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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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Respect. Can you be too polite?!

In Discipline, Kids Martial Arts Classes, Leadership by Don Alley

During the month of May, the life skill that we taught and discussed in each of our family martial arts classes was on “respect.” So imagine my delight when I was out shopping last month, and after making small-talk, the gentleman taking my order looked at me inquisitively and said, “You’re too polite.” HA! “What, would you prefer that I …

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Black Belt Instructors – Positive Influences for Students

In Kids Martial Arts Classes, Personal Stories by Don Alley

More inspiring stories from our wonderful black belt instructors!  They love to teach and inspire their students.  It is such a joy to see how much they care about what they do.  Know someone who could use this kind of positive influence in their life?  Check out our kids martial arts classes and see what a difference they can make. One …

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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 …

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Master Alley is Back!

In Kids Martial Arts Classes, Personal Stories by Don Alley

I have been out of teaching for about six months. And I did it on purpose, too. I was busy opening the first location for Center Stage, and I also had always wanted to train a team of people to run my martial arts school without me having to be there, doing the day to day. And I accomplished it. …

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Meaningful Stories from our Black Belt Instructors

In Kids Martial Arts Classes, Krav Maga, Personal Stories by Don Alley

Our team of Black Belt Instructors regularly have experiences with students and/or parents that mean a lot to them.  Whether its instilling life skills, motivating kids and parents through our family classes, helping with discipline, confidence, self esteem, etc.  Here are some recent stories that they want to share with you! Miss Gelles Last week we were taking time during …

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Instructors Corner – Why Our Instructors Love What They Do!

In Kids Martial Arts Classes, Personal Stories by Don Alley

The Instructors at Super Kicks are passionate about their job.  Molding the young and old to become leaders, gain confidence, and learn some great self defense!  Read on to see why our instructors love what they do! One of our parents approached me with a question about his children’s training. After we were talking for a couple minutes, the father …

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Become a Confident Martial Artist

In Confidence, Kids Martial Arts Classes by admin

Earlier this week, I was taking one of our students through their pretest for black belt, and I was coaching them on how to give me more “face”. The student was powerful with his techniques, but was lacking emotion. When you are doing a kata or form, it should look like a fight, so there should be intensity in your …

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Super Kicks Instructor’s Corner – Small Changes/Big Results

In Kids Martial Arts Classes, Personal Stories by admin

Super Kicks instructors are always working hard to encourage their students.  Sometimes just the smallest thing can have a big impact.  Each of our instructors has a story to tell about a little encouragement that made a big difference. We have a student in after school named Bibek. He’s a fantastic student. His attitude is always great! He works hard, …