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Outdoor Shooting this Friday

Category : FC Archery News

 

Hey FC Archers,

Weather is looking iffy for this Friday. If it’s bad we will stay at FightClub and shoot indoors. See you tomorrow …

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When Will I Begin to Fly?

Category : FC Club News

 

Hey FC Crew,

A new student asked me last week ….

 

 “Emmanuel … you look like your flying when you train. When will I being to fly?”

 

Reflected a lot about his question last weekend and thought I would share it with all of you. 

 

Success isn’t about waiting around for results. It’s about having a relationship with the process that leads to the results. This fast-food culture we have doesn’t help much to strengthen patience. We want things to happen now and get frustrated when they don’t materialize quickly enough.

 

We forget most of the superstars we know of and celebrate were on the grind for years before they made it into the public eye. Athletes are training all year, even if the official season lasts only a few months. Even relationships aren’t created instantaneously. They take time and are built piece by piece. 

 

 

If you have high expectations coupled with low patience, be prepared to be continually disappointed. Don’t be afraid of the time that it takes to accomplish things. The time, however, spent, will pass regardless. Nature doesn’t movie our pace – we’re subject to its movements and the laws that govern it. The more we understand and respect the nature of time, the better we are to benefit from what it can offer. 

 

“The moment we understand and respect how gravity works is when we begin to Fly” 

 

See you at FightClub,

Emmanuel

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Martial Arts for Kids – Don’t let them become Summer Zombies!

Category : FC Connect

 

Hey FC Parents and Kids,

A lot of you have been talking about the issue of kids and the amount of screen time that consumes their days over the summer. Here are a few tips for keeping screen time to a minimum.

Tips to Keep Screen Time to a Minimum 

Consciously and with purpose use your screen. Try to avoid using your screen as a habit of something to just pass the time. If you need to pass the time, look outside, go for a walk, read a book, draw, paint, close your eyes… the list is endless.

Set some boundaries for time. If you just want to watch something for a laugh, set a timer for a specific time. Again, you are adding more of a conscious decision to this.

Set boundaries for your subject. If you need to research something go ahead, but avoid the rabbit hole.

Keep stock of your kid’s emotions before and after screen time. If you notice a big difference you need to act.

Try to project into the future 10 years if you’d like this photo to be put on social media.

You as a parent, need to also be mindful of your own screen time. Kids notice everything. They hear and see everything. If you want them to have minimal screen time, then you have to do it yourself as well.

Have a good discussion about the dangers of social media as well.  Bulling, sexting, online predators are all important points to cover.

Have screen-free times set in your daily routine. For example, no screens at the dinner table. No screens at bedtime. On the weekend, if the weeknights are too hectic, have time together to explore the beach, the park, a board game, paint or draw together, read a good book together, etc.

Last but not least martial arts for kids helps in so many ways too!

 

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The Summer Zombie’s

Category : FC Youth News

 

Hey FC Parents and Kids,

A lot of you have been talking about the issue of kids and the amount of screen time that consumes their days over the summer. Here are a few tips for keeping screen time to a minimum.

Remember that the Systema Youth Program continues right till August 11th this year – So keep bring the kids for training.

Tips to Keep Screen Time to a Minimum 

Consciously and with purpose use your screen. Try to avoid using your screen as a habit of something to just pass the time. If you need to pass the time, look outside, go for a walk, read a book, draw, paint, close your eyes… the list is endless.

Set some boundaries for time. If you just want to watch something for a laugh, set a timer for a specific time. Again, you are adding more of a conscious decision to this.

Set boundaries for your subject. If you need to research something go ahead, but avoid the rabbit hole.

Keep stock of your kid’s emotions before and after screen time. If you notice a big difference you need to act.

Try to project into the future 10 years if you’d like this photo to be put on social media.

You as a parent, need to also be mindful of your own screen time. Kids notice everything. They hear and see everything. If you want them to have minimal screen time, then you have to do it yourself as well.

Have a good discussion about the dangers of social media as well.  Bulling, sexting, online predators are all important points to cover.

Have screen-free times set in your daily routine. For example, no screens at the dinner table. No screens at bedtime. On the weekend, if the weeknights are too hectic, have time together to explore the beach, the park, a board game, paint or draw together, read a good book together, etc.

Hope this helps,

emmanuel

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The Beach Theory – Fight PodCast

Category : FC Club News

 

 

Put yourself in a place where you can easily access everything your martial art can do for you. Listen to Emmanuel talking about this interesting perspective something me he calls … ‘The Beach Theory”.

 

Listen to ‘The Beach Theory’ Fight PodCast

 

 

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