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  • Bully deterrent

    Hey there, It's your friendly neighborhood martial arts instructor here. As you can imagine, our school deals a LOT with bullies. You could say we're experts on the subject ;-) Well, this is the biggest bully deterrent out there. Hint: It's NOT knowing how to punch or kick really hard. No, it's something that's a bit harder to teach: confidence. Bullies prey on the weak. They can sense lack-of-confidence like a hawk can spot a wounded animal. And then they pounce. But they back away from confidence. Why? Well, they're scared themselves. Fear is all they know. Pride? Self-respect? These are foreign concepts to the bully. Sadly, ....

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  •  in Gainesville and Flowery Branch  - Rock Solid Karate - Dodge Ball Buddy Day

    Dodge Ball Buddy Day

    Dodge Ball Buddy Day Thursday, January 31 st , 2019 5:45-6:30 or 6:30-7:15 Dodgeball and skills and drills all class!! Bring a buddy from school, church, etc….to this class and have a great time. Sign up at front desk . ....

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  • Discipline

    "Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand." - Chinese Proverb This gem of a quote really applies to parenting. Let's say your son Bobby does something "bad". Here are a few ways you can react... - The "Tell me" way "Bobby, no yelling! Go to your room!" - The "Show me" way "Bobby, stop yelling! You hurt my ears! Go to your room!" - The "Involve me" Way "Bobby, we don't yell unless it's an emergency. Yelling hurts Mommy's ears. You don't want to do that, do you?" Catch my drift? ;-) In our kids martial arts classes, we do a whole lot of the "Involve me" Way. We don't have many rules - but we're very disciplined ....

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  • New Years Resolutions

    New Year’s Resolution: Black Belt and Beyond..... FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

    At the start of the year, making New Year’s Resolutions are a standard tradition for many. It is a time to take stock of the past year and dream big for the new year. Yet only 8% of people successful complete their resolutions.
    The six most common reasons for failing to meet resolutions are:

    Not making it a priority or having a strong enough reason why
    Getting discouraged if things don’t go perfectly from the start
    Not having specific enough goals
    Trying to do too many different activities at once
    Not having the right mentors or support groups
    Not tracking progress
    Four of the most common ....

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  •  in Gainesville and Flowery Branch  - Rock Solid Karate - Winter Break Camps Dec. 18th,19th, 20th, and 21st.

    Winter Break Camps Dec. 18th,19th, 20th, and 21st.

    December 18 th , 19 th , 20 TH 21 ST Winter Break karate Camp What to bring? This camp is geared towards children ages 5-12 of age. Please provide a lunch and two snacks for each day your child will be attending. Books and electronic devices such as a tablet or DS are also permitted and can be used during free time. Join us this winter break for an exciting camp filled with tons of games and activities that your children will have a blast participating in!
    Drop off time-7:30am

    Pick up time-5:00pm

    Standard rate:
    $30 Per Day Remember to pack a lunch and two snacks! ....

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  •  in Gainesville and Flowery Branch  - Rock Solid Karate - Christmas gift that you can re-gift!!!

    Christmas gift that you can re-gift!!!

    Rock Solid Karate is going to give you a gift next week that you can re-gift and we won't be offended!! In fact we encourage you to do just that. Give this card as a gift to someone that you know, that you think would benefit the way you or your child has from the martial arts at Rock Solid Karate. These cards should be in this week and we will start handing them out (1 per student). Simply write their name on it and give them to it and they can redeem. If someone comes in using your card that will go towards a referral to win the wave master placed at the front of the studio. Like us on facebook ....

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  • Magic Bullet?

    Here's the thing: Our kids martial arts program works wonders for a LOT of kids. It helps them behave better... do better in school... make better friends... get exercise... learn self-defense... and more. But is it a "magic bullet"? No way. Nothing is! First off: it's not for every kid. Second off: kids are with us for only a few hours a week. We can't control what happens in the hundreds hours they're not with us. But I can tell you this much... If it's right for your kid, it can really seem like a magic bullet. Parents--and teachers--are often blown away by the changes they see in children after even a week or two of our classes. Eye contact ....

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  •  in Gainesville and Flowery Branch  - Rock Solid Karate - Halloween Buddy Day

    Halloween Buddy Day

    On Monday we will be having a Halloween Buddy Day on Tuesday, October 30th. You can wear your costumes on that day and so can your buddies. We will have a sign up sheet for you to sign them up at the front desk. We will also be closed on Wednesday, October 31st for Halloween. Please be safe and have fun!!! LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ....

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  • Improve your sparring

    CLICK TO IMPROVE YOUR SPARRING Click above for sparring tips and ticks. World Champion Ron Henry's expert advice. Here are some inserts below. 1. Focus on kicking using your front leg. Back leg kicking telegraphs too much and is ultimately slower. I can’t stress how important it is to develop a good front leg. A Game of Tag It’s important to recognize point sparring for what it is – a game of tag using our hands and feet. We use a combination of kicks, movement, feints and combinations to create scoring opportunities. The following discussion will highlight what I feel are the most important aspects to develop for point sparring competition .

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  • How long to Black Belt

    Click Link How long does it take to earn a Black Belt in Tang Soo Do at Rock Solid Karate. There are sooo many factors that go into this and I feel Mr.Ron of Rock Solid Karate did a GREAT job of breaking down some of the important factors!! Click the link above ^^^ to take you to the post. Here are a couple inserts below: That’s the short answer. Your next question is probably “ Why on earth does it take so long to earn a black belt?” It’s more about achieving a bucket list item than committing to a permanent shift in mindset and action. Just like everyone that climbs a mountain isn’t necessarily a mountaineer, everyone wearing a black belt ....

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