Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny #4

  Seeing that Mr. Penny is full of completely useless information, we thought we would share some useless-but-possibly-interesting tidbits here.   Did You Know: Police Tires  You may know that police cruisers, whether they be Cars, SUV’s, Trucks, or Crossovers, have various modifications to them.  As Elwood Blues described his “Blues-mobile” (‘74 Dodge Monaco) in

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

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

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

The Little Things Matter

Aside from being the senior vice president of the Orlando Magic basketball team and a sought-after motivational speaker, Pat Williams has written more than 100 books. Many years ago, when he was working on a book about John Wooden, Williams interviewed scores of the coach’s former players. A story shared by many of these players

Get Fit For Summer

The American Heart Association recommends getting 150 minutes of exercise each week. That might sound like a lot if you’ve been stuck in a sedentary rut during the past few months, but it actually works out to 25 minutes of activity over the course of six days. Here are a few simple ways you can

Increase Your Online Security

By now most of us know to not access suspicious links embedded in emails from known and unknown sources, and we’re aware of the threats posed by public Wi-Fi networks. However, according to Eric Cole, a cybersecurity expert and author of Online Danger: How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones From the Evil Side