How Taekwondo Helps Build A Child’s Confidence

As a parent, you’ve probably asked yourself the question, ”how can I build my child’s confidence?” Maybe they are too shy to talk to other children or lack confidence in their decision making. As a solution, you’ve probably thought about making them join a sport or activity. If so, you may want to consider Taekwondo for these 4 reasons:

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More Than the Average of Your Friends

You are the average of your five closest friends. If you haven’t heard this before, I believe it is worth thinking about. If you hang out with people who are unhealthy, you have a good chance of becoming unhealthy. If you are around people who are driven and desire to reach their goals, guess what, you will do the same.

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Bronson Ko
4 Reasons to Enroll Your Child in an After-School Program

With two working parents, I can relay, first hand, the benefits of after-school programs. Honestly, as a child I was always jealous of my friends who went straight home after school but reflecting back, I know that it served me well and lowered my parent’s stress and anxiety. Here are the 4 benefits to enrolling your kid in an after-school program:

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Sierra
What does inclusion mean for physical learning?

As an inclusive martial arts school, Ko Martial Arts is committed to helping students of all abilities find healthier and happier versions of themselves. We know that the physical, social, and emotional learning is a major contributor to a child's wellbeing. We sat down with Cassidi Jobe, owner of We Rock the Spectrum Gym KC, to discuss what inclusion looks like for children with developmental differences and to hear their personal journey to find community-based facilities that allowed our children to play with their peers and have their unique sensory needs fulfilled.

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Justin Raymundo
4 things to do this summer instead of screen time.

With summer break quickly approaching, families are starting to plan what to do with all the extra time our children have each week. For a lot of kids, that extra time is going toward phones, computers, and video games. While making sure our children are comfortable using technology for their futures is important, there are also several benefits to reducing “screen time” including improved sleep, school performance, overall health, energy and attitudes.

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Justin Raymundo
4 reasons why camps help students succeed.

Camp is a safe and fun environment to discover new talents, friends, and passions.  You have the possibility of participating in activities that you’ve always wanted to try out and now have the time to explore. You can also perfect activities through practice. Here are four reasons why your family should consider a camp during school breaks.

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Justin Raymundo
KOMA Learns How Grit Helps Us Succeed

"Grit" and "resilience" are buzzwords for success from the boardroom to the classroom. According to Angela Duckworth, best-selling author, psychologist and professor, for anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people— the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

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Justin Raymundo
The Black Belt Mentality

There are important lessons to learn in between kicking and punching. 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.

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Justin Raymundo
3 tips to stay healthy during back-to-school season.

The summer has flown by and kids are moving from spending all day at the pool to spending their days in the classroom, in extracurricular activities, and in the general routine of the school year. Make sure this transition is smooth and leads to a more successful year with these healthy habits for parents and kids alike!

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Justin Raymundo
Martial Arts Excellence for White Belts

At Ko Martial Arts we believe sharp attention to detail is the key to building a foundation for martial arts excellence. Watch the following videos to see how we work with our students to execute beginner level techniques the black belt way! The techniques reviewed are high block, low block, axe kick, circle kick, and round house. Also watch the white belt combination video to see how to use the moves together.

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Justin Raymundo
KOMA Learns from Alexa Prim

In our previous blogpost, Mr. Jon Umsted of Yummylicious Cookie Company shared with us the story of his company. This time, we are featuring Ms. Alexa Prim, a third degree black belt and recent graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma. Ms. Prim has practiced taekwondo since she was six years old, and has inevitably picked up several noteworthy life lessons along the way. I asked her some questions about these lessons, and here are her responses:

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Zenia Amrolia