By a long-time karate mom Parents, your support of your karate students is priceless.  All the instructors appreciate your encouragement and involvement at the dojo.  However, please do not coach or talk to your kids while they are in class. The only exception is in the unlikely event that an otherwise undetected safety situation is…

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My Country & My Dojo

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger, September 2001. I watched footage of the September 11th terrorist attack on our country without shedding a tear.  I was shocked, scared, sorrowful, angry, and confused, but my eyes were dry as I watched from a distance. I cried just a few tears while watching the Prayer Service at the State Capitol…

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A Dozen Secrets Your Karate Teacher Won’t Tell You

-by Anonymous Instructors 1) I am extremely excited to see new students in class because I see the unlimited potential in you and can’t wait to get to know you and watch you grow in martial arts. 2) It breaks my heart to see a student quit.  I wonder for a long time what I…

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