Forming Good Study Habits in Kids

When it comes to developing good study habits, it is never too early for kids to start learning. A routine should be established to encourage kids, particularly kindergartners and preschoolers, to read every single day. Parents can help even very young children to develop skills in focusing, memorization, and organization while completing a puzzle or

Lesson for December – Mr. Stanford

Along with self-defense, confidence, focus, self-discipline and a myriad of other great “life skills” we teach here at the academy, December gives us a great opportunity to teach our students PATIENCE! Patience Since we have so many days off later in the month, higher belts would hardly have any time to talk about a different

Lessons for the Month of November by Jeff Stanford

Below are the lessons that will be covered in class. Use these descriptions as a guide for reminding your child to practice at home what they’re working on at the academy. If your family is not involved at the Black Belt Academy, and you want your child to learn lessons like Respect, Honesty, and Integrity,

Keep Your Kids, and Yourself Safe this Halloween

Self-Defense isn’t always about fighting. More so self-defense, or what I would call Personal Protection, begins with some simple everyday safety items. Halloween is one of the most popular holidays of the year. Who doesn’t love dressing up and getting candy and other treats? You and your family have to be cautious, though. Follow these

Lessons for the Month of October by Jeff Stanford

Below are the lessons that will be covered in class. Use these descriptions as a guide for reminding your child to practice at home what they’re working on at the academy. White, Yellow, & Orange Belts: Self-Discipline Self-Discipline is doing what you’re supposed to do without being told. Self-Discipline also encompasses NOT doing what you

Leadership Students and the Black Belt Stock Exchange

Leadership Students have just recently finished its financial module, and the results are in! In May, Leadership students created their own (fictional) savings account. Students then earned money by way of leadership teaching drills which they then deposited in their accounts. Through the summer Leadership students then invested their money in fictional stocks to learn

Lessons for September – Mr. Stanford

In September, White, Yellow, and Orange Belts will be talking about Focus. Focus is one of the most important things we teach here at the academy (but don’t worry if it seems to take some time for your child to “get it.” Here are the lessons we’re covering to help them improve their Focus. Focus

How to Avoid Tantrums during Family Travel

Travelling with children can be a lot of fun, but there is also a downside. No one wants to be on the road with a child who is having a temper tantrum, but happily there are ways to avoid letting children get to that point in the first place. It is important to work out

Lesson for May – Mr. Stanford

We want to help kids stay safe this summer and learn to protect themselves. Part of that is learning the ABCs of Safety! The ABC’s of Safety Avoid Dangerous Situations – The best way to keep yourself safe is being able to recognize dangerous situations and avoiding them all together. Be Calm & Breathe –