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Listen To The Sound Of Your Uniform – Part 1

In After School, Coaching, Confidence, Discipline, Excellence, General, How To, Kids Martial Arts Classes, Leadership, Personal Stories, Training, Uncategorized, Universal Technique by Don Alley

Listen To The Sound Of Your Uniform Can you hear it? Students, one of the things I want you to do when you are practicing your forms is to listen to the sound of them. I was just testing a student on their universals one through nine and their techniques were really strong, really good! However, I couldn’t hear their uniform! …

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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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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 …