As a martial arts and self defence instructor and Physical Education teacher to kids, I am often asked by parents for advice. Here are 10 basic principles for parents who seek advice. What you do matters Tell yourself that every day. How you treat and respond to your child should come from […]
Being a father of two young kids, I am active in thinking about the best activities for my children that will not only develop their physical skills but will also contribute to their confidence and overall well-being. I might be biased, but I believe there is a standout winner of […]
Each student that walks through the door is seeking something different. From kids who want to protect themselves from being bullied, to others who need to burn some energy I am constantly seeking for new ways to help them and amazed at the changes in confidence levels good self-defence classes can make.
Each week at my gym I run a martial arts class for dads and sons. This has a number of benefits for both dad and son. Both are able to get some physical exercise into their day. Dads hold pads, and can really get behind their son and encourage them […]
Anxiety in children has become more of an issue in recent times. Whether it’s because of an increase in awareness in mental health or things have changed in modern times we are now more likely to hear of a 10 year old being diagnosed with “anxiety”. To me we all […]
I see kids go from being very timid and shy and not even able to look me in the eye, to being very self-confident and generally a much happier kid all around. Parents are constantly thanking me for the changes they see in their kids and I know it a massive relief for them to see how confident and self-assured their child is.