JK Lee Martial Arts Blog

confidence, self-esteem

The Look of Confidence

How do you describe confidence? There are some definite physical qualities involved in projecting the look of confidence. These qualities include: * Great posture * Good eye contact * A loud and clear voice Eye contact: In our martial arts classes we demand that our students look us in the…Read More

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confidence, self-esteem

Self Confidence

A child with good self confidence is easy to spot in a crowd. He or she possesses a bright, engaging smile and a positive attitude. Effortlessly, this child makes friends and accepts leadership opportunities. Timid and shy children, however, are too often relegated to the sidelines. For these children, the…Read More

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confidence, self-esteem

Turning Loners Into Leaders

Why do some children shy away from participating in activities? It’s certainly not because they lack the ability to kick a ball or skills to raise their hand in class. Shyness and a lack of self confidence force children onto the sidelines and away from the action. Children who fail…Read More

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child safety, motivation

Keeping Kids on Track

Everyone likes to be asked to do something, not always told to do so. The same goes for children. At our schools, we tell our martial arts instructors that sometimes, in order to get the kids to practice on their own or to always use their best technique, they should…Read More

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adhd & focus, misbehavior

What Acting-Out Means: Speaking Through the Veil of Autism

Does your child with a developmental or cognitive disability ever hurt themselves or others? Children with communications disorders, one way of looking at kids like mine who have developmental disabilities, may sometimes revert to the most basic forms of communication. If their needs are unmet, they may demonstrate their need…Read More

child fitness, martial arts

What Are Martial Arts Values?

When we talk about teaching martial arts values we are referring to the traditional values of respect, honor, integrity, loyalty and the development of other personal attributes such as humility, maturity, a disciplined character and inner peace.These are the elements that combine to form a solid foundation from which to…Read More

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child fitness, fitness, self-discipline

Key Elements of Physical Fitness

The idea of physical fitness may conjure up visions of workouts at the gym or an early morning run for most adults. But for children fitness and exercise really means playing and being active in all their activities. In effect, children are exercising any time they are participating in sports,…Read More

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child fitness, child health, fitness

Benefits of Physical Fitness

As parents we want to encourage our children to make physical fitness and healthy activity a daily priority. Like a healthy diet, adequate sleep and good hygiene, physical activity should be a routine part of their daily lives. All the experts agree that regular physical activity has significant health benefits….Read More

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