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October

We are proud of our students!

Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy

Congratulations to the following students for a great Black Belt test!

3rd Dan Taekwon-Do,  Ms. Bell

1st Dan Hapkido, Mr. Bailey

1st Dan Taekwon-Do, Ms. Lindquist, Ms. Norbeck

Poom Taekwon-Do, Erika

The students exemplified the Taekwon-Do tenants of perseverance and indomitable spirit.  These life skills are...

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September

Team DC wins 1st Place at Twin Cities Karate Championships on 9/23/12

Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy

The Premier Karate demonstration and competition team "Team DC" won 1st place in the advanced mega team forms competition at the Twin Cities Open Karate Championships on 9/23/12.  We are very proud of our kids and appreciate the support of our parents!  At Premier Karate tournament competition is purely optional, it is for students that enjoy competition and want to learn sport karate techniques in addition to the strong Taekwon-Do fundamentals that they learn in their regular classes.  Our regular classes focus on developing physical fitness, realistic self-defense techniques while developing self-control, confidence and many other life skills.

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27

September

Funny video on internet safety

Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy

I ran across a funny video on youtube about how internet safety.  The video begins with people being selected at random from the streets of a town in Europe.  They are asked if they would like to be in a future TV show featuring Dave, described as a gifted psychic.  Once they agree, they are ushered into a white tent to meet Dave.  Dave dances around and hugs the people to get a sense of their energy.  As the people are seated around him he tells them things about themselves that amaze them from their tatoos, color of their house, their banking information and much more.  

The...

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September

Benefits of martial arts training for kids

Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy

I ran across a great article(click on the link)  that discusses the benefits of martial arts training for kids.  The article discusses the benefits for Autistic children, kids diagnosed with ADHD, kids who need to work on discipline, and more.  In my experience all kids benefit from the confidence building that martial arts training provides.  It also teaches kids perseverance which is an incredibly valuable skill.  From a physical perspective the martial develops flexibility and coordination which makes martial arts training one of the best cross training activities for kids that play other sports and I see that in my own kids and how it has helped them with baseball.  Have a great day, Mr. O'Neill

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August

Training videos

Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy

We have added another form video to the Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy youtube channel.  The Do-San form is used by kids ages 7 and above and adults who are high yellow belts, and by our advanced tigers (green and above).  This is great resource for students that want to practice their forms at home.

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