After five years of crying and complaining, my eight year old daughter is officially a junior black belt.
January. For most people, it marks a fresh start. New opportunities. New possibilities. It is a chance to reset and move forward.
Reasons resolutions fail include being too vague, being framed negatively, and being influenced by others rather than by your own desires.
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.
Why a father of two and medical school student recently began his journey to black belt.
It isn’t failure. It’s learning what doesn’t work so you can figure out what does work.
Have you been there? Facing the result of your actions and considering how to explain the situation to your children?
Answer these questions, when you, or your child, is ready to quit before achieving a goal.
Have you heard the quote, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with."?
How do you achieve a level of discipline that supports you excelling in the workplace? We believe martial arts is the answer.
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.
The thought of getting back into a routine, any routine, may be more than you can think about right now.
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.
Here at KOMA we build character through martial arts, specifically taekwondo.
There are so many after school activities to enroll children into nowadays that it can be hard to decide which one to pick!
Here is what to do if your child tried team sports, and it wasn’t the right fit.
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.
Do you ever experience one of those days where you wake up and you feel like you can achieve anything?
Taekwondo builds confidence in many ways, read more to find out how!
You are the average of your five closest friends. If you haven’t heard this before, I believe it is worth thinking about.
Should we be removing beneficial activities from our children as punishment for bad behavior?
As an inclusive martial arts school, Ko Martial Arts is committed to helping students of all abilities find healthier and happier versions of themselves.
While making sure our children are comfortable using technology for their futures is important, there are also several benefits to reducing “screen time”.
Having the pleasure of working with children, teens, and young adults, we see first-hand the pressures that young people are under today.
Children who are more active throughout the day show better focus, better mental clarity, and memory.
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.
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.
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.
The lifelong benefits of structured martial arts training are valuable for teenage students.
Children just want to play and have fun which means they love chaos, right? Wrong.
Important life lessons are learned in between the kicking and punching.
As the school year comes to an end, our weekly routines will change and new schedules will begin.
Examine your life, set your goals, reset your expectations, and embrace the pain. Do it now and start your journey to long-term joy.
iPad, iPhone, Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, Snapchat, Instagram. Are these devices creating a culture of people who quit at the first glimpse of boredom?
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.
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.
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?