A Cat to Kick

Early in my martial arts teaching career, I was put in charge of a pre-karate class of three and four year old students. It was called the “Tiny Tigers.”  I’m sure it was amusing to watch, but at the time it was a big deal for me. I was nineteen years old and it was

The October Calendar!

A bit belated, but here is October’s Calendar. Some special items of note:– Friday October 11th is our staff in-service day (the academy will be closed)– Leadership seminar Friday October 18th– Free Women’s self-defense seminar Saturday October 19th (1:00-4:00) – Basic Pistol/Concealed Carry Course, Sunday October 20th– Parent’s Night Out Friday October 25th (6:30-11:00)– School

Lessons for September

White, Yellow, and Orange Belts have been talking about Focus. Focus is paying attention to ONE thing at a time. We like to talk about it at this time of year because Focus is extremely important for every student’s favorite thing in the entire world…school! Focus is essential when learning new things and when mastering

The Achilles heel of your door.

When it comes to home security. Your front door is an obvious point of importance that needs some attention. A weak door may be too easily kicked in, allowing someone entry into your home quickly. Most families reading this probably have a relatively strong door, but it may not be a secure door. The reason

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny #2

 Did you know that Mr. Penny is a veritable fountain of useless information? It’s true, he makes someone’s eyes glass over almost daily as he can’t help but recite worthless facts! We thought we would share some of those useless-but-possibly-interesting tidbits here.   Did You Know: Cowboy “Six Guns”… didn’t have six shots. The iconic

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

Stay Safe on the Scariest Night of the Year

  I know some think self-defense has to be some awesome and dangerous thing. But the truth is that everyday self-defense often involves just being careful. Here are some tips to help with that end. Children and parents alike enjoy Halloween—the costumes, and the candy, and the chance to spend some time together. Just remember