FAST CATS Anti-bully/Anti-abduction Training Seminar for Children

 

FAST CATS – Children’s Anti-Bully and Anti-Abduction training

FAST CATS is specifically designed to teach children, 6 – 12 years of age, assertive anti-bully and anti-abduction skills.

 
FAST CATS is limited to just 20 students, and usually sells out!
 
Check out this recent feedback from a parent that had their son take the class.
 
“I am most proud of Brad because the day after he took the FAST CATS class he used the techniques he learned. He confronted a kid at school who had been bothering him for quite some time. This kid not only stopped the unwelcome behavior, but started to treat him with kindness.”
 
The FAST methodology helps kids to gain assertiveness and confidence.
 
“Children gain confidence with the new assertive choices they learn to apply in a wide variety of situations. FAST CATS students are much less likely to react out of anger or fear, or have to use physical resistance after asserting proper awareness skills and appropriate de-escalation behavior. This course is invaluable to help kids deal with bullies that are taking advantage of the zero tolerance rules at school!”
– Bill Kipp Founder of FAST Defense, Black Belt Magazine’s 2012 Self Defense Instructor of the Year
 
Here are the details…
 
 
FAST CATS – Children’s Anti-Bully and Anti-Abduction training
 
When: Sunday, April 15th
 
Time: 2:30 – 5:00 pm
 
Where: Family Karate PQ
 
12798 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd.
 
San Diego, CA 92129
 
Who: Children 6 – 12 years old. This class is not just for karate students. It’s for everyone!
 
Please feel free to forward this to anyone you feel would benefit from this training.
 
Tuition: $49
 
Instructor: Andrew Thompson – Head Instructor Family Karate PQ and FAST Defense Master Instructor. Mr. Thompson is one of only five people in the world to be awarded Master Instructor by Bill Kipp, Founder of FASTDefense. Mr. Thompson has been the Head Instructor of Family Karate PQ since 2000 and has been teaching FASTDefense for 17 years.
To learn more about how the powerful technology that is FAST Defense works, check out this link –
 
https://fastdefenseglobal.org/why-fast-works/
 
 
Keep reading to learn more…
 
As parents, we all want our children to be safe, learn to stand up for themselves, and be assertive.
 
We want the best things in life for our children.
 
This is why we have researched many systems and styles of self defense to be able to deliver, what I feel, is the best training out there for our children, and why I personally teach FAST Defense courses.
 
FAST Defense is by far the most realistic, effective, and empowering self defense training available today.
 
FAST Defense deals with what actually happens to the human body in a fight, or flight, situation. The teachings in FAST Defense are based on heavily researched methods into the bio-chemical and physical responses that one undergoes in a real life situation. It is also heavily based on research regarding the most effective teaching methods that allows a student to be able to put into action what they have leaned, even if it is years after the student has taken the course. This has been proven in real life.

FAST Defense Teen Safety Seminar

 
FAST Defense for Teens
In this dynamic training seminar, your teen will learn to be more aware, assertive, and gain new skills in being able to protect themselves.
 
– To recognize the warning signs of attack and avoid threatening situations before they become dangerous
 
– How to avoid attackers by not looking like a victim
 
– To use the power of your voice and body language (most confrontations and assaults can be stopped by a strong voice, good eye contact and body carriage)
 
– To find and utilize the power of your fear, not be paralyzed by it.
And when all else fails, to protect yourself with simple & effective FULL FORCE techniques to the attacker’s vulnerable areas
 
The FAST methodology helps students to gain assertiveness and confidence.
 
Here are the details…
 
 
FAST Defense for Teens
 
When: Saturday, April 14th
 
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 PM
 
Where: Family Karate PQ
 
12798 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd.
 
San Diego, CA 92129
 
Who: Anyone 12 – 16 years old. This class is not just for karate students. It’s for everyone!
 
Please feel free to forward this to anyone you feel would benefit from this training.
 
Tuition: $59
 
Instructor: Andrew Thompson – Head Instructor Family Karate PQ and FAST Defense Master Instructor. Mr. Thompson is one of only five people in the world to be awarded Master Instructor by Bill Kipp, Founder of FAST Defense. Mr. Thompson has been the Head Instructor of Family Karate PQ since 2000 and has been teaching FAST Defense for 17 years.
 
Keep reading to learn more…
 
As parents, we all want our children to be safe, learn to stand up for themselves, and be assertive.
 
We want the best things in life for our children.
 
This is why we have researched many systems and styles of self defense to be able to deliver, what I feel, is the best training out there for our children, and why I personally teach FAST Defense courses.
 
FAST Defense is by far the most realistic, effective, and empowering self defense training available today.
 
FAST Defense deals with what actually happens to the human body in a fight, or flight, situation. The teachings in FAST Defense are based on heavily researched methods into the bio-chemical and physical responses that one undergoes in a real life situation. It is also heavily based on research regarding the most effective teaching methods that allows a student to be able to put into action what they have leaned, even if it is years after the student has taken the course. This has been proven in real life.

