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Karate for Kids in Santa Barbara

A Parent's Guide to Martial Arts

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The Martial Arts Kid Movie (2014)

I know it looks a little cheesy, but I’m a sucker for these types of movies… Plus, it looks like it might have some good character lessons in it – not to mention good moves! Do you think it will make it to theaters or will go straight to Netflix?

The Mental Side of Martial Arts

Originally posted on Kevin Shryock:
Martial arts is about the mind and body together as one. Taekwondo black belt instructor Candice Solomon-Strutz joins us to share and important lesson. Whew… I’m drenched in sweat after an intense two-hour Taekwondo class and directly after the cool down my instructor tells us to sit comfortably, close our…

The 3 Karate School Stereotypes

We’ve all seen the Karate Kid movies, right?

So… we know already:  There are only 2 types of schools… The good Karate Schools of course, and oh – the evil ones – right?!  Wait… Hmm… really?

Let’s think about this for a minute…

I don’t really think that there are karate schools out there teaching kids “put him in a body bag, Johnny!” style…

…but there are definitely a few different schools of thoughts when it comes to Martial Arts for kids.

To me, there are 3 types of Karate Schools….

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Karate Kills Entitlement

Isn’t entitlement the most annoying thing in the universe!?

Maybe I’m just getting old, but it seems that most young people today believe that everything should be given to them – for free.  They are born, therefore they deserve anything they want.

Sound familiar to you?

When kids show signs of entitlement, I used to get mad.  Now, I just smile.  Because I’m not worried about entitlement anymore for this generation – at least with those that I have influence with… because I’ve found the cure….

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