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September

Benefits of martial arts training for kids

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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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August

Facebook privacy and safety

Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy

I wanted to alert all of our students and parents of Premier Karate to an interesting article I read from Consumer Reports that I read while waiting for my car to be serviced.  The article was on Facebook privacy and safety. The article delves into how Facebook uses your data and tracks all of your movements across the web.  It also discusses how Facebook can be used to stalk individuals.  In classes we talk about the ten evil warriors which is the 10 most common tricks that adults use to gain confidence of children to prey upon them, and one of the evil warriors is the Magician which seems to know everything about you and your family.  Guess what, the Magician tricks are also used against adults. ...

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July

Free Women's Self-Defense Class

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The Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy is hosting a free Women's Self-Defense Class on August 11th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  The class covers awareness skills to help women spot when they are being targeted.  Scenarios will be covered for adult women including common scenarios for young women heading to college.  In addition to learning how to spot dangerous situations, women will learn basic self-defense skills that anyone can use. To sign up for the free Women's Self-Defense Class call 763-576-1890.

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July

Steal Proof Master Child Abduction and Safety Class

Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy

The Andover Premier Karate & Martial Arts Academy is hosting a free Steal Proof Master Child Abduction and Safety Class on August 11th from 3 pm to 4 pm.  The class covers the 10 evil warriors that represent the 10 most common tricks that child predators use to isolate children.  Children will learn how to spot these tricks and learn basic self-defense skills. To sign up for the free Steal Proof Master Child Abduction and Safety Class call 763-576-1890.

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