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Situational Awareness – Increasing Children’s Observational Skills

Today’s world is busy; People are rushing here and there to get to work, school, the store, or the next activity. Even our “leisure” time is filled with busyness. And during all of it, we are distracted by our devices. This not only leads to us missing important moments in our lives, but it also…

Celebrating Each Child’s Uniqueness

Parents everywhere want their children to achieve success. This is usually defined by fulfilling societal norms, whether in terms of grades, athletic abilities, or something else. And the push to accomplish these things first is putting pressure on children and parents as well. Comparisons are fueling the expectation for children to develop at a specific…

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Summer Brain Gains – Helping Children Prevent the Summer Slide

For years, parents and children have been faced with the dreaded summer slide, a time when the school year ends and summer learning loss begins. Additionally, the reality of this being the first school year mostly “out” of COVID is that children’s cognitive performance has decreased earlier than usual. To counteract this, it’s essential that…

Is Your Child Real-World Ready?

In recent years, parenting has undergone a shift and has become hyper-focused on the child. And while care, attention, and love are necessary for forming healthy attachments and helping children reach developmental milestones, an over-protective or coddling type approach can also hinder them. Rest assured, this parenting tactic comes from a place of love but…

Proper Warmup – The Key to Sports Injury Prevention

Children and teens are involved in a myriad of physical activities and sports. And whether they are at a competitive or recreational level, the basic physical requirements are the same. In order to achieve optimum training levels, it’s important that the exercises prepare the athlete for the best physical outcome. The safest way to begin…

A Letter to Our Parents: The Importance of Consistency In Your Karate Kid’s Summer Schedule

Dear BMA Parents, Summer Break is fast approaching, and as students get excited for family trips, sunny days and memory making, parents might be wondering how to keep their child engaged and progressing during this long break from school.  A great way to achieve this is by keeping your child consistent in karate classes over…

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How Parental Involvement Increases Child Success

Parents are an essential element to their child’s success in anything. The enthusiasm and support, or lack thereof, of a parent can make or break a child’s accomplishments. In SKILLZ martial arts, it is even more essential that parents be involved as part of the teaching team since the SKILLZ system applies child development and…