Master Glenn Olson instructing a student

Back to School Tips with Master Mom from Olson’s Martial Arts

Martial Arts IS Back to School Help …and other things! As martial arts instructors, heading “Back to School” is something we hear about all the time. This is as good a reason as any to talk about a little broader subject. The one of starting or restarting anything new.  There are some tried and true methods to […]
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Karate Can Help Build a Kid’s Self-Esteem

Karate is an ancient martial arts style that was developed in the Ryukyu Islands in Japan. It grew into one of the most popular forms of martial arts worldwide several decades ago and still continues to be a favorite, especially with children. Along with teaching your kid self-defense and performance skills, it can help build […]
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Build Your Self-Esteem By Practicing Martial Arts

Martial arts have been practiced and utilized since antiquity, steadfastly carried forth through many generations of mankind in diverse societies, through times of peace and war. Their venerable age is verified by a number of ancient Egyptian, Indian, and Asian murals depicting hand-to-hand combat. Though these martial arts were developed primarily for self-defense in troubled […]
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Stand Tall and Stand Proud

We live in a world where the pressure to “fit in” is tremendous, magnified now by mobile and social media, fast food, consumerism, crime, and other daily challenges. Many believe the “peer approval” demand is affecting our children in the worst ways possible. Thanks to technology, peer pressure and bullying aren’t just limited to the […]
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