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autism

A review in the journal AUTISM the activities that had the biggest beneficial impact for kids on the autism spectrum are adaptive horseback riding and martial arts. At Karate 4 Excellence we always have several students  at any given time that are on the spectrum. The improvement in behavior and attitude can be very dramatic.

According to Active for Life, “the inherent structure and repetition in martial arts can help reduce anxiety in kids as they focus on individual goals and develop movement skills such as balance, flexibility, and hand-eye coordination. As kids practice choreographed moves and interact with other people in a fun and safe environment, they also improve communication skills, concentration, spatial awareness, and self-control.”

At Karate 4 Excellence the structure and discipline helps everyone learn to cope with their environment and overcome challenges. This is especially important for the kids with ASD.We have found that our martial arts program can improve impulse and emotion control. They learn to better interact with others.

Kids with ASD also are more likely to be affected by bullying. Karate allows them to handle those situations much more effectively.

  • Founded in 1991, Karate 4 Excellence offers lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.
  • Karate 4 Excellence Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape), or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.
  • You can contact an instructor at 845-462-0624 and they will be happy to answer any question you might have.. You can also visit our website at Karate4excellence.com.

About Gerald Dunn:  Gerald is a seventh-degree black belt and senior master instructor with over 40 years ef experience.  He began training in taekwondo in 1980 and began teaching in 1982. He opened his academy in Poughkeepsie in 1991

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Respect 2

respect the ones oyu love.
kids learn respect from the example we show them.

Here is a great story about teaching respect by example

 A burnt toast

When I was a little one, my mom liked to make breakfast and dinner every day.  And I remember one night in particular when she had made dinner after a long, hard day at work. On that evening, my mom placed a plate of egg, sausage, and extremely burned toast in front of my dad.  I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed it. Yet all my dad did was reach for his toast, smile at mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that toast and eat every bite?  When I got up from the table I heard my mom apologize to my dad for burning the toast. And I'll never forget what he said "Baby, I love burned toast"! Later that night, I went to kiss daddy and say good night and I asked him if he really liked his toast burned!  He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Dear, your mamma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired, And besides a little burnt toast never hurt anyone. You know life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people.  I'm not the best housekeeper or cook. "What I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each other's faults and choosing to celebrate each other's differences. It is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy growing and lasting relationship." (For more great stories click here)

At Karate 4 Excellence we realize that respect does not require perfection.

We understand that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. An important part of teaching respect is being generous in recognizing accomplishments and forgiving of mistakes. Recognition is a key element for building confidence and overcoming mistakes is critical to achieving goals. By training at Karate 4 Excellence to black belt and beyond, kids learn to be powerful leaders who show others respect in both their personal and professional lives. They become the stuff leaders are made of!  
  • Founded in 1991, Karate 4 Excellence offers lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.
  • Karate 4 Excellence Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape), or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.
  • You can contact an instructor at 845-462-0624 and they will be happy to answer any question you might have.. You can also visit our website at Karate4excellence.com.
  • About Gerald Dunn:  Gerald is a seventh-degree black belt and senior master instructor with over 40 years ef experience.  He began training in taekwondo in 1980 and began teaching in 1982.
  • Also, check us out on GrouponEventBrite
 

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