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  • Discipline Vs. Punishment

    Good behavior is a learning process for children, and we are their road map. Children usually behave per their own emotions and impulses. At the same time, being a parent is also a learning process and sometimes we rely on our own emotions and impulses to teach. Usually, that means we divert directly to punishments when a child misbehaves, missing a crucial opportunity to teach them. With that said, I am going to break down how to teach good behavior through discipline vs. punishment. Let’s compare the two words and what they really mean: Punishment – means to inflict pain or suffering as a penalty Discipline – means to teach It’s understandable that we as ....

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  • How to Learn Basic Taekwondo

    Taekwondo is the traditional Korean art of self-defence, originated from Ancient Korea. It means "Way of the Hand and Foot". It is a skilled application of kicks, punches, strikes, holds and throws. See more... https://www.wikihow.com/Learn-Basic-Taekwondo Julee Peck Jones is a Taekwondo Expert and the Owner of Pecks TaeKwonDo America in Raleigh, North Carolina. Julee has over 35 years of experience and teaches self-defense, the benefits of exercise, and leadership development. The objective of her work is to help improve physical health and build confidence for students of all ages through martial arts training. She was Taekwondo America's President & CEO from 2013 ....

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  • How To Earn Your TaeKwonDo Black Belt

    How To Earn Your TaeKwonDo Black Belt Earning your TaeKwonDo black belt isn’t easy. It takes hard work, dedication, and determination to achieve this rank. However, at Peck’s TaeKwonDo, we help you succeed by giving you the training and skills to become a TKD master. Our instructors work with you to become the best version of yourself in martial arts. Here are 5 tips on earning your TaeKwonDo black belt: Practice Your TaeKwonDo Form Learning your TaeKwonDo form for each rank is an important part of working your way to the rank of black belt. It is important to not only know your form, but to master it. This is why our instructors help you learn every ....

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  • 5 Reasons Why Kids Martial Arts Helps With School!

    5 Reasons Why Kids Martial Arts Helps With School! Kids martial arts are a fun and healthy way to help kids in school. Pecks TaeKwonDo helps students learn amazing skills in a fun environment. We’ve seen amazing success from our students time and time again: both at TKD and in the classroom. Here’s five reasons why kids martial arts help with school: Students Learn to Focus with Kids Martial Arts Kids martial arts helps students focus by teaching them to concentrate on tasks. At Peck’s TaeKwonDo, martial arts is taught to students in an engaging and fun way. Students are taught awesome and powerful techniques and have the opportunity to work hard to ....

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  • WHAT ARE THE BUILDING BLOCKS NECESSARY TO DEVELOP BALANCE AND COORDINATION?

    Attention and concentration: The ability to maintain attention to a specific task for an extended period of time as the core strength is not challenged. Body Awareness: Knowing body parts and understanding the body’s movement in space in relation to other limbs and objects for negotiating the environment or ball and bike skills. Bilateral integration: Using two hands together with one hand leading: e.g. holding a tennis racquet with the non-dominant hand with the ‘helping’ non-dominant hand holding and stabilising only between hits. Crossing Mid-line: The ability to cross the imaginary line running from the child’s nose to pelvis that ....

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  • Thanksgiving Schedule

    Wednesday 11/27 - Modified Schedule: Dragons - 4:30 PM Jr. White-Sr. Green Belt - 5:00 PM Jr. Purple - Black Belt - 5:30 PM All Teens & Adults - 6:00 PM Thursday 11/28 -Saturday 11/30- CLOSED for Thanksgiving ....

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  • Bully Defense Class

    Children age 5-11 are invited to a FREE Bully Awareness and Defense workshop on Saturday, November 2 from 1:00-2:00 PM. This class will cover the 4 types of bullying, confidence building drills and bully defense strategies. While this is a free event, we are asking everyone to RSVP so we know how many to expect. REGISTER HERE
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  • Back to School Tips for Parents

    Back to School Tips for Parents
    Summertime is coming to an end, and with that comes all of the back to school anxiety and jitters that are common amongst children. Your child may experience common physical effects of anxiety associated with back to school time including symptoms from stomachaches to sleeping problems. They will also experience emotional stress from the fear of making new friends, meeting new teachers, fears of being bullied, the pressure of making good grades, and worries of being unpopular. With that said, it important for parents to first remember that these physical and emotional feelings are very common, and even the most well-adjusted kids are bound to feel some ....

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  • Supplementing sports with Martial Arts

    Imagine your child on the field running quicker than ever before, outmaneuvering all opponents, and having the confidence to overcome every obstacle! Today I’d like to talk about the benefits of supplementing youth sports with martial arts training! Before we can, we must overcome the first challenge standing between your child and the achievements listed above. Martial Arts instructors from around the nation often notice a trend revolving around youth sports. Children and Parents often jump the gun and switch from one sport to another, sometimes putting a hold or quitting martial arts training altogether. It is easy to see why: “Transportation is hard”, ....

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