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It’s That Time of Year…Fall Break

Greetings fellow parents! Did you know that fall break is just around the corner (literally in 5 days for my child)? I know. I also feel the fear of a household taken over by chaotic children! But I have a great (and FREE) idea for you! Karate Denver offers trial...

The Mental Side of Training: Keep a Healthy Mindset!

Just like any martial art, Taekwondo is challenging. Let me rephrase that: improving within Taekwondo is challenging. Anybody can go out there and do a bunch of punches and kicks poorly.  But that’s not you. You want to get better. Who doesn’t? Within the heart of...

Ways to Help Your Karate Kids Outside of Class

I don't know about you, but something that our family has a hard time with is enforcing discipline outside of karate class. Not stay with me, I'm not saying that my child doesn't listen or do things when he is asked, but he could do a bit better. Here are a few ways...

My First Taekwondo Test

My first taekwondo test has come and passed and I wanted to share what my experience was as an adult white belt. I got up bright and early, slightly exhausted from going over my forms until late in the night! Upon arrival to the studio, I discovered that there was a...

How to Build Focus This New School Year

We've all been there (kids and adults alike!) and maintaining focus is a skill that needs to be practiced to continually improve. This guide will offer tips and ideas to maintain your focus, along with a printable daily guide that you can use to plan your day out and...

Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Studying Karate

Everytime I tell someone I take taekwondo classes, the conversation is usually along the lines of: "Oh, that's cool, I did that as a kid." "Did you ever get your black belt?" "Nah." "How come?" "I dunno, I guess I stopped going after I graduated/went to high...

Why Girls Need Martial Arts

For awhile now, almost every girl I know has taken a self-defense class which is awesome! While this is important, there is a bit of a stereotype that this is the main reason why girls need martial arts, and that's just not true. There are LOTS of reasons why girls...

What Your Belt Color Means

Many different martial arts use colored belts to denote ranks and Songahm Taekwondo is no different. When developing the belt system. Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee developed meanings and ideas behind each belt to help signify the development of each student. To...

7 Challenges To Master and Use To Defeat Bullying Today

Bullying is happening in epidemic proportions in schools, on the playground, in the work place and almost everywhere else! Some eye-opening statistics. 1 out of 4 kids are bullied. 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school. Each day 160,000 students in the U.S....

To Kill a Bad Habit (With Taekwondo): Kids Birthday Parties

Prior to Cayden's birthday party, I never would have considered putting him in taekwondo. He never mentioned it, never asked about it, it just wasn't a part of our lives. I connected with the owner of Karate Denver on a local community page because I was trying to...

To Kill a Bad Habit (With Taekwondo) Pt 1

This is the first post in a series of blog posts that cover one mom's experience enrolling her child in Martial Arts for the first time. Jolene and her son Cayden live in Highlands Ranch, CO. Cayden is 7-years-old and a white belt in Taekwondo. Hi there, it's nice to...

Eight Benefits of Karate For Adults

Why should you, your kids, or anyone in your family consider martial arts training? These days everyone is involved in something, whether it is soccer, martial arts, baseball, football, or some other kind of fitness program. I’ve been involved in martial arts from a...

Black Belt in Taekwondo: The Journey To (and Beyond)

We live in a world of to-do lists and checklists.  Society itself has oriented our brains to view so much around us in terms of a beginning and an end.  From the beginning of the universe to bed time for our children, our brains seem to yearn for that sense of...

Family Martial Arts: Getting More Out of Taekwondo

Growing up, I was the kid who was always pretending to be a ninja.  I snuck around the house, I was always a ninja for Halloween, and I read about martial arts such Judo and Karate from my school library.  However, actually getting into family martial arts never...

World Taekwondo Tournament: What I Won

At the beginning of ATA Taekwondo Tournaments, competitors agree to an oath to compete in the spirit of Songahm Taekwondo, demonstrating safety, courtesy, and respect towards fellow competitors, the judges, and the spectators, and to always remember that to compete is...

Taekwondo Tournaments and Why You Need To Go To The Next One

Taekwondo is a fantastic martial art.  In many aspects, there is beauty, technique, strength, mental preparation, combat, and much more!  Each person finds something different in Taekwondo that they love.  Some love the forms, some love breaking boards, others just...

Taekwondo is What You Make of It!

These days, we as people love bite-sized information. We love soundbites, we want highlights, we like reading top-ten lists. So when someone asks me “what IS Taekwondo,” giving some long-winded initial answer doesn’t always work. I could be cheeky and say “Taekwondo...

Fake It Til You Make It: Martial Arts Style!

I started officially training in martial arts in September 1994. So, at this writing, it has been over 20 years of martial arts training for me. I bought my school from another school owner and started operating in January 2002. I guess I am somewhat of a risk taker...

One mom’s take on why the family decided to join and start taking Taekwondo classes along with the younger daughter. It’s therapeutic, fitness, self defense, and more!

More on one woman’s journey through the martial arts to take back her life! An amazing story of how Taekwondo helps her remain calm, build courage, strength, and more.

Child Safety – The Gift Giver Evil Warrior (Lure)

When it comes to child safety should kids accept gifts from grown-ups without their parent's permission? No! As adults we know this. It's an easy decision. But, sometimes it gets really confusing for kids to understand who can they accept gifts from. For many kids the...

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