Category Archives: Kids

A Padded Difference

Look at all those pads. Padded mats, padded gloves, padded shin guards. Why so many pads? So we can play. Is it still a real fight? Absolutely not. So is it martial arts? Absolutely yes. We make sure to be … Continue reading

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I Wanna Spar the Coach!

All the kids want to spar the coaches in class. Why is that? Well, I think it’s because we’re super fun but also because we have really good control. Add on to that the fact that we’re much bigger than … Continue reading

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What are We Doing Today in Kids Class?

How do we choose what we’re going to do from day to day in kids class? If we supposed to be providing a broad, general survey of martial arts… how do we do it? We keep it pretty simple and … Continue reading

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2024 Winter Tournament

Why do we do kid’s tournaments? So many reasons. For one, they’re super fun. Almost all the kids walk away smiling (there is some disappointment, of course – not everyone gets a medal, but even many who don’t get a … Continue reading

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How Come the Teenagers Get Their Own Class?

It’s not easy punching, kicking, and wrestling people. Stack on top of that the self-consciousness of a teenager and you often (but not always) have potential students who are completely against the idea of training with the “little kids” (everyone … Continue reading

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