizen.
    More than just a word, Kaizen represents a philosophy of commitment. The person makes a resolution to never stop improving.
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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Fitness, Agility, Confidence for Your Child

    Fitness, Agility, Confidence for Your Child

    My Name is Ken Pankiewicz and I'm the founder of KickFit Martial Arts schools. It's my mission to teach your children the best personal self-defence skills I know, things they can and will use to protect themselves should they ever step into harm's way. I'll teach them the best kind of physical martial arts skills I am capable of and use that practice to help develop their coordination, strength, overall fitness, and I will do everything I can to give them a deep appreciation for the value and power of physical training. So that they stay as agile, fit, and capable as they can be, for their lifetime. I know that to be no small gift: fitness, agility, and physical health. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Welcome Back to Class

    Welcome Back to Class

    If you ask any of our instructor team, I'm sure they will tell you that there was a time that they didn't want to go to class. Each of them will also tell you that it was their perseverance learn't from their training that got them go. Once in class, they enjoyed the workout with their friends and knew the training was helping them. My team and I are here to help if you need a little "extra" motivational talk. Just Ask ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Tip Testing: Black Tip

    Tip Testing: Black Tip

    Each belt rank has a minimum number of red tips and training time before a student can test for their next belt rank. For Junior, teen, adult students: 10 weeks at white, yellow, orange, 15 weeks at green through advanced purple, 20 weeks at brown through advanced red. Students testing for their next belt rank will usually be required to perform their curriculum individually in-front of their instructor. If the student successfully passes, they will be awarded a black tip at the end of their belt. Only those students who have passed their test will be allowed to attend the school’s Belt Graduation Ceremony. A completed Intent to Promote Form signed by both parent and school teacher ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Being A Black Belt Makes You Confident

    Being A Black Belt Makes You Confident

    There is no better feeling than earning your Black Belt. The day you put your Black Belt around your waist will show others that you have intense focus and perseverance to stick to a long term goal. As school starts back, it may be tempting to start a new activity and drop martial arts training. I want to remind you of your commitment to reach Black Belt. It is an achievement you will feel proud of for the rest of your life, Martial arts training improves your concentration and focus through practice of forms and self-defence skills. Sparring and exercises improve your fitness, coordination and flexibility. You build friendships and learn how to ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Success at School this Term

    Success at School this Term

    This month in junior lessons, the instructor team will be focusing on tips for school success With school starting back the instructors will be covering skills to maintain a positive mind-set. They will remind students to complete homework on-time and still attend martial arts classes. Being able to balance several activities teaches you to organise your time effectively. Studies have shown, that martial arts training improves concentration and focus through practice of forms and self-defence skills. Sparring and exercises improve your fitness, coordination and flexibility. At KickFit there are many examples of students who are successful at school and ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - What Can You Achieve?

    What Can You Achieve?

    So today's the day for A and AS level results. Good luck to our students receiving their marks today. Whether your results are what your want or not I know that your martial arts training will give you the edge. Here's my story: "My first A level results in 1987 were poor. However my martial arts training gave me the perseverance to resit the exams in 1 year and dramatically improve my results allowing me to study at University of Leeds. At university, I developed the skills to set-up and start KickFit Martial Arts schools. Now, 25 years later we have a great professional instructor team teaching 600 students in 5 locations. What can you achieve with ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Carry Yourself with Confidence

    Carry Yourself with Confidence

    Master Pankiewicz wanted to share this tip to carry yourself with confidence. This will help you prepare for the new school term in September. 1 Find Your Passion
    Following your passion allows you to gain skills in areas in which you are already strong and will push you to become better. Master Pankiewicz is passionate about the benefits of martial arts training for kids and adults. It’s his mission to make your local community understand this too. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Confidence

    Confidence

    Master Pankiewicz wanted to share this tip to carry yourself with confidence. This will help you prepare for the new school term in September. 1 Find Your Passion
    Following your passion allows you to gain skills in areas in which you are already strong and will push you to become better. Master Pankiewicz is passionate about the benefits of martial arts training for kids and adults. It’s his mission to make your local community understand this too. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Relax, Focus, Relax

