1. Ramsey NJ Karate Studio

      I shared our school's technique for motivating students to try harder, which we call "Praise, Correct, Praise and Challenge." I want to offer some insight into the importance of setting the atmosphere. But first, let me ask you a question: When you were a kid, when did you ask your parents for money? When they were in a good mood, of course! You knew they'd be more receptive and generous if…Read More

  2. Martial arts for kids Ramsey NJ

    I want to discuss a concern we frequently hear from parents at Bill Stevens karate in Ramsey nj about making the right choice. They ask: "If someone asks my child to do drugs (or some other harmful activity), will he or she make the right choice? Well, in my years of experience in working with children of all ages, I've found there are two key determinants to children making the right choice. 1. L…Read More


    Last time I told you how we use POSITIVE SELF LABELING to get the most out of the children in our classes. In this post, I want to describe: Strategy #3 -- WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME For example, our instructors at Bill Stevens karate Ramsey NJ might say, "Who wants to get to the next level in martial arts?" (kids all raise their hand) "Well, if you do, you are going to have to learn this new martial art…Read More

  4. Positive Praise First -Karate in Ramsey nj

    I want to discuss a common mistake that I've seen other teachers and parents sometimes make along the way. In their desire to help children do their very best, they offer "constructive criticism" right from the very beginning. However, if children hear praise first, they are much more willing to keep improving. We train our instructors in the Ramsey Karate studio to seek the positives first, to be…Read More


    Last time I told you how we use POSITIVE LABELING as one our strategies to get the most out of children in our classes at Bill Stevens Karate Ramsey NJ. Our parents use this strategy also with great results. Are you continuously looking for opportunities to POSITIVELY LABEL your child? In this newsletter I want to tell you about the second of the three strategies we frequently use. Strategy #2 is …Read More

  6. Classes for Beginners are Forming Now in Our Karate Studio in Franklin Lakes

    Our karate studio in Franklin Lakes is currently forming classes for adult beginners. If you've been looking for a fun and challenging way to lose weight and get in shape, this is the perfect class for you. Or, if you've always been interested in martial arts but haven't ever taken a class, start with this one. Our beginners class is a great place to get your feet wet, learn more about martial …Read More