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Martial Arts Lessons for kids –a Good Idea?

It’s a very good idea for our kids to get and stay in functional, healthy shape. It’s a good idea to get a good coach and great training partners, as the community you’re in strengthens your own practice. It’s a good idea to learn the basic techniques of personal defense, just in case they might ever need them. It’s a good idea for our kids to learn how to create daily healthy practices and commit  to a long term training program that is safe to participate in, taught by highly skilled teachers, and that is complex and interesting enough to fight boredom.

Every good martial arts school, our’s included, offers prospective members a free trial program –so that they might test drive the school before beginning their adventure. Call or text 561-926-1846 for our free 1 week trail guest pass, good for the entire family by the way (support is good).

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Our classes are affordable, the class times are varied and convenient, our instructors are friendly, supportive, and knowledgable, and we believe we’re the best martial arts school in Boca Raton.  Reach out to us, we believe the study and practice of the martial arts is a very good idea.

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Empathy is a tricky skill set.  We all have different levels of empathy for different reasons. In order to understand another person’s perspective and emotional reactions, we have to understand our own thoughts, values and feelings and also be able to know the difference.  It requires self-awareness and the ability to temper one’s own response in certain situations.  And you have to care about others in order to truly want to understand and practice genuine empathy.  All very worthwhile traits that take practice.  Teaching kids these skills are paramount and with time and effort strong empathetic skills can be learned.

A great start is to have a secure and safe environment at home.  Kids that are confident their needs will be met are more likely to want to help and understand the needs of others.  Teach your child how to handle negative emotions and solve their issues without lashing out.  Behavior is greatly influenced by emotions and feelings.  Explain the connection so your kids understand how emotions lead to actions.

Model empathy whenever possible – discuss the feelings of others in everyday situations, in stories or on TV.  Help your child find commonality with others so they can relate.  Another suggestion is to take advantage of emotional moments to practice empathetic skills…. it’s hard to empathize with hunger and world starvation when you are full.  But when kids are hungry, it’s a great time to discuss how starving people all over the world must feel all.

Young kids learn about reading emotions through visual input- watching expressions of others. It has been proven that by imitating a facial expression, the actual emotions can follow – changes in brain activity, heart rate, temperature, etc..   Imitating facial expressions can be a great tool for building and understanding the power of empathy.

Help you kids develop a sense of morality that stems from values – not material rewards.  Empathy comes from a genuine place of sincere feelings.  It is not self-serving or developed through bribes.  Good people can be persuaded to do bad things.  Teach your kids about morality and staying true to what they know is right versus wrong.

Inspire your children by showing emotions, and practicing empathy with them as well as others.  It’s well worth the effort and will help them in future relationships for the rest of their lives.

If you would like more info on how you can help your child develop positively and thrive, contact the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy or call 561-926-1846

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Visualization ivisualization photos simply creating mental images.  These images can be created through reading, writing or an actual experience.  Visualization links knowledge/experience with imagination.  It is a strategy often used to enhance understanding and assist meeting certain goals in life.  If you can picture the success, you can achieve it.

In today’s world, our kids are so overwhelmed with imagery on TV and through video games, imagination isn’t heavily tapped into and visualization is limited.  But when reading or writing, visualization brings the story to life, greatly increasing comprehension.

Visualization is a skill that must be taught.  Start by reading with your kids, then sharing how you visualize a story or paragraph.  Then let your kids give it a try.  Tell them to close their eyes and tell you what picture their imagination has created.  Use the senses – how does it feel, smell, look, sound….

Then apply this technique to goals.  How would it feel and look and sound to meet that specific goal?  Can you picture yourself doing this?

If they’ve seen it in their imagination clearly and often, confidence in moving forward toward that goal naturally follows.  It is said that success happens twice;  first mentally and then followed physically.

If you would like more info on how you can help your child develop positively and thrive, contact the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy @ 561-926-1846 or

Come try 2 FREE WEEKS of Kickboxing and Karate at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy. Call today for your first introductory class appointment. 561-926-1846

The kids in our youth class have been working hard to prepare for their up coming test. With just 2 weeks left to go until test day, every class counts.