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

September 2019

how to quit martial arts


Have you ever started something, loved it, gotten sick, missed 2 weeks, completely intent on starting back, and then 3 years later, you look back and wonder why you stopped? The graphic above shows how the conversation usually goes...   You're not alone!  It's ok.  You'd probably be surprised how many people you are training [...]

how to quit martial arts2019-09-18T00:18:23+00:00

new curriculum layout


As many of you are already aware, we have had some AMAZING new changes take place with the way we deliver our curriculum, and it has already had some tremendous results! That being said, we understand that there will undoubtedly be questions about the new striping system moving forward, and this should serve as a [...]

new curriculum layout2019-09-10T21:34:06+00:00

August 2019

9 Ways Martial Arts Benefits Children


Martial Arts is a GREAT activity for Children Have you every heard anyone say, "don't misuse your soccer?"  Or, "be careful not to abuse your baseball?" This sounds silly, right?  Of course, it does. Martial arts IS different. Responsible, professional martial arts teaches a "code", and truly develops life skills on an entirely different level [...]

9 Ways Martial Arts Benefits Children2019-08-22T16:06:24+00:00

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