5 Health and Fitness Benefits of Martial Arts for Men

If you are looking for a way to improve your health or get in better shape, you may not need to hit the gym. Instead, you should head to our martial arts school. Men’s martial arts could be the fitness solution that you have been searching for. Discover the benefits of martial arts for men’s…

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How to Enjoy Thanksgiving (without Forgoing Fitness)

Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday. While many Americans look forward to Thanksgiving Day as an opportunity to eat whatever they want without counting calories, it’s important not to lose sight of fitness – even as you face down a plate of turkey with all the fixings. Here are some ideas to help you enjoy your…

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

I remember when computers first came out. The old Apple IIe with the keyboard integrated into the CPU with dual floppy drives and the big CRT green screen monitor! A whopping 256 meg! Boy were we on the cutting edge! There was a simple rule of thumb when programming in DOS which still holds true…

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5 Tips for Staying Safe on Halloween

Halloween is such a fun time of the year for children; but when children encounter tricks instead of treats, this holiday can become very scary – and not just because of the decorations and frightening costumes. Abductions, bullying, candy that has been compromised; these are all things that can make Halloween a dreadful holiday for…

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How to Avoid Being a Victim of Bullying

How to Avoid Being a Victim of Bullying Bullying has become an epidemic in recent years. Yes, there have always been bullies, and yes, those bullies have always caused serious and lasting damage to their victims; however, bullying in the 21st century has changed – and not for the better. According to Pacer’s National Bullying…

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I have never seen repetition not work

The System is the Solution. Anyone who has ever been to an AKKA Black Belt test has heard this phrase coined by our late Grandmaster Mr. Bill Packer. But what does it really mean? Mr. Packer would say that if we take the effort needed to get a Black Belt in AKKA Kenpo Karate and…

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Practicing Practice

Well, here we are once again with the back to school season. This can be an exciting time  with lots of new things. new grade new teachers new school supplies It can also be a very chaotic time with schedule changes, extracurricular activities and homework projects. With this in mind I would like to emphasize…

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Why I discourage quitting

(I am gonna let you all know up front that you may not like this post and part of me hopes is does irritate some of you and light a fire under you to get your !@#$% (or your kids) in gear and get to work! So before you read on be warned) It happens to all…

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If…

If you can start the day without caffeine… If you can always be cheerful; ignoring aches and pains… If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles… If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it… If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to…

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On the eve of a Black Belt Test

(this is a recount of my thoughts preceding my 6th Degree Black Belt Test in Dec 2016) Well, here we are…on the eve of another Black Belt Pre Test. And in two weeks I will travel to Colorado for another Black Belt Test Weekend…my 30th time attending…This one, however, is among the 5 previous pre…

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