Organizing Time: Work First, Then Play

When it comes to schoolwork, children often find ways to avoid it for various reasons, and parents often label this behavior as laziness. But let’s be honest…children have different priorities then adults do and the last thing they want to do at home is schoolwork. The reason…children are still developing executive functioning, so they don’t […]

How Parental Involvement Increases Child Success

Parents are an essential element to their child’s success in anything. The enthusiasm and support, or lack thereof, of a parent can make or break a child’s accomplishments. In SKILLZ martial arts, it is even more essential that parents be involved as part of the teaching team since the SKILLZ system applies child development and […]

Patterns in Martial Arts: What Are They & Why Do We Do Them?

Patterns (sometimes called “forms” and for Karate “katas”) are a standard set of movements that are memorized by students based on their rank. Students are required to perform their pattern with skill and accuracy in order to achieve required stripes each cycle and at belt testing in hopes to earn their next rank. But the […]