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Pandemic Parenting | dealing with regressive behaviour in kids

While it’s exciting to watch children grow and develop into caring humans, parenting definitely brings about it’s fair share of challenges. Fast forward to 2020 and we are now faced with pandemic parenting which presents with even more difficulties. And to make an already stressful situation worse, many children are exhibiting a regression in [...]

By |2020-10-28T14:51:08-04:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Parent's corner|
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How to Work Out in a Face Mask

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve all been trying to find our way back to some sense of normalcy. With the gradual loosening of restrictions in Ontario, we now have more opportunities to return to the activities we enjoy and have greatly missed. This includes engaging in modified fitness kickboxing and Muay [...]

By |2020-07-28T15:05:24-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Kickboxing 101|
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How to Escape Standing Side Headlock

It goes without saying that the best way to escape a standing side headlock, or any tackle hold, is to not get into one in the first place. While there are countless martial arts moves and variations of self defense techniques to defend against headlocks, it is important that the Hapkido student tries to [...]

By |2020-01-03T00:56:00-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Martial Arts 101|Tags: , , |

Back to school tips for parents

Summertime has come to an end and with that comes all of the back to school anxiety and jitters that are common amongst children. Your child may experience common physical effects of anxiety associated with back to school time including symptoms from stomach aches to sleeping problems :) With that said, it important for [...]

By |2019-08-28T18:25:43-04:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Parent's corner|Tags: |
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Busy is a state of mind | a martial artist’s journey

Have you been thinking of taking up martial arts in Toronto but are concerned about a busy schedule or thinking you are too old? This is a legitimate concern shared by most adults looking into a fun new activity like martial arts training. As adults we are sometimes burdened with important priorities such as [...]

By |2019-08-12T13:03:38-04:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Journeys|
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Punishment vs Discipline: Is there a difference?

Let’s talk about correcting improper behaviour when our ninjas make bad decisions. Parents, coaches, teachers, and other adults often define punishment and discipline as one and the same. Fostering change in a child’s behaviour starts with having the proper definitions and understanding of punishment and discipline. Punishment is a short-term solution for a long-term [...]

By |2019-08-23T09:21:14-04:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Parent's corner|Tags: |
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