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Rochelle Park, NJ / Bergen County, United States
Serving Men, Women, Children and Families in the Communities of the Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook, Maywood, Paramus, Elmwood Park, Fair Lawn, Lodi, Hackensack, Hasbrouck Heights, Wallington, Garfield, River Edge, and surrounding towns with the benefits of Taekwondo, Self Defense, Thai Kickboxing, Submission Grappling, Cage Fitness and Personal Protection.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Take action and make your goals a reality

Taking action on your goals is kind of like a bird learning to fly. The first step and leap of faith is or can be scary but, it is absolutely necessary for success! Don't let the fear of failure hold you back. Believe in your abilities and take that first step/leap of faith and soar to new heights!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What Can Breakfast Teach Us About Commitment?

Have you ever heard that one about the Ham & Eggs breakfast?
The chicken was involved - the pig was committed.

Friday, November 4, 2011

How to Get In Shape and Stay Fit With Cage Fitness

Losing weight takes a lot of time, energy, and will to get that perfect weight and figure you’ve always dreamed of. But before going to the proper step-by-step how-to’s, let us first warm our minds up on the right information about this weight loss and fitness stuff.

Health is Wealth

 Being wealthy is neither about acquiring all the riches in the world nor getting whatever you want with just a snap of the fingers. It’s more about investing something from an earlier period of your life and being able to continuously use it perfectly until you grow old. No material thing can be such an investment because one day they come, and before you know it, they go. For instance, the money you earn today may be the car you’ll be driving tomorrow. But automobiles don’t last that long either; sooner or later, their parts will get rusty until they become broken and useless in time.
The real richness in this world is being happy – being able to do what you want to do, when you want to do it. It makes no sense to achieve happiness and success if you're not healthy and fit.

Healthy People

People who are considered “healthy” are those who are physically and mentally fit. CAGE FITNESS at MVP Taekwondo Center gets you fit physically and mentally, but we'll get back to that in a sec. Physical fitness is the ability of the human body to function with vigor and alertness, without undue fatigue, and with ample energy to engage in leisure activities, and to meet physical stresses. Muscular strength, endurance, stamina, and general alertness are the overt signs of being physically fit. CAGE FITNESS sharpens these qualities.

Your level of physical fitness can be influenced by regular, systematic exercise and proper nutrition. Regular is key. Our classes enable our students to develop discipline through routine and support. Moderate activity in between CAGE FITNESS classes will maintain you at a level that is usually adequate to handle ordinary stress, while right diet affects energy expenditure. Overweight, underweight, and weak individuals have low fitness levels.

On the other hand, mental fitness refers to the psychological state of well-being, characterized by continuing personal growth, a sense of purpose in life, self-acceptance, and positive relations with others. As you focus on your training, challenge yourself to break out of your comfort zone and meet new friends you “stretch your mental toughness.”

The great thing about CAGE FITNESS at MVP Taekwondo Center is you get the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

How we see our children = How they see themselves (Their Self-Image)

Dr. Maxwell Maltz found that the way we see ourselves directly relates to what we are capable of achieving. The beliefs we have about ourselves are a compilation of our past experiences and what others have told us since we were children.

Your child is going to believe what you tell him about himself. If you make consistent positive deposits to your child’s self-image, than your child will grow up believing he is capable of great things.

If your word deposits are negative than that is what your child will grow up believing. If the latter is the Your child will have to UN- learn the negative images that you have painted for him, whether you meant to or not.

Many times I run into parents who inform me that their son or daughter is “shy.” I particular take an interest in these children because I firmly believe that martial-arts are a great way to break them out of that shell!

I particularly remember a little girl who was just about to turn five years old. She was “tiny” and petite therefore her parents believed her stature controlled the confidence she had in herself. I’m not quit sure but I wouldn’t doubt if her parents told her things like “you’re smaller so be careful” Obviously if she was “small for her age” she would have figured that out and then asked why the other kids were bigger.

Never the less, the little girl was very hesitant to take classes. When she finally did a couple of lessons she did very well.

One evening her parents walked into the school appearing frustrated with her. They had her martial arts uniform in hand and began to explain that she did not want to take martial arts classes any more.

