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Martial Arts: Judo – Day of the Judoka

Some three years ago, I insisted that G1 pick up Judo for the following reasons: sports and physical activities are good for brain development physical activity offers health and fitness benefits martial arts are good for self-defense they develop confidence, focus, and concentration martial arts cultivate respect and discipline they teach persistence, resolve and perseveranceContinue reading “Martial Arts: Judo – Day of the Judoka”

Judo Belt – Celebrating the Little Victories…

One year ago, G1 earned his orange belt in Judo. Two weeks ago, he got his highly sought after promotion to green… The road to success, especially in a field that is not your element, can be long and arduous. It is easy to give in and give up. So we must celebrate the little accomplishments, be gratefulContinue reading “Judo Belt – Celebrating the Little Victories…”

Martial Arts: Judo – Rise of the Judoka

ju·do·ka noun Meaning: a person who practices or is an expert in judo. G1 earned a double promotion and won his orange belt for Judo yesterday. It was a proud moment for us (and him, especially). We’ve never considered him to be particularly athletic so this was a pretty major achievement. It has always beenContinue reading “Martial Arts: Judo – Rise of the Judoka”

Sports and Exercise: Martial Arts and Self-Defense for Kids

I have always wanted the boys learn martial arts partly because martial arts promotes self-discipline and respect which are two values I believe to be very important. However, the main reason I wanted them to learn martial arts is because I have been concerned about their safety living in this part of the world whereContinue reading “Sports and Exercise: Martial Arts and Self-Defense for Kids”

Extra-Curricular Activities: Other Sports Activities – Rock Climbing and Martial Arts

See Also: Martial Arts and Self-Defense for Children How Rock Climbing Benefits Children Rock Climbing There are two that I looked at: Camp5 Madmonkeyz If you know how to climb, it is a simple matter of turning up at either of these places and teaching your child to climb. However, if you are interested inContinue reading “Extra-Curricular Activities: Other Sports Activities – Rock Climbing and Martial Arts”

Sports and Exercise – Alternatives for Martial Arts Classes

If you want to facilitate your child’s mental development, exercise and other physical recreation comes highly recommended.  One of the sports I have been looking at recently is martial arts classes. I contacted Rumen Wushu to enquire about martial arts classes for Gavin.  Unfortunately, Mr Tan no longer teaches.  Mr Tan’s classes were focused onContinue reading “Sports and Exercise – Alternatives for Martial Arts Classes”