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Incorporating Black Belt Respect At School And At Home

In Coaching, Discipline, Excellence, General, Kids Martial Arts Classes, Leadership by Don Alley

Hello everyone! Earlier this week Mrs. Garcia talked about some ways to work with our children on being respectful, courteous and kind at home and at school. I wanted to share it with you. Here is what she had to say: “Hi guys, this is Mrs. Garcia with Super Kicks Karate in Leesburg! I hope everyone’s having a wonderful 2018! I …

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9 Reasons We Are Martial Arts Instructors

In Coaching, Confidence, Discipline, Excellence, General, Leadership, Nutrition, Personal Stories, Training, Uncategorized by Don Alley

It’s the beginning of a new month and I am reminding my staff why we love being martial artists. Yesterday, I held a team meeting and gave my team nine different reasons they are martial artists, just to remind us why we do what we do. Number 1- We get to share our passion. I love martial arts! All of …

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Excellent vs Excellence

In Uncategorized by Don Alley

This week our leadership life skill is understanding the difference between excellent and excellence. Hello, everybody! Years ago, I can remember going into a school and teaching a gymnasium worth of students. One of the questions I asked was, “What does it mean to have excellence?” Invariably, students raised their hand. They were saying things like, “The best, great, perfect.” …

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The Process of Advancing to your Next Belt

In Uncategorized by Don Alley

We regularly get asked at Super Kicks Karate how we do belt testing, how we move our students up from one belt to the next. Do we just give them their belt? Do they have to earn it? What does the process look like? I want to take a moment to educate anyone who is watching on our own process …

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18 Ways to Lose Weight- Starting Now

In Coaching, Confidence, Discipline, How To, Nutrition by Don Alley

Hello, everybody! Let’s get straight to it-18 different things you can do right now to lose weight! Oftentimes, we already know the things we can do to help us lose weight but it’s just a matter of getting ourselves to do them. Some of these will sound familiar: 1- Set your weight-loss goal. Know exactly where you are now and where …

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Finish 2017 STRONG with your Goals!

In Coaching, Discipline, Leadership by Don Alley

This week, our leadership life skill is on goal setting. We teach our students that a goal is something you want and you’re willing to work very hard for, “This is what I want. This is what I plan to do to make it happen,” and then you absolutely make it happen. It’s October. I just want to remind our …

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Secret Exercise to help Build Stamina, Speed, and Timing

In Training by Don Alley

Enhance your fitness, your conditioning and your strength all while making yourself a better fighter with this secret workout. It’s something Master Alley’s instructor had him do on a regular basis. It’s painful, fun, exciting, horrible. It’s horrific and wonderful all at the same time! We are talking about the good old classic JUMP ROPE. Think of yourself bouncing on …