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November 24, 2019

Do we need to teach our children social skills?

I was watching football on TV the other day when a Jersey Mike’s commercial came on.  The piece started with a bunch of high school age boys sitting on couches in a typical living room.  They were all on their smartphones.  The boys were n...

November 18, 2019

Why can't I get them motivated?

I have parents coming to me all the time with “How do I get my daughter/son motivated!?”. Or, “Why can’t they get motivated about school/reading/sports?!”. Or, “I just cannot get my daughter/son motivated to do anything?!”

Well, after working with hundreds of k...

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 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...

July 22, 2019

In an over-connected world?

I recently had the privilege of being an overnight chaperon at a Rotary Club high school leadership camp. It was, needless to say, a very unique and eye-opening experience to be in a 24-man bunkroom filled with teenage boys. 

The first thing I discovered was t...