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

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

Natchitoches

A husband and wife were driving through Louisiana. As they approached Natchitoches, they started arguing about the pronunciation of the town. They argued back and forth, then they stopped for lunch. At the counter, the husband asked the blonde waitress, “Before we order, could you please settle an argument for us? Would you please pronounce

Have a Safe Road Trip

Family car trips are a summer standard. Here’s how to make your next long-distance car trip enjoyable and safe: • Pack a first-aid kit, water, blankets, snacks, and a flashlight. • Bring headphones for all electronic devices, so noise doesn’t distract the driver. • Schedule frequent rest stops, so kids don’t get restless. • Keep

Lincoln Settles a Problem

Abraham Lincoln ran a legal practice, but he never encouraged litigation that was unnecessary. One day, as Lincoln was working at his practice, a man entered the establishment in an impassioned state. He pleaded with Lincoln to bring suit against a man who was impoverished and in debt. The man wanted to sue the debtor