This month we will focus on the character concept, “confidence.” Therefore, our power-chat discussions and activities will aim to help our students understand what it means to feel “sure” of themselves, their skills, and their worth, and how to demonstrate to the world that they are  confident in who they are. Confidence is a combination…

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This month we will concentrate on the character concept, “patience.” Therefore, our power-chat discussions and activities will aim to help children understand and practice how to wait their turn, take their time, and give others the time and space they need as well. Watch below as Dr. Robyn Silverman, developer of the Powerful Words program…

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Dear Dr. Robyn, I am so frustrated…My children are agreeable to a fault. Yesterday they both had friends over and I could overhear them talking about what they were going to do. Everything they said, my children did…even though I know my children don’t like the games they wanted to play. How can I get…

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This month we will concentrate on the character concept, “leadership.” Therefore, our power-chat discussions and activities will aim to help children understand what leadership is and how they can use a variety of leadership techniques to inspire people into action. Watch Dr. Robyn Silverman, child and adolescent development expert and creator of the Powerful Words…

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By Manny Cabrera III At Sidekicks we’re always focused on high levels of achievement centered around our idea of Black Belt Excellence.  For students, doing our best and pushing ourselves to achieve goals is simply part of life.  That’s why martial arts instruction is so effective in helping children and adults lead extraordinary lives. However,…

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By Manny Cabrera III, Chief Instructor Thomas Jefferson once said, “When angry, count to ten before you speak.  When very angry, a hundred.” If you’ve spent five minutes on the roads here in Tampa Bay, you know exactly they difficulty of and the need for controlling our anger.  This is why I think Anger Management,…

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By Manny Cabrera III, Chief Instructor This is the third article in which we’ve been looking at the ways discipline provides the foundation of success using the landmark business book “Good to Great” by Jim Collins.  In part one, we examined the importance of developing personal discipline in the way we act and the way…

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By Manny Cabrera III, Chief Instructor Previously, we learned that discipline was the key to leading a successful life.  It is the glue that makes all other aspects of a Black Belt Life possible.  Now, let’s look at the first aspect of becoming disciplined:  Disciplined people. At Sidekicks, one of the goals to which we…

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