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October 29, 2019

 Karate Is Hard . . . That Is Why It Is So Good

On Saturday we conducted our Fall Black Belt Camp and Belt Promotion Ceremony.  Congratulations to the ten students who earned their first junior black belts and the eight who earned their second, third or fourth level junior black belts....

October 23, 2019

How to protect them and make them strong

“Children change the moment parents change their perspective on parenting.”

– Victoria Prooday, Occupational Therapist


October 16, 2019

I Can See It in Their Eyes

I wanted to share something special that has been happening recently at the dojo.

But first let me go back a little bit with a couple stories.

Through my life as a naval officer, sales manager, teacher, coach, and now running a dojo, it seems like I have always been...

August 27, 2019

 In my last email, I started the process of sharing the concept of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) with you.   Again, in preparation for the new Ohana SEL/Leadership Program starting the week of September 9th, I wanted to answer these three questions for you: 


August 20, 2019

Stronger kids!

I wanted to take a moment to share something with you that I am extremely excited about.  Many of you may already know we have been heavily involved over the last three years with the Hartland Schools developing their SEL program.  With their teachers and staff, we have develo...

August 14, 2019

The start of school is probably closer than you want to believe.  But it is coming fast.

One of our responsibilities and main objectives in the month of August is preparing your child for their best school year ever.  But not so much so they excel this year, but more importantly so they...

August 5, 2019

How to take it beyond just habits 

I am a sponge.  

I am always reading books, listening to Podcasts and attending seminars on the latest and best in personal development, child development, education and leadership.  For the last two school years we have been fortunate to work with the Har...