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Noah N. Bershatsky reviewed Karate Edge
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My whole family trains there - it's fun, I'm in great shape, have lost 14 lbs, and feel great! Positive atmosphere and very motivating.

Jennifer Lovell reviewed Karate Edge
5
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There are so many helpful staff and instructors. It is a very welcoming school with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Love the open workout times.

Katie Ehnat reviewed Karate Edge
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Best place ever. Always greeted with a smile and always encouraged. Would recommend for kids and adults!! Love it!!

Anita Baillie reviewed Karate Edge
5
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This karate school has it all: great classes for the entire family or just for yourself, a fun work hard yet laid back approach, and the most caring and amazing instructors around! Plus, the most fun kick butt kickboxing classes around!

Elina Kostine reviewed Karate Edge
5
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Love this place! All instructors are very passionate and friendly, approachable and respectful to students. Moving up is based on skill and kids work hard to earn their next belt stripe and belt. My son felt welcome from day one because the atmosphere here is so family like. I have seen the kids help each other as well. Recommended to all! You can learn great martial art skills in a fun and friendly environment.

Corine Rigby reviewed Karate Edge
5
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This place is amazing! It is the first time my son has participated in a structured activity without any fear or hesitation. The instructors make everyone feel welcome and a part of the group. They are great with kids and give them a huge self esteem boost! We love Karate Edge.

Teresa Bidewell reviewed Karate Edge
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My 7 year old twin grandkids just earned their yellow belts on Saturday. They absolutely love going here. They learn in such a positive way. Karate Edge is the best! From the Sensei to all of the instructors I give you kudos! You are all awesome!

Bekah Lawson reviewed Karate Edge
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Absolutely love this place! They are amazing with kids and treat everyone as if you a part of their family!

Meghan Parker reviewed Karate Edge
5
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My best friend loves this school and she invited me to a class and I loved it! The first class I was doing the same thing as everyone else and I was paired with a black belt who was able to teach me the exact way I needed so I could at least keep up!
It was an awesome experience and as soon as my two kiddos are old enough they'll be taking a couple classes a week here =) #bestkarateschool

Dana Lubovich reviewed Karate Edge
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My daughter begged us for a karate birthday party and I'm so glad we chose Karate Edge! From our initial planning meeting, to the set-up of the room (Jen did a beautiful job!!), to all of the drills, skills & games during the party...we couldn't have asked for more! All of the instructors were so, so great! They kept the kids moving and laughing with the games, while still managing to teach some karate skills and principles at the same time. We will definitely be looking into classes, and I won't be at all surprised if my daughter asks for a karate party again next year. Thank you, Karate Edge!

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Helping Children Set Age-Appropriate Goals

Helping Children Set Age-Appropriate Goals

The New Year has arrived, and lofty resolutions have been set. Anything from working out daily to saving money to losing weight, our society knows how to dream big! However, when big dreams aren’t broken down into smaller, achievable goals, failure often ensues. And to make matters worse, our children watch us throughout this short-lived journey. So how can we teach our children to be excited about making personal changes while ensuring the goals are age-appropriate and attainable?

It all starts with a desire to accomplish something new or change something you currently do. When we help children with this process, it is important to find out what they wish to achieve…not what we want for them. The goal then needs to be written down and broken up into smaller, short term goals that are set in a certain frame of time. This will keep the momentum going as they begin achieving these quicker objectives and tracking their progress will help them see how much they have improved. Checking in and reevaluating goals throughout the course of it will also help ensure personal success.

With success and development in mind, Melody Johnson created the Life SKILLZ program as a supplemental course to the SKILLZ program.  Within this, goal setting is one component and students of all ages learn this skill. The best part is that Life SKILLZ are age appropriate because the lessons are broken down by developmental stage. By doing it this way, children learn how to set attainable goals that are realistic for their stage of development.

When we help children set goals and apply active learning in the process, it helps them learn responsibility and focus as well as time management skills. For younger children, it is a way to set expectations that they can learn. For older children, it is a way to prompt a more mature understanding of goal setting and they can set longer term goals as well. For any age, however, when goals are accomplished, children’s self-esteem and self-awareness are increased.

But keep in mind, throughout this process there will ups and downs. When things don’t go as planned, children may feel frustrated. It is vital that all achievements be celebrated, no matter how small. Remind them that improvements have been made no matter what the outcome is. Make sure that you help your child document all of these small wins by using posters or goal ladders. Whether or not the goal is met in the timeframe originally set, make sure to applaud all effort that your child has shown.

Goal setting can be an exciting thing but can also be overwhelming especially for children. When we help them write their goals down and make them into easily attainable small goals, we help them build their confidence. Celebrating their effort and perseverance throughout the process will help them continue to feel motivated. The result will be a life skill that will help them become successful adults.

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