Sam’s Corner #29

  These last two years I’ve spent a lot of time showing Raylan how she’s supposed to behave. I’ve shown Raylan how to chase birdies. How to play nicely. How to use her nose to find things. How to act calm around the little kids. I’ve even shown her how to go to daddy’s office

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny #6

In this month’s “Useless Facts” article I was originally I was planning on continuing with some additional interesting tidbits about Judo. (Like how it influenced Sherlock Holmes!) But I realized with belt graduation coming this Saturday, this is a great time to talk about Jhoon Rhee.   Jhoon Rhee was born in South Korea in

Lessons for November

Below are the lessons we’re covering in class for the month of November. If your child is not one of our students, and you would like them to learn these same great, life-changing lessons, visit us at www.jpblackbelt.com  White, Yellow, & Orange Belts: Respect Respect means to treat others the way you want to be

Totally Useless Facts From Mr. Penny #5

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny Ok, so among the useless-but-possibly-interesting-facts that are lodged in my brain, there are a lot of martial arts facts. Since this is a newsletter for a martial arts academy, this month I thought I would start sharing some of those too. Did You Know: Judo If I’m going to

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

Sometimes, You Need Someone to Ask

My grandfather was a lifelong carpenter and a phenomenal woodworker. Even being one of 12 of his grandchildren, my home has many wonderful wood pieces that he created. We have cutting boards, picture frames, and toothpick holders. But before you think he was an amateur, we also have step stools and an amazing rocker with

Lock Your Doors!

Ok, I know. This is basic stuff right?  Well, you’d be surprised how often I need to say it. So I’ll say it now:  Lock Your Doors!! In Your Home: In recent months I’ve talked about the importance of having a strong door to your home, and the tactics of criminals to distract a homeowner

Lessons for October by Mr. 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

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