Tournament of Champions…Less than Two Weeks to Go!

ATA medal for Marketing 300x294 Tournament of Champions...Less than Two Weeks to Go!It has been over two years since our Academy has had the privilege of hosting a Regional Tournament.  Now we are less than two weeks away from this exciting event.  If you haven’t registered your child yet, please do so right away. Our tournaments are a great way for students to test their skills against other students of the same experience.  The atmosphere of a tournament is one of respect, sportsmanship, competition and comradery.  Our Special Guest will be 8th Degree Black Belt, Chief Master K.S. Cho from Lynnwood Washington.  Competitors will be coming from all over the lower mainland, Washington, Oregon and Alberta.  You won’t want to miss out as our next local tournament won’t be until next fall.

Our Tournaments are run by our Regions Instructors and Black Belts, parent volunteers and students from the hosting academy.  We are still in need of volunteers to help with setup on Friday March 31st from 3 – 7 pm.  We will need volunteers for the day of the tournament to help with admissions, medals table, Souvenior T-Shirt Sales and of course Clean Up.  If you can assist please sign up at the front desk and then make sure you attend the Volunteers meeting on Thursday March 30th at the Academy, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.

Testimonial 6 300x281 Tournament of Champions...Less than Two Weeks to Go!Parenting Tip…

A lot of parents express to me that they have trouble enforcing boundaries with their children.  This is very easy to relate to. I mean, who wants to be the bad guy to their child? You love your kids and want to be their hero.
Well, here’s a solution for you that teaches respect – and doesn’t make you the bad guy.  And it’s an important one too, because it’ll ensure that your kid’s self-esteem isn’t harmed by discipline either.
Next time your child does something you don’t want him / her to…Scold the behavior. Not your child. Never say that your child was bad…say that the action they took was bad.
See, this teaches the child that they’re still a good person even though they make mistakes. And it teaches them that you don’t think there’s anything wrong with them… Just with the things they sometimes do.
So instead of saying, “Bad, Johnny!” Or “Johnny, how could you do that??”  Say, “That was a bad thing you did,
Johnny. Do you understand why?”  Then your child separates his actions from who he is.  And his self-esteem
won’t be harmed in any way, shape, or form.  Also, if your child doesn’t understand why their actions were bad… explain it to them in a very clear, calm way.  Children can reason a lot better than we give them credit for.
Thanks for being the best parent you can be and supporting your children in our programs!