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

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!  561-926-1846


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

What is Quality Martial Arts?  We are referring to learning effective self defense and getting a good workout.  Anyone at any age can learn self defense, regardless of size, shape or fitness level.

More and more we see locations opening up that offer cardio workouts for boxing and kickboxing.  They are cardio based and very limited in instruction.  They are mainly independent “circuit workouts”, and while you can get a heart-pumping 30 to 45 minute workout, you are not learning proper form and self defense – the basis of most martial arts practices.  The training required to own/teach one of these locations is usually no longer than 6 weeks total. You’ll get exercise but your skills will not be developed and your form may cause more damage to your body than good.

On the other side there are a lot of experienced martial artists out there teaching.  They have spent their entire life learning and honing their craft and skills.  They continue to train so they can learn more and pass that knowledge along to their students.  It is a life passion for them, they made it their livelihood, and that’s what students are there for – their knowledge and enthusiasm.

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

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.


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

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

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

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