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  • How to be more Mindful

    How to be more Mindful

    Reminding yourself to take notice of your thoughts, feelings, body sensations and the world around you is the first step to mindfulness. Notice the everyday
    "Even as we go about our daily lives, we can notice the sensations of things, the food we eat, the air moving past the body as we walk," says Professor Williams. "All this may sound very small, but it has huge power to interrupt the 'autopilot' mode we often engage day to day, and to give us new perspectives on life." Keep it regular
    It can be helpful to pick a regular time – the morning journey to work or a walk at lunchtime – during which you decide to be aware of the sensations created by the world around you. Try ....

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  • Encouragement, you can do it!

    Encouragement, you can do it!

    Sometimes a little encouragement can be just what you need to keep going. Martial arts training requires your dedication to persevere even when you don't think you can continue on, or maybe a challenging life event seems to want to stop you attending class regularly. 1: The first step is to recognise that it's a challenging time for you. 2: Next, set a schedule to guard your training time. Don't let anything get in the way. Remember this is "you" time. You are a better person after each workout, physically and mentally. 3: Remind yourself of previous challenges you have overcome. Know that "motivation follows action" I am reminded of a quote by Arnold Schwarzenegger; ....

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  • Resistance Makes Us Stronger

    Resistance Makes Us Stronger

    Black Belt Champions and High-Achievers would never become great without the benefit of resistance. None of the greatest Masters or Sensei’s in the Martial Arts would become as powerful as they have without the benefit of resistance. Motivational Speaker and Best Selling Author, Zig Ziglar, teaches "We should always be grateful for our problems." The reality is, the challenges we face every day, really do make us stronger. If everything in life came easy, everyone would be an instant Black Belt. In the real world, the people that solve the most complex problems, are worth the most value in society. In the Martial Arts, in school, at work, in business, we usually learn the most from ....

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  • The Essence of Black Belt

    The Essence of Black Belt

    The memory of earning your Black Belt will last a lifetime. This martial arts honour signifies your personal growth, improved fitness and the ability to stick to a goal and not give up, no matter the challenges you face. Here are some thoughts on earning their Black Belt from a selection of students "Sometimes it can be difficult to find the energy to go to class after school, but it is always fine when I arrive. The low points during training are the frustrations when I get a from wrong. I know that if I do the form slowly and practice it, I can do better." MG "At first, I felt excited to train for martial arts because I needed it most. During green belt, I felt depressed ....

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  • Athletic Enhancement

    Athletic Enhancement

    There is a reason why every professional sports team in every major sport supplements their training with martial arts. Martial arts training offers several advantages. It is amazingly effective at enhancing general coordination because it uses every part of the body in a balanced way. Upper body, lower body, right side, left side, forward movement, lateral movement and rotational movement are all included in martial arts training. ....

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  • Fighting Obesity

    Fighting Obesity

    Fighting Obesity: Martial arts is fitness with a purpose. There are few activities that offer the fitness benefits of a good martial arts class. Martial arts training demands a balance between the three components of fitness: strength, flexibility and endurance. A person who trains in martial arts will find their weakest areas greatly improved. And because their strength, flexibility and endurance are more balanced, adults and children will be less likely to injure themselves while participating in other athletic activities. ....

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  • Beginner Classes Now Enrolling

    Beginner Classes Now Enrolling

    Our program focuses on fitness, safety and self-defence, and provides a safe, positive, and respectful environment to learn new techniques and overcome kids' fears and challenges. We're Equipping Students with Lifelong Tools Students in our program develop skills that last a lifetime, from leading a class and helping new students to overcoming challenges in the classroom. Our programme is designed to teach kids the lessons of handwork, leadership, and perseverance. ....

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  • 5 GCSE Revision Tips

    Exams are part of your school life Here are 5 tips to revise for GCSE’s. These are also good tips for any exams you need to study for. Nothing beats hard-work, especially when it comes to studying, but there are ways you can guide your brain to remember information easier which supports your ability to learn. 1. Create a Revision Timetable Creating a revision timetable is a great way to organise your study time, plus it also helps boost your motivation to revise for your exams. 2. Take Regular Study Breaks Taking regular study breaks and exercising is proven to engaging your brain in studying and improve your exam performance in the long-run. Exercises especially Martial Arts, calms ....

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  • 5 ConversationQuestions to Ask Your Child

    5 ConversationQuestions to Ask Your Child

    5 Questions to ask your child instead of "How was school?" or "How was Karate?" 1. What was the best thing that happened today? 2. What was the hardest part of your day? 3. Tell or show me something you know today that you didn't know yesterday? 4. What made you laugh the hardest today? 5. Who would you like to be friends with and why? ....

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  • Back into the Routine

    Back into the Routine

    Dear Parents, as we enter the last week of the summer holidays I’m sure that most of you are thinking about the return to normality and the challenge of re-establishing your child’s routine. We look forward to seeing everyone back in September for an amazing end to the year! We hope everyone had a fantastic summer holiday. It will be absolutely no surprise that most kids are not going to be particularly positive about going back to school, going training, going to bed early or doing anything that involves not doing what they want! Expect the worst; “I hate school I don’t want to go” “I don’t want to do martial arts anymore” “why ....

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