Our Forefathers

ktadmin Posted in Events & Holidays, For Kids, History, OffTopic, Politics, Video,Tags: , , , , ,

Thought I would extend the celebration of Constitution Day a bit with this excellent series of videos.  I have seen these type of events and the actors always do such a great job of portraying the thoughts and a personality that are in line with historical writings and evidence.  This is a great introduction to some of America’s greatest men.

Part 1

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Part 2

Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10

Hopefully you have enjoyed this as much as I did, a very well put together program.

You Need to Show Up…

ktadmin Posted in A Zen Thing, For Kids, Training notes

It is pretty easy to become complacent during the course of your life and this comic reminded me of just that fact!


Here is the question: Are you giving Life your all?
When you are training, how do you feel when you are done?
Did you show up or just sign up?

Failure is an Option

ktadmin Posted in For Kids, Quotes, Training notes, Video,Tags: ,

I came across this old Nike Commercial that has an awesome message.  Everyone should watch this daily!

This message is especially important for kids to learn, to often we put the emphasis on winning, succeeding and forget to remember that failure is the first step toward success.

Discretion – Get Some

ktadmin Posted in For Kids, Fun Stuff, Self-Defense, Training notes

Pride Lasts Foundation Annual Appeal

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Isn’t it time you made a difference in someone’s life? Take a moment to help us make a positive impact on the youth of today and leaders of tomorrow while making a purchase you will make anyway. Thank You.

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ktadmin Posted in Events & Holidays, For Kids, Video,Tags: , , ,

There is nothing happy or festive about this day, a day when so many good men died. But this is a warriors day when we must bow our heads and remember the Martial Spirit that paved the path for victory and freedom. This video is perhaps the best remembrance which honors the sacrifice of these men and all those who followed.


If the above video doesn’t play correctly use this link.

Watch Your Mouth!

ktadmin Posted in For Kids, Fun Stuff, Self-Defense, Training notes

What did you say?

I always teach my students that “Sticks and Stones will Break my Bones but Names will Never Hurt Me”. I don’t put much stock in words unless they are coming from someone who’s opinion I truly care about. But then I saw the above comic and I thought, perhaps there are some words, in certain situations that we need to be careful not to use! …Especially since we cannot control how others will react and many consider words more dangerous then sticks or stones!

Surprise Attacks

ktadmin Posted in Entertainment, For Kids, Fun Stuff, Training notes

You never see them coming!


If you can think of a better subtitle, post it to the comments!


An Incredible Interpretation

ktadmin Posted in Articles of Interest, For Kids, OffTopic, Video

This is an incredible interpretation of the Pledge of Allegiance by comedian Red Skelton.

Not what you thought was it? I want to memorize this speech…

Horton is a Great Example!

ktadmin Posted in Entertainment, For Kids, Reviews

Took the kids to see Horton Hears a Who! this weekend and let me tell you I enjoyed the Movie as much as the kids did, more even!! This is a must see for anyone with kids or anyone who enjoys a well made movie. Most of us already know the story line but for those who don’t Horton is an Elephant who finds a spec that he thinks (correctly) has people on it. Sorry if that spoils anything… His quest to protect and save them is the focus of the movie. There are so many great lessons that this movie reinforces I’m not sure where to start. Friendship, loyal friendship, respect, commitment, standing up for those who can’t stand up for themselves, sacrifice, make that personal sacrifice, believing in yourself, and facing fear.

I strongly suggest you see this movie and then use it when instructing a kids Martial Arts class, What would Horton do? Parents and Instructors can use this great film to help illustrate the complex concepts listed. There is even a great scene where Horton imagines he is a Karate Chopping hero, very cool.

For the big kids the animation and cinematography were stellar, if you are into the sort of thing. 😉

Horton Hears a Who!