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Martial Arts Positively Impacts The Virginia Beach Community

Posted Aug 07 2010 8:40am

Martial Arts Master Tracy Lee Thomas Virginia Beach American taekwondo association

Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts Positively Impacts the Local Communities of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, Virginia. Teaching Martial Arts in a local community where students can be positively effected by the impact of Sr. Master Thomas’ nationally recognized martial arts teaching systems. 1. Change a Life:Enroll your child in aChesapeake karate, taekwondo a Mixed Martial Artsand Virginia Beach ATA Martial ArtsAcademy that teaches strong life skills and character developmental skills.2. Top Fuel for Chesapeake and Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach students:provide and maintain balanced meals and diet to fuel a young and active child.3. Know your child: what are his/her attributes and qualities. Try out a martial arts class and take part of your child’s learning curves.4. Allergies:Remove annoying allergens from the diet5. Physical movement: find time to stay active and know how much time is needed to burn off that energy. ATA Nationally Certified Changing Lives Martial Arts Chief      Instructor Mr. Lathe Craft 3rd Degree Black Belt one of the highest ranking students of Senior Master Thomas states Chesapeake and Virginia Beach Students obtain physical fitness and self control through their  Chesapeake and Virginia Beach Martial Arts training.6. Down Time:Limit television and video games7. Music:Utilize background music to calm –have them learn to play and instrument8. Education:Provide strong mental and physical education programs that utilize techniques that work for your child.9. Timing:when is your child best “learning time” ?10. Role Models:provide strong “Role Models” for your child. Parents of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach Martial Arts students enjoy having their children look up to their Instructors as role models and for guidance.11. Excessive Energy:channel energy in the right direction, find that “special” physical activity their good at and no bench sitting12. Goals:focus on short term goals and activities to keep your child focused13. Perception:does your child perceive that his/her parents hold a positive image of him/her ? This is an important one. Do they feel, “I can’t ever do this right”, or “I can never please them”.14. Tasks-Routines-Learning: Utilize the visual aspect of learning with a “Hands On” approach.   Let them “See & Touch” while learning. Simple flow charts, diagrams that they help create will help them stay on task. Utilize “incidental learning techniques”.15. Leader:Yes !   Your child can be a leader. Let your child lead another younger child and feel important.   This is done many times in a Changing Lives ATA Martial Arts School to positively correct a behavioral concern.16. Communication:utilize effective communication. This means we want to find what “clicks” for our children when communicating. Raising ones voice, yelling, screaming will cause a child to shut down and become a non-listener.17. Therapy:There are many types of therapy, research all your avenues.   Remember, it’s alright to ask for help.18. Family Time:family time is important, knowing one has support in a caring and loving environment. Spend quality time with your child, pick a day each week that is family day. Let your child assist in the decision making process as to what the family will do on family day.

19. Family Martial Arts:Chesapeake karate, taekwondo a Mixed Martial Artsin Virginia Beach and Chesapeake and Virginia Beach,Virginia believe in utilizing “Positive Life Skills” and “Positive Character Developmental Skills” that assist parents and their children on strengthening their abilities in all aspects of their lives. Senior Master Thomas states: “ATA Martial Arts Instructors aren’t Doctors, but we truly believe and have seen time and time again that children and adults can reduce and in many cases, no longer need the medication prescribed for ADD/ADHD. It’s about trying multiple options and there are many out there”.  

 20. Parent Education:Parents, please study hard and research the various options for your children. Ask your Instructor if there is something more they can do to help. Many times there is a small positive reward that can be announced in class for a positive action or accomplishment. Please remember, you aren’t in this alone and there are numerous amount of people that can help.
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