    Relax, Focus, Relax

    Relaxation is a crucial component of practice. No matter what techniques or drills we’re practicing, relaxation is the beginning of all techniques. Relax the breath, relax the body, relax the mind. It is in fact, the underlying mental state with which we must approach our practice at all times. Practicing forms, basics, self-defence, sparring with a partner, or pad work – no matter the activity, we need to be fully present to be able to execute the art correctly. Technique can only improve and understanding can only grow when we are completely mindful of what we are doing in each moment. Otherwise repetition is not a learning experience, it’s just repetitive. Remember to be ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Your New School Term

    Your New School Term

    I’m sure you are looking forward to the school summer holiday in a few weeks. But you all know that you will start school again in September in a higher year group or even new school Who thinks there will be more school work when term starts than you have now? It may seem that way, but usually it’s because you are out of the routine of going to school. I want to remind you that getting back into the school routine quickly including going to bed at the correct time everyday and having a homework timetable will help you succeed at school. You all know that attending extra physical activities like martial arts class is important to your school success too. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Black Belt Test May 2016 Results

    Black Belt Test May 2016 Results

    Here's the role of honour from last Saturday's Black Belt Spirit and Energy test. Congratulations on earning this martial arts rank, which many people dream about but few achieve. Set the date now for your next Dan grade test, resolve to let nothing divert you from this goal. Earning your Back Belt means you are able to set a longterm goal and work towards it overcoming any obstacles that may have been in your way.Rememberhow it felt to achieve this goal and how martial artstraininghastransformedyou.Remember,only continuedtrainingwill continue thispositivetransformation ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Practice Hard

    Practice Hard

    Prepare to push yourself – body and mind. During class you will sweat and push your body to its limits. Mentally focus on your techniques with such intensity that you have no room for any of the day-to-day problems and frustrations you might have brought with you. With effort, you will begin to break through physical limitations. You will begin to feel more confident and your new assurance will carry over into other areas of your life. When you train your body and mind together, you are preparing to take on life and its challenges. Cultivate an attitude of discipline and concentration in class. Don’t allow yourself to focus on anything else but your practice. Drop the ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Developing Self-Discipline

    Developing Self-Discipline

    A disciplined person is a person who knows what to do and then does it. Someone without self-discipline knows what they should do, but just doesn’t get around to doing it. Discipline, like a muscle, is developed with use. By training in the Martial Arts, you are encouraged to work through difficult movements. As you progress up the belt ranks, you develop the ability to push yourself, while maintaining your focus and concentration, knowing that this is what it takes to become proficient. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - How to Improve Your Front Kick

    How to Improve Your Front Kick


    Your foot position is very important for an effective front kick. You're aiming to strike through the target with the ball of your foot.
    To get this right try pointing your toes like a ballerina. Then pull your toes back while leaving your ankle in the same position. So your foot is extended but your toes are back.
    It might take you a while to build up the strength in your foot to do this. You can try practicing while you watch TV.
    Try to achieve this foot position as early as possible in the kick. Ideally by the time your knee is chambered your foot is in the right position.
    To get more power in the kick you need to use your hips. Your front kick should penetrate forwards into ....

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  • Do You Have Exams Soon

    Remember, exercise and continued martial arts training should be part of your revision timetable.
    Attending class, will allow you to focus on some "me" time, decompress and be ready for the next revision round. University studies show a direct relationship between high quality physical activity and increased mental focus. Here are 5 Top Tips to Help with Exam Preparation 1. Don’t Panic. Sound advice from the authors of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Last minute flapping will do you no good at all, and the time to prevent it is now. 2. Plan Ahead. Think of the relative amounts of work that you need to do for each topic. Only you will know this: be honest. Don’t be ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Renshi Howton 4th Dan Graduation

    Renshi Howton 4th Dan Graduation

    Wow, what an amazing afternoon. It would not have been possible without all the volunteers helping to put on the show, serve food and help tidy away. You were amazing Renshi Howton put on a faultless display and showed his skills as a 4th Dan Black Belt. Thank you to all the members of the Howton family and friends who came to support him along with the 160 spectators. We really appreciate your support and energy. What a great start to the 25th anniversary celebration year of KickFit Martial Arts schools ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Champion in Progress

    Champion in Progress

    To become the absolute best you can be…you must be committed to always get better. Use your Martial Arts to become the best you can possibly be, Champions always search for ways to become better.

