Martial Arts and Focus with Master Mom

Everyone Needs Help with Focus

As we all know, it is so easy to get overwhelmed with everything there is to do and learn in life that we can lose our focus on what is important. I would like to spend a moment here laying out a plan to help you in this area.

What is Important to You?

At the end of the day, the most important thing is how we affected the people around us.  They are always the priority.  Our families, friends, business associates, fans, students; what have you. When planning our day, week, month we need to ask ourselves: “What do people need from me and how can I prepare myself to be the best I can be?” Once you have that established, the rest is really simple. The difficult part is to take that time to stop and think about it.  Plan ahead.

Be Available

So, one thing I know for sure without question is that people will always need your time. We must be available for them.  That means we have to put time aside for ourselves when others do not need us.  Early morning, late evening, sometime in the middle of the day; the when is not as important as simply setting aside that time for yourself to do the things you need to do.

Find the Time that works for You

Because every person’s role varies,  for me to say you need to do this; this and this will not work.  Each individual person needs to find the time to focus and ask themselves, “The people around me need this from me, therefore I need to set time aside for me here.  Again, once you have done that, what you need to focus on will make itself clear to you.  Having time to sit and think is just as important as having time to do.  The thinking will make your doing more productive.


Accordingly, when we narrow it down like this, things that once seemed important can often fall to the bottom of this list of importance and things that really matter rise to the top of our priority list.  This is helpful because keeping our priorities focused can help us all be better prepared and therefore, better at all the things we want and need to do.

– Amanda Olson  Watch this short video below of what one of my new students and his mom have to say about Martial Arts and Focus.

About Amanda Olson

Master Instructor, Amanda Olson is recognized across the country as a leader in teaching instructors how to teach.  She has lead teaching seminars and communication seminars for entrepreneurs, teachers and other professionals as well as written training and curriculum manuals for both.  She is a founding member of the American Martial Arts Institute and works daily in her Academy, Olson’s Martial Arts, with her husband, two children and 100’s of students.

Her 30 plus years of teaching and working with families gives her a very unique perspective and approach to helping children and teens navigate into adulthood as successful, fulfilled and happy citizens who are now starting families of their own.  Her goal is to partner with families by being part of the “village” to help in raising and developing the leaders of the future.  She is a highly experienced and successful, coach, martial artist and teacher.  Seeing children grow and succeed to live their dreams is one of her greatest joys.

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Amanda Olson – 113 Cherry St. #10, Johnson City, TN  37604


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Watch this short video below of what one of my new students and his mom have to say about Martial Arts and Focus.

From the Olson Family

We would first like to say, “Welcome!”  It is our goal to provide the best martial arts training in a safe and encouraging environment.  As a family we have devoted our lives to not only training the physical aspects of martial arts to thousands of people but the mental and emotional aspects, as well.  Our goal is to help each student achieve Black Belt and Beyond.  The reason for this is that we know from over 40 years of experience teaching martial arts that when a student experiences the awarding of a Black Belt, they soar with confidence. 

What it Takes to become a Black Belt

It takes commitment, perseverance, goal setting and a strong work ethic to earn that belt.  Even at a young age people know that a black belt in martial arts means something important.  It shows you don’t quit, you don’t give up.  That you have what it takes!  Once you’ve done that, you know you can do anything you set your mind to: like getting into a great college, starting a career, making the team, anything you want.  We love to hear the success stories of our students after they have gone off to college and started lives and families of their own.  However, we are not surprised by their success.  We already know they have what it takes to live their dream. 

Character Development

Another goal we have as a family is to support families and help reinforce the qualities of character you desire for your child to have.  Our proven character development and leadership program includes lessons from making eye contact to handling conflict.  Also, speaking up and showing confidence ,as well as, standing strong for what you believe is right.  Our desire is to train black belts who are not only highly skilled in the art of self-defense but who are kind, compassionate, confident citizens of our communities.  People who have a strong work ethic and will show “Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control and Respect”, everywhere they go.

 Let us Partner with You!

Because of this, we want to partner with you, the parents and families, in helping give your child a strong foundation in values, to be able to stand up for themselves and others, to make good choices, and to live a healthy lifestyle.  Please don’t hesitate to speak with us if there is ever a point where we can help with question or concerns from motivation to troubles with bullying.  We are committed to helping each of our students live a happier, safer and more confident life.


Glenn, Amanda, Keith and Katie Olson