1. Consistency For Kids when learning Martial Arts in Ramsey NJ

    At Bill Stevns Karate in Ramsey NJ  I talked about how we use routines and structure in our martial arts classes to help our students develop their ability to focus. That's why martial arts in commonly recommended for children with A.D.D. I encourage you to strengthen the routines and patterns you have with your children. Having this structure helps them establish a solid footing in their work. G…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME

    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

  5. 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

  6. Make the right choice

    In this newsletter, I want to discuss a concern we frequently hear from parents  at Bill Stevens Karate 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 teaching Martial Arts in Ramsey NJ of all ages, I've found there are two key…Read More

  7. POSITIVE SELF LABELING

    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

  8. Life Lessons Learned Through Karate

    Raising kids can be tough.  Aside from helping your 7 year-old with their math, science, and reading homework, you are also striving to instill other important social skills that they will need for the rest of their life.  As adults, we know that there are some life skills and lessons that simply cannot be taught in a traditional classroom.  Many of us turn to team sports or other activities to…Read More

  9. Give Your Kids the Gift of Karate Classes in Ramsey This Holiday Season

    Do you really want to give your children a load of presents they'll be bored with by the New Year? Instead, give them a gift they'll remember forever by giving your kids karate lessons in our Ramsey karate studio! We're always forming new classes, so you can get them signed up to start before or after the Christmas holidays. They'll remember these classes the rest of their life, and they'll le…Read More