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  • THE DOJO KUN

    THE DOJO KUN IS OFTEN RECITED AT THE END OF A KARATE LESSON, TO REMIND THE STUDENT THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE A STRONG HUMBLE CHARACTER, BOTH WITHIN THE DOJO, AND AWAY FROM IT. TAKEN FROM FUNAKOSHI'S TWENTY GUIDING PRINCIPLES, THE DOJO KUN SHOULD BE RECITED IN UNISON, WITH CONVICTION AND PASSION.

    SEEK PERFECTION OF CHARACT ER
    BE FAITHFUL
    ENDEAVOR TO EXCEL
    RESPECT OTHERS
    REFRAIN FROM VIOLENT BEHAVIOR
    ....

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  • WE ARE TRANSITIONING ALL CLASSES TO ONLINE ONLY

    What actions we have taken at our school in this time difficult time.

    Zahand's Martilal Arts is transitioning all classes to online only
    as a way to offer training virtually to our families and allow them to train safely and comfortably within their own homes.
    We are NOT CLOSING
    we are TRANSITIONING
    to online-only classes via live classes five days a week (for specific class times check your kick-siteemail) with a link to Zoom. Training videos from kick-site and curriculumupdates and special blogs from our members only page on our website at zahands.com. The surrounding schools, universitiesand collegesare also transitioningin a similarway.
    We want to remain ....

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  • Make yourself great at Zahand's Martial Arts

    Our new Mantra for the dojo is "Make yourself great at Zahand's Martial Arts!" No matter how your day is going, once you enter the dojo, your day will become greattttt like Tony the Tiger would say! When you leave, you will sweat, learn something new, and feel better than when you came in! So get to class and remember, MAKE YOURSELF GREAT AT ZAHAND'S MARTIAL ARTS! This is your friendly neighborhood Sensei, Sensei Matt Zahand. Osu! ....

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  • 7 THINGS KIDS LEARN FROM MARTIAL ARTS

    7 THINGS KIDS LEARN FROM MARTIAL ARTS

    Children's martial arts classes are an amazing way to improve the lives of the kids, their families and the communities. This is because of the values the martial arts impart to children. Those values includes the following: COURAGE The kind of courage that young people learn in martial arts is one that encompasses a certain spirit of bravery. It is not simply acting without fear, it is channeling an internal energy to act in spite of fear. Courage is a transferable skill that allows students to set goals, overcome challenges and attain success both in the dojo and in life. RESPECT One tenet of martial arts is respect. Children are taught to respect the masters who came before ....

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  • How does Martial Arts Develop a Child's Confidence

    One of the way that training in the martial arts helps children to become more confident is by showing them how to set and accomplish short-, medium-, long-term goals. This done through the progression of belts. As a child experiences success in training that success naturally transfers outside the school as well making them more likely to set and achieve other goal. Remember success is the backbone of confidence. Martial arts training also helps children face their fear in a safe, nurturing environment. As a child learns to defend themselves, they become less threatened by those around them. Then, instead of myself, "I'm" strong. I'm confident; I am a nice person, but don't mess with me. ....

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  • 4 BENEFITS OF MARTIAL ARTS OR KARATE FOR CHILDREN WITH ADHD

    4 BENEFITS OF MARTIAL ARTS OR KARATE FOR CHILDREN WITH ADHD

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common condition exemplified by IMPULSIVENESS, HYPERACTIVITY AND INATTENTION, according to the child development institute. Because they have such sort attention span they struggle with socializing and emotional control. So parents do not know what activities they can put their child in without adding extra stress. Children with ADHD can not only enjoy, but use to help ease the symptoms of this disorder. Here is a few reasons why you should consider enrolling your child with ADHD in a Martial Arts Class. 1. IT'S AN INDIVIDUAL SPORT....Team contact sports are one the the worst activities you could enroll a child with ADHD. Rather than enrolling ....

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  • STUDENT CREED

    THE STUDENT CREEDS ARE RECITED AND THE BEGINNING OF EACH CLASS AS A REMINDER TO HAVE GOOD BEHAVIOR AND BETTERING ONESELF. 1 . I WILL AVOID ALL THINGS WHICH COULD POSSIBLY REDUCE MY MENTAL GROWTH OR PHYSICAL HEALTH 2. I WILL DEVELOP SELF-DISCIPLINE AND WILL NEVER FORSAKE A TASK, ONCE UNDERTAKEN, UNTIL IT IS COMPLETED TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY. 3. I WILL ALWAYS STRIVE TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN MYSELF AND IN OTHERS. 4. I WILL ALWAYS SHOW RESPECT TO MY PARENTS, TO THOSE SENIOR TO ME, AND TO THOSE BELOW OR LESS FORTUNATE THAN MYSELF. 5. I WILL ALWAYS HONOR MY WORD AND COMMITMENTS. 6. I WILL ONLY USE THE MARTIAL ARTS CONSTRUCTIVELY AND DEFENSIVELY, TO AID MY FELLOW-MAN AND ....

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  • TWO WORDS NOT SPOKEN ENOUGH

    AT THE END OF EVERY CLASS IN OUR DOJO, THE STUDENTS SAY DOMO ARIGATO WHICH TRANSLATES TO THANK YOU. THESE TWO WORDS, "THANK YOU" SPOKEN SINCERELY, CAN HAVE SUCH A POSITIVE IMPACT ON EVERYTHING THAT YOU MAY BE GRATEFUL FOR, AND THE GOOD AND BAD THINGS THAT MAY HAPPEN TO YOU. IN CLASS WE BOW TO EACH OTHER WHICH MEANS THANK YOU FOR WORKING WITH ME AND NOT HURTING ME. A SIMPLE THANK YOU GOES A LONG WAY WHEN SOMEONE MIGHT BE HAVING A BAD DAY AND YOU THANK THEM FOR YOUR HELP WITH A SMILE ON YOUR FACE. ONE WAY TO BE GRATEFUL IS TO BE THANKFUL FOR ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE AND THE PEOPLE THAT YOU LOVE IN YOUR LIFE. "PLEASE" START SAYING THESE TWO WORDS MORE OFTEN. "THANK YOU". ....

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  • YOUR JOURNEY WITH MEDITATION

    "MEDITATION EXPANDS YOUR HORIZONS IN LIFE, SHOWING YOU OPTIONS YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW EXISTED". YOUR JOURNEY, ABOVE ALL MEDITATION IS A WAY TO UNDERSTAND, EXERCISE AND EXPLORE YOU MIND. THIS MAKES IT A DEEPLY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. PERHAPS YOU SHOULD KEEP A JOURNAL ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES. 1. REFLECT
    IN YOUR EXPERIENCE AND FEELINGS 2. REINVIGORATE
    YOUR PRACTICE BY REFERRING TO YOUR AIMS WHEN YOU LACK MOTIVATION 3. REMIND
    YOURSELF HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME REMEMBER, THERE IS NOT FINAL DESTINATION IN YOUR JOURNEY: AS YOU LEARN MORE AND ADVANCE IN YOUR PRACTICE, YOU WILL FIND MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ....

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