It’s Time to Talk about School Shootings

It is absolutely painful to sit down and write about another school shooting. We’ve spent the entire day listening to news reports, comparing the information presented as it became public, and feeling heartbroken for the students and families impacted. It’s been a terrifying day for every parent who sends their children off to school in…

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May 18, 2018

Talk to Your Kids about the Tide Pod Challenge

The first time we caught wind of the newest internet craze, the Tide Pod Challenge, we did a real double-take. As most of the initial reports were coming from questionable news sources, we of course questioned the validity of the challenge – is this really happening, or did someone come up with a new and…

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January 13, 2018

A Moment with Master Blair: The Foot

This week Master Blair takes a closer look at the bottom of the foot, what each section does, and how it applies to movement not only in your martial arts but in life in general. We guarantee you’ll never quite think of your feet the same way again. Check it out and let us know…

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July 24, 2017

A Moment with Master Blair: The Arm Levers of Boxing

Master Blair is back this week with an important tip about the way you use shoulder and arm muscles when you are boxing. While your entire body participates in the creation of leverage, the motion you make and alignment of your arm/shoulder area is key to producing power.

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July 17, 2017

A Moment with Master Blair: The Introductory Key to the Internal Martial Arts

Master Blair decided he wanted to publish an extra video this week. This time he is talking about an internal martial arts concept – one he feels is an introductory key to the application of the internal arts to any practice. Check it out and let us know what questions you have!

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July 13, 2017

A Moment with Master Blair: What Type of Listener are You Teaching?

Every student you encounter — child or adult, in a formal school setting or in a martial arts classroom — processes information differently. In this video, Master Blair talks about the different ways people process information and how you can tell which is the primary method a student you are working with is “listening” to…

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July 10, 2017

A Moment with Master Blair: The 1-2-3 System (Muscles)

We’re thrilled to announce our new weekly series, A Moment with Master Blair. Master Blair’s goal is to answer a question, share a thought, or impart a nugget of martial arts wisdom each Monday. This week’s video is about the 1-2-3 system we use to label the muscles of the arm (and the leg). Master…

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July 3, 2017

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips – Alert and Aware

Because we’re all about ultimate self-protection, we thought we’d take a little bit of time to talk about the holidays and some of the safety concerns associated with the season. Master Blair always steps up his self-defense classes a notch during the winter months. It’s getting darker earlier and you’re more likely to be shopping…

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December 1, 2010

This is No Ordinary School of Karate!

Karate is a microcosm of life’s challenges and as one masters one’s self through its study, so does one master one’s life! This rebuilding job includes changing self-made habits of failure to those of success! Some tips from us to you: Change the habit of selling yourself short because of lack of confidence. Free yourself…

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May 14, 2007