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  • 5 Reasons Why Kids Martial Arts Helps With School!

    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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    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Building a 'Stick to it' Attitude

    Building a 'Stick to it' Attitude

    Hey Parents, Today I’d like to talk about tough situations, struggles, failures, and the importance of following through in a manner that promotes growth in children. When things get tough for our kids the two most common ways parents handle these situations is to either swoop in and be the hero or to leave them to “figure” it out. This could mean doing their homework for them, not pushing them to get back up on that horse, or allowing them to quit a sport/activity that they love simply because they have hit a roadblock. The issue is that in most cases both of these choices rob our kids of the chance to learn, overcome, and become a stronger individual. So how can we ....

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  • National Tournament

    National Tournament

    It's tournament time again! The 2019 January National tournament is going to be held in Winston-Salem, NC on January 25 & 26. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the excitement of a national tournament right in your own region. This event promises to be especially exciting because the Raleigh Demo team will be competing this year and we have 14 high ranking students testing from the Raleigh and Morrisville schools! Competition is open to all ages and ranks from Little Dragon all the way to 5th Degree Black Belt. In order to prepare for the tournament, there will be two days dedicated to tournament preparation. For more information, click on the links that correspond to ....

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