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  • Just Be Quiet When You've had Enough

    "This is it. I have had it!" Do these words sound familiar? Do you have days, like mine, when you feel like you have had enough? Unfortunately, sometimes we just can't help but feel overwhelmed, discouraged, or simply exhausted. You know your child needs you, but you feel that no matter what you do or say, the day just keeps going deep into a black, frustrating hole. I know what it is like to be at your wit’s end because I am a mom too. Parents who have enrolled their children at Seigler’s Karate Center (SKC) know that when their kids train with us, they get a break. Moms and Dads carve out a few precious minutes (or hours) of quiet time to ....

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  • Just Be Quiet When You've had Enough

    "This is it. I have had it!" Do these words sound familiar? Do you have days, like mine, when you feel like you have had enough? Unfortunately, sometimes we just can't help but feel overwhelmed, discouraged, or simply exhausted. You know your child needs you, but you feel that no matter what you do or say, the day just keeps going deep into a black, frustrating hole. I know what it is like to be at your wit’s end because I am a mom too. Parents who have enrolled their children at Seigler’s Karate Center (SKC) know that when their kids train with us, they get a break. Moms and Dads carve out a few precious minutes (or hours) of quiet time to ....

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  • Friends or Frenemies? Teaching Your Teen How to Navigate Life

    Many physical and psychological changes happen to children during puberty; this tumultuous phase becomes a challenge to the entire family. While the child navigates this confusing time, we parents worry especially when we hear stories about drug use, school violence, bullying, teen pregnancy, and many more toxic situations and relationships our children may find themselves facing. However, finding the root of these issues is more crucial than merely plugging in solutions to an already existing crisis. Benjamin Franklin once said: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” If you look at the cause, you don't have to worry about drugs. You don't have to worry about ....

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  • Friends or Frenemies? Teaching Your Teen How to Navigate Life

    Many physical and psychological changes happen to children during puberty; this tumultuous phase becomes a challenge to the entire family. While the child navigates this confusing time, we parents worry especially when we hear stories about drug use, school violence, bullying, teen pregnancy, and many more toxic situations and relationships our children may find themselves facing. However, finding the root of these issues is more crucial than merely plugging in solutions to an already existing crisis. Benjamin Franklin once said: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” If you look at the cause, you don't have to worry about drugs. You don't have to worry about ....

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  • Your Past, Your Present, Your Future … What Do You Do With It?

    An old Proverb reads: " People perish for lack of vision. " Do you have vision? You owe it to your [future] self to take care of your health today. I'm 63-years-old, but I feel terrific! Years ago, I made a commitment to live a healthy lifestyle, train regularly, and work toward my belt. Picture yourself wearing a blackbelt.You can do it! Just shift your perspective: Let go of overthinking. Let go of waiting for some inspiration. Let go of your frantic schedule. Plan ahead, but make a decision and train! Just do it. For those of you who are closer to my age, I teach a great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program here at Seigler's Karate Center. There is no better time to start taking care ....

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  • Your Past, Your Present, Your Future … What Do You Do With It?

    An old Proverb reads: " People perish for lack of vision. " Do you have vision? You owe it to your [future] self to take care of your health today. I'm 63-years-old, but I feel terrific! Years ago, I made a commitment to live a healthy lifestyle, train regularly, and work toward my belt. Picture yourself wearing a blackbelt.You can do it! Just shift your perspective: Let go of overthinking. Let go of waiting for some inspiration. Let go of your frantic schedule. Plan ahead, but make a decision and train! Just do it. For those of you who are closer to my age, I teach a great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program here at Seigler's Karate Center. There is no better time to start taking care of ....

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  • How To Make Sure Your Hard Work Pays Off

    In life I know one thing to be certain: hard work pays off. Almost everything is attainable through hard work, but most people aren’t willing to put in the time. The hard work I am referring to is consistent and unwavering. It means showing up every day. Yes! Even when you don’t feel like it. Simply by showing up consistently and doubling down, it becomes apparent that most of the things people think are impossible just take a commitment. As a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, I know a thing or two about what it means to work hard. I have been studying martial arts my entire life, and none of it was by any means easy, but giving up has never been an option for me. ....

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  • Beat Father Time Without Racing The Clock

    Father time sucks. If you find yourself in your 40s, 50s, 60s, or even older, you've probably heard this before. You feel it when you wake up in the morning; you never thought simply getting out of bed would become such an ordeal. You feel it when you have aches and pains all over your body, and you don't even know where they came from.You feel it when you suddenly can't read, and now have to rely on those pesky reading glasses your grandfather used to wear. You find yourself constantly asking: "I am not really that old, am I?" Maybe you've been inactive in your life. Maybe you've been in sports when you were younger and just got out of the habit when adulting took precedence. Maybe ....

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  • How To Make Sure Your Hard Work Pays Off

    In life I know one thing to be certain: hard work pays off. Almost everything is attainable through hard work, but most people aren’t willing to put in the time. The hard work I am referring to is consistent and unwavering. It means showing up every day. Yes! Even when you don’t feel like it. Simply by showing up consistently and doubling down, it becomes apparent that most of the things people think are impossible just take a commitment. As a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, I know a thing or two about what it means to work hard. I have been studying martial arts my entire life, and none of it was by any means easy, but giving up has never been an option for me. ....

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  • Ever Wonder Why Your Kid Is Failing

    Adolescence can be extremely confusing and challenging for your child, as many physical and psychological changes happen to them when they set off and leave childhood to face adulthood. We, parents, worry about them—which is normal—especially when we notice their self esteem decline. When students first come to SKC, we commonly hear kids say they " don’t feel good enough ." We hear stories about drug use, violence, bullying ... frenemies ... Every parent hopes their children will not have to meet these people or experiences, so they bring them to SKC. Here, at least, we are glad to have a few answers. Seigler’s Karate Center (SKC) provides them with a ....

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