Lesson for April – Mr. Stanford

  In April, students will be talking in-depth about the meaning of each line of the Student Creed that we recite at the beginning of each class. “I will develop myself in a positive manner, and avoid anything that reduces my mental growth or my physical health.” Just about every decision we make affects our

Lesson for April – Mr. Stanford

For our end of class discussions this month, we are going to be discussing our four karate homework assignments. Each week will focus on a different homework, and because students will be spending so much time at home for the next several weeks, the discussions will center on actions and behaviors at home. Week 1:

Sam’s Corner #32

You may have noticed that the little blonde one and I are very different at times. She’s very young and full of energy and enthusiasm, and I’m full of wisdom and gentle affection. There’s one other area we’re different too. You may notice from time to time that I’m around the karate school visiting people

Family Spotlight: The Kirkhams

        Names  (Age)  Parents Rachael &  Andy, Simon(7) Eli (10) Abe (11)         Hobbies: We love playing games. Board games, card games, dice games.         How many family members do you have training? Four         Rank(s)? The boys have Purple belts. Rachael earned second degree black belt in 2001. What benefits were you originally looking

Lesson for March – Mr. Stanford

A positive attitude and confidence are powerful character traits in kids!  In March, White, Yellow, & Orange belt students will be talking about Attitude at the end of regular classes.  Attitude is that way we think or feel about something. Of course, we should try to keep a positive attitude as much as possible in

Sam’s Corner #31

So recently the little blonde tornado is getting scared at times. The funny thing is she’s doing to herself! Many of you have seen Raylan leave the office and come sprinting out to the groups of people watching class. She’s eager to say hello, eager to meet new people, eager to…well, she’s eager to do

Lesson for February – Mr. Stanford

Goal Setting is a great things to learn at a young age. This month kids will talking about Goal Setting and Motivation. White, Yellow, and Orange belts will continue talking about Goals and setting S.M.A.R.T. (Specific. Motivating. Achievable. Relevant. Trackable.) goals. Purple belts and above will be talking specifically about one aspect of goal setting:

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny #5 – The Beast!

Last month, the President and Vice-President visited the Toledo area. I was part of a detail of law enforcement officers that helped with the motorcades. As a way of saying “thanks” the Secret Service invited all officers involved to come out the night before the visit to see The Beast! For those of you not