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Halloween Safety Tips for Parents, Pt. 2: Night of Halloween

Posted: October 12, 2018

Halloween night is supposed to be filled with scares – but only scares of the pretend variety. Unfortunately, Halloween night poses a few unique risks for kids of any age. Here’s a complete checklist for keeping your little monsters safe while they’re out trick or treating.

Safety in Numbers

Children 12 and under should be accompanied by a parent or other trusted adult. When out trick or treating, accompany younger children to the door. Also, never let children enter the home or car of any stranger. Kids 13 and older are usually mature enough to trick or treat with a group of their friends. However, you want to make sure they only trick or treat in familiar neighborhoods. Be sure those communities and areas are well-lit with sidewalks, crosswalks and other pedestrian-friendly features.


4 ANTI BULLY TECHNIQUES THAT TEACH YOUR CHILD CONFIDENCE & SAFETY

Posted: October 01, 2018

October is National Bully Prevention month.  At Olson Martial Arts, we are committed to empowering our students and chidren in our community, so in this article we will cover some tips to empower your child with additional tactics to avoid confrontation and improve their confidence.  We teach these coping strategies in our martial arts school and our students find them very helpful.

Children this time of the year have to deal with many stressful new situations such as new classmates, new teachers, new schools, and the last thing we want for them is to also have to deal with any bullying situations that may be taking place.

ANTI BULLY TIP #1:  TEACH YOUR CHILD THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESENCE


5 Reasons You Should Enroll Your Child in Martial Arts

Posted: August 10, 2018

Let’s clear the air right away. If you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s, you likely wanted to be like the Karate Kid or one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s ok, embrace it.

Now that you’ve got little ninjas of your own, you’re probably weighing the costs and benefits of enrolling them in a martial arts academy. Since the days of mullets and Mr. Miyagi, the options for choosing a local martial arts school have exploded.

Martial Arts Are Something Every Parent Should Consider


Martial Arts Classes in Johnson City: How to Choose a Martial Arts School for Your Child Part 2

Posted: April 28, 2018

Talk to Instructors, are they qualified?

It's important to know the qualifications of the instructors at a martial arts school. Ask about their training and find out if they are certified. People who want to teach martial arts may be personal trainers who are certified as martial arts instructors, or they may have certification from associations within their sport. For instance, a good martial arts instructor may have a certification from an organization like the American Taekwondo Association. Instructors teaching karate for kids should also be certified in first-aid and CPR in case a child is injured during class.

If you’re interested in having your child participate in competitions, you need to verify any certifications or licenses required by state law. In Tennessee, amateur competitive matches must be sanctioned and supervised by an amateur sanctioning organization for matches involving martial arts forms that include blows or strikes to the head. At Olson's Martial Arts Academy, our students compete in the Tournaments, that begin with district / regional tournaments and continue on until World Championships where finalists from all over the world compete in one of the largest Martial Arts tournaments in the world.


Martial Arts Classes in Johnson City: How to Choose a Martial Arts School for Your Child

Posted: April 24, 2018

Hey there!  We understand how challenging it can be to decide on a Martial Arts School, there are so many to choose from, which is why we created this informative guide giving you the details you’ll need to pick the best option for your child.  Then sit back, relax, and watch them succeed!

 

If your child has expressed an interest in learning martial arts, then the first thing you need to do is find a great martial arts school. There are many schools in the Johnson City area which may meet your needs, but there are plenty of details to consider before making a decision.  


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