Monthly Archives: January 2016

So you want your child to learn Discipline in Karate?

Discipline One of the reasons many parents enroll their children in martial arts classes is to learn discipline. But what is discipline? What are we expecting children to learn in Karate class? There are at least two meanings to “discipline”: Diligence Obedience Fortunately, Karate helps teach both diligence and obedience. Let’s break it down and…

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Respect in Martial Arts

A lot of people talk about how martial arts training teaches respect. I have been giving this a lot of thought lately. Karate begins and ends with respect. – Gichin Funakoshi Just before we ended classes for the holidays, my friend Ryan Powell came to visit. Ryan was in town for the holidays and wanted to see…

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