I very gently and with a lot of concern got down on one knee. I said in a warm loving caring tone: “Do you just not want to do martial arts class today or do you not want to do it ever again?” At this point she informed me that it was just today!

Her father became very angry and told her to “make up her mind!” It seemed to me as though this little girl was feeling a little bit of anxiety because it was just her third visit. We wanted to give her enough time for free until she felt comfortable. Usually this takes no longer than one to four classes - in most cases one.

The lesson I gather from this story is simple. The little girl was just living up to the shy label that her parents had given her in the months and years prior. She had actually stretched her self-image in the previous two visits, but like a rubber band snapping back was her parents’ conviction that she was shy. Do not label your kids unless you are one hundred percent sure the label will be one that you want them to live up to!

In my career working with parents I’ve seen parents whose message to their child’s self-image was positive and those whose messages were negative. Many parents make the mistake of labeling their children as shy, UN-coordinated, UN-disciplined, or quitters! Knowing what you now know I’m positive that you will be careful of the label you give your child.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

What A Crumpled Piece of Paper Can Teach Kids About Bullying

A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. 

Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. Now even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it.

That is what happens when a child bully’s another child, they may say they’re sorry but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Winners are Determined to Win Big!

Champions in life set big goals for themselves.

Winners set their sights on large scale achievement. It juices them and motivates them to take massive action in pursuit of a worthy goal or objective. It becomes their primary target in life and has a very positive influence on all aspects of their life.

Highly successful people have developed something called a dogged determination and an endless energy for achievement.

In sports, in business and in the Martial Arts, there are countless stories of Champions overcoming the odds and obstacles that get in their way. Why? Because they were determined to successes no matter what obstacles interfere.

The bigger the goal...the bigger the obstacles. Mostly truly worthwhile achievements are usually very difficult to accomplish. In the big scheme of life, tougher goals tend to toughen us up.

Sometimes real life can be tough. It's been said that the tougher that we are on ourselves, the easier life will be on us. Many people love training for Black Belt and beyond, they understand that it is meant to be a challenging goal.

It brings challenges of skill, will and desire. It brings out the best in all of us and make us better in every way. We become stronger and stronger...mentally, physically, and emotionally.

A person with a strong will...a determined to win attitude...will go much farther in life than someone that is quick to give in to obstacles and setbacks.

The next time you encounter an obstacle and are tempted to give up on your goal, think like a winner...

Winners are determined to Win big in life!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Success Imprints

Self-Confidence arises from ‘success imprints’ that were acquired early in life through some kind of positive life-experience. It comes from within and is imprinted their through past successes…. Those fortunate people who were told by some important role model or mentor that they were bright, hard workers, or destined for success had a message imprinted onto their psyche, and most of the time have lived to fulfill that prophesy…. Anyone who has successfully achieved something that was thought to be difficult or impossible has experienced a success imprint.”

These words come from Dr. Gene Landrum’s book 8 Keys to Greatness. In this excellent book Dr. Landrum studied the lives of men and women who rose to the top of their fields. Men and women like: Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, Catherine the great, Frank Lloyd Write, Oprah Windfrey, and Michael Jordan. The book linked many common traits to each one of these great people, but one paragraph stood out for me.

Do you see the significance of this paragraph? To me it means; Kids who experience success early in life can build on that success. How great is that! What a great thing to not only understand as a parent, but also implement… Personally, I want my son to experience as much success as possible as early as possible so that it will be “imprinted” on his mind. This tells me I should pay close attention to the things I do and especially the things I say.

Tell your children you believe in them and remember that telling is not enough - we must show. Think about that nice mom who didn’t even realize she was sabotaging her son self-esteem by hesitating so much on the decision of taking martial arts. She was worried he “might quit.” What she was saying is “I don't believe in you!”

Set goals for your children and help them work toward them, just don’t accomplish the goal for them. If they get off course, re-adjust. And keep in mind that failure imprints our left from being a quitter. We want success imprints not failure imprints.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Benefits of Martial Arts Training

* Martial arts improves psychological health in areas such as anger management, a sense of well-being, depression and sleep disruption (Woodward, 2009).

* Between 2000-2004: 6.5 million people participated in martial arts in the US. That is a 28% increase from the years before (Woodward,2009).

* Over the past five years, there has been a 15% increase each year for children under the age of 12 participating in martial arts (Greenberg, 2000).

