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SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL RATE of 10 weeks of unlimited kids fitness for $199! Limited time offer….. offer ends July 2016!  Get moving today!  561-926-1846


Our Karate & Kickboxing and Fitness Programs are for those looking for something to keep the kids active and burning energy this summer!  We have over 11 weekly classes for kids that want to stay fit over the summer and have a great time doing the martial arts, running, jumping, playing and exercising with friends.

That’s 11 opportunities each week to come and enjoy a fun workout, learn about self-defense and get strong and energized!!!!!

SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL RATE of 10 weeks of unlimited kids martial arts and fitness for $199! Limited time offer….. offer ends July 2016!  Get moving today!


In the martial arts and fitness worlds, we constantly encourage students to drink water.  Water is essential for healthy living and survival.  Come try a free week of classes and get sweating!  And…. bring water!  BRKKA.COM   561-926-1846


  1. Water is absolutely essential to the human body’s survival. A person can live for about a month without food, but only about a week without water.
  2. Water helps to maintain healthy body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite.
  3. Water leads to increased energy levels. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is actually mild dehydration.
  4. Drinking adequate amounts of water can decrease the risk of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer, bladder cancer, and breast cancer.
  5. For a majority of sufferers, drinking water can significantly reduce joint and/or back pain.
  6. Water leads to overall greater health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease.
  7. Water can prevent and alleviate headaches.
  8. Water naturally moisturizes skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance.
  9. Water aids in the digestion process and prevents constipation.
  10. Water is the primary mode of transportation for all nutrients in the body and is essential for proper circulation.


  1. Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.
  2. At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight.
  3. A healthy person can drink about three gallons (48 cups) of water per day.
  4. Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water intoxication. Water intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.
  5. Water intoxication is most likely to occur during periods of intense athletic performance.
  6. While the daily recommended amount of water is eight cups per day, not all of this water must be consumed in the liquid form. Nearly every food or drink item provides some water to the body.
  7. Soft drinks, coffee, and tea, while made up almost entirely of water, also contain caffeine. Caffeine can act as a mild diuretic, preventing water from traveling to necessary locations in the body.
  8. Pure water (solely hydrogen and oxygen atoms) has a neutral pH of 7, which is neither acidic nor basic.
  9. Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.
  10. Somewhere between 70 and 75 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water.
  11. Much more fresh water is stored under the ground in aquifers than on the earth’s surface.
  12. The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter. The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today.
  13. The total amount of water on the earth is about 326 million cubic miles of water.
  14. Of all the water on the earth, humans can used only about three tenths of a percent of this water. Such usable water is found in groundwater aquifers, rivers, and freshwater lakes.
  15. The United States uses about 346,000 million gallons of fresh water every day.
  16. The United States uses nearly 80 percent of its water for irrigation and thermoelectric power.
  17. The average person in the United States uses anywhere from 80-100 gallons of water per day. Flushing the toilet actually takes up the largest amount of this water.
  18. Approximately 85 percent of U.S. residents receive their water from public water facilities. The remaining 15 percent supply their own water from private wells or other sources.
  19. By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.
  20. The weight a person loses directly after intense physical activity is weight from water, not fat.


New beginnings…. they occur intentionally, accidently and at random.  They can happen on January 1 or any day of the year.   They can be of our choosing or not, happy or tragic.  For example, a birth and a death are very different events with expected opposite emotions.  But they both represent an end to one thing and a new beginning to another.

Any time there is change and a new beginning there is discomfort of some sort… even with intentional, happy changes we sometimes feel a loss…. emotionally/physically “missing” something or someone or some place.

The brave are the ones that tackle new beginnings proactively.  And often, proactive, positive change can prevent negative or accidental change such as taking better care of ourselves physically can prevent disease and illness.  Recognizing the natural discomfort that will accompany a new beginning is key.  Once recognized and acknowledged, it can be addressed and overcome. You must live your truth and not be overwhelmed or afraid of the negative or the positive.  Both can be intimidating.  Without a foundation of truth, rationalization and excuses will come easily and new beginnings are prone to end quickly, fail, and keep us just that much further away from where we want to be in life.

Be prepared, stay strong and enlist support of those who want to support you.  Encouragement, understanding, compassion and friendship all make the path easier to travel when it gets bumpy.

Keep your eye on the prize and stay vigilant to your goals.  One step leads to another.  Just keep moving.

Come try a free week of unlimited classes with Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy.  Make 2016 a new beginning for your health, fitness and stress levels.  All ages and levels of fitness welcome.  You have to start in order to improve.  Come in today!  561-926-1846

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

Healthy self-esteem comes from being successful – at least in one, or more, areas of life.  The key is finding where talents lie.  If it’s not obvious and recognized in school or a traditional sports or extracurricular program, it may be overlooked.

Encourage your child to explore individual interests. Once they are identified, support it and assist in talent development.

Take the time and effort to explore different interests – find that talent that may be hidden.  Encourage your kids to always try their best – regardless of success.  Stay involved in school assignments, homework and pay attention to what is easy and what is difficult for them.  Identify strengths and areas of challenge.  Listen and help them develop their interests.  Expose them to a variety of environments where they can learn about different cultures, arts and appreciate the importance of giving back through community service.  Another idea is once a talent or interest is identified, find a mentor program to foster that interest.

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


There’s nothing more rewarding than parents to be able to spend time with the kids. Add to that a family activity that is fun, healthy and productive and you have a home run.

Consider adding family exercise time to the schedule. It will improve the health of everyone, give exercise a fun edge and develop stronger connections between everyone.

We offer 2 Family Cardio Classes each week at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy. Parents and kids workout side-by-side, encouraging each other and interacting through exercise.

Exercise for adults offers so many benefits. Sweating out toxins, stress relief, muscle toning, weight control , mood improvement, better sleep habits, etc. Exercise for kids also offers all of the above and helps them with focus in school, self-confidence and when combined with education on healthy eating, sets them up on a very positive path for life.

Classes are 50 minutes, twice each week – Tuesday nights at 6:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 1:00 pm.

Come join the fun and BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY! (age 6+) First class is complimentary. Programs are offered by the class or by the month. Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy    561-926-1846

Many studies show that the martial arts are great for school-age children.  The impact of disciplined listening and focus drills, the teachings of self-confidence and self-discipline, great exercise that promotes good health and a focus on respectful dialog – all great building blocks for success in school!

Interested in seeing if your child can benefit?

See for yourself what Martial Arts can do for your family.  30 FREE DAYS at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy!  You have nothing to lose and your kids have EVERYTHING to GAIN!!!!  Call today for a complimentary intro appointment/lesson.  561-926-1846

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SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL RATE ALMOST OVER!  10 weeks of unlimited martial arts & fitness for $200! Limited time offer….. offer ends July 2014!  Get moving today!  561-926-1846