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So far Chip Townsend has created 82 blog entries.

April 2020

What are You Leaving?


I don’t know about you all, but when this quote popped up, I couldn’t stop thinking about what it is that I am creating that WILL LIVE FOREVER.  I’ve heard it said that the greatest thing you do may be the people you raise. Right now, many of us are spending way more time at [...]

What are You Leaving?2020-04-06T16:44:01+00:00

August 2019

First Belt Testing Questions


First Belt Testing Questions So, you've taken that step onto the mat.  You have your awesome new "karate pajamas", and your nifty white belt.  But, what's next?  Here are the answers to your FIRST BELT TESTING QUESTIONS. (Be sure to check out the graphic above.  Many of your questions may be answered there.) Class Training [...]

First Belt Testing Questions2019-08-22T16:21:59+00:00

July 2019



Lucky Number 7 Workout!   7 exercises, 7 reps each (except for 2 that are 70!) 70 jumprope 7 Kettlebell Swings 7 Dumbell Squats 7 Pushups 7 Pullups 7 Knees to Elbows 70 sec. wall sit Complete 7 rounds! For more information on Team Chip Fitness Programs, contact us at teamchipmartialarts.com   .

THE SEVEN WORKOUT2019-08-22T16:27:55+00:00

February 2019

How do I encourage practice


How do I get my child to practice at home? “How do I get my child to practice at home?” is a question I commonly hear, and not just from “new” parents or students. It’s a conundrum that plagues all parents and students. When asked, my response is mundane in its simplicity: make practice a [...]

How do I encourage practice2019-02-25T14:08:48+00:00

September 2018

7 Safety Tips


These Holiday Shopping Tips aren't just for safety over the holidays.  They're tips to help you be more aware of your surroundings. Keys in Hand Rather than digging through your Mary Poppins purse (we all have one), have your keys in hand and ready to go.  Did you know that you can open ONLY the [...]

7 Safety Tips2018-09-06T11:35:18+00:00

August 2018

Other Ways to Ask How Was Your Day


  So, you ask your child, "How was your day?", after school every day... the response, without fail, "Fine."  Period.  As in you have to DRAG out of them what their day was like.  Grumpy faced, happy faced, the answer is the same, "Fine." We get it! So, here are some suggestions for you on [...]

Other Ways to Ask How Was Your Day2018-08-23T11:33:58+00:00

Back to School Safety Tips


Be Safe:  Back to School We’ve talked a lot about having the BEST SCHOOL YEAR EVER, and when this came across our email from our Home Security System, we wanted to be sure and share it with all of you.   Back to School Safety is so important.  Thank you to Protection1 Home Security for sharing [...]

Back to School Safety Tips2018-08-16T13:28:37+00:00

Who Makes You Mad?


Who Makes You Mad? Did fifteen people (or things) come to mind? Here's the thing:  No one MAKES you mad.  You choose to be mad. That's right.  It's not them.  It's you.  Anger is an emotion that we can either control, or allow it to control us, and who wants to be someone else's puppet? [...]

Who Makes You Mad?2018-08-13T15:09:11+00:00

July 2018