Jump Rope Fitness Clinic for Teens/Adults

NEW Jump Rope Clinic for Teens/Adults!
 
Jumping rope is an incredible workout and movement practice!
 
Want to get fitter, healthier, more coordinated, lose weight, and even improve cognitive function?
 
A jump rope is a totally portable and inexpensive piece of equipment that is actually FUN to use!
 
Jumping rope can be done just about anywhere which makes the entire world your gym. This convenience can lead to better consistency which equals better results.
 
There is good reason that martial artists, boxers, and fighters have been jumping rope as part of their movement practice forever. However you don’t need to be any of these athletes to gain tremendous benefit from jumping rope. You just need a rope and the floor beneath your feet to become fitter and have FUN too!
 
In this one hour clinic you will learn all this and more…
 
– How to select the proper rope length
– How to hold the rope for the most efficient use
– Proper posture and alignment for jumping rope
– How to develop the rhythm and timing necessary for jump rope
– Six basic jumps (and maybe a few advanced ones for those that are ready)
– Breathing
– How to structure a jump rope workout that you can do on your own
 
Where: Family Karate PQ
 
When: Saturday, April 14th at 8:00 am
 
Who: Everyone 13 and older
 
Cost: $20

The “Black Belt Mindset” Challenge

 

Welcome to the  Project: Strong “Black Belt Mindset Challenge!”

 

“You have power over your mind – not outside events.

Realize this and you will find strength.”

– Marcus Aurelius

 

 

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

The Project: Strong Black Belt Mindset Challenge

Mindset:

ˈ/mīn(d)set/

noun

1. A set of beliefs or a way of thinking that determines one’s behavior, outlook, and mental attitude.

How the challenge works:

1. Complete the three “Mind. Body. World.” challenges over the next six weeks. These challenges are listed below.

2. What is a Black Belt Mindset? A Black Belt Mindset is an attitude of optimism and opportunity. A Black Belt Mindset sees possibilities in challenges and growth through adversity. A Black Belt Mindset is flexible, adaptable, and knows that effort is required for improvements. For this part of the challenge the first part is for everyone, and the second part is for the adults.

  • Change the words “have to” to “get to”. For example – instead of saying “I have to do my homework” try using “I get to do my homework.” Instead of saying “I have to go to work” try saying “I get to go to work.” Notice what impact this change in words has on you and your attitude about the activity that you get to do.

 

  • For the adults, we highly recommend the book, “The Obstacle is the Way” by Ryan Holiday. In it you will find invaluable information with regards to adopting a Black Belt Mindset.

 

3. Reflection. At the end of the challenge, document (written or video) what you learned, and experienced, through the Black Belt Mindset  Challenge. 

4. Turn in the Reflection portion of the challenge (#3 above) by Monday, April 2, 2018. By completing the challenge you will become one of the first to earn a Project: Strong patch and officially  be part of the Team. As a part of the Team you will have special opportunities throughout the year to participate in workshops, social events, special classes, and more!

Mind. Body. World. Challenges

Mind: Choose your attitude. Notice how your attitude affects…well just about everything! Notice how in any given situation you could possibly reframe your attitude to one that is beneficial. For example. – Waiting in a long line at the store? Feeling frustrated? Instead try looking at it as an opportunity to practice your patience. Your brother or sister say something to you that you didn’t like? Feel like you are getting angry and want to say something mean back to them? Instead, try looking at it as an opportunity to practice your self control and courtesy by expressing how you feel without saying something mean back to them. When we realize we are capable of choosing our attitudes, we will find a whole new level of a Black Belt Mindset!

Body: Incorporate movement throughout your daily life! Find moments during the day to knock out some push ups, hit a few plank holds, or balance on one foot. About to go on an electronic device? Do a few squats first. Think about active alternatives to some of your go to sedentary down time activities. Reaching for your phone, tablet, etc..? How about reaching for your toes, or at least do your best and get a good stretch, first? How many ways can you find to add movement into your daily life?

World: Perform three random acts of kindness during this challenge. With what mindset did you approach these acts? How did your mindset shape your view of your actions?

 

The Self-Discipline Challenge

 

Welcome to the  Project: Strong “Self-Discipline Challenge!”

 

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”

– Jim Rohn

 

(Sunrise from Cowles Mountain. Discipline allows one to rise early and hike to a viewpoint to witness a beautiful sunrise.)

 

“Discipline Equals Freedom” – Jocko Willink

 

The Project: Strong Self-Discipline Challenge

Self-Discipline:

self-dis·ci·pline

noun

1. the ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.

How the challenge works:

1. Complete the three “Mind. Body. World.” challenges over the next six weeks. These challenges are listed below.

2. Choose one action that you will commit to doing with self discipline every single day. Choose something that is challenging, but doable, for you. The idea here is to build success with small steps that will carry over to other areas of your life. Practicing mindful self-discipline every day is a powerful tool to building your overall self-discipline! We are not looking for perfection. We are looking for progress.

