All parents want the same thing…for their child to be a positive member of society and experience success. And while these are important things, they often come through a push to achieve and be the best in everything. Unfortunately, this is frequently done through comparing their children to others. This, however, often leads to stress and lower self-esteem in children. What is important to remember is that each child has different strengths and rates at … Continue reading Not All Ninjas Are The Same
As they say, kids will be kids. And yes, children and teens can be unkind to their peers and feelings get hurt. The problem is when these behaviors become common and target the same person repeatedly. This is when kids being kids begins to cross the line to bullying. And while bullying is a very terrible thing for anyone to endure, it is important to look at the actual behavior and determine if it really … Continue reading Is It Rude, Is It Mean, Is It Bullying?
An athlete is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina.” Athletes in specific sports train to be at the top of their game, but how much better of an athlete would they be if they had a well-rounded cross training program? For years, martial arts has been viewed more as an “art” than a “sport.” And while, there is much … Continue reading
Martial Arts Cross Training The Secret to Developing More Well-Rounded Athletes
Communication is crucial when it comes to all of the challenges your child will face each day at school. It is important for your child to feel comfortable speaking with you about bullies, fears, and anxieties. You can turn any challenge around if you set it up right. Here are some important tips for helping your child feel comfortable about communication: Never ignore your child’s anxieties or stresses. This is a crucial mistake that many … Continue reading Keeping Communication Lines Open.
Hey SKILLZ Family, It's time for a refresher course on the Age-Specific Benefits of SKILLZ! There are millions of children participating in Martial Arts. That statistic is rapidly growing at 15% per year according to leading child experts. The reason why is because parent’s across the globe are recognizing all of the amazing benefits that the Martial Arts has to offer their children. The best part is we’re only at the tip of the iceberg. … Continue reading Age Specific Training