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Martial Arts Training for Kids & Adults in Pflugerville, Texas

What is a Black Belt?

The term black belt means something to people even if they know nothing about martial arts!  Its a term that carries weight.  Why?
 
Is it because we value someone’s ability to fight?  Or is it more because we know it takes time to invest in an art that has been practiced for centuries?  I think it’s more the latter.  Martial Arts has a rich history.  And as we study martial Arts, we plug ourselves into that history.  
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Summer Camps

Pflugerville summer camp fun
 
What are summer camps at Rise Martial Arts in Pflugerville?  Think huge lock in with a fun martial arts class and weapons class thrown in!  We have tons of games planned for the kids, some outside time in the morning for a bit.  
 
 
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Black Belt Parenting

We would like to introduce our new series of blog topics! Black belt parenting! What on earth is that? What do you think about when you hear the term Black Belt? Most of us think of some one who has a degree of accomplishment in martial arts. Let’s take that term to our parenting skills. Let’s figure out how to be Black Belt Parents!

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Life Balance!

 

In the Ninja Preschool taekwondo class we have been studying balance: to be centered and focused. We have practiced many fun drills to show our physical balance, but we are also talking about LIFE BALANCE!

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Promotion Week

It's that time again!  Life just seems to fly by when you are having fun and I always have fun when I'm at our Martial Arts School!  We only have 6 opportunities per year for rank advancement and even though it seems like the last rank advancement was just yesterday, it really wasn't.  

So why do we make such a big deal about rank advancement and testing?  Because we have seen historically how to be a successful martial arts athlete!  We have seen over and over, the students who have the greatest success in our program are the ones who take advantage of every opportunity to better them selves, which includes rank advancement.

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GRIT! Does Your Child Have It?

Why do we teach taekwondo?  We want you and your kids to be the best you can be in life!  We want kids to be successful, in taekwondo, in school, in life!  This is our ultimate goal and challenge.  How are you successful?  How much grit do you have? 

I ran across a short Ted Talk video on grit today and it really inspired me!  Taekwondo, martial arts is really a very great tool in teaching grit to kids!

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My Child is a Black Belt!

What does being a black belt and being a child mean?  Are we saying by letting kids earn black belts that we think they are able to defend themselves in any situation? 

Honestly my goal of teaching taekwondo is NOT to teach self-defense as much as it is to teach kids self-control.  I want teach kids the wisdom needed to live a life that never needs self-defense.  To me what the kids get out of their martial arts journey is so much more meaningful than simply self-defense or how to fight.  

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Why Private Lessons?!

 

 

Why private lessons?  Don’t you teach everything they need to know in taekwondo classes?  Why yes of course we do!  But…it’s pretty impossible to critique the tiny movement details necessary for a great martial arts form in a classroom setting.

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Our Team Structure

Here is some explanation about the new team structure we implemented recently.

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Goals vs. Vision

We all know about the importance of setting goals.  But wa cannot forget obout our personal vision.

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Look for some exciting new ideas!

 

 

We just returned from a martial arts show and seminar series where we got tons of great ideas for making our martial arts school even better!  We are still processing all the great ideas we learned and trying to decide which will work for us.

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How Can I Be More Generous?

Most successful and happy people are generous.  Here are some ways I can be a more generous person.

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How to Succeed at Taekwondo

Want to have success in martial arts?  Find out the things that successful Taekwondo students do!

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Why Every Martial Artist Should Compete in Tournaments

 

Since we have another tournament coming up very soon it seemed like a good time to talk about the why we should compete.   Tammy and I have competed in nearly every local and national tournament since we were Green Belts.   Are we some sort of competition junkies or something?  No, not really.  But I can say that one of my most memorable experiences in my martial arts journey, happened at a tournament.  It was a priceless family moment for me that would not have happened, if I were not competing.  

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Do Kittens Cure Cancer? Do we know the best way to eat, part 2?

 

Do you like my title?  I figured it would grab attention.  Please go back and reread part 1 to make sense of this because I’m just going to hop into part 2.  We are talking about why we don’t really “know” scientifically the best way to eat.  Most of the studies are not reported accurately or true scientific studies are not being done.

So here goes:

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Do We Know the Healthiest Way to Eat? Part 1

 

We are inundated with headlines saying that science has now proven this is how we should eat to be healthy.  No, no this is what we need to do. Why can’t the “experts” agree?  Here’s my limited understanding of why we don’t know the healthiest way to eat.  Because it seems like it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out right?  We’ve sent men to the moon; we should know this.  

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What to Expect, When You Start Training:

 

Congratulations!  You’ve been thinking about joining us in our adult martial arts program.  Our adult program includes all classes that are designed for adults, both taekwondo and Kisado Fitness.  Thinking about joining is the first step!  Second step come try out a free class!  But come prepared!

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Chelsea's TKD Journey!

 

So excited that one of our students took time from her very busy schedule to write down her taekwondo journey to share with others!  So inspiring Chelsea! Thanks so much!  We'd love to hear from others, adult taekwondo students or parents sharing their children's taekwondo stories.  If you've been studying martial arts for any length of time you have a story!  It amazes me the perseverance and inner strength we all build overcoming our own unique challenges.

 

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Perseverance is for adults too.. And courage...

 

I’d like to share some more of my personal taekwondo journey.  In my previous blog I mentioned what I love about adult martial arts.  Now I’d like to comment on some of the low points in my taekwondo journey.

 

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Why I love adult martial arts!

 

I just asked our adult martial artists to comment on our Facebook page; what do you like about adult taekwondo classes.  (Or don’t like)  So I thought it time to share a bit of my journey.

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