Posts Tagged ‘respect’

Each month we pick a topic to discuss at our karate studio.  The month of November we discuss Gratitude in observance of Thanksgiving and what that really means.  We call it “The Attitude of Gratitude.”

When I stopped to think about what Gratitude means to me personally, all I had to do was look around me.  Our dojo is something I am very proud of.  Yes, it is a job – a business we own.  But it is more than a mechanism for making money.  I watched the classes and the interaction of instructors with students and also with parents.  The Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy is a place everyone can come and feel comfortable and safe and be themselves.  There’s no judgment – instead you receive support, encouragement and understanding.  Our instructors, students and their families are among the nicest group of people I’ve ever met.  Once your enter the door, you are part of a family – a dojo family – my family.

Kids really do feel safe.  They learn the martial arts with no fear of embarrassment or being bullied.  They exercise and interact with respect to instructors, but more importantly, to one another.

Adults have fun.  And they are TOUGH.  Even our beginners are amazing with their dedication to fitness and good health.  And the support they give one another keep them coming back for more.

So to wrap this up, my gratitude is for the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy.  It is lots of people’s “home away from home,” a place to escape, burn off the stress, have fun and learn valuable self-defense.  I’m grateful to be part of it and very proud of the role we now play in the community.

I give thanks to all of you who have helped build BRKKA to what it is today.

To learn more about the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy and our “dojo family”, please call 561-926-1846 or check out www.brkka.com

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MARTIAL ARTS for Adults – Kenpo Karate & Kickboxing

FITNESS PROGRAM for Adults – Cardio, toning, boot camp, Insanity, kickboxing

MARTIAL ARTS for Kids – ages 3 to 14 – self defense, karate, kickboxing, great exercise, focus, self-discipline, respect and more!

FITNESS PROGRAM  for Kids – ages 8 to 14

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 www.brkka.com   www.tuff-boca.com

Time to burn some of that energy, improve listening skills and focus plus learn valuable self-defense! Try a class at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy. Great classes, knowledgeable instructors and a fun, energetic group will keep you motivated. FREE 30 DAYS!. Call today for your complimentary intro class appointment. 561-926-1846 http://www.BRKKA.com

The Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy teaches afterschool programs off-site every week at several different venues including local elementary and middle schools in Boca and Delray as well as the Boca Raton YMCA.

If it’s difficult to schedule kids’ activities in addition to getting kids to and from school each day, look into the afterschool programs offered at your schools and see what’s available.

It’s a great solution for those parents whose schedule doesn’t allow them to drive kids to activities prior to getting off work at 5 or 6 at night. They go right from school to aftercare and then to karate. They do their homework in aftercare, and then get exercise, learn valuable skill sets and have a great time with their school friends in the program!

If your school doesn’t offer afterschool karate or the martial arts, get in touch the afterschool director and request the program be added to the venue. It’s very popular and kids greatly benefit in many ways – focus, self-discipline, listening skills, respect, self-defense and much more!

Interested in our afterschool program? Give the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy a call for a proposal!

Time to burn some of that energy, improve listening skills and focus plus learn valuable self-defense! Try a class at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy. Great classes, knowledgeable instructors and a fun, energetic group will keep you motivated. FREE 30 DAYS!. Call today for your complimentary intro class appointment. 561-926-1846 http://www.BRKKA.com

Come try 30 FREE DAYS at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy. Over 5 classes per week to choose from for both kids and adults – a great way to get exercise and learn valuable self-defense skills. Call today for your complimentary intro class. 561-926-1846   www.BRKKA.com

The bookstore lit up with energy on Tuesday night, May 7th, when karate students performed a spectacular demonstration at Barnes & Noble in Boynton Beach, FL.

For the past three years St. Vincent Ferrer has offered students an afterschool program to learn karate and self-defense from the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy.  The age of students range from kindergarten to middle school and while separate classes are taught each week for each age group, they worked together beautifully for an amazing performance at the book fair being hosted by Barnes & Noble in Boynton Beach.

Both instructors from the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy have worked closely with the St. Vincent Ferrer students all year.  This performance was an important step for the students to show all they have learned.  Beyond basic martial arts moves, these students have learned to focus and have gained in both respect and self-confidence.  The older, middle school group performed their knowledge in self-defense techniques and executed each move with enthusiasm, control and confidence.

A great time was had by all, and instructors, parents and teachers alike were all very proud!

Great job!

Come try 30 FREE DAYS at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy. Over 5 classes per week to choose from for both kids and adults – a great way to get exercise and learn valuable self-defense skills. Call today for your complimentary intro class. 561-926-1846   www.BRKKA.com

It’s time for fitness, exercise, respect, focus and good nutrition to be part of your children’s lives.  Try 30 FREE DAYS at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy and they will be introduced to all this, learn valuable self-defense AND HAVE A GREAT TIME with positive instructors and other well-rounded kids.  Call today for your complimentary intro class appointment.  561-926-1846   www.brkka.com

All kids need their environment to be filled with positive influences that keep them safe and heading in the right direction as they grow and learn.  As your child ages, where they go and whom they associate with becomes more and more important.  Peers will become the most significant influencers of our teenagers, and most of us cannot monitor whom our kids hang out with at school or at afterschool activities.  We can hope for the best and stay involved, but we cannot be there 24/7.

The location of activities is also important.  Is it at school, at a public venue such as a park, at the mall or another local hang out?  Do you know who is there?  Is it supervised?

If we can keep the right group of kids surround our children, in the right environment that is supervised and safe, then we have created the best scenario possible.  You’ve spent years laying the foundation for a happy, healthy child- inside and out.  Now support that effort by creating the best surroundings possible for him/her to continue on that “right path.”

At the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy, we spend time working on the physical aspects of a healthy kid as well as teaching values that will build integrity and self-esteem as they age.  We have instructors that are skilled in both the martial arts as well as issues youth frequently encounter such as bullying, peer pressure, stress, and much more.

It’s time for fitness, exercise, respect, focus and good nutrition to be part of your children’s lives.  Try 30 FREE DAYS at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy and they will be introduced to all this, learn valuable self-defense AND HAVE A GREAT TIME with positive instructors and other well-rounded kids.  Call today for your complimentary intro class appointment.  561-926-1846   www.brkka.com

Looking for a great physical activity that also teaches valuable lessons in self-defense, focus, confidence and respect?  Try 2 FREE weeks at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy!  www.BRKKA.com   561-926-1846

It’s belt testing week at BRKKA and we couldn’t be prouder of our students ready for their new belt promotions!  Everyone’s been working hard and really focusing on techniques and katas and kickboxing skills.  Thursday and Friday are our two testing days and it will be a great show.  Good luck to everyone!  You deserve it!

Belt testing takes place every 2 to 3 months at BRKKA, depending on the number of students ready for promotion.  Students have a number of katas and self-defense techniques they must learn and perform on test day in order to graduate to the next belt level.

Looking for a great physical activity that also teaches valuable lessons in self-defense, focus, confidence and respect?  Try 2 FREE weeks at the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy!  www.BRKKA.com   561-926-1846