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Hate, Nazis, and Curious Kids

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…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on April 9, 2019 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Per your request: Korean Terminology Sheet-- any other requests?

KoreanTerminologyPDF.pdf here is the pdf which will be easier to read:)…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on March 7, 2019 at 2:52pm — 2 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…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on February 28, 2019 at 4:11pm — 2 Comments

Valentine Parents' Night Out!

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on February 6, 2019 at 4:39pm — No Comments

BE AWESOME! Mid-Winter Break Camp 2019

Learn kicks, tricks, and combos!  A cool Demonstration Form, Trick Battles, and Kick Competition!  Also awesome character training:

Build AWESOME POWERS:  Be unique, stand out, show respect to self and others.  Build friendships, build confidence, and…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on January 21, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Great Way to Spend MLK Day!

Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on January 7, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Family Class More Than Fun!

EXPLORING FAMILY TAEKWONDO AND ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER

Abstract (summary): Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is the most common condition in children worldwide. Families are often challenged by the condition and some are utilizing family Taekwondo as a tool to manage unwanted symptoms.

The purpose of this qualitative research study was…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on December 19, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Check These Out! Board Breaking

These are videos from the last test!  Congratulations to all the Red belts, and Blackbelts who passed their tests in October 2018!

The videos can be found in the "video" area on this page.   Here is the link:…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on November 7, 2018 at 2:16pm — No Comments

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 have many chances to participate in a variety of activities,…

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on April 25, 2018 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Mindfulness for Kids: Lesson Today

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 attention to slowing breath.  Keeping mind on the breathing.  …

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Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on April 16, 2018 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Don't Miss Ninja Overnight!

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

MeLisa Turcott Strongheart is a Master Instructor and owner at Mercer Island Martial…

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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

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.

About the Author:

MeLisa Strongheart is a Master Instructor and co-owner a…

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

It's Almost Here!

Added by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on November 4, 2016 at 11:01pm — No Comments

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