Category Parents

Dealing with Peer Pressure

School, Peer Pressure, and Cliques…How Parents can Help! As kids navigate friendships and cliques, there’s plenty parents can do to offer support. If your child seems upset, or suddenly spends time alone when usually very social, ask about it. Here are some tips: Talk about your own experiences. Share your own experiences of school —

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A Kids healthy lifestyle!

Activity to help lay the groundwork for a Kids  healthy lifestyle! Sensei Darren breaks it down; According to children 6 – 12 years of age need physical activity to build strength, coordination, confidence — and to lay the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle. They’re also gaining more control over how active they are. School-age

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Children need CONNECTION more than anything else!

Children need CONNECTION more than anything else! Sensei Darren breaks it down; The times when children are the most responsive and happy are when they are most connected with their parents. Everything from getting down on their eye level, physical touch, and committed attention makes a bigdifference. When it comes to fostering self-discipline and self-esteem,

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SOLO Studio PA system

Enhancing your class experience

Enhancing your class experience. We have now invested in a high tech PA system for both of our SOLO Studios. So, now you’ll be able to hear everything in a crystal clear fashion, you won’t miss a beat! 🙂 A Good sound system is designed to ensure that everyone on the training floor is capable

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Learn to Earn

“Learn to Earn” Sensei Darren breaks it down:  From the moment we’re born we start learning and developing skills. We are all unique and some will learn things quicker than others.   Some of our earliest skills are breathing, learning to recognise sound, making our own sounds, grasping objects, physical movement of our body through

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The Benefits of Martial Arts for 4-6 Year olds

Intellectually  They are learning at a rapid pace, however typically have a hard time retaining information beyond three commands. Our goal is to teach them how to demonstrate great focus by processing a large amount of information at one time and showing great memory by re-training four or more commands at once while staying in

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Believing in yourself  

  Martial arts for children, and adults, is much more than just ‘how to punch and kick’. Today at SMAKIDZ Academy I talked to the kids about a simple concept: “Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it” The message is simple: You may not hit your goals tomorrow, or next week, but you can take small

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