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  • Announcements for Week of Saturday, February 22nd - March 2nd, 2020

    Announcements for Week of Saturday, February 22nd - March 2nd, 2020

    Feb 22-Mar 2, 2020 1. If you have a dot on your attendance card, please see Ms. Traci in the office. 2. Blackbelt prep: Saturday, March 7th Kenpo: Brown/Sr Brown Belts at 10:15am Young Dragons: Brown Belts at 11:15am 3. Next Demo Team Practice on Saturday, Feb 27th, at 0800am. 4. Stripe Test will be this week, Wed and Thursday. 5. Belt Testing takes place the week of March 28th through April 2nd, 2020. Black Belt Testing is on March 28th. Kenpo at 11:15am sharp. Don’t forget; Full Uniform, Kama, Running Shoes, and all of your sparring gear. Your test begins at 11:30am. If you come in late, you will have to wait to test next quarter. 6. Promotion Ceremony takes place April ....

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  • Closed Today Due to Impending Bad Weather

    Closed Today Due to Impending Bad Weather

    I've been watching the weather channel since early this morning, and so far there has been no deviation from snow in the forecast. Because we care about the safety of our students and staff, we're going to cancel all classes and close today, February 20th. Enjoy the snow, but stay safe! Don't drive if you do not need to! Love to everyone, and we'll plan on resuming classes on Saturday. We'll announce if we're to stay closed, so; No announcement = we are open with Demo Team practice at 8am. Sensei Charles ....

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  • Announcements for Week of Saturday, February 15th - Friday, February 21st, 2020

    Announcements for Week of Saturday, February 15th - Friday, February 21st, 2020

    1. If you have a dot on your attendance card, please see Ms. Traci in the office. 2. Blackbelt prep: Saturday, February 22 Kenpo: Brown/Sr Brown Belts at 10:15am Young Dragons: Brown Belts at 11:15am 3. Next Demo Team Practice on Saturday, Feb 22nd, at 0800am. 4. Next Stripe Test will be on February 26-27th. 5. BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MOMS! We NOW have Women’s Fitness Kickboxing every Monday through Friday at 9am. Prepare to get your workout in and have fun doing it! See Traci in the office for more details! ....

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  • Our New Women's Fitness Kickboxing Program is Here!

    Our New Women's Fitness Kickboxing Program is Here!

    IMAA is now starting a new Women's Fitness Kickboxing Program. It all begins on Monday, February 17 th at 9am. It will run Monday through Friday at 9am every morning. It is designed specifically to meet your cardio and strength conditioning needs, with ALL of the fun of martial arts. We will use heavybags, circuit training, focus-mitt training, and partner-oriented drills from our martial arts programs. Most of all, this program is designed to be fun and enjoyable. This is not your boring, look-at the clock experience of the gym. Another benefit of our class will be self-defense. Every class will include a self-defense technique for you to learn and practice. Call to ....

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  • Announcements for Week of Saturday, February 8th - Friday, February 14th, 2020

    Announcements for Week of Saturday, February 8th - Friday, February 14th, 2020

    1. If you have a dot on your attendance card, please see Ms. Traci in the office. 2. Next Blackbelt prep: Saturday, February 22 Kenpo: Brown/Sr Brown Belts at 10:15am Young Dragons: Brown Belts at 11:15am 3. Next Demo Team Practice on Saturday, Feb 15th, at 0800am. 4. Next Stripe Test will be on February 26-27th. 5. Anyone who has NOT received Valentine’s Day cards, please let an instructor or staff member know. We have enough to cover everyone who wants to give out Valentine's Day cards to their entire class. 6. BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MOMS! We are starting a Kick-Fit Program. Classes will be Monday through Friday at 9am. We will begin on February 17th and through the rest of ....

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  • Bragging On My Students

    Bragging On My Students

    Yesterday, on Mother's Day, the Innovative Martial Arts Academy Demonstration Team performed in Wakefield, for an event called, Run Like a Mother. My kids performed exceptionally, but that is not why I'm writing right now. Just before the 5K was to start, the event holders played, The Star Spangled Banner. My kids, along with their parents stood tall with their hands over their hearts, hats in hand. Being a veteran, it's almost instinctual to go to attention and give respect for our Country's anthem, and to the flag symbolizing our great nation. First, my eyes were over the many people who just kept walking, even after seeing people standing hands over their hearts, indifferent. Some ....

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  • How Much More Valuable

    How Much More Valuable

    Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26

    Sometimes it’s just nice to be reminded that there is someone or something out there bigger than us, and that we are always provided for according to our needs. This is a verse of hope and promise. We put so much worry and anxiety into our lives wondering how we are going to make our goals, put food on the table, make our bills, and generally make all ends meet. This verse reminds us to put our worries aside, that we will indeed be taken care of. Let’s let go of our worry, put it ....

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  • Stop the INSANITY

    Stop the INSANITY

    The definition of INSANITY was defined by Albert Einstein as ‘doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. This may sound so simple, but most of us are caught up in the insanity. We all have those things we want to change about ourselves, about our life, etc., but we never seem to reach them. A good example in my own life, I remember when I was a young martial arts teacher. I had a very small class in a gym and I could never get past having 7 to 10 students. I’d have plenty of people come in and watch class, and I’d want to show them how good the class was, so I’d teach the most devastating techniques I could think of to show them ....

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  • Present Living

    Present Living

    Lao Tzu wrote, “ When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad. Being and non-being create each other. Difficult and easy support each other. Long and short define each other. High and low depend on each other. Before and after follow each other.” If you read further he cautions about making judgements and comparisons, because they support and are born out of each other. A person who lives in the present doesn’t look at their current situation and say, “This is good.” Or, “This is bad.” It just is. Life should be a journey, not a destination. So, ....

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  • Be the Solution

    Be the Solution

    “It’s better to light a candle, than to curse the darkness.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

    Imagine sitting in a dark room. A room so dark, if you held your hand in front of you, you can’t even make out the shape of it. Now, imagine, other people in this room with you. You hear one person angrily point out the obvious, “It so dark in here!” Another talks about the days when the room wasn’t so dark. Another finds and tries the light switch, but it doesn’t work. “Nothing ever goes right!”, she shouts! Finally, a candle is lit, and from that one candle, the world has changed for everyone in the room. It’s so easy ....

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