Why the Increase?
* Martial arts incorporates more psychological aspects such as: self control, self-respect, courtesy towards others. It does this through promoting "relaxation, self-esteem, and mind-body coordination," (Woodward, 2009).

* Martial arts allows students to connect their mind and body through focus and concentration, which requires intense physical and mental discipline (Lucer, 2009).

Development of Oneself
* Those in martial arts are constantly developing themselves...They learn that the "true meaning of mastering martial arts...consists not in gaining the ability to defeat enemies, but in overcoming one's own weaknesses and shortcomings," (Zhigulin, 2009).

A thanks to Dr. Judy Flury for providing these statistics.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The "curse" we all have...

"The Curse of Knowledge"

It means, once we learn something it is hard to put ourselves back in time to the point when we didn't know it.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Here's a great quote about Human Lobsters...

"A lobster, when left high and dry among the rock, does not have the sense enough to work his way back to the sea, but waits for the sea to come to him. If it does not come, he remains where he is and dies, although the slightest effort would enable him to reach the waves, which are perhaps within a yard of him. The world is full of human lobsters; people stranded on the rocks of indecision and procrastination, who, instead of putting forth their own energies, are waiting for some grand billow of good fortune to set them afloat."
-- Orison Swett Marden (1848-1924), Editor, Success Magazine

Are you stranded on the rocks of indecision?

Putting off certain things that can help you grow and develop?

Don't be a Lobster.

Monday, August 22, 2011

PA photographer takes a stand against cyber-bullying

A Pennsylvania photographer is being applauded around the Web for teaching bullies a lesson. When Jen McKendrick realized that she was scheduled to take senior portraits of four girls who were the creators of a Facebook page devoted to cyberbullying, she canceled their sessions. McKendrick wrote emails to the girls and their parents explaining why she would not conduct business with them. In the emails, she included screen grabs of mean comments the girls posted. The girls' Facebook page is reminiscent of the "burn book" in the movie "Mean Girls," where girls write hurtful comments about their classmates in a scrapbook. On her blog, McKendrick wrote, "If you are ugly on the inside, I'm sorry but I won't take your photos to make you look pretty on the outside!" Hundreds of comments applauding McKendrick have been posted to her blog and Facebook page. One person summed it up best by saying, "It's refreshing to see professionals stand up for morality and not just money." What do you think of McKendrick's refusal to photograph the girls?


"The number of children diagnosed with ADHD rose 30% over the past decade."

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

When is it discipline?

"When a child hits a child, we call it aggression.
When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility.
When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault.
When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline." 
-Haim G Ginott

Thursday, July 28, 2011

1+3+10 = Anger Management

When you feel your body sending you a warning sign that says you're losing control, do three things. First, stop and say: "Be calm." That's 1. Now take THREE deep breaths from your stomach. That's 3. Finally, count slowly to ten inside your head. That's 10. Put them together and you have 1+3+10, and doing it helps you calm down and get back in control.

Moral IQ Tip

Violence is learned, but so too is calmness. Ask yourself: if my child only had my example to watch, what would he/she catch today?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

What do you all think about this touchy subject?

Some states have already expanded their definitions of medical neglect to include morbid obesity. This expansion makes sense when obesity is predominantly a disorder related to habits — eating and exercise habits — when those habits are avoidable, and when avoiding those habits is likely to make significant difference in the child's well-being. 

Follow this link for the full article http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-obesity-parents-20110715,0,7837994.story


With the record breaking temperatures, more and more people are headed towards water to cool off. Here are some safety tips and keep our children safe this summer!

More accidents involving children seem to happen in the summer. Sadly, the Centers for Disease Control report that drowning is the second leading cause of death among kids 14 and under; children ages 1 to 4 have the highest drowning rates.

Follow this link for summer safety tips http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/summertips.cfm

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Donkey Story

There once was this old farmer who had an old wise donkey.  One day the farmer was working on his crops with his donkey, when all of a sudden the donkey fell down a well.

The Farmer said, “Oh my, how am I going to get my poor donkey out of this well?”  After many hours of trying to get his donkey out of the well, the owner realized that there was nothing else he could do.  The owner said a prayer and decided it would be best to bury his old and wise donkey friend.

