The act of ‘giving’ and how it works with others can be tough to understand for a child. Sometimes the best way to explain something is through story and illustration. Here is a story we use for our group talk before class begins to help our younger martial arts students understand what giving means and how it might work.
Hanshi Dave Kovar talks about the importance of bringing value to each and every one of our relationships in this personal account of his interaction with a cashier in a busy store. It's a good reminder to let others know how much they mean to us and share our appreciation of them at every opportunity we have so they know we value them.
A lot of times, we overlook our own talents and just how special we are as we go through our daily lives. This is especially true given how much more connected we are with the world around us through the internet.
Many parents ask, "Should I help my child with their homework?" The answer is, yes but maybe not in the way you expected.
This month is National Bullying Prevention Month and we believe martial arts is a great way to support the anti-bullying movement with a buddy not bully approach. Our instructors are trained in teaching kids to befriend their peers, but also identify dangerous situations that require help from their parents or teachers.
During the school year, you hope for the best for your child. You want them to succeed in everything from good grades to extracurricular activities, completing homework to making friends. As their parent, you hope they will do their best, but you also don't want to do it all for your child. You want them to have independent success at home, at school, everywhere.
There are many reasons to sign up your child for a martial arts program. If you are a parent looking to find a program that will help support you and your child through fitness and mental toughness, martial arts might be a perfect fit for your family!
While it may seem obvious for some, we’ve received several questions recently from students and parents just learning about Hanshi Dave Kovar and our team here at Kovar's Satori Academies, hoping to know more about “Who is Hanshi Dave Kovar?”
When I look at the many reasons parents enroll their children in Martial Arts a need that comes up time and time again is Focus. Sometimes a counselor or a school administrator has recommended martial arts to acquire help with a child’s focus.
Many times when people think of martial arts they think they need to be a black belt to know what to do in a dangerous situation, well that's not true. A few targeted moves practiced over time can really stack the odds in your favor and give you the inner confidence you need for a positive outcome.