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How does your child react to competition?

How does your child react to competition? Why competition is important, putting “Challenging” in the right context In this blog we will look into how Challenge has become somewhat of a taboo word in society but how vital it really is to the development of a Black Belt Character in young people, we will look at how Success and Failure…

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Confidence

Confidence Low self esteem           Negative mind set.                      Fear of rejection                                 Shy and fear                                …

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PHYSICAL FITNESS

PHYSICAL FITNESS We all know that enjoying exercise has lots of benefits – releases endorphins which make us feel happier, keeps us healthy, make us stronger…and so the list goes on. However So much of life is now online and parents worry about the amount of time their children spend, eyes glued to the screens of their phones, tablets, laptops…

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I CAN'T DO IT!

I CAN’T DO IT!!! Does your child get frustrated with tasks they find challenging? Do they quickly lose interest and walk away? The Character Development Programme at the Warrior Academy Can help! We are all familiar with seeing our children throwing things in frustration at not being able to complete a task they find particularly challenging and walk away giving…

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Discipline (self control)

DISCIPLINE(Self control) We hear a lot of parents saying that they would like discipline to be one of the goals for their child. These parents are not implying that they all have unruly children (well not all!) but rather that they would like their child to be able to work within a structured environment and follow disciplines which are in…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF RESPECT

  Martial arts. What is it all about? The cool moves?! Being really strong?! Becoming a ninja?! Well that’s the answer I tend to get from my children or from some of our younger warriors! If you ask me, it’s all about respect. Respect for yourself and respect for others. “Respect yourself and others will respect you” – Confucius I…

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10 Reasons Warrior Academy Martial Arts Benefits Children

  In a culture that seems to glorify violence in everything from music to video games and television shows, the idea of enrolling your child in martial arts training classes doesn’t always seem like a good one. While martial arts-centered action films seem to be filled to the brim with violent behavior and gory injuries, you may be surprised to…

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What can we learn from the Samurai?

Who were the Samurai? By the end of the 12th century, samurai became almost entirely synonymous with bushi, and the word was closely associated with the middle and upper echelons of the warrior class. The samurai were usually associated with a clan and their lord, and they followed a set of rules that later came to be known as the…

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Planting the seeds of focus

We work on our students focus from the first class because we believe improved focus accelerates the learning curve! Check out this little graph that our martial-arts-scientists put together in the lab…it’s a good way of showing how we look at “learning” with our students. It shows that as students build focus the rate of learning accelerates.   With a…

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Accidents and Opportunities

This term we have had 4 students with injuries, which have occurred outside of their Martial Arts training (not in class!). Gymnastics, football, rugby, dancing, climbing trees and other general ‘being-a-warrior-outdoor-stuff’; resulting in broken arms, ankles and wrists. Whenever a physical accident occurs concerned parents armed with Doctors advice advocating zero physical activity pull their child out of their Martial…

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