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Seven Life and Martial Arts Lessons #1

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Take No Offense

It takes a certain mindset to be offended by someone's words or actions. Choose not to take offense, as once taken, your opponent already has the advantage. Instead of being offended, be "fascinated."

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Bully Prevention Curriculum Recognition

3820642209?profile=originalCome to our website at BullyingSucks.com for more information, articles, videos, training, and ideas.   We were just recognized for the work we are doing in anti-bullying education by the NING network.   They are the host of over 100,000 blogs/networks --- and we were mentioned as one of the top 8 for bully prevention education!  

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As our beautiful summer does its best to hold off fall it is easy to forget that the season began with a terrible bang (more accurately, several bangs) with the shootings at Café Racer Espresso in the U District. While I didn’t know any of the victims, I had seen Joe Albanese & Drew Keriakedes perform, we had mutual friends and that was close enough to effect me. 

As the details of events began to emerge in the following days I was struck by the actions of one of the shooting’s survivor’s Mr.

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logo-all.pngJust completed this training with the Stewards of Children.  It is an adult focused child sexual abuse prevention program, empirically proven effective in prevention.   It has been shown to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change participants child-protective behaviors.

I recommend it for all who work with children, live in a community with children, have children, or have been children.  lol. 

OK, seriously though, good info, and helpful.   We, (the staff of MIMA) do sexual abuse prev

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50421_124319971030065_1237244330_n.jpgAs some of you know, and some of you are participating, or just signed in supporting the team:  I have launched into a major process:  The Incredible Shrinking Master Project.

The project is about facilitating the realization of my dreams and hopes for health, and fitness as well as to inspire others to dream bigger, and to believe in their ability to become their own Shrinking Masters. To have fun, learn, change, laugh, push myself to the limits, and to channel my doggedly persistent, slightly

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JackieChan.jpg?width=159Jackie Chan

 

To me Jackie is a noble hero, but I prefer Bruce Lee. But since he is no longer alive, and I need to write on a living hero, I had no either choice than Jackie Chan.

 

Jackie Chan kind of looks like a ninja monkey when he does all his fancy kicks & spins, unlike Bruce that  goes strong and stiff on his enemies but also has a handful of speed. They both have completely different styles and technique.

 

Jackie is not only an awesome martial artist, but he is also a very generous person he

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HEY, it's the PARADE!

Come one, come all!   Big, and small.  

Support our school.   Be really cool.

Seriously, we would love to have everyone possible in our posse.  
Parents, kids, adults, senior citizens --- puppies?

Meet us at the school for face painting, (optional of course, but how fun really?) at 9am, Saturday the 14th of July.

Little ones, we are going to be dressing you up in "Anti Bully Super Kid" outfits!

Everyone else, wear your tshirt, or uniform.

Wear shoes, if you want to kick, that are comfortable

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Five for Friday

100608_five_things_think_kranz_lg.jpgThis week lets talk about next week.   What five things are you going to get done.   The five things you will get done, regardless of all those things that come up, the phone ringing, the seemingly urgent, yet unimportant.  

five things.  

I'll get us started in the notes below.   Have a happy Friday, and a fantastic weekend!

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Community Service - Volunteer Project

Volunteering at a pre-school – Volunteer project                                                         6/12/2012-6/14/2012

To complete my volunteer hours 3820642013?profile=originalfor my black belt, I needed 6 more hours. So, I asked my sister’s school if I could help out for class. I was able to do this because I was out of school the week before. I spent three hours every morning for two days at the Cougar Mountain Montessori School.

What is funny is that I went to the same school when I was little, and the teachers I

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Living Hero n.2 by Alex H.

Lionel Messi

3820642110?profile=originalLionel is the best soccer player on earth. I think he is a hero because he is talented and incredibly good at soccer, which is one of my favorite sports. He was an ordinary boy from Argentina, with a lot of health issues (growth hormone deficiency). The treatment for his illness was very expensive.

 Then he got recognized by FC Barcelona in Spain because of his excellent skills and technique. He moved to Spain, and he got treated with the club paying for all his medical expenses. When

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Emergency Preparedness

72-Hour_Emergency_Kit.jpgI've been a volunteer on the Mercer Island Emergency Preparedness Team for two years now and I get asked a lot about how to be prepared in case of an emergency.  I would like to share with you how to be safe,  get supplies and have a plan.  I mean think about it for a second. Where do you spend most of your time? At home, at the office and in your car. Who are you responsible for? Yourself, your kids and your animals. So, where do you go from here? The best way to be safe during and emergency is

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Bread Sale- Leadership Project

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At my school every year the fifth grade goes to France for a week or two. So we have to fundraise some money for the trip by selling pastries every friday from a french baker in Seattle (Le Panier) at the entrance of my school.

This year we have raised over $10,950 to help lower the cost so that every student can participate. I sold bread three times for my volunteer hours.

Alex H.

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