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Enter Now, Coloring Contest!

Posted by Jessica Merly on November 7, 2017 at 1:59pm 0 Comments

Hello everybody!  I wanted to share what the after school kids were…


Gratitude Challenge 2017

Posted by Claudia Vlcek on November 7, 2017 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

I love this challenge because I have so much to be thankful for and so many people to be thankful for.  I am thankful for my family, I am grateful for my friends,  I am thankful for all that I have and I am grateful for special students.  There is just so much to be grateful for :)!

This year I need to thank a very special person in my life.  She is…


Gratitude Challenge

Posted by Krista Wells on November 1, 2017 at 10:30am 0 Comments

 Thanksgiving and Veteran's Day are coming up this month which means it time to start thinking about the things that we are grateful for.   Every year we challenge you to think about some of the things that you are thankful for.  Here is the research behind gratefulness, as well as our challenge to you.  We will be working on our Gratitude Challenge with the kids during our Veteran's Day Camp on Friday, November 10th. Adults and Teens we encourage you to do a gratitude challenge, as well.…


Mindfulness for Kids: Lesson Today

Posted by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on September 20, 2017 at 5:42pm 0 Comments

Today we worked with the kids with their mindfulness meditation and breathing meditation.  We keep it fairly simple, to sit, in good posture, and focus on breathing in silently through the nose, and exhaling a little more slowly.   And paying…


Stuck in a rut on what to bring to feed your kids for MIMA Summer Camp?

Posted by Krista Wells on July 18, 2017 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Our kids are working so hard in our camps.  Not only do they do 3-4 formal martial arts classes per day, but they are also making daily trips to one of our amazing parks on Mercer Island.  They are playing active games, sports, and moving around most of the day.  This kind of activity burns a ton of calories-- plus kids grow so much during the summer, it's sometimes hard to keep up with their caloric needs.  As, parents you want to keep your kids healthy, so I found this link via Cooking…


Don't Miss Ninja Overnight!

Posted by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on July 6, 2017 at 2:54pm 0 Comments

Register or find out more:    CLICK HERE  or call 206  230-9050

MeLisa Turcott Strongheart is a Master Instructor and owner a…



Posted by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on June 1, 2017 at 6:13pm 0 Comments

Persistence:  finish what you start.   Persevere!   Such an important trait to develop.   Here is the worksheet to get kids going with how it works.…


2nd Dan Questions, Examples of Things that Motivate you Most

Posted by Mithril Hugunin on May 20, 2017 at 12:14pm 0 Comments

I find the motivation to come to class on any given day comes primarily from seeking greater discipline and control. So when I feel tired and might want to surf the web at home instead of coming in, there’s a reminder that getting up will lead to more long term benefits, including being able to get up easier the next time. Being able to know exactly where my limits are and how to train at full effort are skills I’ve learned in the dojo, and have aided me in life outside as well. Apart from…


Uniform Etiquette

Posted by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on May 18, 2017 at 4:29pm 1 Comment

How to fold, and put on your uniform:

In martial arts -- there are traditions and rituals associated with the wearing, and tying of the belt and the uniform.  There are many reasons stated from different instructors, master’s and sensei about how these traditions have evolved.   It is,…


2nd Dan Questions, Something I have learned since becoming a black belt

Posted by Mithril Hugunin on May 16, 2017 at 3:40pm 0 Comments

    Being a black belt has shown to me the difference between teaching and leading. When I first received the rank, the responsibilities of being a black belt seemed immense. I had this impression that as a leader in the group, I needed to know every form and every kick by heart. It took months of…


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