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Halloween Safety Tips For Parents, Pt. 1: Halloween Preparations

Posted: October 15, 2018

As we reach the end of October, the weather grows colder, the leaves change color and all the spooky ghosts and ghouls prepare for trick or treating fun! As parents, you want your little ones to have a fun, memorable and – above all else – safe Halloween. Here’s a complete safety checklist:

Safe Costume Selection


4 ANTI BULLY TECHNIQUES THAT TEACH YOUR CHILD CONFIDENCE & SAFETY

Posted: October 01, 2018

October is National Bully Prevention month.  At Apollo's Martial Arts, we are committed to empowering our students and chidren in our community, so in this article we will cover some tips to empower your child with additional tactics to avoid confrontation and improve their confidence.  We teach these coping strategies in our martial arts school and our students find them very helpful.

Children this time of the year have to deal with many stressful new situations such as new classmates, new teachers, new schools, and the last thing we want for them is to also have to deal with any bullying situations that may be taking place.

ANTI BULLY TIP #1:  TEACH YOUR CHILD THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESENCE


5 Reasons You Should Enroll Your Child in Martial Arts

Posted: July 02, 2018

Let’s clear the air right away. If you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s, you likely wanted to be like the Karate Kid or one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s ok, embrace it.

Now that you’ve got little ninjas of your own, you’re probably weighing the costs and benefits of enrolling them in a martial arts academy. Since the days of mullets and Mr. Miyagi, the options for choosing a local martial arts school have exploded.

Martial Arts Are Something Every Parent Should Consider


8-Year-Old Girl Fights Off Would-Be-Kidnapper with Martial Arts

Posted: June 23, 2018

This is a great example of how Martial Arts can make the difference in a child's life at any moment!! 

(Original Link: http://fox13now.com/2016/07/11/8-year-old-girl-fights-off-would-be-kidnapper-with-kung-fu-moves/)

EL CAJON, Calif. - A young girl who knew some Kung Fu moves used them to escape a kidnapping attempt overnight, police in California say.


Anti Bully Strategies To Share with Your Kids

Posted: June 23, 2018

Summer is winding down and Back to School season is in full swing.  Parents are anxiously getting their children prepared to return to school, while kids experience their own anxieties about making new friends, facing new peer pressures and unfortunately often having to deal with bullying, which these days often follows them home via social media. 

In this article and video Dale "Apollo" Cook (Owner of Apollo's Karate & Martial Arts) discusses some anti bullying coping strategies to share with your child to help them avoid becoming a victim this upcoming school year.

Bullying is a hot topic;  Most parents are aware of the eventuality that their child might face some bullying situations in schools or with their peers, however most parents also assume that if there were a problem the child would confide with them about the situation.  Unfortunately this is rarely the case, as children who are being bullied statistically do not share this information with adults.  Bullying has been around since the beginning of time, and is unlikely to end any time soon, so the best we can do is empower our children with the skills to not be a victim.


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