Ever Taught Your Kid to Journal?

This week, we have encouraged students to start journaling, and I wanted to provide a really easy way to get started, whether your a kid or adult!  Answer one of these 7 questions, followed up with “WHY?”  What am I happy about today?  What am I excited about today?  What is making me feel really proud right now?  What am I … Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Choosing a Martial Arts School

So, you’ve decided to take up martial arts. Congratulations! There are so many different styles of martial arts to choose from, it can be a little daunting to make your first decision. In this blog post, we will provide you with a beginner’s guide to choosing the right martial arts school for you. We’ll discuss important factors such as location, … Read More

 We Don’t Pass You. YOU Pass You. 

Testing is wrapping up this cycle, and we want you to remember: We don’t pass you. YOU pass you.   You came to classes. You put in the extra work.  You persevered when you failed the first time. And possibly the second and third.  You picked yourself back up. And you succeeded. We only gave our thumbs up and said, “Yep! You’re there. YOU passed.” … Read More

Are You in the GAP or in the GAIN? And What Does That Even Mean?

The “Gap and the Gain” is a powerful concept that helps us deal with failure, and teaches us how to properly measure ourselves as we move towards our goal. It was written by Dan Sullivan, who is the founder of Strategic Coach, and Benjamin Hardy.  At Super Kicks Karate, we now use the phrase “in the gap” and “in the … Read More

Try This FUN Way to Practice Your Jump Spinning Crescent Kicks!

We call it a jump spinning crescent kick, other styles of martial arts like Taekwondo call it a Tornado kick. All I know is, ever since I was a kid, it was one of my favorite kicks! My instructor used to encourage us to go outside in the grass or in a big field and practice these in a row, … Read More

The psychological and physical benefits of gratitude – how to combat your bad days

Gratitude isn’t just about saying thank you; it’s also about keeping space for appreciation when considering all you have in life. It’s acknowledging when we have things others don’t, even if they aren’t ideal. It means being kind to others and demonstrating empathy. It entails selecting optimism over a pessimistic or victim mentality. Some think that gratitude is the basis … Read More