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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, …

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Super Kicks Instructors Corner – Helping Students Grow

In Kids Martial Arts Classes by admin

Super Kicks Instructors truly love what they do.  Helping our students grow both as martial artists and in their personal life is what we strive for.  Read on to hear about some recent experiences from our amazing instructors! I had a student who was showing great black belt respect in the academy, but was not showing that same respect at …

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Karate Classes for Three Year Olds

In Kids Martial Arts Classes by admin

Is it possible for a three year old to learn karate in Ashburn, VA? Absolutely! It is happening every week at Super Kicks Karate! Obviously, we teach families martial arts in our family classes, and kids are training hard in our after school program. Most karate schools don’t offer classes for students that young, but WE DO! And many parents …

Become a Better Martial Artist – Learn to Teach/Teach to Learn

In Kids Martial Arts Classes by admin

One of the best ways we can teach our students how to become a better martial artist is actually have them teach martial arts.  So one of the adages that we use is “learn to teach” and “teach to learn”.  So it’s important for our students that as they are learning martial arts that they’re also getting opportunities to teach …