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Cultivating creativity in kids

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Hey FC Parents and Kids,

Our youth must develop and use the skill of creativity as the world progresses towards a new age; it will aid them in so many ways. This is why I put such a big emphasis on this during the Systema training at FightClub.

In a global world, creativity is essential. Through the use of creative thinking, youth learn to be innovative and flexible in a world in which they will act as leaders and influencers.

Individuals first need to understand creativity. Creativity can be defined as the ability to think beyond the traditional into the imagined; it also involves viewing things through a new light. Creativity looks for a deeper meaning that leads to deeper solutions, looking at everyday things, events or the world as a whole as if new combinations of ideas would lead to something more profound in understanding and finding solutions to problems.

By having the kids at FightClub learn how to be creative with breathing, moving, various exercises, working with different partners/ages/genders, walking and talking with each other, and so much more I try to cultivate lots creativity.

Creativity is usually associated with the arts (martial arts), but when elevated to “creative thinking” it can apply to world problems, such as global warming and interaction between countries, world economics, world politics or world understanding. When thinking globally, being able to understand the “big picture” is only part of what is considered creative thinking. Understanding the “big picture” and being able to influence the outcome of problems, issues or topics of concern is the more realistic use of the creative process.

All this might sound a lot for kids to comprehend (and it very well might be), but I would rather them hear it early, hear it often and pick up even 20% of it rather than wait till they are older.
Kids are so clever these days and I love to challenge them! Something I feel our schools don’t do enough of… Feel free to share this with parents you know and care about. Tell them to bring their kids for a few free lessons so they can see how important and vital the lessons taught at FightClub our for kids.

Respectfully,
Emmanuel

 

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Summer Break

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Hey FC Youth & Parents,

Can you believe it’s almost August? Where has the summer gone….

FightClub will be closed from August 15th till September 4th. Regularly scheduled classes will resume September 5th. 

Have a safe and fun summer! See you all in September! 

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Great Physical Fitness while Battling Childhood Obesity

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Did you know that childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 25 years? The first step to preventing childhood obesity is addressing the problem before it occurs. If you catch obesity early on, there are ways to prevent your child from developing further health risks. If your child is already overweight, it is important to understand the psychological effects obesity has on children that are potentially more damaging than the physical side effects.

Systema training at FightClub is dedicated to empowering your child with self-confidence. For children with low self-esteem issues, FightClub teaches confidence and self-discipline while providing engaging physical activity. The stamina and endurance children develop during Martial Arts training in our youth program, results in natural weight loss and an improvement in overall physical and mental health.

Parents spread the word… If you know someone that needs my help, get them to come and try classes today.

See you at FC,
Emmanuel

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Balance and Posture

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For many kids, one of the skill sets that is often overlooked, but needs constant work and attention is balance and posture – basic skills necessary for almost any activity. I know it’s not glorious to talk about but take it from me… correcting your posture has
countless benefits not just for kids – but for all of us.

We sit far too much and walk on ground that is very level. The skill of balance and posture is slowly but surly deteriorating.

Poor posture leads to cramped organs, improper breathing and many other unhealthy bodily expressions. The Youth Systema training program at FightClub helps to build strong balance, healthy postures and balanced movement through the use of creative drills and engaging games often presented in every class to help developing students improve these fundamental skills. This makes kids less likely to fall, avoiding physical injuries. The head up and straight back position also allows for great physical and spacial awareness.  There are also a whole lot of other psycho-somatic benefits that come from good posture, too many to mention but amazing to observe and witness.

See you on the mats this week,
Emmanuel

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Coordination and Motor Skills

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Hey FC Parents and Kids,

Children with strong bodies, fine tuned motor skills and physical coordination developed through Systema training at FightClub will have improved: general health, sports performance, as well as other physical activities.

Coordination and Motor Skills will develop your child’s cardiovascular system, their muscular strength and will create a general kind of body awareness which can only be gained from a ’whole body’ methods utilized in Systema.  At FightClub your child will be more coordinated less susceptible to injuries, and be much more aware of their body and how to use it correctly.

Parents we need to be honest with ourselves. Kids sit far too much these days. Physical education programs in our public schools are not working on developing these skill sets. Coordination, fine and gross motor skills are priceless attributes and connected to every sport and physical activity.

Bring them to FightClub .. I promise you I will give them what they need to be happy, healthy and successful!

Emmanuel

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