Tag - karate for kids in fort collins

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 [...]

November 2017

What Martial Arts or Karate Training does for Student

What Martial Arts or Karate Training does for the Student. Total Ryu Martial Arts Matt Chat Wow where to start with this one.  The benefits of martial arts or karate are huge from health to confidence and of course self defense.  Let’s start with what we, my self and my wife, have [...]

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 [...]

June 2017

Martial Arts is a Great Way to get kids Active

  According to KidsHealth.org children 6 – 12 years of  age need physical activity to build strength, coordination,  confidence — and to lay the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle. They’re also gaining more control over how active they are. School-age kids should have many chances to participate in a variety of activities, sports, [...]

February 2017

Why Self-Esteem Matters

Why Self-Esteem Matters According to KidsHealth.org when children feel good about themselves, it sets them up for success — in everything from school to friendships. Positive feelings like self-acceptance or self-confidence help kids try new challenges, cope with mistakes, and try again. Taking pride in their abilities and accomplishments helps kids [...]

April 2016

Karate for kids or martial arts for kids, what do I choose, what is the difference?

Karate for kids or martial arts for kids, what do I choose, what is the difference? I am sure this questions has crossed the minds of parents who are looking to get their kids involved in a martial art of some sort.  Let me try to explain as best as [...]

November 2015

Martial Arts training or Sports?

While some kids are perfect for traditional team sports like soccer and baseball, others are not well suited or do not like the atmosphere that team sports presents.  Let’s look at some aspects of team sports that isn’t all that appealing or not good at all.   Comparison to others [...]

August 2015

Stress Relief and Martial Arts Part 2

Stress Relief and Martial Arts It is common knowledge that exercise helps reduce stress in adults.  There are many studies confirming this practice and many adults, myself included, exercise for stress relief along with health and well being.  So it goes to say that if exercise reduces stress then why [...]

Stress Relief and Martial Arts

As I have said many times, Martial Arts Training may be the best and most perfect form of exercise out there.  On the physical side not only do you get cardio, flexibility and strength improvement but you also get coordination, agility, balance, asymmetrical learning, body awareness and so much [...]