Category Archives: Kids

Movement and Martial Arts

Many martial arts classes feature movement staples like the push-up, squat, and pull-up.  It makes some sense.  These motions will make the students stronger, better, and presumably nudge them in the direction of being better martial artists. I’d like to … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Kids Class

I want to talk about what we, as teachers, gain from having a kid’s program at the school.  This is not to discount the gains that the kids themselves make from training.  They make huge strides in their problem solving … Continue reading

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Arm Drag

The arm drag is such a wonderful, basic tool for the martial artist.  It is a simple way to improve your position from being directly in front of your partner to being at their side or back.  Even cooler, it … Continue reading

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Moving Along

Next on the kids requirement list are the front snap kick and the knee kick.  As you might expect from the first two kicks that kids are introduced to in our system, they are fairly simple. Conveinently, the front snap … Continue reading

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A System Standard

Coming down the pipeline for 2016: a system wide standard for the kids requirements!  I’m sure not too many people are as excited as I am about this but it will be nice when all three of the schools are … Continue reading

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