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Current Class Schedule

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Black Belt Burnout

When I first started to search for articles other martial arts instructors may have written on what we refer to in the industry as Black …

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Events at Ancient Ways

Below is our projected Holiday Schedule of Events and our abridged schedule for that week between Christmas and New Years.  Let us know if you …

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Rules & Etiquette in the Dojo

Quick reminder of guidelines for parents and students We know the Dojo can be an alien place if you aren’t familiar with it, so I …

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Pick Your Battles

Teacher: “Switch your feet, you are doing the kata wrong, you need your other foot in front here.” Student continues to use the wrong foot. …

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Be One of “Those” Parents

To the parent that “allows” their child to choose attending martial arts training or not, Look at the parents of our highest belt rank students. …

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Why does my kid seem so down on themselves?

I’ve met very few people who can look at themselves and are 100% happy with what they see and who they were. The ones who have, …

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Do you have to be in prefect shape to do martial arts?

Someone asked on a closed martial arts instructor Facebook group about whether we should all be the paragon’s of perfect physical condition. Here is my …

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Why we don’t have an after-school program

Occasionally someone asks us about our after-school program, or asks if we have one. I even have some great adult students who have their daughter …

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Being Extraordinary

At one point every student will consider quitting. Once a student came to me and stated that he didn’t want to train any more. My …

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Arrogance, Condescension and Ego

Arrogance, Condescension and Ego Recently, an acquaintance of mine received a negative review from a mom of a student in his martial arts school. Over …

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Training takes time

Today a fellow school owner asked about how to deal with that one kid we all refer to as…”the chatterbox.” (we have secret names for …

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A sad experience

This past week, we reluctantly removed a kid from our camp. He is a special needs kid and we do all we can to help …

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Maybe Martial Arts Should Not Be a Choice for Your Child.

If I took your child, or you, to do something amazingly fun twice per week, like ride a rollercoaster, no matter how fun, you will …

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Building the Skills to Cope

“Each belt we earn is not a reminder that we can accomplish anything, it is proof.” ~ Renshi Boon Brown We all know that person …

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Making Certain Your Child is Ready for Life

Every few months or so, I speak to a parent who is struggling to get their child to class. Even super fun things get old …

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Dear Mom and Dad, Please Stick With Me

Cross – Posting this awesome article for parents. Dear Mom and Dad, Please Stick With Me by Helene Wingens | November 3, 2020 Dear Mom …

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Why you shouldn’t quit, or let your kids quit martial arts

One Monday night adult class, with more than 20 students on the training floor, I asked, “Be honest, how many of you didn’t feel like …

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Picking Your Battles

Our native American ancestors had an agreed upon practice between certain plains tribes called Counting Coup. Warriors in battle wouldn’t necessarily try to kill one …

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Too many adults suffer from Self Doubt, Low Confidence & Imposter Syndrome

Remember when you were a kid and you thought, “Wow, those adults know so much more than we do, they are so far past us, …

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How Can I Convince You?

How can I convince you of how valuable this training is without sounding like a kook? I recently had a little girl come in and …

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Becoming an Expert

Becoming an Expert I often do school talks with young people. One of the talks I like to give is designed to help students develop …

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Why getting past, “I want to quit,” is the BEST lesson.

“He doesn’t want to come anymore,” the mom says to me. She is the third mom to utter these words to me this month. It’s …

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Preventative

Like many people these days, I’ve sought video entertainment from Youtube. You may not know it, but I am a HUGE detective novel fan and …

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Climbing Mt. Everest and Earning a Black Belt

I once met a man who had climbed to the top of Mt. Everest. Since his climb he had become a well known public speaker, …

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True Massive Life Change

Follow this link to watch the video: https://youtu.be/4m8Z3ip6Rmk 

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Crabs in a Bucket

Click here to watch the video

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Dear Wee Warrior Parents

Dear Parents of Wee Warriors, TLDR? Watch this video instead then : https://youtu.be/EAkDiVDqYzg  I don’t get enough time with you. Hopefully you get to read my …

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Choices for Our Children

Choices for our Children We all want empowered children, they become more successful adults. We know we can help them to become empowered if we …

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Black Belt Parents

Parents, we all hit plateaus in life, in our careers, our academic education or internships or trade school, our personal relationships, our spiritual growth and …

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“They have a great time when they get to class.”

