The Benefits of Virtual Training

Although not new, virtual learning has increasingly become a more widely used approach, especially in the wake of the current pandemic. Nearly everyone has been directed to stay at home, which initially seemed like a vacation but quickly became an unwanted situation. With routines upended and everyone limited with access to activities, children are filled with an overabundance of pent up energy. The need for supportive, online resources is essential for parents and children. This is why engaging in SKILLZ virtual martial arts training is so beneficial.

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Virtual classes are a way for people to learn via an online platform. They have become more and more popular due to the involvement of technology and the need for convenience. Today, many people utilize online systems as a way to attend various levels of school, learn new skills, and join conferences. And now, companies such as SKILLZ are implementing online training to stay connected to their students, offer an outlet for extra energy, and provide an opportunity to continue training.

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In the new normal of our world today, itu2019s easy to become stagnant and passive. By providing children with training online, SKILLZ is continuing to empower them to develop a growth mindset and come out even stronger on the other side. And since SKILLZ is a child development course, children continue to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. By utilizing the 8 Teaching SKILLZ and applying the D.O.S.E. method, instructors boost the studentu2019s neural circuitry all the while helping them stay fit, active, and entertained.

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And while virtual classes and training are new for many, SKILLZ lays out the curriculum and class access in a way that is easy to use. By providing students and parents with At-Home Training Planners and supplemental videos, virtual live class access, and one-on-one training opportunities, SKILLZ strives to cover all bases of student needs. The best thing is this type of platform provides flexibility so recorded classes can be accessed at a later time if a student misses class. By having all this information easily accessible, it also gives the students the ability to go back and review information that may have been more of a challenge.

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Today, more than ever before, children need to be assured that everything will be ok. By keeping them engaged with activities that part of their u201cnormalu201d routine, parents can help their children deal with the current situation in a more productive way. Along with this, the extra support that instructors provide helps parents understand that they

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are not alone. Utilizing platforms such as SKILLZ virtual martial arts training can give children the tools for success right from the comfort of their own home.

The Most Important Loyalty of All

Loyalty is a big deal in the world of Martial Arts. I would imagine most of us would say that loyalty is a big deal period. But what does loyalty actually mean? Is it the same to everyone?

Within the realm of family, loyalty might mean always having your son or daughter’s back, regardless of the mistakes they make. To me, that’s just the unconditional love of being a parent, but some might view that as loyalty.

For a spouse, loyalty might mean unending devotion…and not just the obvious “Thou shalt not commit adultery”, but not telling your friends and family about every little thing your spouse does to annoy you. It might mean presenting a united front to your children, even if you actually disagree on an issue. It might mean distancing yourself from friends and family who don’t like your spouse, because this is your partner for life.

In terms of friendship, loyalty may be sticking by your friend even when they’re making poor choices. It might be choosing a side in a divorce, even though you don’t have to.

If you’re a pet owner, you likely have an explicit understanding of the word. You see it’s definition every time your dog jumps excitedly when you enter your home after being gone all day, or when he follows you from room to room, just because he can’t bear to be away from you. You feel it when your dog senses your sadness and curls himself in the nook behind your knees as you lie in bed sobbing.

While you may not have thought much about loyalty, like so many other things in life, you may not truly appreciate its meaning until you experience its absence. Once you’ve felt the sharp stab of betrayal, it may be all you think about. It could be the student who left your school to open a competing one just down the street, or the spouse who let you down, or the friend who talked about you behind your back. (Betrayal probably won’t come from the dog, because…well…it’s a dog…the epitome of loyalty.)

The reality is, we will all feel the stab of betrayal at some point in our life. There is no way to ensure loyalty. All you can do is set the example. Be the type of person who earns respect. Be honest in all dealings and let integrity always come before ego. And when that stab of betrayal comes, let it sting. Feel that blade in your heart. But do not seek revenge. Remember how it felt. Vow to never impose that feeling on another human. Rise above. Because in the end, the only loyalty that really matters…is the loyalty you maintain with your true self.

By Christie Low

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