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There are so many benefits to practicing gratitude please join us for our annual gratitude challenge:
Mercer Island Martial Arts utilizes the latest research in areas such as positive psychology and exercise physiology to create a martial arts program that is both modern and mixed with martial arts traditions. Here is just one of the many activities that we are…
2019 Mercer Island Martial Arts Annual Homework Challenge!
Objective: To motivate students to develop a habit of getting their homework from school done, and to positively reinforce those who choose to pursue academic excellence. Good leaders are always learning, and building their knowledge base. Education is a lifetime pursuit.
How to Participate: Parents and their kids can register for the homework…Continue
We are really excited for next years After School Program here at MIMA. Please check out some information about the program, and some changes that we have made to it.
Pick up: One of our amazing, certified instructors will pick up your child from their elementary school (currently available for Lakeridge, West Mercer, Island Park, and Northwood elementary schools) in our vans. This way your child will start their day with us…Continue
I chose to do an environmental project for my community service. To make the most tangible impact, I looked at local organizations. Ultimately, I chose to work with Mountains to Sound Greenway and pull blackberries.
I have done similar projects before, but this time, I attempted to recruit people from MIMA and the high school Green Team in advance. Unfortunately, no one from either group actually came, though I am…Continue
Hate, Nazis, and Curious kids
Today when I came in to the dojang, the first thing I was presented with was that some of the kids were talking about “nazi” things, playing at shooting each other, and calling each other nazis. What follows is a summary of what I discussed with the kids 3rd grade and older.
So, I sat down with the kids, 3rd…Continue
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…Continue
Random Bags of Kindness is something the kids and I have been doing for a while but have ramped up production for the black belt project. We fill ziplock bags with items for homeless persons and keep them in the car to hand out to anyone who needs it. Usually they have water, food, socks,…Continue