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Stretching For Speed

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

Hey everyone! I want to share another quick training tip with you, today. I want to share the importance of stretching! Stretching is a key element to becoming faster as a  martial artist.  The more flexible you are, the faster you’ll be able to move. And obviously, the least likely you’ll be to actually injure yourself. But if you want to …

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Use An Event To Improve Faster

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

Use An Event To Improve Faster Hey, what’s up, everybody?! Welcome to Master Alley’s Training Tips – episode number one! The training tip for today is: Use an event to improve, faster! You’re already making sure that you’re coming to class and that you’re training. You may be working towards your yellow belt, your orange belt, eventually your black belt, right? Some …

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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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It’s Good to Struggle

In Coaching, Excellence, Kids Martial Arts Classes by Don Alley

I like seeing you struggle. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? 🙂 But I like it! I like seeing you struggle with that new kick. With that new grab technique . With that spinning hook kick where you jump off of your front foot and spin forward and land your foot, all while trying to hit the center of the target. I …

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Why Should I Care?

In Excellence, Kids Martial Arts Classes by Don Alley

Why do I care what kind of grades you get? I mean, you’re in my martial arts class learning self defense and striking, what difference does it make to me if it you get an A or an F? Why should I care if you do your homework? What difference does it make to me if you are disrespectful to …