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You need to do more than just turn up to class to get your next belt!

Posted: June 27, 2020

From time to time we’re asked by parents when a child is due to grade.  Sometimes it’s not as simple as they know their pattern, or they learnt the new combination.

There are various requirements that a student needs to pass before they will be invited to grade.

These include:


Posted: January 03, 2019

1. Encourage Interests

It is sometimes easy to want certain activities to become important to your kids, if they are important to you. (I love football and I want my child to play on a team.) There can also be an unspoken expectation that you do not want certain interests to become part of your child’s life. (I do not want my child to become a gymnast.) In order to allow your child to develop passion and drive for something, as little rules for what is acceptable as possible should be the goal. This includes gender role rules – girls can’t play football and boys can’t be a dancer. The more a child embraces something, the more they learn who they can be and what they want to accomplish. The more they understand themselves, the more they learn about how capable they are.

2. Demonstrate Respect


Posted: January 03, 2019

Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports founded on kicking and punching, generally created from Karate, Muay Thai, Khmer Boxing, and Western boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, physical game and general fitness. In this article we will focus on the benefits of kickboxing in relation to general fitness. Below are the benefits associated with kickboxing:

Burning Fat

How Martial Arts Help Prevent Bullying

Posted: January 03, 2019

What Martial Arts can do in regards to Bullying

Bullying, particularly in schools, is one of the difficult issues one can encounter. The effect of bullying of kids in schools and other places has hit an epidemic ratio. Bullying has always been a problem, it causes long-term damage to the victim’s self-esteem. But this problem has many ways to encounter it both for the bully and the victim. Through Martial Arts, both sides of the bully equation can be addressed. Here’s how:

Martial Arts for Bullies

How Children Benefit from Martial Arts Training

Posted: August 11, 2017

Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids

The mystique attached to martial arts is undeniable for a majority of the adults. Likewise, though on a much different scale in the day to day life, martial arts have a positive effect on children who participate in the sport. Unlike what most people think, martial arts are not only meant for the less confident or self-fulfilling kids. It is intended for children from all walks of life and personalities. Following are the benefits of martial arts to children.