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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
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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.


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 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

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


Remember to revert to standard time for tomorrow, the first Sunday in November. We gain an extra hour of sleep so everyone should be well rested for the upcoming week of karate and fitness!  Set your clocks BACK one hour.

See you tomorrow at the Family Workout – Sunday 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

30 FREE DAYS of training – great exercise and learn valuable self-defense.  561-926-1846.  Start today!