Manage Your Expectations by Jon Penny

I originally planned on writing this article back in March or April. It seemed appropriate as it was on my mind in that season. That time of year we have two events pretty close to each other. Ninja Night and Glo-Chux. For those of you who don’t know, Ninja Night is a guest event where

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 http://www.jpblackbelt.com  White, Yellow, & Orange Belts: Respect Respect means to treat others the way you want to be

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

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny #1

Did you know that Mr. Penny is a veritable fountain of useless information? It’s true, not a single Jeopardy-worthy bit of information has been in him since he swept the category of “Organic Chemistry” from an armchair back in ’94.  We thought we would share some of those useless-but-possibly-interesting tidbits here.   Did You Know:

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

Build a Comforting Fire Safely

Self-Defense and Safety is sometimes just doing things in a sensible, cautious manner. I often tell people, if they truly knew how boring 90% of executive protection work is, it wouldn’t seem nearly as “sexy”. Being as we have a serious cold front coming (and a bunch of snow) I thought this might be a

Protect Older Relatives from Theft and Fraud

I view self-defense and personal protection as including many facets and categories. Maybe it’s the police officer in me, or that I simply like people. But I also look to see how I can protect others as I have developed the skills and ability to protect myself. Working in law enforcement, one of the things

Survival Tips If Your Car Gets Stuck in a Blizzard

Once again, self-defense and more importantly personal protection isn’t always about fighting, grappling, and violent conflict. Sometimes it’s just a matter of being prepared. Getting trapped in your car during a blizzard can be a terrifying experience. But it doesn’t have to be fatal, if you stay calm and follow these survival tips: Stay in