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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…Continue
Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on September 20, 2017 at 5:42pm — No Comments
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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,…Continue
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…Continue
Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on March 1, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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This video shows exactly why I teach, rather we teach, Bully prevention at MIMA -- We have literally taught hundreds of hours, mostly unpaid to kids from all over the greater Seattle area. We teach not only the target, but also the kids who bully about tolerance and…
Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on November 27, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on November 13, 2016 at 1:35pm — No Comments
We have had a lot of questions regarding our training for future camp counselors --- our Counselor In Training Program -- so thought we would pass on the info here. If you are interested in finding out more, or to see if your "tween" or teen, is appropriate for the program please feel free to contact…Continue
A black belt is automatically put into a leadership position upon donning the belt. We find this is a transition, that is shocking, without having first spent meaningful time practicing, and experiencing what it is like.
It will still be different upon becoming a black belt, but the practice will make it easier —less culture shock, if you will. It helps also in the passing on of the traditions, and techniques of…Continue
Not really. I believe it takes practice.
We try to teach with the little things, to try again, to boldly attempt, to have positive self talk, with learning how to get support, ask for help, determine who is on your team, to re-evaluate the approach. To start with the small things, the "turn the…Continue
Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on April 21, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
A frequently asked question this week. Here is the answer in about 3 min.
Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on April 13, 2015 at 5:17pm — No Comments
You didn’t start your study of the martial arts to “go through the motions” of it all, did you? Of course you didn’t, but look around you in your next class and I’ll bet you spot a number of your classmates doing that very thing, going through the motions. It’s human nature to get distracted, to multi-task, and wander off course.
To deepen and strengthen your practice so that you stay on the…
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With back to school coming up quickly, I believe it is a great time to refresh or address safety tips and plans with the kids. So, I am going to post about several of the things I try to cover with the kids I teach each year.
"In 2010, one-fifth (19%) of all children 5-9 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians." Source: Traffic safety…Continue
Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on August 12, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments