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"I was looking for a program that would help my son with life skills, discipline and focus. He struggled after we moved and was afraid he wouldn’t make friends. virtual learning wasn’t for him, but we had no choice during the pandemic. After months of searching for something to help his anxieties, I came across Prestige and we have been involved for two months. Since joining, I have noticed Improvement with focus and a more positive attitude. I know this is just the beginning of many more to follow. Shihan teaches in a way that helps children and parents get set up for success. I look forward to the future with my son at prestige!"

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"Our son has been enrolled with Prestige for a little over a month now. We couldn't be more pleased! If you are looking to sign your child up for a karate class where you can just drop them off or sit on the sideline, Prestige may not be for you. Parent involvement is required to assist your child during class. Examples of parent involvement are counting jumping jacks, tracking their progress, holding a kicking paddle, hugging and high-fiving your child. The karate program at Prestige isn't focused solely on executing the moves, it's primary focus is to give your child the tools needed to live a happy, healthy, and successful life. The children work on valuable life skills like how to introduce yourself to someone new, reading social cues, set goals, contributing at home, believing in yourself, etc. I could go on forever. In the last 6 weeks, we have already noticed a consistent difference in our son's attitude and self confidence. If you are considering joining Prestige, DO IT! Shihan is an amazing instructor and life coach. If you put in the effort, you will be extremely pleased. I also highly recommend joining the Leadership Training to maximize your child's outcome. Prestige also offers virtual classes."

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"Amazing program and Shihan. This place has great energy and spirit. Shihan is great with the kids and parents. My child has thrived in everything he does ever since we have joined. He looks forward to going to class. My child has gone through a lot within the last year and this has helped him so much. He has just bloomed and it makes me smile to see him so happy. I would recommend this class to anyone!!"

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"Love Prestige Martial Arts! My son has been here over a year. Shihan is amazing and this program has helped so much with my sons confidence, leadership skills and key assets like goal setting. It’s more than just martial arts it teaches them life skills that are essential to success even into adulthood that are not being taught anywhere else in their daily schedules. Highly recommend!"

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Stephanie Wright

"Love this program! This is NOT your typical karate program, but so much more! The kids learn life skills such as self esteem, respect, and discipline (for example, a challenge this month is for ninjas to make their bed every day). My daughter started this program shortly after turning three years old, and I have seen tremendous increases in her self-confidence, attention span, respect for teachers at school, manners, and overall behavior (in addition to physical development). Not a day goes by that her teachers don’t compliment her on her behavior, and I believe a large part of that is owed to this program. The instructor is incredibly enthusiastic and dedicated to student success. It’s not very often that you get to see someone who has truly found his “calling” in life, but I believe Shihan is one of those people."

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"Absolutely the best thing we've ever done for our son and for our family. In only a couple months we saw huge positive changes in our son's self-esteem, his confidence, his fitness, and his overall attitude. He’s always excited to come to class, and his growing pride and sense of accomplishment is a joy to see. More than just a karate school, through SDMA our son (and our family) is learning valuable life skills. Thanks Shihan Strecker!"

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"My son Joseph loves Karate with Shihan! We tried another karate schools that was closer in location, but he kept asking for Shihan. In comparison, I was most impressed with the curriculum and organization at Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts, and I'm so glad we made the decision to return. The kids are all known by name and addressed individually throughout each class. Joseph loves it, and I have seen growth in him both as a karate student and as a young boy who displays confidence and shows courtesy and respect!"

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"Nearly five years at the dojo now. My son, 12 year old who is autistic has really progressed under Shihan Strecker. He is doing things I would not have thought he could do. He's still very shy but his confidence has grown so much. I highly recommend this kid friendly, family oriented dojo."

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Better Discipline at Home

Hey parents, Denny Strecker here from Skillz Dynamic Martial Arts, and we’re continuing in our series. Basically talking about discipline. I got a call this morning, was talking to a mom, I’m sure one of thousands that is absolutely tired and fed up with having to tell her Ninja that something needs to get done four, five, even 10 times. So, if you’re in the same boat, if you’re tired of having to tell your Ninja how to do something four or five or 10 times, do me a favor; hit the like button right there so that way we get an idea that we’re not alone. It’s one of the greatest things about knowledge, knowledge being power is just the simple fact that, hey, it’s not me. It’s not me as the parent. This is what all parents are going through at this point.

Well, got a great idea for you. This is one thing that I’ve been using for 25 years with success here at the karate school and sharing with parents in my program. And I call it stacking. Basically what starts to happen, the biggest mistake that parents make in general, is that you try to control the person instead of trying to control the behavior. And that’s exactly where stacking helps you out a little bit, because now you’re letting the child make the decision. The goal is to get them to make the right or the good decision, as opposed to continuing to make the bad decision. So, a perfect example would be: one of their chores is to take the garbage out. And so, you remind them, “Hey, remember you’re supposed to take the garbage out.” 20 minutes later, you look, the garbage is still there. Remind you, this is the second time having to tell you, take the garbage out. You spend the rest of the night, take the garbage out, take the garbage out take the garbage out.

And finally it’s bedtime, and the garbage still hasn’t been taken out. And now you’re just kinda fed up, and frustrated, and pulling your hair out saying, my Ninja just doesn’t listen. What’s going on? Well, the idea now is, instead of just telling them and telling them, what we do is we stack on consequences. And by stacking, what you’re doing is you’re allowing them to continue to make the bad choice, but there’s going to be consequences. And that’s the biggest thing that parents miss out on. You can nag your kid until you’re blue in the face, but if you don’t put a consequence on it, they’ve got no incentive to listen now, if they choose not to. Stacking is going to change that for you.

So, what we do is take again, taking the garbage out. You know what, your chore is take the garbage out. It needs to be done before dinner time. So number two, we put a deadline on it. By setting a specific deadline, now there’s no question and there’s no discussion or argument whether it was done or not. If we sit down at the dinner table, I look over, the garbage is still there. You didn’t do your chore, period. No discussion. You dropped the ball. So, now we can move on to fixing it. All too often, again, you leave it open ended and your Ninja is going to say, “I was going to do it.” But it’s at their timeframe. And again, working on discipline, we don’t want the kids to go at their own speed or do things in their own timeframe, because all too often it’s not going to be fast enough.

So number one, set a deadline whenever you’re putting a specific request, or even a demand, on your Ninja. Number two was stacking. This is how it’s gonna work. All right. I want you to have the garbage out before, again, dinnertime. So, now you sit down and you say, “All right, look. It’s dinner time. The garbage isn’t taken out. So, now either you take the garbage out or you’re going to also have to clean the family room after we get done with dinner.” They make their choice. You know what? I don’t feel like taking it out. We don’t take it out. Okay, well now you still have to take the garbage out. You have to clean the family room. And if it’s not done in the next 10 minutes, you’re going to lose all electronics for the rest of the day. And all you do is you keep adding and stacking on another consequence. Eventually your Ninja’s going to get motivated to be able to take care of it because they’re not going to want all of those negative consequences.

One other key element to this is you can’t just throw a consequence willy nilly. You really want to find out what your Ninja’s currency is. And what I mean by that is what are the things they find most valuable? For example, if you have a reader, your Ninja likes to read books, you could say, “Well, you’re going to lose screen time for the rest of the day,” and they go like, “Okay, I don’t care.” So, it’s not super effective. So, what you want to be able to do is really spend some time in finding what is the number one thing that your Ninja really craves on a daily basis? What’s the number two thing? What’s the number three thing, et cetera, et cetera. So, when you have those in your pocket, you’ll have a better idea of how to instill better consequences, therefore getting you better results faster and quicker.

So, there you have it basically working on your stacking ability so that that way you don’t have to repeat yourself hopefully more than once. Because soon as you stack on another consequence, it’s going to get their attention right away. And they’re going to start saying, “Oh man, shoot,” and take off and do it. So, basically I found success with this here in the karate school. Parents tell me that it works for them all of the time. I’m looking forward to seeing how and hearing how it works for you. So, leave a comment below. Let me know if you’re going to give this a try and better yet, please share this video with other parents and other people that you think would like this information. We love having all this opportunity to work and share our great knowledge with you guys. Have an awesome day. I’m going to go teach some great classes and we’ll talk to you tomorrow.