September 2014 Children’s Martial Arts Curriculum: Anger Management / Accuracy

At The Dojo in Brantford Martial Arts Center – It’s our mission to teach MUCH more than kicking, punching and grappling in our kids martial arts classes. Every single class delivers positive messages about the character development aspect of martial arts – We call this our Black Belt Excellence Program. This month our theme is […]

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“This is the ONLY thing I’ve Ever Seen Them Get This Excited About!”

As a child I tried all kinds of different sports and activities. I was not a team sports kind of kid. Soccer lasted one practice. Basketball went a little better – about 3 week, and only because my big brother LOVED basketball and I wanted to be just like him. But, I didn’t like it, […]

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What Is The Best Martial Art for Anti Bullying?

There is no doubt that if a child is being bullied that enrolling them into a martial arts program is one of the best things you can do for them. If the program is taught by an intelligent, conscientious teacher – there will be an emphasis on building self confidence and self esteem. Confident kids […]

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Karma Class – Martial Arts For Those Who Cannot Afford Lessons

One of our core values at The Dojo in Brantford is community. We strive to be more than a local business, we want to become a positive resource for our community. One of the ways we want to help is by providing martial arts lessons for anyone who needs them, regardless of their financial status. […]

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Bullying – Gross Misinformation, and Unqualified ‘Experts’

A huge part of why the bullying problem is growing is the gross amount of misinformation. There are a lot of people who haven’t even done a term papers worth of research handing out advice. There’s this incident here for example. That is a pretty extreme example – but this problem stemmed from having people […]

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The Dojo – an Extraordinary Place for ‘Regular’ People

In the past month, I’ve had quite a few students transfer from other martial arts programs. The reason has exclusively been that we’ve created an learning environment that made the student feel that they will be challenged, but in a very safe and secure way. They felt that they could train hard and learn, without […]

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Little Champions (4-6 years old) Martial Arts Class Sample – The Dojo in Brantford

Here is a 2 minute look inside our Little Champions class. Shown in this video is a bully proof game called ‘Crazy Horse’. Rather than teaching our students to punch or kick a bully – we teach them to use verbal skills, body language and negotiation techniques. In the event that these preliminary measures fail […]

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Win Win

My goal is to create a responsible, sustainable business. One that supports my family, our students, and the community. In a day and age that a lot of business is conducted as WIN-LOSE — we strive to be different. Our policy is that every relationship must be a WIN-WIN. That not only pertains to the […]

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Growth Is In Discomfort

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned from martial arts is that growth resides in discomfort. In order for us to effectively make a change, whether it’s increasing our self confidence, building greater levels of fitness, or learning to stand up to a bully – we need to find discomfort. We don’t become more […]

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The Story Behind Our Adult Martial Arts Program

Rather than base our Adult Martial Arts program around certain styles – we first took into account what we wanted to accomplish with our students. First, we want our students to get into the best shape of their adult lives. Our Instructors are certified personal fitness trainers with the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) – […]

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