Kids these days are facing a lot of difficult challenges. Here at Karate Atlanta, we are able to help children work through these issues in strong but subtle ways. Through the use of self-discipline and encouragement, we can help change the negative perspective of your child. Below, we have explained some of the inner-messages most children are getting and how they can be changed to positive messages.
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WHY A GOOD MARTIAL ARTS TRAINER IS IMPORTANT
Posted: December 03, 2015
Are you interested in learning martial arts? If so, have you considered how important it is to find a training center with certified instructors? It takes a highly trained and skilled individual to effectively teach martial arts. Whether it’s Taekwondo or karate (or anything in between), mastering the art requires years of dedication and effort. And if you want to learn to master the art yourself, you need to find a qualified instructor. Want to know what benefits you will see if you use a quality instructor? Keep reading to find out.
HOW YOUR CHILD CAN DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST A BULLY
Posted: December 02, 2015
Today’s children face more threats and dangers than at any other time in history. Never mind the crowded streets, dangerous criminals, unhealthy snacks, excessive time in front of the television, and other problems both direct and indirect. One of the most serious problems the youth of today face is the threat of bullying. From kindergarten through high school, children of all ages face bullies on a daily basis. So what are the best steps for defending yourself against a bully? Here are the top 5 ways your kids can avoid a bully:
1) Don’t let them stand out. Bullies are like animals attracted to weak prey or bright colors. In other words, bullies look for easy or obvious targets. If your child wants to avoid being bullied, make sure you talk to them about not being obnoxious, rude, extravagant, or loud at school. Being known for something obnoxious at school (like squirting milk out of his or her nose every lunch period) is a sure way to attract both good and bad attention.
2) Ignore bullies. As simple as that sounds, it really works. While that does not mean your kids should ignore someone in need of immediate help (and not call a teacher if another child is being bullied), it does mean they should ignore any remarks bullies make. Bullies live for reactions, and if your child doesn’t react, the bully will probably move on.
WHAT IS THE BEST MARTIAL ART FOR KIDS?
Posted: December 01, 2015
It’s no secret that kids have seemingly unlimited energy, which can sometimes get out of control if not channeled appropriately. If you are looking for an activity for your children to participate in after school to use up this energy while learning valuable life skills in the process, taekwondo or karate classes for kids will get the job done.
While similar, taekwondo and karate are not the same. Karate originated in Japan, while taekwondo came from Korea. Both styles are thousands of years old and teach self-defense moves, but taekwondo focuses more on competition and sparring skills.
In karate competitions, equal points are awarded for kicks and punches, but in taekwondo, kicks receive more points and therefore are the main focus. The word “taekwondo” itself means “the way of the hand and foot” and it is often explained simply as the “kicking art.” In addition to kicking technique, taekwondo teaches breaking power and how to split wood and bricks with nothing but bare hands and feet.
WOMEN’S MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES FOR SELF-DEFENSE AND FITNESS
Posted: June 24, 2015
As a woman, you face threats just as anyone else does, whether it is an attack from an intruder or a health threat such as diabetes or obesity. To defend yourself against the unknown, you can be prepared if you begin taking women’s martial arts classes for self-defense and fitness. As experts in their field of martial arts and self-defense, we’d like to tell you how the art of taekwondo might help you further.
Taekwondo is an ancient martial art that reached popularity in the United States in the 1940s. Over the years, it has become even more popular as a method for not only self-defense, but for fitness as well.
This style of martial arts focuses on a series of kicks and punches that emphasize speed and agility and helps students to work towards incorporating a Theory of Power that includes reaction force, concentration, equilibrium, breath control, mass, and speed. When all of these components are brought together, students are able to learn methods of protection while gaining an excellent fitness workout.