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How martial arts classes can build a child’s brain

Posted: June 18, 2019

How Our Kids Martial Arts Classes Trigger the Release of Oxytocin

Every single one of our brains secretes a plethora of hormones and natural chemicals to keep your body regulated and safe on a daily basis. Aside from the more pressing chemicals, your brain is responsible for the release of Oxytocin – otherwise known as the ‘love molecule.’ This natural chemical does more than you could ever imagine, which is why it’s so important to understand its triggers and release into your body.

What is Oxytocin?

4 Amazing Benefits for Kids At Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu !

Posted: June 18, 2019


Nothing is more frustrating than watching your child try and advance their way up through sports programs managed by people with little actual training. We understand that sometimes there is a lack of staff, coaching, and opportunities available to kids, which is why the potential of physical training can really fail to hit its mark in our world today. Especially if you have a kid that is showing athletic promise, or one that is unable to advance with the disorganized system in place, you are probably looking for a better option.

Here at Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu, we offer a different approach to after-school athletics training for your child. We are seasoned professionals that believe this kind of practice can be life-changing for a child or teen, which is why we take it so seriously.

5 Facts About Better Health That Most People Don’t Know

Posted: June 18, 2019

We are living in a golden age of technology and convenience. Statistically, more of us have more money and more opportunity than ever before. Despite that opportunity, more of us are also unhealthier than ever before.

The world is gripped in a major obesity crisis, mental health conditions are on the rise and according to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people worldwide are now living with depression. These are all dynamic problems that need dynamic solutions if we as a society want to improve the overall status of our health.

More important still, it’s worth pointing out that no two people are alike. That means what works for some people to achieve better health may not work for everyone. But there are common points that everybody should bear in mind when trying to improve their health.

5 Things To Know Now About Summer Safety And FUN!

Posted: June 18, 2019

Summer is here, and with it: longer days, no school, and lots of free time for kids. Summer is always a time for fun, but while our kids have so much time on their hands, parents can end up overwhelmed and over-committed just trying to balance busy lives with the time demands of bored kids. And then safety becomes an issue as well. Watching the local news can terrify any parent, but with some simple safety strategies and carefully planned activities, we can face these challenges and feel much more confident about our children’s safety AND the quality of their Summer experience!

Here are some essential safety tips you can teach your child NOW:


Do you speak to or WITH your children?

Posted: May 16, 2019

Communication  - How to effectively talk with a child…

Most of us that are over 35 were all spoken “to” by our parents, but is there a better way?

As an educator, all the research I have seen points towards speaking with a child the positive, not the negative.

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