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  • Make Martial Arts a Lifestyle

    Make Martial Arts a Lifestyle

    Do you want to be a jack of all trades or a Master of One? I know the saying is a Master of None but I wanted to put a positive spin on it. I always joke with people that I am only good at like two things in life. Martial arts and fishing. I do have a lot of confidence because of those two things. Whether you are an adult in martial arts training or child training in martial arts it is good to have something you are confident in. We all love to learn self defense and exercise but it is so much more than just those Benefits. It is about life long friendships. I had the privilege this weekend of going to a birthday party for one of my adult students. There may have been at any given time ....

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  • Karate Near Me

    Karate Near Me

    Karate Near Me!!! Go ahead and open up Google and type in Karate or Martial Arts. One of the top searches you will see in the bar below is "karate near me." In today's world it is all about convenience. Everyone wants things as fast as possible and as close as possible. We all have limited time which is understandable. When picking a karate school I understand searching near you....but just because it is the closest school does not mean it is the best school. When choosing a karate or Martial arts school you need to look for a place that is the best fit for you and your family. At Rock Solid Karate in Gainesville, GA (hopefully that's near you) we know what it is like to look for a ....

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  • Practicing your martial arts!!!

    Practicing your martial arts!!!

    There are so many benefits to training martial arts at Rock Solid Karate. It can lower your cholesterol and blood pressure,burn fat, build muscle, and improve your flexibility. You have to also remember to give it a chance. Too often students find excuses to not come and train. I have been doing this for over 25 years. I have trained in multiple styles. When I had my son I was training in Jiu Jitsu and Tang Soo Do. I would take my new born son to class with me and open his pack and play and put him in there while I trained. Some days were harder than others. Some days I trained only 20 minutes because I had to tend to him. The key is I never broke my routine. I kept going two times a week ....

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    Achieving Goals The old saying we always use to hear coming up through the ranks in the martial arts is “Set Goals, Get Goals.” At Rock Solid Karate we are always working on goal setting with our students. And guess what…. when kids or adults reach their goals it makes them feel better. The same is true for when they don’t reach their goals. Your child may tell you that they want to stop right before Black Belt. They also may tell you they don’t want to finish school. I think you can see where I am going. As a parent you have to be a tough coach sometimes. You have to tell them to get their head in the game. Nobody is ever truly happy about quitting ....

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  • Benefits of Martial Arts After School Program

    Benefits of Martial Arts After School Program

    As a working parent I can think of a better after school pick up program for your child than Transported After School Karate at Rock Solid Karate. Parents after work usually have to pick their kids up and run them to soccer practice, baseball or cheer leading. Than they get home and have to work with them on homework. By the time you are done with all that it is bed time and on to the next day. Academics!! At Rock Solid Karate when you pick them up their after school sport is already done. They graduate and build confidence by getting new belts just like all the other kids. Martial arts stress development of the body and the mind, while one grows, so does the other. To achieve ....

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  • One Step at a Time

    One Step at a Time

    We have heard this saying 1 million times in different areas of life. ONE STEP AT A TIME. It is in particular important to remember in our martial arts training. Whether you are a beginner martial arts student, advanced student, or a Black Belt it is important the simple easy saying. It is easy to get discouraged when we don't feel like we are getting closer to our Training Goals. We have to remember "Rome wasn't built in a day." So for instance in our forms training. Some are very complex as we achieve higher ranks. We have to maybe focus on the first 6 moves and get those down perfect before we move on to the next section. This holds true for the students that learn fast also. ....

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  • Benefits of martial arts for kids

    Benefits of martial arts for kids

    Martial arts at Rock Solid Karate in Gainesville, Georgia is not just another physical activity. The benefits of kids karate are numerous. Did you know that studies show it can be very helpful for kids with ADHD? Several of our students have been sent to us from Dr.'s that have recommended it as a tool to help channel their focus and concentration. Below we will list some of the Values and Benefits of martial arts training that you may not have known or thought about. 1. In our Beginner Karate Classes we immediately start working towards specific goals. We use the motto Set Goals, Get Goals. We encourage our students to set realistic goals. Whether it be better grades, better ....

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  • Brotherhood/Sisterhood


    Brotherhood and Sisterhood. In our World Tang Soo Do Association flag the Red Circle that goes through the Black Belt represents Unity and Brotherhood. In our kids karate classes and adult karate classes it is important that we remember this. Although martial arts can help with self esteem, confidence, and respect for self and others it can also be very challenging at times. The dictionary shows two definitions of brotherhood. 1. The relationship between brothers/sisters. 2. A n association, society, or community of people linked by a common interest, religion, or trade. Some of my best relationships in life have come from the martial arts. My best man in my wedding is someone I trained ....

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  • Black Belt Season

    Black Belt Season

    Black Belt season is HERE!! In the next couple of weeks people will be preparing for the biggest moment in their martial arts journey. Whether you are an adult, teen, or child this will most likely be one the most gratifying things you will achieve. Adult karate can be very challenging because we have tough schedules. Work and kids can get in the way of our time. But it is important that we make time for ourselves. Martial arts for adults will help with stress and improve your overall health and fitness. Kids karate is very popular because parents get them into martial arts training because they want discipline, better focus and maybe better grades. They will for sure get all of that and ....

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  • Motivational-DO NOT QUIT

    I saw this on a friend of mines post. I feel like it can easily translate into martial arts. I myself have wanted to quit and so Glad I didn't. You aren't alone and everyone goes through it. Just like Miss USA needed a push...your kids need a push. Help them and motivate them. Miss America Did Not Quit ....

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