So the farmer went and got a shovel and began putting dirt down the well to bury his old friend.  The Donkey looked up as the dirt came down hitting him on the shoulders and  his face.  The donkey could do nothing but shake the dirt off and move his feet.

The farmer got one shovel full of dirt after another… more and more dirt/problems kept hitting the donkey in his face and on his shoulders.  Yet all the donkey did was shake it off and step up.

Hours went by as more and more dirt kept hitting the donkey.  Yet, the donkey didn’t cry nor complain.  The only thing the donkey did, was shake it off and step up.  As time went by, the donkey got closer and closer to the top of the well and eventually was able to walk right out!

What can we learn from this old wise donkey…. That when problems happen, don’t feel sorry for yourself.  Shake It Off And Step Up!

This week remember the donkey.  When things get hard, just shake it off and step up… PERSERVERE!

Check Up From The Neck Up: Mental Toughness Mindset List

1. What you SOW is what you REAP.
2. Appreciate your Students, Customer, Clients, etal.
3. Be a value ADDER not a value EXTRACTOR.
4. You May Not Reap during the same season that you sow-Reject Fear, Greed and Doubt
5. Do not let your internal editor keep you from setting BIG GOALS
6. Be specific with your goals and dreams.
7. Underestimate what you can do in a DAY, Overestimate what you can do in a YEAR
8. Ask “why” often.
9. Your Habits  DEFINE you
10. Genuinely thank ten people a day.
11. Be Coachable.
12. Practice what you preach.
13. Reject fear, greed, and doubt.
14. Give to get.
15. Visualize success daily.
16. Know what you want.
17. Projects Before Tasks
18. Help others get what they want.
19. Fail fast
20. Believe in yourself and believe the best of others.
21. Lead with passion and purpose.
22. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
23. Create a lifestyle and business to support it.
24. Surround yourself with successful people.
25. Delegate, motivate and sell.
26. Focus on the big levers.
27. Farm out the little things.
28. Don’t be a spectator in life – PARTICIPATE.
29. Focus on the critical few and NOT the trivial many.
30. Break the chains of “trading time for dollars”.
31. Stop talking… start doing.
32. Laugh a LOT.
33. Consistency beats Intensity
34. Don’t take yourself too serious.
35. Destroy negative self talk.
36. It’s okay to ask for help.
37. Step outside of you’re comfort zone.
38. Don’t limit yourself.
39. Be grateful for what you have.
40. Change your negative beliefs about money.
41. Money is a vehicle to freedom and lifestyle.
42. Expect more of YOURSELF.
43. Avoid crabs, time vampires, and battery drainers at all cost.
44. I Can’t therefore I MUST!
45. Be a success to help others become a success.
46. Watch where the crowd is going and go the OPPOSITE way.

Action Plan:
1. Print this list!

2. Read aloud the list once a day for 7 days
3. After 7 days, read it once a week for 7 weeks.

By that time you will have downloaded this new mindset into your brain, I know it sounds mumbo jumbo but it works, try it and you will see it give you a more positive attitudes even when were faced with tough challenges.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Words of Wisdom from "The Greatest"

"I hated every minute of the training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'" 
- Muhammad Ali

Socrates’ Triple-Filter Test

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “Do you know what I just heard about your friend?”

“Hold on a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be good idea to take a moment and filter what you’re going to say. That’s why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is Truth.

Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”

“Well, no,” the man said, “actually I just heard about it and…”

“All right,” said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now, let’s try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?”

“Umm, no, on the contrary…”

“So,” Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about my friend, but you’re not certain it’s true.

You may still pass the test though, because there’s one filter left—the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?”
“No, not really.”

“Well,” concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither true, nor good, nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?”

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Brick

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown.
The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new
car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?" The young boy was apologetic. "Please, mister.. please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do," He pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop..." With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. "It's my brother," he said. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."

Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me." Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay.

"Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home. It was
a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message " Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!" God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, he has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice to
listen or not.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More evidence that "perception" rules

People misread the behavior of others and try to match it. As a result "the norm" can shift. Princeton researches found college students drank more because they "thought" other students were drinking more.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

If You Think You're Beaten

If you think you're beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't,
It's almost for sure, you won't.

