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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.


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