3. Reflection. At the end of the challenge, document (written or video) what you learned, and experienced, through the Self-Discipline Challenge. 

4. Turn in the Reflection portion of the challenge (#3 above) by Monday, February 26, 2018. By completing the challenge you will become one of the first to earn a Project: Strong patch and officially  be part of the Team. As a part of the Team you will have special opportunities throughout the year to participate in workshops, social events, special classes, and more!

Mind. Body. World. Challenges

Mind: Having a “why” helps us to stay disciplined in our actions. Make a list of 5 – 10 things that you  find challenging to stay disciplined about. Next to each one, list a reason as to “why” it is important to do that thing. You might sit down and create this list all at once, or you may create it over time as things come up which you find challenging to stay disciplined about. When that time comes, it is a perfect opportunity to add it to your list!

Body: Animal movements are awesome exercises for developing strength, mobility, and coordination. Bear crawls, crab walks, crocodile crawls, grasshoppers, ape walks, duck walks, kangaroo jumps, shrimps, gorilla charge…the list goes on! Spend some time exploring animal movements at least once a week during the challenge. 

World: Perform three random acts of kindness during the challenge. Did it require self-discipline to complete the act of kindness? Reflect on why or why not?

 

 

 

 

Let’s See Your Best Project: Strong Pose!

It’s the holiday season, and we have so much for which to be thankful! Please take a moment and reflect on all that you have for which you are grateful. Moments of positive reflection are such a great way to develop a strong healthy mind!

Over the next two weeks, as you travel, have time off school and work, spend time with family, and enjoy the holiday season take a moment and snap a picture of your best Project: Strong pose! Send in your pictures via email or Facebook so we can feature all of our incredible STRONG students!

The pictures can be taken anywhere. I’m partial to sunset shots…but it certainly does not have to be just at sunset! Be creative and have fun. We look forward to seeing your pictures!

 

Gratitude Challenge. Project: Strong

 

The Project: Strong focus for December is Gratitude.

How will developing an attitude of gratitude help you to become stronger?

 

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is to not to utter words, but to live by them.”

– John F. Kennedy

 

The Project: Strong Gratitude Challenge

Gratitude:

grat·i·tude

noun

1. the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

How the challenge works:

1. Complete the three “Mind. Body. World.” challenges over the month of December. These are listed below.

2. “It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.” Keep a gratitude journal during the month of December. The journal can be written, or video format. In the journal, document everyday things around you for which you are grateful. Do this at least twice a week. Notice how placing your attention on the good around you influences your attitude.

3. Reflection. At the end of December, document (written or video) what you learned, and experienced through the Gratitude Challenge. Also reflect on how you will carry an Attitude of Gratitude into 2018!

4. Turn in the Reflection portion of the challenge (#3 above) by Monday, January 8, 2018. By completing the challenge you will become one of the first to earn a Project: Strong patch and officially  be part of the Team. As a part of the Team you will have special opportunities throughout the year to participate in workshops, social events, special classes, and more!

Mind. Body. World. Challenges

Mind: Write a letter of gratitude to one person for whom you are grateful, and let them know why!

Body: Perform high quality push ups throughout December.

Kids complete 150 or more.

Adults complete 300 or more.

You may choose how you wish to break up the push ups over the course of the month.

World: Perform at least three random acts of kindness.

 

Introducing – Project: Strong

 

As parents, we all want our children to grow up strong. We want them to have strong minds and strong bodies. We want the world to be a better place for them as they grow into adults and make their way in the world.

As adults, we know that everything in life is better when our health, fitness, physical and mental strength are all running at their highest level.

As humans, we know that community, a tribe, a group of peers with positive goals, is a very powerful system to reaching our full potential.

As martial artists, we know that the tenets and the physical skills of martial arts are powerful. Get ready! We are about to take that to the next level!

With these goals in mind, we are excited to launch Project: Strong

 

 

Project: Strong is an initiative to build a tribe dedicated to developing mental and physical strength to full potential, while working together to make the world a better place.

Project: Strong believes in the power of strength and the power of community. Together we are stronger!

Through Project: Strong, students of all ages will have the opportunity to experience a variety of activities, curriculum, challenges, events, community service, and more… all with the goal of developing both mental and physical strength, while working together to help the world around us. Mind. Body. World.

As self-mastery is a primary objective of the martial arts, the Project: Strong curriculum will beautifully compliment, and seamlessly integrate, into martial arts curriculum of Family Karate PQ.

The first Project: Strong mindset focus you will see is “Gratitude.” This will be our focus for December. More to come soon…

Also, be sure to follow Project: Strong on Facebook!

Link to Project: Strong Facebook page.

 

 

Welcome to the tribe.

Welcome to the Project.

Welcome to Project: Strong!