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Evan Sharp reviewed Full Circle Dojang
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Best martial arts school in the area! Master Charles Jackson and his team of Certified instructors are top notch with training. Master Jackson is not only a great instructor but a mentor to the children and young adults of Full Circle Dojang. My daughters have been attending classes there for 2 1/2 years now and just can't get enough. I myself have finally started going to classes. I would recommend the adult classes for anyone who loves martial arts or just wants to get in better shape. The best part of Full Circle Dojang is they treat you like FAMILY!!

Eric J. Santiago reviewed Full Circle Dojang
5
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Fantastic program for kids to develop into confident productive citizens. Almost 4 years in with our oldest and our 4 year old just joined. Mr. Jackson provides the path and structure to make his students goal driven go getters.
Thank you!

Gary Szymanski reviewed Full Circle Dojang
5
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From the minute you meet Charles you know that he is super passionate about his work and the kids he works with. He is developing strong, confident leaders for our future and should be revered for taking on such a huge task. If you haven't started your child in karate yet, what are you waiting for? Charles is the man!

Scott Hall reviewed Full Circle Dojang
5
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What a great dojang!!!!My daughter feels like family here. Mr. Jackson and his instructors are committed to their students. Love the fact that my young daughter has the opportunity to train with female instructors who show her that girls can and do excel at martial arts. I️ simply love everything about Full Circle and would and have recommend it many a times. Thanks again guys/gals.

Rena Shaab reviewed Full Circle Dojang
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I can’t say enough good things about This school! Charles and Jean treat every student & their parents like family and every instructor is top notch! The confidence, strength & pride they have instilled in my daughter is invaluable and her love for this sport no doubt is in part to the atmosphere and instructors at Full Circle.

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Using Teamwork at Home

Young martial artists learn many lessons in class that go far beyond kicking and punching.  In fact, many of these skills can be used outside of the martial arts school!  For example, our Senior Dragons learn about Teamwork in their class, and this is one lesson our ninjas can definitely use at home.  You see, being a ninja is something that you never really take off. Thus, it is important to practice our karate moves at home.  It is also just as important that we practice our other skills like Teamwork and Discipline at home as well.

Here are a few ways we can help our 4, 5 and 6 year old ninjas apply the teamwork lessons they learn in Karate class while at home!

Set our goals (and expectations) small at first

It is important to understand that when our ninjas are first learning or implementing something, they will fall short sometimes.  Setting your expectations in light of this is the first step to achieving big things!

You can say:

“Let’s work on having great teamwork after dinner by clearing the table together!”

The goal is to hand them small items that they can easily throw away or clean. Don’t forget to acknowledge their “good behavior” when they go back to the table to grab more.  (To learn more about prompting good behaviors, CLICK HERE)

Give them something they can easily do by themselves

Another part of having good teamwork is to be able to know what needs to be done and do it without anyone having to ask. That is something that every great martial arts Black Belt is able to do!

You can say:

“You and Miss Heidi are great at remembering important things! Do you think you can use good teamwork and help me remember when it is time to brush your teeth before bed?”

Our goal is to remind them of how great they feel when using great teamwork at karate. By asking them to help you we are also catering to their emotional stage of development at which they love to make us proud. Hint: You can even say that you’ll tell Miss Heidi how well they did!

Make helping out FUN

At this stage in their development our Senior Dragons love to have fun and learn best when they are entertained. I can say with 100% confidence that every Black Belt has at some point started using a broom, shovel, duster etc. as a “stand-in” weapon. So get out and have some fun cleaning!

You can say:

I know you love playing with the (insert weapon) at Karate, show me some of those awesome moves again!

Our goal is to get our ninjas busy, take some time and watch them move. We can also explain that if we can work together to sweep, mop, brush or otherwise clean, we will have more time to play “ninja”!

There are many ways we can reinforce the lessons learned in our kids’ martial arts classes! Our instructors at Full Circle Dojang would love to help you come up with more so feel free to ask!