To Parents and Students: I wanted to take a minute to write to you concerning a very important issue that you may have to confront …

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Parents, imagine this…

Parents, how about this. You get home from a long day at work, you get into your comfortable clothes, you start to get engaged in …

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New Black Belts, You Could Be Next!

This is Eric and Sarah Van Zytveld, you’ve probably seen them around, but they are more than just karate parents, this Saturday, they earned their …

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How Can Martial Arts Improve Acting Out Behavior?

How can martial arts improve acting out behavior? Children are working primarily from their subconscious mind since their rational mind, housed in their frontal lobe, …

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Black Belt Malaise

When I first started to search for articles other martial arts instructors may have written on what we refer to in the industry as Black …

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The Parenting Problem

You need a license to drive, fish, boat, hunt, get married and to do most trades, but the most important job in the world, and …

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7 Things Kids Learn From Martial Arts

by Melody JohnsonSep 02, 2019 Children’s martial arts classes not only tend to be profitable for schools but also are an amazing way to improve …

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Mugshots and Karate

As I’m reading through the local newspaper’s web site each morning, I usually glance through the mugshots. Most days they are unknown faces and unknown …

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Training in Martial Arts May Not Always Be a Positive Life Altering Endeavor

Many years ago, Ancient Ways was also a licensed American Top Team MMA school. We attracted that typical 18-26 year old male group who had …

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A Time Machine and Millions of Dollars

Someone asked me once, “If we could go back in time and we made an agreement that you would never train in martial arts of …

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Steps in Active Shooter Situation

Master Brown was asked about safety in an active shooter situation today. If the person with the gun wants something from you, give it to …

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Be Dedicated For Your Child

I had a mom recently say, “We know you want dedicated students and we just don’t think he is dedicated, so we are not going …

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Why Humility is so Important as a Warrior

Why Humility is so Important as a Warrior The first real altercation I had after my many years of martial arts training, competitions and tournaments …

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What is your mission?

What is your mission? We are warriors, knights, Braves and Samurai trapped in the modern world, and like the warriors of the past, we need …

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You Hired us, Trust us.

When my kids were just starting martial arts at ages 2 and 3 ish, it was all fun and games with dad. Then the training …

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Why do I do this?

Why do I do this? I began my (very young) adulthood as a teacher (I taught many things, including martial arts and elementary school) and …

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Stop being chained to your excuses and be free!

Once sunny afternoon we had a booth set up at some civic event. We have a prize wheel to spin, we were giving away free …

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Parents and Sensei, the perfect team

A video describing how we work with your kids, along with some ideas on how you can use some of the same tactics. I’m sorry …

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The “I don’t want to go” Days

Parent’s, the weather is nice, the water is warming up and we are hitting that season where you may struggle to get your kids to …

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Why my kids did sports in addition to Martial Arts

Why my kids did sports in addition to Martial Arts You might think that my kids did martial arts because I teach it, and I …

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The Positive Effects of Martial Arts for a Child in School

Grade school can be quite the experience for any child. It is a place where a child not only learns academically but one where a …

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Pox Parties and Spartans

A parent and a instructor’s job, is not to make your life easier…. See the video here: https://youtu.be/H3eFhevbbuQ

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Reason one to train in martial arts: Confidence

Here is a link to a video I made describing one reason to train in martial arts:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26FXeaOVKok Enjoy, BB

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What does it cost?

I’m often asked, “what does martial arts training cost?” The answer is complicated as we have several programs (with 4 different easy pay options each), …

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Parenting With Rewards

There is no perfect way to parent, but there are definitely some wrong ways. I heard about one guy who had a successful parenting systems. …

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