Friday, March 29, 2013

"Hidden Benefits" Of Flowery Branch Martial Arts...

I've talked about some of the more obvious benefits of Braselton Residents participating in martial arts training. But there are also a lot of benefits that people rarely think about...

Social benefits...

When training in martial arts, you make friends who last a lifetime. There's a camaraderie amongst training groups. Everyone supports each other. And it's an amazing thing.

Better grades...

The focus and self-discipline students learn transfers to all areas of life. And for many students, that means a nearly immediate improvement in grades and test scores at school.

Drive and motivation...

Both the physical and psychological aspects of martial arts help to motivate people. When you're challenged, physically healthy and mentally sharp, you see the world with a sense of clarity and purpose, and that helps you achieve goals outside of martial arts as well.

A healthy activity for life...

Martial arts gives people in Flowery Branch something to be excited about. It keeps you in shape. It keeps you mentally focused. And it's a very healthy way to spend your time.

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I couldn't list all of the benefits of martial arts for Flowery Branch Residents in 100 emails.

Every individual walks away with their own unique experience.
Some love the challenge. For others it's a way to build self-esteem and a new network of friends.

It's impossible to say going in what kind of benefits an individual person will take away from the experience, but there's no doubt in my mind that every student who walks through the front door of our Flowery Branch School  takes something positive away from the experience.

I'd like to invite you and your child in for a free karate lesson, even if you decide martial arts isn't right for your child, at the very least you can enjoy a positive experience that your child will always remember.

Feel free to ask us any questions. We'll set up your free lesson, and there's absolutely no pressure or obligation to join.

It's simply a great way to let your child experience all of the great things martial arts has to offer.


Instructor Anthony and PattiAnn Rivera
Choe's HapKiDo Karate Academy of Martial Arts and Kickboxing in Flowery Branch and Braselton
7380 Spout Springs Rd
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 967-1700

Bad Things That Happen To Good Kids in Braselton...

I've told you a lot so far about how martial arts in Flowery Branch is about much more than self-defense.

But as a parent, that's probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think martial arts. And rightfully so.

We have a pre-conceived notion from pop-culture and the movies that martial arts is all about learning how to be a lethal fighter.

What it's really about is being mentally and physically tough...

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Martial artists are taught from day 1 that the ONLY place for fighting is when there's no other option.

If a highly skilled black belt fighter is held at knife-point in a dark alley and told to hand over his money, he's going hand over his money as opposed to fighting the mugger.

Because while he probably has a decent chance of overtaking the attacker, he knows that the safest path is probably just cooperating.

Let's translate that into a scenario Braselton kids are likely to run into...

Let's say a child gets into an argument at school. And he ends up being challenged to a fight on the playground.

A kid with low self-esteem is probably going to fight because he has something to prove.

A kid who lacks self-discipline is going to fight because it's easier than taking the high road.

But a kid with martial arts training is probably going to play it smart. They'll try to resolve the conflict without violence.

And maybe even more important, they're less prone to being picked on anyway because they're confident, they aren't afraid to defend themselves. That actually makes kids less likely to act aggressively towards them.

Martial arts, without a doubt, teaches you how to be tough.

And that means tough enough to handle a conflict peacefully without turning to fighting.

It means being tough enough to not make yourself a target in the first place.

And it means being confident enough to not live in fear of situations like that, because you have the confidence to overcome them.

There are many lessons martial arts can teach that last a lifetime.

And the best part is, your child can get the first karate lesson absolutely free. Simply give us a call at 770-967-1700, ask any questions you may have, and we'll get you scheduled for a free Martial Arts Class.

At the very least, try it out, and see how your child likes it.

Your child may find an exciting and healthy hobby that lasts a lifetime.


Instructor Anthony and PattiAnn Rivera
Choe's HapKiDo Karate Academy of Martial Arts and Kickboxing in Flowery Branch and Braselton
7380 Spout Springs Rd
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 967-1700

Preparing your Child For Life...

We spend our entire childhood preparing to become an adult.

We go to school and learn how to read and write.

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But there are other things that are seemingly impossible to teach, yet vitally important to living a good life.

Self-confidence is something that you just can't teach in a classroom or even by talking to a child. The only way to teach it is through providing children with the opportunity to experience and overcome challenges for themselves.

Self-esteem is the same way. Often times the difference between a respectful student with straight A's and a trouble student who's failing is simply a self-esteem issue.

When kids don't feel good about themselves it shows in the way they behave and the effort they put into school work.

The only way to teach that stuff is to challenge our kids.

And one of the safest and most effective ways I know to do that is through martial arts.

The best part is that students actually have fun while being challenged.

When they succeed, they feel good about themselves. And when they fail, they have caring instructors who can give them positive feedback and help them get on the right track.

As parents and educators to the kids of Flowery Branch, we need to understand just how important these character traits really are to the well being of our children...and our community.

People who lack self-esteem, self-discipline, perseverance, respect for others and so forth... People who lack those qualities generally go on to lead less than fulfilling lives.

Here at Choe's HapKiDo Karate in Flowery Branch we understand just how important those character traits are, and we take a proactive role in helping the Flowery Branch and Braselton Kids develop them.

If you'd like to bring your child in for a free Karate lesson, simply give us a call at 770-967-1700. We're more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and there's absolutely no obligation to join. It's just an easy way to see if martial arts is a good fit for your child.

I have taught many students in Flowery Branch throughout the years.

And I can honestly say that I've never had a student walk through our doors and not have a good time or walk away with a great life experience.


Instructor Anthony and PattiAnn Rivera
Choe's HapKiDo Karate Academy of Martial Arts and Kickboxing in Flowery Branch and Braselton
7380 Spout Springs Rd
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 967-1700

P.S. The lessons your child will learn in martial arts go far beyond my classroom and will serve them well throughout their lives.