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5 Fears Parents Have About Summer Camp

In After School, Day Camp, Summer Camp by Don Alley

What are YOU afraid of about summer camp? We polled dozens of parents recently, and there were 5 main fears that parents share when choosing a summer camp for their kids. Safety. Will my kid get hurt? Safety is our top priority at Super Kicks. No one has fun when they get hurt, and we want all our campers to …

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5 FUN Summer Camp Field Trips We Have Planned!

In After School, Day Camp, Events, Kids Martial Arts Classes, Leadership, Summer Camp by Don Alley

Looking for a fun, safe, activity-packed summer camp in Ashburn, where you can drop your kiddos off, and know that they will be worn out at the end of the day from all the FUN?! Look no further! In addition to daily martial arts classes where they build their confidence and self-defense skills… In addition to the balloon animal learning …

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DOOOGGGG PIILLLEEEE!!!

In Uncategorized by Don Alley

Those were the good ol’ days! Thirty years ago in karate class, it wasn’t the best idea to come to train on your birthday… If Master Arthur found out you came to class on your birthday, he stopped everything to celebrate!! “Celebrate…” “It’s Don’s birthday today!! DOOOGGGG PIILLLEEEE!!!” Everyone would proceed to pounce on the birthday kid, holding him down, …

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You’re on TWO Journeys, Not Just ONE?

In Coaching, Confidence, Discipline, Excellence by Don Alley

You realize you’re on two separate journeys, right?  You start taking martial arts, and you decide to train hard, learn to defend yourself, and work towards earning your black belt. Ahhh black belt, the quest, the goal… the destination. You’ve begun your first journey.  The journey of achievement.  And it’s going to be awesome. You’re going to have to push …

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Quitting isn’t an option…

In Confidence, Discipline, Excellence by admin

He was in tears, struggling with the new curriculum we were teaching him. Everything about his demeanor was shouting defeat.  This wasn’t like him. He would normally rise to the challenge, work hard and figure it out. But this day… it was getting to him.  I had a chat with his mom after class, explained what I saw, let her …

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So, what’s YOUR story gonna be?

In Community, Discipline by Don Alley

So there I was head in my hands, crying like a baby in the middle of the afternoon, completely devastated by what was happening around me. And this wasn’t just once… this was an everyday occurrence. But I didn’t quit. I didn’t stop. I wiped my tears, cleaned my face, and got back on the martial arts floor, and kept …

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Our First Black Belt Little Leader!

In Coaching, Community, Confidence, Discipline, Excellence, Kids Martial Arts Classes, Leadership, Training by Don Alley

I am proud to announce that this past weekend, we graduated a student to black belt that started with us in our LITTLE LEADERS program when he was 3 years old!  I remember watching his first few classes… He wouldn’t get on the practice floor. He held onto dad’s leg for dear life. When he finally got comfortable, he refused …

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When It’s Tough, We Get Tougher ❤️

In Coaching, Discipline, Excellence by Don Alley

“Thank you sir, may I have some more, please?!” “It hurts goooood!” These are some of the fun phrases we shout in class as students are working hard stretching, training, and practicing martial arts. It’s important to me that we teach our students that achieving anything great is going to be tough. You want to be a black belt? You …

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What’s With the Dummy Outside?

In Community, General, Self Defense, Training by Don Alley

“Sooooo what’s with the dummy outside?” “Excuse me sir, but his name is Bob, he works hard, and he has feelings too.”  🤪 BOB (Body Opponent Bag) has become the de facto mascot of Super Kicks, and he likes it when you punch him in the face, stomp him in the stomach, and wring his neck from behind. Never hit …