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Character Blog

July 2018

10 Ways to Motivate Your Child

This can be tricky, every child is different in how they react to different situations and life it’s self.  Like the author I was self-motivated but that motivation was powered by other things deep within that I won’t get into.  The point behind this article and my reason’s for [...]

December 2017

Raising Confident Kids with Martial Arts

Raising Confident Kids with Martial Arts at Total Ryu It takes confidence to be a kid in today’s world. Whether going to a new school or stepping up to bat for the first time, kids face a lot of uncharted territory.  Martial arts at Total can help a kid gain [...]

October 2017

August 2017

Bully-Proof Your Child with These 3 Skills

Bullying is a trigger phrase for many parents and kids these days.  Now while I agree that bullying should never happen, it does and it always will.  Why because of parents or the lack of parenting.  This article gives some good advice but the best advice is found at [...]

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up, Martial arts can help

With literally thousands of students seen in over 30 years of martial arts experience I have to say that this article is spot on.  She puts quitting and achieving in an easy to understand language.  We all want our kids to achieve and move forward in life but there [...]

A Martial Artist’s List for Improving Your Kid’s Grades

School is getting started for many of our kids in next couple of weeks.  The following is some items written by Greg Silva a martial artist himself and a life coach.  He put together a list of key points that most successful martial arts do and related it to [...]

July 2017

Cliques In School are Tough on Kids

School, Peer Pressure and Cliques How parents can help As kids navigate friendships and cliques, there’s plenty parents can do to offer support. If your child seems upset, or suddenly spends time alone when usually very social, ask about it. Here are some tips: Talk about your own experiences. Share your own experiences of [...]

April 2017

School, Peer Pressure and Cliques, How Parents Can Help

School, Peer Pressure and Cliques How Parents can help   As kids navigate friendships and cliques, there’s plenty parents can do to offer support. If your child seems upset, or suddenly spends time alone when usually very social, ask about it. Here are some tips: Talk about your own experiences. Share your own experiences of [...]