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  • Martial Arts Cross Training: The Secret to Developing More Well-Rounded Athletes

    Martial Arts Cross Training: The Secret to Developing More Well-Rounded Athletes

    An athlete is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina.” Athletes in specific sports train to be at the top of their game, but how much better of an athlete would they be if they had a well-rounded cross training program? For years, martial arts has been viewed more as an “art” than a “sport.” And while, there is much beauty in it, there is also a lot of blood, sweat, and tears that go into the training. However, that is the part that the general population does not see. Training in any form of martial arts is rigorous and is, by far, one of the ....

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  • Fostering Self-Actualization in Children and Teens

    Fostering Self-Actualization in Children and Teens

    When we think of human behavior, we often first focus on the problems or deficits that people have and how this affects their achievements , or lack thereof. Rarely is the first thought of what motivates someone and how to utilize that to help them grow and develop. Abraham Maslow’s development of the “Hierarchy of Needs” helped create a shift in psychology and how we view human behavior. When Maslow created his “Hierarchy of Needs” his goal was to look at human behavior from a different perspective. All other schools of thought, at that time, were focused on the problematic behaviors of humans. So, this new ....

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  • Realistic Behavioral Expectations: What To Expect From 10 - 14 Year Olds

    Realistic Behavioral Expectations: What To Expect From 10 - 14 Year Olds

    Realistic Behavioral Expectations
    What to Expect from 10 to 14-year old’s
    The tween and teen years often feel to parents and teachers like they are back at the “terrible twos” stage. The challenges of working with children at this age can be frustrating. They are very smart but their emotions are all over the place. This can make it difficult for adults to be patient and allow them to work through this process. Knowing what to expect, though, it key in helping everyone get through this transition. Children ages 10 to 14 years old are highly intelligent. They are even smarter than most adults! These tween/teen years are a time when they begin ....

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  • Realistic Behavioral Expectations: What To Expect From 7-9 Year Old's

    Realistic Behavioral Expectations: What To Expect From 7-9 Year Old's

    The golden years for children are between the ages of 7 and 9 years old. At this age, children can grasp new information quickly. They start seeing the world in a new and exciting way and, because of this, they are beginning to develop their morals and values. And while they are making leaps and bounds in maturity, they still need a lot of guidance from adults in their lives. Children between the ages of 7 and 9 years old are full of energy and their personalities are more distinct. They have an increased desire to be independent and they want to be recognized for their intelligence. Children at this age love interacting with others and enjoy making friends which leads to the ....

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  • Back To School Tips For Parents

    Back To School Tips For Parents

    Back to School Tips for Parents
    Summertime is coming to an end, and with that comes all of the back to school anxiety and jitters that are common amongst children. Your child may experience common physical effects of anxiety associated with back to school time including symptoms from stomachaches to sleeping problems. They will also experience emotional stress from the fear of making new friends, meeting new teachers, fears of being bullied, pressure of making good grades, and worries of being unpopular. With that said, it important for parents to first remember that these physical and emotional feelings are very common, and even the most well-adjusted kids are bound to feel some sort ....

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  • Realistic Behavioral Expectations: What To Expect From 5-6 Year Old's

    Realistic Behavioral Expectations: What To Expect From 5-6 Year Old's

    Children between the ages of five and six years old are no longer “little kids.” They are in a very important transition in their lives. They have developed skills that make them appear to have things more together, so they are often approached by adults as an “older kid.” However, they still do not have the basic skills necessary to keep up with the older children. Between the ages of five and six years old, children are very enthusiastic. Their language skills have increased, and they are able to pay attention for longer periods of time. They are developing thinking and reasoning skills and have gotten better at seeing other people’s point of view. ....

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  • Perpetually Practicing Patience

    Perpetually Practicing Patience

    A farmer plants a seed and tends to it while the tree grows. It won’t bear fruit overnight and instead must be watched over for years before the investment is rewarded. So too, our children must practice patience. Patience is one of the hardest virtues to learn but is invaluable to the success of a high-achieving young person. Learning to delay gratification is the mark of becoming a functioning adult and to be able to do something today that won’t produce results for days, weeks, or even years is a hard, but necessary skill to develop. As parents and coaches, we give our children the tools they need today and watch them develop those tools over a lifetime. Future black ....

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  • Perseverance Persistance

    Perseverance Persistance

    0 0 1 890 5076 Columbus Martial Arts Academy 42 11 5955 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE One of the most highly regarded abilities in sports is for a quarterback to stand in the pocket and deliver a ball even with a defense charging straight into him. One of the most highly ....

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  • Community of Champions

    Community of Champions

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  • Winning

    Winning

    #Winning We have all come up short at one time or another. Losing is no fun and is hard to deal with as adults and it is even harder to deal with as a child with limited experience. It seems like we spend large swathes of time helping our children cope with disappointment, but how often do we spend time teaching them about winning and success? We want so badly for our children to win and often we simply feel so relieved when they do win that we forget that even winning is a teachable moment. At Columbus Martial Arts Academy, we have a culture of success. Our future black belts win on the mat, they win at school and they make their peers better with every success. A martial arts ....

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