Category Archives: Martial Arts

The Daffodil Principle

Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, “Mother, you must come to see the daffodils before they are gone.”  I promised to visit during her third call and proceeded to drive to Carolyn’s house where I was welcomed by … Continue reading

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Toy Abundance

As a child I didn’t have a room full of toys.  I did not sit in front of a TV to learn baby sign language, a foreign language, nor did I listen to Bach and Beethoven.  I went to school … Continue reading

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The Whirlwind

As a parent, we often find ourselves in situations where we lose control, say words that we don’t mean, raise our voices when it is unnecessary, and generally act like a child.  In the heat of the moment we sometimes … Continue reading

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Making Friends

What makes a good friend?  What attributes do you look for in a friend?  What attributes do you think a good friend has?  Make sure your child sees examples of good friendships in your own relationships.  Your child will see … Continue reading

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Who’s Dreaming?

By senseisez In today’s hectic world it is very easy to find ourselves, as parents, getting our children to do what all the other kids are doing:  participating in a team sport of some sort.  In some instances that is … Continue reading

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Promotions Mean More Than a Belt

A few times a year, Ohana Karate holds belt promotion ceremonies, which recognize the hard working karate students who have progressed.  At each of these events, hundreds of spectators, including parents, grandparents, family members, and friends, gather to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Karate – A Family Affair for Health and Life

Many adults are more than eager to place their children in classes, like martial arts, for example, but very rarely do these parents become more than spectators.  I often ask myself why.  The health benefits of karate or any other … Continue reading

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