March 2018 Newsletter

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DeVelle Neal, 6th
Dan Queen, 15th
Eileen Lenard, 15th
Caleb Piker, 16th
Noah Smith, 17th
Adrian Snead, 23rd
Mike McCormick, 26th
Vanessa Townsend, 28th

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Trivia Answers : 
1) Muay Thai
2) Tonfa
3) Jack Black
4) True

Words of Wisdom:
“With the new day comes new strengths  and new thoughts.”
  -Eleanor Roosevelt 

Word of the Month:
Onegai Shimasu
Oh-neh-guy-she-mas
お願いします
Meaning: Please (Teach me)

How Martial Arts Helps Improve  Students’ Grades…

Martial arts school organizations foster important life skills in young children. In fact, participation in a karate program can even have a positive impact on academic performance.

Active participation in martial arts can be much more than a healthy physical activity for young kids. Kenny Meyers, a business strategy writer, wrote on his blog about the many valuable skills young children can develop by practicing karate, Taekwondo or other martial arts. In addition to the ability to remain physically active and social, martial arts schools are often highly effective in inspiring self-discipline. According to Meyers, kids can be easily accustomed to instant gratification. However, the patience needed for an activity such as karate can teach valuable lessons about restraint and self-discipline that can have a lasting impact on the way they view other challenges in life, such as schoolwork. Better Homes and Gardens magazine also said martial arts can encourage perseverance in young children – especially when their parents are supportive throughout the process.

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