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  • Developing a Growth Mindset in a Competitive World

    Developing a Growth Mindset in a Competitive World

    Developing a Growth Mindset in a Competitive World In today’s world competition is everywhere and it often starts at a very young age. It begins as a fun, skill-developing event but can quickly become time-consuming and competitive. While some parents want their children pushed to help them learn the hard lessons of life, others want to protect their children from the disappointment that can come with competition. Both sides have pros and cons, but a balanced approach is what will truly help a child develop a competitive nature in a healthy way. Competition can be fun and exhilarating, especially if you are on the winning side. This drive to compete and win is very strong in ....

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  • Signs YOUR child is being BULLIED

    Signs YOUR child is being BULLIED

    SUMMER is almost OVER ! If you’re like many of the parent’s I’ve spoken with this week then you’re probably just as shocked that the summer has FLOWN by! And that means BACK TO SCHOOL season is COMING . Let’s get REAL for a second. Back to school means new clothes, new books, utensil, and all those neat bells and whistles. It also means back to a hodge-podge social environment. For many kids returning to school, this may also mean: Back to Bullies Typically, as a Martial Arts instructor, this is where I tell you to come take classes where your child will develop leadership, confidence, self-esteem and become bully-proof. While all of that is true, I ....

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  • Benefits to Training Over Summertime!

    Benefits to Training Over Summertime!

    Benefits to Training Over Summertime with Prospect Martial Arts and our Skillz program! During the school season teachers, assistants, and counselors are focused on helping your children learn and grow. But what happens during the summer season when these people are not around? It makes sense that as a parent you would want your child to maintain some level of growth and development over the summer in order to limit or prevent your child from losing a lot of the skills gained over the last school season. This includes growth and development in the following areas: physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. With that said, one of the very best options is to keep your child ....

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  • Training dates with your little Ninja

    Training dates with your little Ninja

    Training Dates with your Ninja You may hear your child’s instructor talking about practice time at home fairly often. This is because practicing can have a huge impact on a ninja’s ability to perform in class which will lead to more confidence. With more confidence comes the ability to achieve faster and farther! Another great benefit to practicing at home is that this will allow YOU – the parent, an outlet to connect over something they are passionate about. Often times parents feel like they have to go on extravagant outings and spend long periods of time to build that connection. But this can also lead to allowing perfectionism to stop us from finding opportunities. ....

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  • The Benefits That Martial Arts Can Provide for 5 and 6-year olds!

    The Benefits That Martial Arts Can Provide for 5 and 6-year olds!

    The Benefits That Martial Arts Can Provide for 5 and 6-year olds Children between the ages of 5 and 6 are in the “dynamo” stage of development. They are now at a point where basic skills become the foundation for their continued growth. With the right mindset and curriculum, martial arts can help them build a more solid foundation for basic fundamental skills, which are essential for continued development. Below are milestones that martial arts can help accomplish: Top PHYSICAL development milestones:
    Demonstrating BALANCE by performing high repetitions of kicks without putting the foot down.
    Showing good CONTROL with the body while keeping it in motion.
    Demonstrating ....

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  • Are there high quality martial arts classes near me?

    Are there high quality martial arts classes near me?

    Are there high quality martial arts classes near me? Well, let me tell you a little bit about what Prospect Martial ArtsMartial Arts & Fitness in Prospect, Ct has to offer... Prospect Martial Arts (World Tang Soo Do Assoc) is a Martial Arts and Fitness Organization Founded in Prospect, CT in 2013 and is directed by Eric and Kellee Levesque -- a dynamic husband and wife team that remains dedicated to serving the local community by teaching the benefits of martial arts, physical fitness and healthy living in this modern era. What do we Teach?
    An Intelligent Approach to Healthy Living
    Enhance Balance, Coordination & Flexibility
    A Useful Blend of Strength & ....

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  • Halloween Safety

    Tips for Halloween Safety
    Halloween is one of the most exciting and most memorable days of the year. Kids of all ages love to dress up and go Trick-or-Treating.

    Unfortunately, not everyone has the same idea of fun.

    Traffic accidents can happen when kids walk in the streets from house to house.
    Older kids will often bully younger kids and even steal their candy (or worse).
    Sociopaths have been known to alter the treats they give, thinking the damage they cause is somehow funny.
    Here are some things you can do to keep Halloween safer for you and your children.

    Preparation:

    Choose a costume made with flame-retardant materials.
    Charge up your ....

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  • Martial Arts for Kids

    Martial Arts for Prospect Kids As раrеnts, wе knоw thаt іt іѕ оur јоb tо mаkе ѕurе thаt оur сhіldrеn аrе ѕаfе. Thеrе аrе mаnу rіѕkѕ іnvоlvеd іn еvеrуthіng thеу dо, but especially in асtіvе ѕроrts ѕuсh аѕ fооtbаll, bаѕеbаll, bаѕkеtbаll аnd, уеѕ, еvеn сhееrlеаdіng — іt іѕ роѕѕіblе tо brеаk а bоnе оr gеt а blооdу nоѕе. Research hаs ѕhоwn thаt thеrе іѕ lеѕѕ ѕеvеrе іnјurіеѕ іn mаrtіаl аrtѕ thаn mоѕt other соntасt ѕроrtѕ. Emоtіоnаl, Bеhаvіоrаl аnd Dеvеlорmеntаl (EBD) еffесtѕ оf thе рrоgrаm create hіgh соnсеrnѕ іn ѕоmе аrеаѕ duе tо thе mуth bеhіnd mаrtіаl аrtѕ. Hоwеvеr, mаnу rеѕеаrсh ѕtudіеѕ ѕhоw роѕіtіvе сhаngеѕ іn сhіldrеn whо practice the martial arts consistently. In а rесеnt ....

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  • Setting SMART Goals In The Martial Arts

    Setting SMART Goals in the Martial Arts It’ѕ соmmоn fоr реорlе tо еnrоll thеmѕеlvеѕ оr thеіr сhіldrеn іn а trаdіtіоnаl mаrtіаl аrtѕ рrоgrаm tо сultіvаtе “ѕеlf-dіѕсірlіnе,” аlthоugh thеу оftеn саn’t rеаllу аrtісulаtе whаt thеу mеаn bу thаt wоrd. Thеу јuѕt knоw ѕеlf-dіѕсірlіnе іѕ а gооd thіng, аnd trаіnіng іn mаrtіаl аrtѕ іѕ ѕuрроѕеd tо buіld іt, ѕо thеу еnrоll thеmѕеlvеѕ (оr thеіr сhіldrеn) іn сlаѕѕеѕ. Hоwеvеr, thеу dоn’t rеаllу ѕtор tо thіnk hоw thе рrосеѕѕ оf buіldіng ѕеlf-dіѕсірlіnе wоrkѕ. On а bаѕіс lеvеl, thе ѕtruсturеd еnvіrоnmеnt оf а wеll-run trаdіtіоnаl mаrtіаl аrtѕ сlаѕѕ еnсоurаgеѕ thе dеvеlорmеnt оf ѕuсh bаѕіс ѕосіаl ѕkіllѕ аѕ соurtеѕу аnd ....

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