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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on July 6, 2017 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Persevere!

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

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on June 1, 2017 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Uniform Etiquette

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,…

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

Martial Arts Training at MIMA Meets Kid's Activity Needs

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…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on March 1, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

National Human Trafficking Day

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…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on January 11, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Events January 2017

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on January 4, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

You won't believe this video: or maybe, you will.



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…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on November 27, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Yes, we can.

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MeLisa Strongheart is a…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on November 13, 2016 at 1:35pm — No Comments

It's Almost Here!

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Great Test!!

Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on May 8, 2016 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Counselor in Training Program

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…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on May 18, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

The Intent and Purpose of the Experiential Leadership Requirement

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…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on April 28, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Persistence, Indomitable Spirit.

Simple.  Right?

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…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on April 21, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What is the deal with the tips on the belt?

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

10 Tips for Martial Arts Students, to Deepen Your Practice

 





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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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on March 4, 2015 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Worth 3 Minutes

Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on January 20, 2015 at 4:13pm — No Comments

How About a Giving Someone Something Extraordinary?

How about give someone an extraordinary experience with us?…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on November 28, 2014 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Really Good Video

In our bully prevention curriculum, we address how to be a person who takes action.…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on November 22, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Back to School Safety -- yes, it is nearly fall

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…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on August 12, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Enrolling Now -2014-2015 School Year -- After School Program

Our After School Program is a intentionally designed, experiential learning program focused on:

1.  Athletics/fitness:   More than the valuable skills of Korean martial arts --   we teach yoga, flexibility, parkour,…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on August 12, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

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