Memphis Regional Tournament - Saturday, Aug 18, 2018
Posted: July 20, 2018
Make plans to attend the Memphis Regional Tournament Saturday, August 18 at the Houston High School Gymnasium. The address to the tournament site is:
Houston High School Gymnasium
9755 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38138
10 Tips Parents Can Use to Build Confidence & Leadership in Kids
Posted: June 05, 2018
Every parent wants happy, healthy and confident kids.
Here at All Star ATA Martial Arts, our instructors feel that teaching kids martial arts can help build self-confidence in children of all ages. The techniques we practice at our school help children become accurate in their movements, skilled in their learning and confident in their martial arts skills.
As a parent, here are some suggestions on how you can can instill self-confidence in your children at home:
How Physical Activity Combats Mental Health Issues with Children
Posted: May 07, 2018
Everywhere you go these days, you will hear a lot these days about how physical activity is good for your children. It keeps them fit and healthy and can help in preventing diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. But what is less often discussed, though no less important, is the connection between physical activity and mental health in children.
And this isn’t just wishful guessing either. There’s a lot of empirical evidence to back this up. Many recent medical studies have found strong positive links between physical activity and a variety of mental functions, such as more positive self-esteem and self-perception, sharper cognitive functions, and even positive effects on behavioral disorders like ADHD. It has also been linked to alleviating mental health issues in children, such as depression and anxiety.
In honor of mental health month, we’re going to explore some of the key ways in which physical activity combats mental health issues with children and increases your child’s cognitive awareness. We’ll split these advantages into several broad themes:
Defining Communication – The Key to Success for Kids and Adults
Posted: April 24, 2018
Communication is “the link between the world and me.” Communication is how we relate to ourselves and everything around us. It is so important that the success of a society depends on how well it communicates. The word communication comes from the word “common”, which means “equal.” This means that in order to communicate with each other, we must find common ground. To ensure this, our communication must be seen, heard and felt.
Communication can be verbal or nonverbal. Visual communication has to do with the way we use body language to deliver our message. Verbal communication refers to the way we sound: the tone of our voice, what words we make sound important, and how our voice changes when we speak. Physical communication involves appropriately touching someone while we speak with them.
We can also communicate with ourselves. It takes a great amount of practice to communicate with ourselves, teaching ourselves to grow into the successful people we want to be.
Martial Arts Classes in Little Rock: How to Choose a Martial Arts School for Your Child Part 2
Posted: April 24, 2018
Talk to Instructors, are they qualified?
It's important to know the qualifications of the instructors at a martial arts school. Ask about their training and find out if they are certified. People who want to teach martial arts may be personal trainers who are certified as martial arts instructors, or they may have certification from associations within their sport. For instance, a good martial arts instructor may have a certification from an organization like the American Taekwondo Association. Instructors teaching karate for kids should also be certified in first-aid and CPR in case a child is injured during class.
If you’re interested in having your child participate in competitions, you need to verify any certifications or licenses required by state law. In Arkansas, amateur competitive matches must be sanctioned and supervised by an amateur sanctioning organization for matches involving martial arts forms that include blows or strikes to the head. At All Star ATA Martial Arts, our students compete in the Tournaments, that begin with district / regional tournaments and continue on until World Championships where finalists from all over the world compete in one of the largest Martial Arts tournaments in the world.