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My Eight Year Old Daughter is Now a Black Belt

Written By

Master Ko

Child Development
New to Martial Arts
Parenting

After five years of crying and complaining, my eight year old daughter is officially a junior black belt.

Practice Makes Perfect

Written By

Norah Joslin

Child Development
Parenting
LIfe

January. For most people, it marks a fresh start. New opportunities. New possibilities. It is a chance to reset and move forward.

Instead of New Year’s Resolutions, Teach Your Kids This

Written By

Norah Joslin

Child Development
Parenting

Reasons resolutions fail include being too vague, being framed negatively, and being influenced by others rather than by your own desires.

Why We Should Stop Telling Our Children They Are Smart

Written By

Child Development
Parenting

In a world where everyone—kids included—are being inundated with the call of instant gratification, we must teach them that delayed gratification is a more satisfying, character-building gratification.

It's Never Too Late

Written By

Ko Martial Arts

LIfe

Why a father of two and medical school student recently began his journey to black belt.

The Genius of Failure

Written By

Norah Joslin

Parenting
LIfe

It isn’t failure. It’s learning what doesn’t work so you can figure out what does work.

Consequences of Choice

Written By

Norah Joslin

LIfe

Have you been there? Facing the result of your actions and considering how to explain the situation to your children?

Life Is A Marathon Not A Sprint

Written By

Norah Joslin

LIfe

Answer these questions, when you, or your child, is ready to quit before achieving a goal.

What’s Your Child’s Average?

Written By

Norah Joslin

Parenting
Child Development

Have you heard the quote, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with."?

Martial Arts Will Help you Excel in the Workplace and This is How

Written By

Norah Joslin

New to Martial Arts
LIfe

How do you achieve a level of discipline that supports you excelling in the workplace? We believe martial arts is the answer.

13 Habits That Might Change Your (Child’s) Life

Written By

Norah Joslin

Parenting
Child Development

So, how can you help your kids be their absolute best? Read on for 13 Healthy Habits that will set your child, and you, up for success.

5 Ways Martial Arts Helps Kids Get Back On Track

Written By

Norah Joslin

New to Martial Arts
LIfe

The thought of getting back into a routine, any routine, may be more than you can think about right now.

5 Reasons Why Your Child Should be Doing Martial Arts During COVID-19

Written By

Norah Joslin

New to Martial Arts
Child Development

There is no denying that COVID-19 has been hard on all of us. Family life and work routines have been disrupted, some beyond recognition.

How Does Martial Arts Build Character?

Written By

Ko Martial Arts

New to Martial Arts
Child Development

Here at KOMA we build character through martial arts, specifically taekwondo.

Why Taekwondo is a Great After School Activity

Written By

Ko Martial Arts

New to Martial Arts
Child Development

There are so many after school activities to enroll children into nowadays that it can be hard to decide which one to pick!

What to Do When Team Sports Are Not The Right Fit for Your Child

Written By

Ko Martial Arts

Parenting
Child Development

Here is what to do if your child tried team sports, and it wasn’t the right fit.

What is The Difference Between Taekwondo and Karate?

Written By

Ko Martial Arts

New to Martial Arts

Taekwondo and Karate are both Martial Arts, but you may be wondering how the two are different from one another. Here are a few differences.

5 Ways to Keep Going When You Want to Quit

Written By

Master Ko

Child Development
Parenting

Do you ever experience one of those days where you wake up and you feel like you can achieve anything?

4 Ways Taekwondo Builds Confidence in Children

Written By

Ko Martial Arts

New to Martial Arts
Child Development

Taekwondo builds confidence in many ways, read more to find out how!

More Than The Average of Your Friends

Written By

Master Ko

Child Development
Parenting
LIfe

You are the average of your five closest friends. If you haven’t heard this before, I believe it is worth thinking about.

Removing Taekwondo As a Consequence

Written By

Master Ko

Child Development
Parenting

Should we be removing beneficial activities from our children as punishment for bad behavior?

What Does Inclusion Mean for Physical Learning?

Written By

Justin Raymundo

Child Development
Parenting
LIfe

As an inclusive martial arts school, Ko Martial Arts is committed to helping students of all abilities find healthier and happier versions of themselves.

4 Things to Do This Summer Instead of Screen Time

Written By

Justin Raymundo

Child Development
Parenting

While making sure our children are comfortable using technology for their futures is important, there are also several benefits to reducing “screen time”.

Understanding Social and Emotional Learning from BV Well

Written By

Justin Raymundo

Parenting
Child Development

Having the pleasure of working with children, teens, and young adults, we see first-hand the pressures that young people are under today.

How Movement-Based Activities Help Children with Special Needs

Written By

Justin Raymundo

Parenting
Child Development

Children who are more active throughout the day show better focus, better mental clarity, and memory.

KOMA Learns How Grit Helps Us Succeed

Written By

Justin Raymundo

New to Martial Arts
Parenting
Child Development

At KOMA, we have seen first hand how building resilience helps students reach their goals and allows them to transform into confident, passionate, and capable leaders.

The Black Belt Mentality

Written By

Master Ko

New to Martial Arts
LIfe

We believe our most important role is to help each student learn skills to be successful at school, at home, in the community, and most importantly, in their future. This is the black belt way.

KOMA Learns from Brandon Calloway of Profile by Sanford

Written By

Justin Raymundo

LIfe
Health

We reached out to Brandon Calloway of Profile by Sanford to give us his insight on how to promote sustainable health and fitness choices now and into the future.

3 Reasons Why Teenagers Should Do Martial Arts

Written By

Justin Raymundo

New to Martial Arts
Parenting

The lifelong benefits of structured martial arts training are valuable for teenage students.

3 Reasons Why Your Child Needs a Consistent Schedule

Written By

Master Ko

Child Development
Parenting

Children just want to play and have fun which means they love chaos, right? Wrong.

5 Ways Martial Arts Support Social and Emotional Learning

Written By

Justin Raymundo

Health
New to Martial Arts
Child Development

Important life lessons are learned in between the kicking and punching.

3 Reasons to Continue Martial Arts This Summer

Written By

Master Ko

New to Martial Arts
Parenting

As the school year comes to an end, our weekly routines will change and new schedules will begin.

Why We Fall Short

Written By

Master Ko

LIfe

Examine your life, set your goals, reset your expectations, and embrace the pain. Do it now and start your journey to long-term joy.

When Should We Allow Our Children to Quit?

Written By

Master Ko

Child Development
Parenting

iPad, iPhone, Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, Snapchat, Instagram. Are these devices creating a culture of people who quit at the first glimpse of boredom?

Why Shy People Should Do Martial Arts

Written By

Valerie Long

New to Martial Arts
Parenting
Child Development

I wish to share with you all how my Taekwondo journey has helped me, a shy and introverted person, broaden my horizons by gaining confidence in myself in an extrovert-oriented world.

7 Things to Look for When Searching for a Martial Arts School for Your Child

Written By

Master Ko

New to Martial Arts

Martial arts can be a great choice for children who doesn't connect with mainstream sports or could use a boost with important character traits like confidence or focus.

5 Reasons Why Martial Arts Helps Children Learn Grit

Written By

Master Ko

Parenting
New to Martial Arts
Child Development

If you have any interest in how to set your child up for success in the future, it is nearly impossible to not stumble across the word, “grit” in books, articles, and the internet. What exactly is grit?