One in four children report being bullied. 41% of students who reported being bullied at school indicated that they think the bullying would happen again. The first natural reaction a lot of parents have is to search for a martial arts school that will teach their child how to fight and defeat the bully. But is this the best first step?
Why would I enroll my child in martial arts when he already struggles with aggressive behavior? He already hits me and other kids, so why would have someone teach him to punch with more power and precision? I’ve heard questions like these from parents many, many times over the many years of owning a martial arts school.
With so many different martial arts styles and school out there, it can make parents feel lost and overwhelmed. We are here to help. Download the checklist and watch the video to gain a better understand of what to look for and what to ask when finding the right martial arts school for your child.
How much are martial arts classes? What other fees should I expect to pay? What are the questions I should ask when shopping around? Master Ko provides an in depth answer to this common and important question.
Are you a parent in search of an activity for your child with ADHD? Here are three reasons why KOMA Taekwondo is good for children with ADHD.
All martial arts curriculum are not created equal. Some curriculum are more adult focused with an emphasis on self defense while others are only focused on learning the art. The KOMA curriculum strikes a balance between achieving mastery in the art and building character for better behavior.
Are you a parent in search of the best martial art for your child? Watch as we cover the differences between the most popular options available.
Taekwondo uses a range of different belt colors and stages to show progress and skill level. We show you how it works and what it means for Taekwondo students.
Vincent Galate shares his childhood experience of growing up at KOMA.
Josette shares her perspective on the 11 years she spent at KOMA before moving off to college.
We are answering your most pressing questions about your first class in the studio to make it simple and straightforward for you and your student.
We are answering a few of your most frequently asked questions to make your KOMA experience a successful one.
This is an opportunity to hear from two KOMA parents, Alicia and Hal Whitacre, who moved from New Mexico to the KC metro without knowing anyone.
Some teens might just need to be given a chance at a different story. Read on to see how we are calling teenagers to something greater.
Martial arts is a great way to provide your child with the skills to combat depression, anxiety, and lowered self-confidence.
Three of your most frequently asked questions, answered here.
Our founder and CEO, Bronson Ko, recently shared our story on the podcast, Guild Stories.
Every instructor makes up our KOMA family, providing your student with precise and individualized training. Our team has been handpicked for their commitment to their student’s success in martial arts and in life.
The mental health benefits of taekwondo are as great as the physical ones. Taekwondo teaches excellence as a habit, transforming kids into the best version of themselves.
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.
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?