Sad But True…

“Americans are “Heavier” than ever!“! Check out these stats: Between 1962 and the year 2000, the number of obese Americans grew from 13% to an alarming 31% of the population. 63% of Americans are overweight with a Body Mass Index (BMI) in excess of 25.0. 31% are obese with a BMI in excess of 30.0. […]

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The Honor Roll!

This short Karate BLACK BELT STORY from Mr. Derek DeVries – is about the honor roll (in 2nd grade!)… I have been able to focus better at school.  I made the honor roll this quarter.  I am increasing my skills.  I feel better about myself because I can do more things now. Thanks Mr. DeVries! We […]

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Scott Bennett Black Belt Essay

Karate Means Respect… Cool… and MORE Cool…

Another Karate BLACK BELT STORY from Mr. Scott Bennett – this was fun… Karate means several things to me.  One of these things is respect.  Karate has really helped me with my respect outside of karate class.  It also helps me with some other life-skills: self-esteem, honesty, vision, discipline, and communication.  Self-esteem helps me so […]

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Life Skills that Prepare a Child for Being in School

The earliest years of a child’s upbringing can be the most important in many ways. Professionals who teach pre-school are always keeping an eye out to see whether children are developing mentally, physically, and socially. A variety of important life skills and character traits – fostered at an early age – will serve them well […]

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