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Mercer Island Martial Arts
2630 77th Ave SE, 106-108
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Parking is free in the 77 Central Building.
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According to KidsHealth.org children 6 - 12 years of age need physical activity to build strength, coordination, confidence — and to lay the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle.
They're also gaining more control over how active they are.
School-age kids should have many chances to participate in a variety of activities, sports, and games that fit for their personality, ability, age, and interests. Brainstorm with your kids on activities that feel right. Most kids won't mind a daily dose of fitness as long as it's fun.
Many parents choose martial arts for a structured activity because Martial Arts teaches kids a lot.
1. The fitness includes strength training with aerobic benefits as well as flexibility.
2. According to martial arts professional Scott Dolloff "Martial Arts is a transformational instruction sport. It’s about developing people from the inside out using their sport or the art they love."
3. Kids like the kicking, self defense, and parents love the "Transformation" of their kids with more perserverence, confidence, self esteem, courage, respect and courtesy
Physical activity guidelines for school-age kids recommend that each day they:
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We recently had the opportunity to have a woman by the name of Amy Scarfone come and film one of our family classes in a 360 degree video format. If you have never seen this technology it is a really great way to experience a class. When viewing it you will need to open it in Google Chrome or another web browser that supports 360 degree video formats. I was also able to watch it on my iPhone. As you press the button to look around you can see all of the different particptants in the class. The video includes; forms, kicking, self defense, and some really cute nunchucks by the kids at the end. Check it out:
As Modern Martial Artists, community warriors, this issue as much as any issue is related to our practice. We teach that our community, or village, is our responsibility to take leadership, and action to protect, and grow. And, that village must include the most vulnerable, and victimized. At the very least we can become aware, and educated. So many people have the belief that this kind of slavery is taking place only in places far away, and certainly not in our cities. It is unfortunate, but so true, that it is also present in the US, in our region, and perhaps even in our own communities.
Let us today, in the spirit of the day, take a moment to learn a little more about human trafficking, and how it works. I will put links at the end of this blog post for further research.
“As we work to dismantle trafficking networks and help survivors rebuild their lives, we must also address the underlying forces that push so many into bondage. We must develop economies that create legitimate jobs, build a global sense of justice that says no child should ever be exploited, and empower our daughters and sons with the same chances to pursue their dreams. This month, I call on every nation, every community, and every individual to fight human trafficking wherever it exists. Let us declare as one that slavery has no place in our world, and let us finally restore to all people the most basic rights of freedom, dignity, and justice.” --http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/12/31/presidential-proclamation-national-slavery-and-human-trafficking-prevent
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