An Attitude of Gratitude

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Offered by Sensei Kyra Arnold, Colorado Karate Club Little 3 year old Rebecca was leaving with her mom after her Karate class, when I came over and said to her: “Rebecca, you did very well in class today, I’m proud of how much you have improved!” While Rebecca smiled, mom looked at her and said:… Read more »

The Best Job I Ever Had

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Offered by Sensei Kyra Arnold, Colorado Karate Club I often hear people complain about their jobs, their boss, the drive, the pay, etc. and the more I think about it, I wonder why that is. I also thought about my own job and came to think that maybe too many folks are stuck in the… Read more »

Building a Stronger Community

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Offered by Sensei Willy Strohmeier, Colorado Karate Club This is Paul, he’s just a bit shy… His eyes peer at me from behind his mom’s leg, which he clutches dearly as if to protect him from the big ugly guy in the white pajamas. “How old are you Paul?” I ask, and without saying a… Read more »

Karate: Not Just Another Activity

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Offered by Kyra Arnold, Colorado Karate Club I can’t believe it, but it’s that time again, back to school! For many, that means looking for an activity for your child. With so many extracurricular activities in Brighton, how do you choose? You want the very best for your child. You want him, or her to… Read more »

Summertime! Keeping Kids Active

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Offered by Colorado Karate Club It can be difficult getting kids away from the video games and television, especially during the summer. I know in my experience, sometimes my own kids don’t even know what to do when I send them outside to play: “But Mom, there’s nothing to do outside!” It seems technology has… Read more »

The Best Teacher I Ever Had

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Offered by Colorado Karate Club I was in the 2nd grade when my teacher looked at my school work and said to me, “You’ll never be anything more than average.” I went home at the end of the day and cried alone in my room. That statement really stung at 8 years old and it… Read more »

Taking the Time to be Kind

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Offered by Colorado Karate Club A few months ago, I was sitting in the Starbucks drive-thru and as usual the line was a mile long. I finally got up to the window absolutely aggravated by the long wait only to find that that the driver before me had paid for my order. My mood just… Read more »

Quitting is not an Option

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Offered by Colorado Karate Club It was difficult growing up in a house where I wasn’t allowed to quit. “Dad, I don’t want to do it anymore!” Dad’s response: “Well, that’s too bad. I didn’t raise you to be a quitter.” Any time I faced a challenge and things just got too hard, I just… Read more »

Managing Stress

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Offered by Kyra Arnold, Colorado Karate Club It’s easy to become overwhelmed with trying to get it all done and get it done well. Work stress, family stress, household responsibilities. The fact is everyone has to deal with some sort of stress in their daily lives and the results of stress can be disastrous. We… Read more »