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Come try 1 FREE WEEK with the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy!
www.brkka.com  561-926-1846

There are lots of karate schools and other martial arts offered in Boca Raton.  The Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy sets itself apart by giving customers/students EVERYTHING they pay for —

No wasted money on enrollment fees, testing fees, inflexible contracts or class limitations.

The Martial Arts is a life commitment and passion for those who own schools and teach as a full time profession.  And those are the best instructors –  they’ve made it their livelihood  and are excited about sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm.  But for students, especially kids, it is oftentimes new, a hobby or maybe a curiosity or way to get into shape.  It’s an activity — not a life direction.  And that is where the problems can occur – when life passion gets in the way of customer service, need and satisfaction.

How to get everything you pay for….

One of the many things the Martial Arts promotes is flexibility…. but most schools are incredibly inflexible when it comes to training programs.  There is a price, usually a contract of up to 3 years and a number of classes per week limitation.  You fit into their program or you don’t join.  And if you do join and can’t make specific classes offered, you pay for something you don’t use.

At BRKKA, we have several training options.  We feel that everyone should be able to get healthy and learn self defense and the martial arts if they have the desire.  We accommodate the one-time per week students, the adult who has a heavy travel schedule or a schedule that is frequently changed.  We don’t ask you to pay for something you are not participating in.  AND NO CONTRACTS.  Pay as you train, month to month.  No cancellation fees, no enrollment or reactivation fees  and no testing fees.  The more you train, the better the deal, but we offer reasonable training packages for unlimited monthly  training, private classes mixed with group classes, pay as you train options and per class options.  There is literally something for everyone.

NEW LOCATION AS OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2016:
9144 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33433
Boca Lyons Plaza – SW corner of Lyons and Glades Road.  COME SEE US!

Come try 1 FREE WEEK with the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy!
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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 www.brkka.com

KARATE & KICKBOXING PLUS FITNESS PROGRAMS JUST FOR KIDS – ages 8 to 14!

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!
561-926-1846 www.brkka.com

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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 www.brkka.com.

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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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 www.brkka.com.

Step eight is to invest time and effort into bringing your child’s friends into your family life.  Get to know these friends and make them part of your winning family team.  It’s easier to bring them into the fold and have a positive influence versus trying to get youteens photor child not to spend time with them.

Stay active and involved in your kids school, clubs, sports and activities.  This is where the majority of friendships are made.  You can keep a watchful eye and help them navigate through the issues that inevitably will arise between kids.

Create a home environment that is welcoming and warm and open to your kid’s friends.  Give them a place to hang out – but instead of a mall or elsewhere, you get to watch (at least from a distance).

Involve them in activities with your family to make them feel at home with you.  Be accessible.

Get to know your kid’s friends – know their names and who their parents are.  However,  be sensitive to your child’s reaction to you spending time with their friends…. manage information gathering in small doses.  Too much time may cause resentment and have the opposite effect of what you are trying to achieve.

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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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 www.brkka.com.

Parents have a huge responsibility to bring their children up to be healthy, productive and independent adults. We have to guide our children, tell them difference between right and wrong, encourage them to believe in themselves, explain our expectations and why they are so important.  But the one essential element in leading your child down a  positive path is to walk down that path yourself….. setting a good example.Family Playing Game Together At Home

Kids learn by watching the adults in their lives.  When we as parents are doing the right thing, we are naturally passing along that information without saying a word.  Here are a few suggestions to help lead by example….

– Be present when you are with your children.  Today we are bombarded by technology that can distract us.  Cell phone, computers, video games – they all take our attention away from our kids or other important people in our lives.  Put them down during dinner and family time.  Show your kids that people, family and relationships are more important than gadgets.

–  Spend your free time on a variety of healthy activities.  TV is fine in limited quantity, but also diversify activities with reading, hobbies, outdoor fun, etc.  Time is valuable and you should enhance your life as much as possible.

–  Show kids how to live a healthy life.  Eat well – limit your indulgences of junk food and introduce a variety of vegetables and fruit into your family diet.  Spend time exercising each day and being active.  If they grow up doing this, it will naturally be a part of them.

–  Mean what you say and say what you mean.  Don’t make false promises or threats.  Teaching kids that being honest to your word – living with integrity – is a key element to their future successes and relationships.  Follow through with actions every time.

–  Don’t get caught up in “things”.  Happiness cannot be bought in a department store or acquired through designer labels.  True happiness comes from within – from sharing our lives with loved ones.

–  Treat others as we want to be treated.  Watch your words and attitudes.  Whether it’s other family members, friends, co-workers or complete strangers, use kindness to handle situations that arise.  Remember, kids are always watching and they hear what you are saying about others even if the subject of your comment is not present.

Striving to raise healthy, happy kids makes us better parents and better people overall.  It’s a win/win for everyone!

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 www.brkka.com.

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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 www.brkka.com.

Time is the one thing that cannot be replaced.  Once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.  Take advantage of the time you have while your kids are still kids.  Just like scheduling work or household chores, take time to plan time for your family to have fun together.  Maybe plan a monthly event – a trip to a park or the beach, game night, a cooking night where you teach your kids the basics of the kitchen and let them get creative.  From personal experience, it’s the family events that become tradition that kids look the most forward to and remember for a lifetime.

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 www.brkka.com.

 

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 www.brkka.com.

Fourth, provide your children with an enjoyable family home environment where they always feel safe. Family is a place where kids can share and create and not be judged. Unconditional love and acceptance is key in development and building a solid foundation for kids. Make home life fun and memorable. Creating memories can be done as both a family unit as well as time individually, one-on-one. It will all make a difference both short and long term and will create relationships that will be important for future successes as well as guidelines for future generations.

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 www.brkka.com.