If you think you're losing, you've lost.
For out in the world we find -
Success begins with a person's will,
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you're outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise.
You have to stay with it,
In order to win the prize.

Life's battles don't always go,
To the one with the better plan.
For more often than not, you will win,
If only you think you can.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Our Deepest Fear

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a Child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

- Marianne Williamson

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Why do parents allow this ?

A study revealed... children who watch an average of three hours or more of TV per day are less imaginative than children who watch only one hour per day.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Just 5 More Minutes

While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground.
“That’s my son over there,” she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide.
“He’s a fine looking boy” the man said. “That’s my daughter on the bike in the white dress.”
Then, looking at his watch, he called to his daughter. “What do you say we go, Melissa?”
Melissa pleaded, “Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more minutes.”
The man nodded and Melissa continued to ride her bike to her heart’s content. Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his daughter. “Time to go now?”
Again Melissa pleaded, “Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more minutes.”
The man smiled and said, “OK.”
“My, you certainly are a patient father,” the woman responded.
The man smiled and then said, “Her older brother Tommy was killed by a drunk driver last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent much time with Tommy and now I’d give anything for just five more minutes with him. I’ve vowed not to make the same mistake with Melissa.
She thinks she has five more minutes to ride her bike. The truth is, I get Five more minutes to watch her play.”
Life is all about making priorities, what are your priorities?
Give someone you love 5 more minutes of your time today!

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Bully Victim Who Fought Back Exclusive ACA Interview with Casey He...

Check out this amazing story of a victimized child standing up to a bully! Warning- this may not be suitable for some viewers.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Five things that you cannot recover in life

There are five things that you cannot recover in life:    
The Stone...........after it's thrown
The Word............after it's said,
The Occasion......after it's missed, and
The Time.............after it's gone.
A person.............after they die 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

School Systems Embracing Goal Setting

I read an interesting article yesterday...

The headline was...

"Making Kids Work on Goals (And Not Just in Soccer)"

Some excerpts...

"A student's ability to set and achieve realistic goals is linked to higher grades, lower college dropout rates and greater well-being in adulthood."

"Yet a majority of grade school students lack faith in theirability to reach their goals, according to a survey of 642 students by Gallup"

"Sadly, only about 42% of kids ages 10 to 18 are pursuing goals!"

I Can't

I CAN'T means...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Bullying Statistics

One of every four children report being bullied each year.

Close to 10% of all children report being bullied on a weekly basis.

As many as 160,000 students may stay home from school on any given day because they are afraid of bullies and/or they just can't take the pain anymore.

Statistics show 60% of those characterized as "bullies" in grades 6-9 had at least one criminal conviction by age 24.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Man In The Arena

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Do your kids have self-control?

According to a study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science “Kids who score low on assessments of self-control as toddlers were more likely to have difficulties as adults. Difficulties like, drugs, alcohol, financial and criminal records” 

Parents, invest in your children's self-control by enrolling them in martial arts.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Wisdom of Green Eggs and Ham

Parents: Don't be upset if your kids don't want to try new foods- the first time you ask them! Studies show it takes up to 15 exposures before they'll be open to accept it. I'm reminded persistence is key and there is wisdom found in the story of Green Eggs and Ham... Sam, I Am

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The US government has declared obesity a national epidemic.

Nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese.
During the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled.
It is considered to be the number one cause of disease and death in the United States.
It is linked to developing depression and low self-esteem in children.
Obese children have a 70% chance of remaining obese even in their adulthood.
One third of all children born this decade will suffer from chronic obesity-related health problems like: Heart Disease, Type-2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Cancer, Strokes, Sleep Apnea, Asthma and more...

The annual cost to society for obesity is estimated at nearly 100 Billion dollars!

Bottom Line:
If we don't get our kids moving with regular, fun and challenging exercise, we're in trouble!

Kids Need To Be Motivated, Educated and Inspired. Martial Arts Training Fits The Bill!
The primary cause for obesity is the imbalance between calorie intake and calories expended.
One in five school age kids eat up to 6 snacks adding up to 1,500 empty calories per day.
Portions and beverage sizes are up 2 to 5 times and meals average 31% more calories.
With proper education and motivation we can help inspire the youth to improve their habits.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Ant and the Grasshopper

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away..

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.
The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!

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