Autumn Term Video Tutorials

We have online Video Tutorials for our Autumn Term available for you on our YouTube channel. These videos are your guide to the skills we’ve been working with together in our recent lessons.  Watching these will help you keep these skills fresh in your mind.  These videos will also guide you as you practice and…

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Thanks for Participating: Board Breaking for Appalachian Outreach

A big “Thank You!” to our students and families who participated in our recent Board Breaking workshops, and donated to the Appalachian Outreach ministry in Jefferson City. Ms. Hill’s father sent us the following message: “Izabella would like to extend her thanks to everyone who participated in the board breakings this week! We ended up…

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Honors Students: Creating Your Own Bo 1 Step!

Just a reminder for our Honors Students that you’re creating your own Bo 1 Step in our “B” lessons.  This will be an important part of earning your 2nd Achievement Stripe, and of your Promotion Exam in a few weeks. Last week, you selected the attacks that you will defend against. Your homework for the…

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Courtesy #6: What “honorific” did the 1st Congress decide on?

As George traveled north by coach from Virginia in the Spring of 1789, the first Congress met in New York.  Two groups would have to decide on the proper honorific for George — the House of Representatives and the Senate. The honorific had to be something that both the Representatives and the Senators could agree…

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Courtesy #5: What’s an “honorific” anyway?

In our lesson this week, we’ll continue our discussion of Courtesy as our Warrior Personal Strength. What’s an “honorific” anyway, and why did George need one? An “honorific” is a special way we speak to or about someone else that shows courtesy and respect.  Some of these we use so often that we don’t think…

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Courtesy #4: George and Lila, the lost dog.

In our lesson this week, we’ll continue our discussion of Courtesy as our Warrior Personal Strength.  This week, we will talk about George, General William Howe, and Lila the lost dog. 1777 was a tough year for George.  He was commander of the Continental Army, leading American soldiers in the War for Independence.  Their opponents…

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What are the Benefits of Karate for Parents and Families of Children and Adolescents?

Part 1 of the series Part 2 of the series  Part 3 of the series Part 4 of the series Part 5 of the series As parents, we have many calls on our personal and family resources, and only so much to go around.  A further consideration is Opportunity Cost – the time and effort…

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What are the Social Benefits of Karate for Children and Adolescents?

Part 1 of the series Part 2 of the series  Part 3 of the series Part 4 of the series Studying and practicing Karate is a strongly social activity.  We work together with your child as part of our dojo community.  This is about more than learning the physical skills of Karate.  In our lessons…

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What are the Psychological Benefits of Karate for Children and Adolescents?

Part 1 of the series Part 2 of the series  Part 3 of the series The personal strengths we seek to develop through our study and practice of Karate – our strengths of heart and will – are as vital as the physical strengths.  One of the core understandings of Karate – indeed, of all…

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What are the Cognitive Benefits of Karate for Children and Adolescents?

Part 1 of the series Part 2 of the series  In addition to physical training, Karate provides your child with a mental workout as well.  We’ll be helping your child strengthen and develop their cognitive abilities as we work together in our lessons. Your child’s Cognitive Abilities are how they learn and understand.  Being aware…

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