In 2017 Seminole Middle School had a very bad bullying problem. A friend of mine, that is familiar with the school board and their policies, said that they had an idea. They would take some of the really bad kids from the bad areas and send them to better schools in better areas like Seminole. They were thinking that the new environment would somehow change the children’s behavior. Well it did not work. It got to the point where the principal had to be reprimanded for not dea
When learning self-defense the instructor teaching the class really does matter! When I was coming up through the martial arts ranks in the eighties and nineties there was term we used for guys that only fought in their system and only their students, “Paper Tigers”. Because they did not have the confidence to test there skills against other martial arts instructors.Now, It’s far worse, you see instructors that have never sparred or even been in a confrontation, teaching peop
Summer is a time for a child to have some fun, go swimming, play sports and just be a kid! That is what Karate and Sports Summer Camp is all about, but with a small catch. Everything we do in our Summer Camp is with a purpose. From teaching your child how to stand up for themselves if confronted by a bully, to how to escape from a grab from an adult. We also teach important life lessons Like Honor, Respect, Integrity, Self-discipline and Indomitable Spirit. How do you do that
Having Summer Fun with Karate and Sports! Our Karate and Sports Summer Camp is going to be awesome! We combine karate, sports and field trips to make a truly memorable summer for your child. The karate and Sports philosophy is to dedicate our time and experience in promoting a program in self-defense, and the development of respect for each other and sportsmanship. Teaching children how to make the better choices in life to become successful at setting and achieving goals. Th
My Martial Arts History by Jim Graden My Martial arts journey is more about the extraordinary people, who taught and influenced me, than my own personal accomplishments. I was fortunate to have people like Walt Bone, national forms and fighting champion and Joe Lewis, who I give credit for making me a World martial arts Champion, come into my life. I truly believe “you are who you hang around with” and I was able to hang around the best! Jim Graden with Dr. Kenneth Kroll Dr.
Walt Bone moved to Seminole, Florida in 1972 and opened the Florida Karate Academy. He, along with his wife Debbie, and his chief instructors, Hank Farrah and Richard Jenkins, dominated tournament martial arts, in the state of Florida in the 70’s. Walt brought to Florida a unique style of Tae kwon Do also known to many as “Texkwondo”. This is because of it’s Texas origin and the toughness of the fighters. Texas Tae Kwon Do, created by Jhoon Rhee, seem to evolve faster and cr
After School Karate & Sports Personal Development Program. There I was, standing in a complete cloud of darkness. How could this be? In a blink of an eye my world had completely stopped. I lost the Love of my life! My husband was killed, on the job. I was five months pregnant with our daughter and we already had two boys, ages one and three and It was three days before we were supposed to be moving into our dream home! After giving birth to our daughter, I felt very alone!