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Kids & Children'S ARCHIVE

  • No one likes to talk about it. It’s awkward and there’s a stigma in talking about sexual assault or rape. Different statistics show 1 in 3 to 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted in their life time.  Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted (RAIIN). 54% of reported rapes are against people ages […]

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  • Self-Defense for Kids!

    By Sensei Shawnie | In Kids & Children, Self-Defense | on September 29, 2016

    We love teaching self-defense in our classes at American Family Karate (AFK). Lately there has been a lot of violence in the local schools so we have dedicated even more time to teaching self-defense to the children who attend our classes. Often self-defense is only thought of as striking back or hitting a person who is […]

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  • WARNING – PG13

    By Sensei Shawnie | In ALERT!, Kids & Children | on February 18, 2016

    WARNING: This Sensei’s Blog is rated PG-13! There is an on-going battle in our culture, and as parents it is our duty to be diligent in knowing what our children are exposed to. This applies to Christian and Non-Christian parents although the example in this blog is directly related to my own Christian faith. Parents […]

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  • Black Belts for Sale! Cheap!

    By Sensei Shawnie | In Discipline, Kids & Children | on December 2, 2015

    Karate students are always so excited to earn their next belt rank, and understandably so. The next rank up shows that you’ve learned some things; it’s something to be proud of and shows your hard work. Plus, you no longer have to stand at the end of the line! Inevitably though, some students get impatient. […]

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  • Raising A Nation of Quitters

    By Sensei Shawnie | In Discipline, Kids & Children | on September 12, 2015

    Karate is not for everyone. After all these years teaching I still don’t get that. However, I’ve seen lots of kids come to the dojo for just a few classes never to return. Am I a bad teacher or is just that karate isn’t for everyone? Or, are we just raising a nation of quitters? […]

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