    For most students, that means working to improve your skills, conditioning and/or your mental strategy. No matter how long you train, there is always something to improve. It’s been said many times that the best Black Belts are really just White Belts that never quit.
    Meaning that the best Black Belt Champions remain eager, like a White Belt, to learn, grow and improve. They have an insatiable appetite for knowledge and self improvement. Training is a daily habit and being ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Think Progress Not Perfection

    Think Progress Not Perfection

    Progress in the Martial Arts is a step by step process. If you always strive for positive progress and move forward one step at a time, you’ll always grow in your journey as a martial arts champion. Some people try to make things happen too fast and they expect too much from themselves. These are the type of students that become easily frustrated and usually give up on their goals. This occurs in the Martial Arts and other areas as well. Inch by Inch is a Cinch…is a reminder that positive and steady progress happens one step at a time. If you keep putting one foot in front of the other, sooner or later, you’ll walk a thousand miles. Yard by Yard is Always Hard…reminds ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - It's About the Experience

    It's About the Experience

    Thinking about starting your child in martial arts classes this month? ======= We guarantee a great experience on your first class KickFit has been teaching martial arts to children and families in the area for 25 years Our specialty is working with young kids, improving their confidence and self-esteem, and teaching them life skills. Most importantly, we do it in a safe fun filled atmosphere for learning. Kids just love it!" ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Don't Stop Believing

    Don't Stop Believing

    The end of the year is almost upon us, train hard and finish strong. Do what- ever it takes to maintain momentum. Allow nothing and no one to get in your way. Martial Artists finish strong, we don’t fade away.
    Be mindful of your dark side, for as well as being our own best friend we can also be our own worst enemy. The enemy within will lie to you and feed you excuses, seducing you into making easy choices, leading you down the path of mediocrity. The dark side within will give you plenty of “reasons” why you can’t see something through, it can be very inventive and persuasive. See through this falsehood and just get on the mat, just walk into the ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - The Essence of Black Belt

    The Essence of Black Belt

    This martial arts honour signifies your personal growth, improved fitness and the ability to stick to a goal and not give up, no matterthe challenges you face. Here are some thoughts on Black Belt from a selection of students on today’s test: **************************************************************** "As the years went by, the forms, techniques and expectations became higher each time a new belt was reached. But, with the support from instructors and parents I carried on to achieve my goal. Achieving my black belt would be a very proud moment for me and my family because it will symbolise my many years of training and dedication from myself and my instructor ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Perspective Keeping a Proper View of Life

    Perspective Keeping a Proper View of Life

    To be a true champion, it is important that you grasp the roles and responsibilities of being a Black Belt.Especially hold onto the respect of friends and others who you meet on your road to success. You make yourself a champion and you must accept the responsibility for how you handle the inevitable setbacks along the way. Courage: The Ability to Withstand Pressure
    Courage is a characteristic shared by all Black Belts. It is the quality that drives you to give that something extra when it seems that you can’t give anymore. It makes you perform at your best, even when the slightest error could mean defeat. Courage will keep you from being intimidated by the prospect of failure. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - There is No Better Feeling

    There is No Better Feeling

    There is no better feeling than earning your Black Belt. The day you put your Black Belt around your waist will show others that you have intense focus and perseverance to stick to a long term goal. As school starts back, it may be tempting to start a new activity and drop martial arts training. I want to remind you of your commitment to reach Black Belt. It is an achievement you will feel proud of for the rest of your life, Martial arts training improves your concentration and focus through practice of forms and self-defence skills. Sparring and exercises improve your fitness, coordination and flexibility. At KickFit, there are many students that successfully combine ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - School Success Tips

    School Success Tips

    This month in junior lessons, the instructor team will be focusing on tips for school success With school starting back the instructors will be covering skills to maintain a positive mind-set. They will remind students to complete homework on-time and still attend martial arts classes. Studies have shown, that martial arts training improves concentration and focus through practice of forms and self-defence skills. Sparring and exercises improve your fitness, coordination and flexibility. At KickFit there are many examples of students who are successful at school and attend martial arts classes regularly The instructor team is ready to help at anytime ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - How Do I Test For My Next Tip or Belt

    How Do I Test For My Next Tip or Belt

    The same syllabus is taught for 5 weeks. In the Basic and Little Champion programmes, it takes 10 weeks to move to the next belt level. Week 4 is black tip testing for students with 1 red tip around their belt. The following week 5, the rest of the group will then test. Students should make a minimum of 6 classes per month to be eligible to test. ========================= At basic level we reward effort more than skill. The student will still pass a test with several mistakes. At this level the instructor is getting the student to create a habit of coming to class regularly, twice per week. Students are tested against their own potential rather than ....

