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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.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Can You Be A Diamond?

A diamond doesn't start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular. Can you be that Diamond? Do you have what it takes to put in the time and take the pressure. If you do, expect big things and if you cannot, don't make excuses for where you are. Get out that and become that diamond!

Three types of motivation

There are three types of motivation:




A clear purpose will sustain you thru challenging times and keep you on track during tempting times.
What is your purpose? Create a clear vision of it and then visit that vision often.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Crabbing and A Life Lesson

One of my fondest childhood memories is crab fishing with my grandfather. He would often take the grand kids and our parents "Down the Shore" to catch some Jersey blue claws. On one particular crabbing trip I noticed the crab bucket did not have a top on it. I asked my grandfather why the crabs were not able to escape. My grandfather’s explanation taught me a valuable lesson.

My grandfather said, “If there was only one crab in the bucket it would certainly escape. However, when there is more than one crab in the bucket, if one tries to crawl out, the other crabs would grab hold and pull it back down so that it would share the same fate as the rest of them.”

I have learned over time this is true with people. If one person attempts to better himself, other people will attempt to drag him back down to share their fate.

Ignore the crabs if you want to be a success in life.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

BULLY: Official Trailer

This year, over 5 million American kids will be bullied at school, online, on the bus, at home, through their cell phones and on the streets of their towns, making it the most common form of violence young people in this country experience. The Bully Project is the first feature documentary film to show how we've all been affected by bullying, whether we've been victims, perpetrators or stood silent witness. The world we inhabit as adults begins on the playground. The Bully Project opens on the first day of school. For the more than 5 million kids who'll be bullied this year in the United States, it's a day filled with more anxiety and foreboding than excitement. As the sun rises and school busses across the country overflow with backpacks, brass instruments and the rambunctious sounds of raging hormones, this is a ride into the unknown.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Is sitting the new smoking?

I came across an article in USA Today about the major health risks associated with sitting. And guess what... even if someone gets the recommended "30 minutes a day of moderate exercise" it is still not enough.

Here's a quick summery of the findings...

"A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) as well as findings released late last year by the American In
stitute for Cancer Research are causing experts to reconsider the importance of moving throughout the day in addition to getting regular exercise."

Basically, we all have to "MOVE" throughout the day too.

"Is sitting the new smoking?" 
The article compared sitting all day to the damage caused by smoking. WOW!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Five Steps to Being a Good Student

1 = Pay Attention
2 = Embrace Repetition
3 = Review without Regret
4 = Speed from relaxation and breathing
5 = Practice Self Discipline ( Do what you need to do)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

ATTENTION PARENTS: Could this happen to your Child.

Girl attributes escape to her "stranger danger" training. Does your child have stranger awareness training? Or the physical skills, confidence and mindset to be able to act if something like this happened?

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Optimist Creed

This was written by Christian D Larson 100 years ago.
Reading this first thing in the morning is a great way to start your day

Promise Yourself ...
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Stats on TV Viewing Time

Wow! Can You Believe It???
Children & Adolescents Spend 22 to 28 Hours Per Week Watching TV.
That's More Than Any Other Activity (Except Sleeping)
If they keep up this pace they will have watched 7 to 10 years of TV by age 70!

Life is NOT a Spectator Sport!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Simple Strategies for Raising Extraordinary Children: “The 5 Skills of Listening!”

It’s frustrating when our children don’t seem to listen, isn’t it?

And when they don’t pay attention to what you are saying at home, you have to wonder how much they are missing at school!

In my years of teaching Martial Arts, I’ve learned a 5 step approach to teach the skill of listening. You can easily teach these 5 steps to your child.

1.) The Listening Posture: Teach your child that when it’s time to listen they must sit or stand up straight. Shoulders back, lift the chest a little. Chin high. This alone can double listening retention!

2.) Direct Eye Contact is Essential: Insist on it when you are speaking to your child. She will then be able to focus on the words being said.

3.) Repeat the Message Back to the Speaker When Possible: For example, a child might say, “So Mom, You’d like me to clean up my room and feed the cat before I play on the computer?” This lets the speaker know your child has understood.

4.) Ask Questions: Coach your children to ask respectful questions This shows that they are paying attention, and care about what the other person is saying.

5.) Look for More Information: Especially with older children, train them to ask themselves, “How does the speaker feel about what they are saying? Are they Angry? Bored? Interested? Concerned?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Obesity has risen slightly in the USA over the last 10 years

Obesity in the USA has inched up slightly over the past decade, mainly because of weight gain among men and boys, new government statistics show.

The average body mass index (BMI) of men rose to 28.7 in 2010 up from 27.7 in 2000.

For women the average BMI remained unchanged at about 28.5.

The percentage of obese men increased to 35.5% in 2010, up from 27.5% in 2000. About 35.8% of women were obese in 2010, not a significant change from 2000. Adults are considered obese if they are roughly 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight.

About 16.9% of children and adolescents, ages 2 to 19, were obese in 2010, up 13.9% from 2000. This was mostly because of an increase in the percentage of boys who are obese.

Even though the bulge has "leveled off" isn't this crazy?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Is Your Child Addicted To Video Games?

61% of Kids Play Video Games EVERYDAY!

According to California State University the average Pre-Teen spends 3 Hours Per Day playing video games. The same study concluded that excessive video game play may lead to ADHD.

“The problems with video games is their addictive nature. They make other activities seem boring! Physical Activity, School Work and Family Time Just Can't Compete!”
- Larry Winget, Author of: Your Kids are Your Own Fault