Lesson for April – Mr. Stanford

  In April, students will be talking in-depth about the meaning of each line of the Student Creed that we recite at the beginning of each class. “I will develop myself in a positive manner, and avoid anything that reduces my mental growth or my physical health.” Just about every decision we make affects our

Lesson for April – Mr. Stanford

For our end of class discussions this month, we are going to be discussing our four karate homework assignments. Each week will focus on a different homework, and because students will be spending so much time at home for the next several weeks, the discussions will center on actions and behaviors at home. Week 1:

Family Spotlight: The Kirkhams

        Names  (Age)  Parents Rachael &  Andy, Simon(7) Eli (10) Abe (11)         Hobbies: We love playing games. Board games, card games, dice games.         How many family members do you have training? Four         Rank(s)? The boys have Purple belts. Rachael earned second degree black belt in 2001. What benefits were you originally looking

Lesson for March – Mr. Stanford

A positive attitude and confidence are powerful character traits in kids!  In March, White, Yellow, & Orange belt students will be talking about Attitude at the end of regular classes.  Attitude is that way we think or feel about something. Of course, we should try to keep a positive attitude as much as possible in

Sam’s Corner #31

So recently the little blonde tornado is getting scared at times. The funny thing is she’s doing to herself! Many of you have seen Raylan leave the office and come sprinting out to the groups of people watching class. She’s eager to say hello, eager to meet new people, eager to…well, she’s eager to do

Lesson for February – Mr. Stanford

Goal Setting is a great things to learn at a young age. This month kids will talking about Goal Setting and Motivation. White, Yellow, and Orange belts will continue talking about Goals and setting S.M.A.R.T. (Specific. Motivating. Achievable. Relevant. Trackable.) goals. Purple belts and above will be talking specifically about one aspect of goal setting:

Lessons for January by Mr. Stanford

Since the start of the New Year is a time for making resolutions, everybody with be talking about Goals and Goal Setting. A goal is something that you want, but are also willing to work for. If we aren’t willing to work for something, it is simply a wish. When settings goals, we want to

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! As always, we have a lot going on (but you already knew that, didn’t you?!) There are a few things I wanted to draw your attention to: · We will of course be closed a fair amount over the holidays. I know a lot of training facilities close down for  both weeks, but I

Lessons for December

Since we have so many days off later in the month, higher belts would hardly have any time to talk about a different topic after the first week’s review, so all belts will be working on the same topic. All Belts will be talking about Patience during the month of December. Patience is waiting for