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  • Five Steps to Personal Safety

    It is important to remember that self-defence defies logic.Every day, someone somewhere effectively diffuses a potentially dangerous situation.Every day someone, somewhere effectively fights off and breaks free from a violent attack. How? They have what is referred to as "mindset". They have decided that they will "NOT” become a victim. [courtesy of Kyoshi Dave Kovar) 1. Create safe habits Review safe habits in your daily life 2. Learn to be aware... but not on guard Be aware of your surroundings, but at the same time do not add unnecessary fears to them 3. Learn to trust your intuition.“If in doubt ... out” 4. Take ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Safety on the Streets

    Safety on the Streets

    P.L.A.N This helpful acronym can help young children to think about Personal Safety and remember important personal safety messages: **** Prepare Before you go out, think for a little bit about where you’re going and how you’ll get there and back. Tell someone where you’re going before you leave. **** Look confident Walk tall and hold you head up. If you look confident, other people are less likely to trouble you. Pay attention to what is going on around you so that you can see if trouble is near and avoid it. **** Avoid danger Keep to well lit streets and places where there are lots of people. Don’t take short cuts down alleyways or paths. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Developing Perseverance

    Developing Perseverance

    What does it mean to have perseverance? As you know, it means not to give up on something regardless of how difficult things become. Everyone one of you has shown perseverance in your life many times before. The things you now take for granted like reading, tying your shoes, riding a bike and even the simple art of walking were things that you at one time did not know how to do What helped you to develop these skills and will help you to develop other skills in the future is perseverance Perseverance is a combination of endurance, doggedness and determination. It is believing in yourself even when others don’t. It is in all of us … sometimes we just forget how to access it. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Five Tips to Being Fit

    Five Tips to Being Fit

    As you know, in Junior classes this month the instructors are focusing on healthy eating tips. Here is a recap on the information provided in class. Parents are encouraged to follow-up at home. Being fit means a person eats well, gets a lot of physical exercise and has a healthy weight. If you're fit, your body works well, feels good, and can do all the things you want to do. Some steps only parents can take — such as serving healthy meals or deciding to take the family on a walk. But you can take charge, too, when it comes to health. 1. Eat a variety of foods
    , especially fruits and vegetables. You may have a favourite food, but the best choice is to eat a variety. If ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Earning Your Black Belt

    Earning Your Black Belt

    Remember earning or being a Black Belt is an achievement that many people dream about but few actually attain. I want to remind you to never lose sight of this extraordinary achievement. Many former students have regretted not testing for Black Belt. The time it takes to be ready fortesting,shapes yourpersonality. Itwillinstila non-quittingspiritandpositiveattitude that crosses over intoeverythingyou do. Persevere and stay focused and when you reach your Black Belt enjoy all the new exciting opportunities that continued training will bring you Regular attendance of the Black Belt class continues your commitment to a healthy lifestyle. We areReadyto Serve You #teamKickFit ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Self Confidence

    Self Confidence

    A child who is involved in martial arts is generally a child who is confident. Working through martial art skills and the belt ranking system gives a child measurable goals to follow that are realistic to attain. The sense of accomplishment a child feels by mastering a new technique or graduating to a new belt will lead to greater achievements at home and school ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Respect

    Respect


    Martial arts are all about respect. Punching, kicking, throwing and locking are all secondary to the respect that is shown form the moment you walk into a dojo. Children learn to bow to the masters who came before them, and to their current instructors. They also learn to treat other students as they wish to be treated. Quality martial arts instructors press upon the respect issue regularly and instruct students to practice respect for self, parents, teachers and peers at every opportunity. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Martial Arts Training is a Positive Activity

    Martial Arts Training is a Positive Activity

    Martial arts training was frequently mentioned by young people with dyspraxia and their parents/carers as a positive activity with many physical and social benefits. These include:
    Doing martial arts is “cool” and a way of getting children to do physicalactivities without it being called “therapy”, in particular it can help with: Developing balance, strength and core stability, Improving flexibility and coordination, Developing body and spatial awareness, Improving overall fitness
    The moves are often taught in stages, each building on the last one so thatskills are developed over time
    Martial arts often have clear rules and structures. People with dyspraxia alsobenefit from ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Setting Goals for Future Success

