teen boys practicing martial arts

Greg – A Story of Perseverance

I was 11 years old when Greg and his brother joined our Taekwondo school in Panama City, FL. They already had their black belts and besides our instructors we had never had black belts in our class. So, they were instantly respected and instantly cool!  Greg was my age and had red hair and freckles […]

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I grew up in a small town in Florida that was sandwiched in between two US Airforce Bases. There were people coming and going from all over the world. Also, being a tourist area on the beaches people from all over came to visit. Living in a community with a diverse population of people was […]

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Be Better Than Me

I want to share a memory from my color belt days, blue belt specifically. I was in the 6th grade and absolutely loved going to Taekwondo class almost every afternoon after school. My instructor always trained us hard. Making us do push-ups, run jump kicks, stretching and repetition, repetition, repetition. I loved every minute of […]

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Being a Gracious Winner

Question: How do you celebrate a child’s win without hurting others or teaching them to brag? Answer: It can be a fine line between being proud and being prideful, and as parents we want to take opportunities to teach our children the difference. We want them to know when it is okay to give yourself […]

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young girl in danger of being abducted

Abduction Prevention

WATCH THIS STORY ON: https://www.wjhl.com/daytime-tri-cities/family-safety-with-olson-s-martial-arts-academy/2024782970 I have a scary and happy story to tell you today.  It is about the courage of a little girl and how she saved herself and one of her close friends from harm.  Parents and caregivers, please take the time to read this and help spread the word that a […]

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