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Trainer Appreciation Day

Trainer Appreciation Day

03 July 2018
Your instructors do so much for your school and one of the best ways to make them feel appreciated is to coordinate a Trainer Appreciation Day! There’s a seemingly never ending list of fun and creative things that you can do for your instructors, but narrowing it down can become overwhelming...
The Unique Push-Pull of Teaching Adult Students

The Unique Push-Pull of Teaching Adult Students

15 January 2018
Arguably, the two most well-studied areas of coaching are elite athletics and kids. While the two have vast differences (the language and tone used for elite athletes is not used with children), the two include a surprising amount of crossover. Elite athletes and young martial artists will,...
Black Belt Parent Series: Being Present and Supportive, but not Overbearing

Black Belt Parent Series: Being Present and Supportive, but not Overbearing

19 February 2018
Most of our students strive to achieve one common goal - receiving a black belt.  As our students put in the time and effort to gain discipline, moral values, and achieve their physical goals within the martial arts system, our school’s parents should be doing their part to support their...
Sexual Stereotyping – Don’t Do It!

Sexual Stereotyping – Don’t Do It!

08 December 2017
Reminiscent of Jerry Maguire’s mission statement (“The Things We Think and Do Not Say”) and subsequent firing, Google recently fired an employee for his “manifesto,” which purported to explain why women are not suited to working in the tech industry and/or why men are more...
Autism—an Eye-Opener for Your Company, Not a Nonstarter

Autism—an Eye-Opener for Your Company, Not a Nonstarter

15 January 2018
Think about all of the students that have walked through your doors and struggled with some sort of impairment; did you turn them away? Of course not! You welcomed them with open arms and worked hard to help them reach their goals just as you did every other student. So, why treat your job...
Nuts and Bolts: Holiday Fun at the Dojo!

Nuts and Bolts: Holiday Fun at the Dojo!

08 December 2017
Although this wonderful time of year is filled with many fun activities like holiday parties, school concerts, and vacation plans, you must still remind students of the importance of attending their training as well! Get your dojo into the holiday spirit by creating an environment that encourages...
Martial Arts Schools: The Secret Weapon for Parents of Teens

Martial Arts Schools: The Secret Weapon for Parents of Teens

15 January 2018
Whether they have told you or not, oftentimes, the parents in your dojo are struggling with the ever-evolving actions of their teenagers. There are two scenarios that generally happen when children transition into their teen years: Scenario 1: Some of the teens in your dojo have been great students and still seem to be. What’s unclear is whether or not the amount of responsibility they are showing in your dojois translating into their lives at school with their peers. There are a couple of variables: either you’ve had...
Making Healthier Food Choices

Making Healthier Food Choices

17 November 2017
Often times we are so immersed in our busy schedules that we hardly have time to sit down and eat a home-cooked meal or to even make sure that what we’re ingesting is healthy. However, even when we’re at our busiest, there are many wholesome alternatives to the often less than satisfactory...
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