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Respect, it’s not what you know, it’s what you do!

Posted: July 22, 2019

Respect, it’s not what you know, it’s what you do!

Respect is one of the six life skills taught in the Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Leadership Program.  Like the other life skills, respect is developed and shown in different ways and is comprised of different principles.  But the primary concern, as with most important goals in martial arts and in life, is that to develop and earn respect you have to work at just as consciously as you practice any other important skill.

Respect is not what you know, it’s what you do. It’s nine pillars include trust, caring, courtesy, acceptance, kindness, confidence, listening, loyalty, and adequate communication. 


5 Awesome Tips to Increase Your Teenager’s Self-Confidence

Posted: July 16, 2019

Here’s a fact that’s pretty much beyond debate: being a teenager is hard! What’s easy though, is for adults to forget just how tough it can be. Kids experience a world of change as they develop. New experiences challenge everything they thought they knew; physical changes create anxiety and sometimes it feels impossible to find confidence and establish a sense of identity.

As a parent, we can feel a sense of helplessness. We all want our kids to build confidence, find healthy habits and discover themselves. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to guide your teenager into increased self-confidence.

How Can Parents Increase Their Teen’s Self-Confidence?


Motion Leads to Emotion

Posted: July 09, 2019

Motion Leads to Emotion – Why Martial Arts Programs Will Make Your Kids Happier & Healthier

Is there anything better than seeing your kid happy, laughing, and giggling?

Looking back at you with a pure joy in their eyes?


A Little Primer on Manners

Posted: June 18, 2019

As parents, we start teaching our toddlers to say “please” and “thank you” very early on. 

Once they begin at Popkin-Brogna,they learn more about showing respect toward their peers and adults.  


Science Says Healthy, Active Kids Get Better Grades

Posted: June 18, 2019

All parents want their kids to live active and healthy lifestyles – but in the age of streaming services, smartphones and a seemingly infinite number of time-wasting apps, getting children up and moving is a whole lot easier said than done.

That’s why more kids than ever are slipping into sedentary lifestyles, and it’s wreaking havoc on their health.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), we are in the midst of an irrefutable global obesity crisis – and it’s hitting children particularly hard. More than 41 million children under the age of five are now classed as overweight or obese, and this can go on to cause a lot of serious health problems later in life.


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