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  •  in Greendale - Martial Arts America - A Note For Parents About Setting Expectations

    A Note For Parents About Setting Expectations

    PARENTS - REMEMBER THIS..... Sometimes we set unrealistic expectations for ourselves and our kids. But that only leads to frustration and STRESS. But if we look at things more “realistically,” and set goal to make them better… We’re happier overall :) Here are some things to remind yourself as a parent: “All kids misbehave sometimes. It’s okay for a child to act out sometimes.” “It’s okay that I don’t have all the answers as a parent. I can figure things out as I go.” “I always have a second chance. If I didn’t handle something well with my child the first time - I can do better the next time.” ....

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  •  in Greendale - Martial Arts America - 6 Awesome, Easy Tips For Better Homework This Year!

    6 Awesome, Easy Tips For Better Homework This Year!

    Get the energy flowing first
    Moving the body motivates the brain. Try having your child walk or bike after school, play outside, do chores around the house, or go to the dojo (karate school). Make sure your child has had a chance to run, walk, or jump around before sitting down to do homework. If they are a student of the martial arts, a few kicks or blocks in a safe place will do the trick. Turn off screens and cell phones
    Before your kid tackles homework or does anything that takes concentration, turn off the television. Or if others are watching it, make sure your child is far enough away that he/she can’t be distracted by it. Also, shut down or move him/her away from ....

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  •  in Greendale - Martial Arts America - The 12 Biggest Benefits of Martial Arts For Kids

    The 12 Biggest Benefits of Martial Arts For Kids

    Despite its massive growth during the past three decades, there are still many parents hesitant to enroll their children in martial arts schools. Fear of injury, hand-to-hand combat, and strict discipline prevent them from enrolling their kids in schools that actually spend more time teaching life skills than they do on sparring. In fact, practicing martial arts has numerous benefits for children that go far beyond self-defense and fitness. Twelve key benefits have been summarized here for you. 1) Learn Respect
    "In the dojo, young students learn to bow to their sensei and to their opponents. Respect is instilled from the very first lesson." 2) Instill Discipline
    "Overcoming ....

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  •  in Greendale - Martial Arts America - IMPROVING FOCUS & CONCENTRATION

    IMPROVING FOCUS & CONCENTRATION

    IMPROVING FOCUS & CONCENTRATION
    5 Unusual Forms of Meditation That Improve Focus & Concentration
    We've talked about meditation a lot in these newsletters. I don't care who you are - a grungey, hardcore MMA guy or a house mom just wanting to get in great shape... Meditation will change your life. Why? It's pretty simple. We live in a crazy world. Mental stimuli is everywhere. We all have deadlines, responsibilities, relationships, careers or school, etc., etc., etc. But our minds are cups that can only hold so much. The thing is, most of us don't spend time "emptying" our cups. That's what meditation is. It empties your mind, so you can feel clear and focused when you ....

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  •  in Greendale - Martial Arts America - MAA Back 2 School Party & Open House - SAT September 15th 9am-1pm

    MAA Back 2 School Party & Open House - SAT September 15th 9am-1pm


    Martial Arts America
    presents 2018 Back 2 School Party & Open House
    F REE & Open To The Public
    Saturday, September 15, 2018
    9am-1pm at
    Martial Arts America
    6930 Industrial Loop, Greendale, WI 53129 Come join us and other local businesses for a day of FREE & FUN Activities and Events BACK 2 SCHOOL PARTY & OPEN HOUSE
    EVENT SCHEDULE
    ALL Classes/Workshops FREE
    and Open to the Public
    Today MAA Students are encouraged to bring your friends MAA Students get class credit for each workshop and also a sweepstakes ticket for the MAA Student Summer of Fun Drawing to be held at the end of the day. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ....

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  •  in Greendale - Martial Arts America - 5 Benefits of Martial Arts for Adults

    5 Benefits of Martial Arts for Adults

    5 Benefits of Martial Arts for Adults
    Many non-martial artists believe martial arts to be a fitness activity where you can learn some cool moves seen in movies. However, the benefits of martial arts for adults are much more extensive than fitness-oriented benefits. Martial arts for adults can improve your mental strength, change your outlook on life, allow you to adapt to different situations, and improve your social life. In this blog post, we break down 5 benefits brought about by training in martial arts for adults. Physical Fitness
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only 1 in 5 adults meet physical activity guidelines set to improve wellbeing. Just as you’d ....

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  •  in Greendale - Martial Arts America - 14 Reasons Your Entire Family Should Do Martial Arts....

    14 Reasons Your Entire Family Should Do Martial Arts....

    14 Reasons your Entire Family Should Do Martial Arts ....
    Sure you’ll sign your kids up for martial arts in a heartbeat, but why not yourself? Here are 14 great reasons that your entire family should do martial arts. 1. It is a great way to bond as a family
    It is great when families can all do an activity together or learn something new together. Plus having the support system when learning something new and having people to practice with is always helpful. 2. Great exercise
    We all know it is important to stay active and get exercise no matter what age you are. Martial Arts will definitely provide that. (Plus it’s more fun than running on a treadmill :P ) ....

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  •  in Greendale - Martial Arts America - Got Stress? (What Parents don't?)

    Got Stress? (What Parents don't?)

    Hey! Your favorite martial arts instructor here. If you’re a stressed parent… Here’s a cool tip for you: Exercise is the number one thing that you can do to relieve daily stress. A good workout will get your mind off of your bills, your boss, your kids, and your endless responsibilities. It’s like a mini “vacation” in every day. It’s so simple. Yet so many parents skip exercise because they’re “too tired.” The thing is… When you make the effort even when you’re tired - You teach your body to produce more energy. And then you feel more energized, too. Till next time! HanshiRoberto Serrano 8th ....

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  •  in Greendale - Martial Arts America - HOW TO GET TONED....

    HOW TO GET TONED....

    HOW TO GET TONED
    ....
    A lot of people in our classes want to get more toned. So I thought I'd share some advice on the subject. Think about it like this... Your body naturally has a good bit of muscle on it. When you reduce your body fat, your skin is pulled more tightly over the muscle, and you see the shape of the muscle through the skin. This is called being "toned" or "defined". You can work out day and night if you want to. But the truth is... If you don't eat right - your body fat percentage will never get low enough for you to look toned. So here are some guidelines you can follow that many fitness experts swear by to get lean and defined: - Limit carbs. Instead, ....

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