Take It Outside!

Parents: while you may not be in every photograph, you are always in the big picture!

When I see students demonstrate skills out in the real world, that puts a smile on my face! These fleeting moments occur when we least expect. Like when a student holds the door open for a stranger, offers to help tie a belt with a beginner student, or offers to helping to set the dinner table. These tiny efforts make a big difference in our world. The result: we build a stronger community.

When I see student photos demonstrating these efforts, that goes a long way in my book!  Like practicing on vacation, or deciding to compete at a tournament for the first time. These efforts showcase commitment and passion: important ingredients for a leader today.

Andrew & Shayna, both Lakes Martial Arts Karate Kids, went to Orlando to visit family in March and practiced on the beautiful Cocoa Beach. What a great way to celebrate their first time to the ocean!

Andrew & Shayna, both Lakes Martial Arts Karate Kids, went to Orlando to visit family in March and practiced on the beautiful Cocoa Beach. What a great way to celebrate their first time to the ocean!

Nora and Alex brought home hardware competing at their first martial arts tournament recently.

Nora and Alex brought home hardware competing at their first martial arts tournament recently.

Parents, without your support, none of this would happen. THANK YOU! Thank you for cheering them in the front row of life and supporting the Lakes Martial Arts community in Minneapolis!