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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!
www.brkka.com  561-926-1846

 

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

WHY IS IT SO ESSENTIAL TO DRINK WATER?

  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.

20 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT WATER:

  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.

By RANDOM FACTS

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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Step Two is Defining and Encouraging Greatness

If you would like more info on how you can lead your child into greatness, contact the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy @ 561-926-1846 or http://www.brkka.com.

There are two sources of Greatness – one is from within – your core values and character, and the second is what the rest of the world acknowledges and more often than not, judges.  It is important to teach your child the difference.  Greatness from within is sustainable and dependable.  It is a path that will lead them in a positive direction for a lifetime.  Greatness obtained from outside sources is not reliable and often times not accurate.  Strength of character isn’t sustainable unless it comes from within.  Relying on reputation, material items, being popular, etc. is short term and often filled with false promises. Truly great leaders exude greatness from within.  It’s important to recognize the difference and take that role of instilling greatness within for your kids; teaching them how to navigate through their life with confidence in who they are and what they believe to be true.

If you would like more info on how you can lead your child into greatness, contact the Boca Raton Karate & Kickboxing Academy @ 561-926-1846 or http://www.brkka.com.

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