1. Why Competition Can Be Beneficial to Children

    It’s easy to construe martial arts as nothing more than a means of self-defense, a glorified way of beating people up when you’re in danger. However, this interpretation misses the entire point of martial arts, which, more than anything, is about building people up and helping them become better…Read More

  2. Fun Facts About Taekwondo

    A lot of people don’t give very much thought to karate and taekwondo, because it’s such a normal part of our lives. No, that’s not to say that every other person you meet is a black belt — in fact, the majority of Americans have no experience in martial arts. Nonetheless, every town has at l…Read More

  3. The Best Karate Movies and Shows for Kids

    Everyone loves being inspired by a good story, especially children. Stories have a way of bringing out the best in us, allowing us to aspire to greater heights when we see characters overcome difficult challenges. There are movies, books, and stories for just about every walk of life, and karate is …Read More

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    How Karate Helps to Keep Children Fit

    “No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training…what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” - Socrates Although we don’t tend to think of Socrates as a shredded bodybuilder, the quote above…Read More

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    The Benefits of Trying Out Kids Karate With a Friend

    The influence that friends and peers have on children should come as no surprise to adults. We were all children ourselves, after all, and even if it’s something that we grow out of, many children and teenagers are hesitant to do anything that doesn’t have the approval of their friends. This is …Read More

  6. What to Look For in a Kids Karate Class

    If you’re here on this page, reading this blog, it’s likely that you’re already strongly considering the idea of enrolling your children into a kids’ karate or taekwondo class. There are many benefits to signing up your children for martial arts and self-defense classes, so if you’ve read …Read More

  7. How Taekwondo Helps Prevent Screen Addiction

    We’re almost two full decades into the 21st century, and today’s parents are dealing with unique challenges that are unprecedented in all other eras of history. Specifically, today’s rising generations have access to screens at every turn — young children are growing up in an era where the i…Read More

  8. Lifelong Lessons Kids Gain From Martial Arts

    We’re going to be honest — while we advocate all day the various benefits of little children enrolling in martial arts, the truth is that a large percentage of them don’t stick with it long-term. This is due to many different reasons depending on the child. Maybe they grow out of it. Maybe it …Read More

  9. Why a Thrive Trial Membership is a Great Christmas Present

    It’s Christmas time, and if you haven’t already finished your shopping, it’s time to make some decisions. With this being said, have you considered gifting an experience to your children or loved ones, rather than a physical gift? Studies are starting to show that experiences are valued more t…Read More

  10. Taekwondo Moves 101 – Kicks

    Welcome to our blog series about basic taekwondo moves! While martial arts are a neverending journey of improvement and progression where you’re always learning new techniques and advanced forms, there are also certain fundamental moves that make up the bread and butter of any fighting style. Taek…Read More