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  • Leadership Lessons at Balanced Martial Arts this Month

    This month in Leadership Team we will be working on making a positive first impression. The start of the school year is when kids get a chance to define themselves to peers and teachers, and a great first impression can also help to establish a positive self-image. Giving kids a few simple words, and then the ability to practice is what any student needs to set themselves apart at the start of the school year. This month, look for our Leadership students to work on making a good first impression on their juniors, their peers, and their elders. ....

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  • Luke’s Black Belt Story

    Luke’s Black Belt Story

    Meet Luke! Luke started martial arts in 2015 when he was 6 years old. Luke is also a member of our Black Belt Club, and you can see him attending workshops on the weekend. On June 12th, 2022, Luke received the rank of 1st Kyu! Luke was a new brown belt when we had to pivot to Zoom during the pandemic, but this did not stop him. He adapted, adjusted, and gave it his all to earn his black belt. When he first started, his parents wanted their kindergartener to grow his confidence. His mom says, “Luke was very quiet in social situations and lacked-self confidence.” They liked that martial arts was a sport where students move at their learn own pace to earn their own ....

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  • James’s Black Belt Story

    James’s Black Belt Story

    Meet James James officially started his martial arts journey in the fourth grade and joined our Leadership Team about a year later. In June of 2022, James earned his first-degree black belt. What does James believe a black belt is? He believes, “A black belt is, really a symbol of dedication. It isn’t something that you can really be inherently excluded from, it just requires effort.” James’ dedication to martial arts is something that has grown more and more, especially when he earned his brown belt. He says, “I nearly quit martial arts around green belt simply because I disliked how much free time it took up. Now, even though a brown belt is ....

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  • Aiden’s Black Belt Story

    Aiden’s Black Belt Story

    Meet Aiden: Aiden started martial arts at 6 years old, and earned his Black Belt in 2021. Aiden believes a black belt “needs determination, bravery, and persistence.” That persistence and determination was apparent during Aiden’s training, and he even recalls a time where he “wanted to stop karate because it was getting too hard, but I had determination and stayed with it.” Aiden’s determination can be seen even post black belt test. Aiden usually sticks around after class to work on his skills- whether that’s a form, or working up to breaking 7 boards stacked on top of each other. Aiden’s love for martial arts doesn’t just ....

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  • Piper’s Black Belt Story

    Piper’s Black Belt Story

    Meet Piper: Piper started her martial arts journey just shy of 8 years old, and earned her Black Belt in 2019. She set herself on the path to become a black belt leader, and joined Leadership Team where she learned to be a leader both on and off the mat. Piper believes a black belt “is someone who not only is skilled in martial arts but is someone who demonstrates leadership qualities as well as self-discipline…A black belt is someone who does the right thing, and when they need help or need to get something done, they find a way to make it happen.” Piper is the oldest of three siblings, and even started her training with her younger sister. At home, her ....

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  • Anna’s Black Belt Story

    Anna’s Black Belt Story

    Meet Anna: Anna started martial arts at 6 years old, and joined Black Belt Club soon after. She earned her black belt in 2019. She started her training in our children’s classes before joining our Teen/Adult classes. To become a black belt, you need to develop determination, which Anna most definitely has! Anna’s determination can even be seen at home, as her parents stated, “her desire to do well is something quite amazing. If you want something done quickly you ask Anna, and she will have it completed in no time. She can focus and has such determination that it makes our life full and happy just to be around her.” On her black belt journey, there were ....

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  • Edward’s Black Belt Story

    Meet Edward: Edward started martial arts at his preschool, and then officially started training at the dojo in 2015, when he was 5 years old. Edward earned his black belt in December 2020, and was part of the extraordinary group of kids who had to face a challenge no black belt before them had to face- earn a black belt during a global pandemic. Despite the uncertain times, Edward fought through the adversity, and worked his absolute hardest, whether that was coming to Zoom classes, or doing a black belt test outside in 35 degree weather, and earned his Black Belt. At 5 and a half, Edward committed to being a Black Belt Leader, and joined our Leadership Team. The Leadership Team ....

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  • Luke’s Black Belt Story

    Luke’s Black Belt Story

    Meet Luke: Luke started martial arts at 5 years old, and in 2019, received his first degree black belt. After promoting out of the beginner classes, Luke committed to becoming a Black Belt Leader, and joined the Leadership Team. As a Black Belt Leader, Luke constantly uses his leadership abilities both in class and out. When asked what he feels a black belt is-Luke said, “The black belt represents to me memories of having fun and completing something very challenging. The black belt is an achievement that makes me happy and proud of myself. To get a black belt you have to be self-disciplined, respectful, and courageous.” Luke knows that earning a black belt ....

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  • Brenna’s Black Belt Story

    Brenna’s Black Belt Story

    Meet Brenna: Brenna started martial arts in 2004, at 6 years old, after attending Sensei Lea’s birthday party! She earned her first degree black belt in 2008, then went on to earn her 2nd degree black belt during the first second degree test in BMA history! Brenna joined our Leadership program, and then joined instructor training, where she became a Sensei. Sensei Brenna trained and taught at Balanced Martial Arts until graduating high school in 2015. After high school, she headed off to the prestigious Air Force Academy. In 2019, she graduated as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, and began her medical school journey. She currently is in her last year of ....

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  •  Lily’s Black Belt Story

    Lily’s Black Belt Story

    Meet Lily: Lily received the rank of Black Belt, 1st Dan in 2019. She started her martial arts journey at 8, and then later joined our Black Belt Club. As Lily started to get older, she eventually made the successful journey from attending children’s classes to attending the Adult/Teen classes. Lily believes “a black belt is a person who constantly preservers to improve oneself.” She knows that being a Black belt is all about self-discipline- stating “black belts must realize that they are responsible for their own actions, feelings, and thoughts, without blaming others.” Training for your black belt is designed to be scary and intimidating, and ....

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