    Setting Goals for Future Success

    KickFit instructors are experts in child development. Our kids learn how to set and achieve goals. Each of our belt ranks has short term goals and all students learn how to work toward a long term goal... earning their black belt. And the moves we teach develop strength, endurance, balance and coordination, so we basically include a fitness program as part of the package. And to keep them coming back, we make sure they enjoy our classes. We want them smiling, sweating and learning in every class. So we pack a lot into our program. Between the life skills, the physical skills and the focus on setting and achieving goals, our programme puts kids on a path to success. By the time a ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - More Than Just Kicking and Punching

    More Than Just Kicking and Punching

    KickFit instructors are experts in child development ... We start with practical self-defence skills, but these skills are more effective when your mind is sharp, so we put a big emphasis on the mental aspects of martial arts. Kids learn to think fast and focus on what's most important. They develop self-discipline and perseverance, and any teacher will tell you, when kids pay attention and stick to their work, they do better at school. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Thank You for Your Loyalty

    Thank You for Your Loyalty

    As we end another fantastic year of training and improving our lives together through the Martial Arts, I'd like to finish by expressing my sincere appreciation and gratitude to you and your (family) for your energy, support and encouragement. It's been a great year and you've helped to make itthat way...

    Your eagerness and desire to learn and grow through the Martial Arts encourages the instructor teamto be at their best Your loyalty and support is greatlyappreciated and it's anhonour to have you onour team. When we bow toward each other, we’re expressing a mutual respect and appreciation. We’ve always stressed that Martial Arts begins and ends with ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - 3 Tips to Improve Your Side Kick

    3 Tips to Improve Your Side Kick

    3 Tips for Improving your Side Kick
    1. Use Your Standing Foot
    To do a sidekick properly you must turn your standing foot through 180° This means that when you strike the target the toes of your standing foot point backwards. You need to turn your standing foot for two reasons. The turn allows your hips to open up so your foot can strike the target in the correct position. It's the turn of your standing foot that creates the power in side kick. As your foot turns you can push off it. This lets you use your powerful hip, bum and core muscles to drive your kicking foot out. So you turn power from the ground into power going forwards into the kick. 2. Keep Your ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Control Your Reactions

    Control Your Reactions

    Life always contains cycles of good times and bad. During either period, we only have control over one thing, our own behaviour specifically our reaction. Realising this truth, great martial artists choose to develop habits, which lead them in the direction they wish to go. Once they determine their path, they stay diligent in their disciplines and choices. Everyone has heard the phrase, “attitude is everything” but nothing sums this concept up as well as the Japanese word, Kaizen. More than just a word, Kaizen represents a philosophy of commitment. The person makes a resolution to never stop improving. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Mental Self-Defence

    Mental Self-Defence

    Stress Busting The ideal way to deal with stress is to get rid of the source of stress in your life. If that isn't possible, you must find other ways to get rid of stress. Here are some great tips for reducing stress: Exercise . Studies show that thirty minutes of exercise at least three times a week has immeasurable benefits for one's health, and can also diminish the level of stress one faces. Exercise can mean training in the martial arts, walking, jogging, cycling, playing a sport such as basketball, swimming, etc. Diet . Eat a healthy diet, with fruits, vegetables and whole grains. As martial artists you probably already avoid tobacco or excessive alcohol. Consume ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - What Are You Waiting For

    What Are You Waiting For

    Our safe and structured classes are just the tonic you need for your body. Parents love our children's classes as we teach the skills necessary for success: bully prevention, respect for others, confidence, courage and fitness. New beginner classes are starting this term. Adults and teens enjoy the stress busting workout of the Thai pad routines along with learning self-defence skills that will boost your self-esteem. Every class is a positive experience created by the friendly professional instructor team. ....

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  • Kids Karate in Slough - KickFit Martial Arts Slough - Parents Help Your Child Stick to their Martial Arts Goals

    Parents Help Your Child Stick to their Martial Arts Goals

    Parent Info on New School Year, New Activities and Homework With school starting up, your schedules may be getting a bit busier. If your child starts feeling like there just is not enough time in the day, please let us know so we can help. We want to assist you to have your best school year ever and reach your martial arts goals at the same time. Children are present focused meaning that a new after school activity will always be more attractive than an existing one. Parents, please remind your child of their commitment to earn their Black Belt. What if your child wanted to stop learning how to ride a bike the first time they fell down and you let them? What kind of a lesson ....

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