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  • Best (YES best) of 2020

    Best (YES best) of 2020 Well, we are almost finished with 2020. Like most people, it has been a complete whirlwind of an experience that will have ripple effects and 2nd order consequences for years to come. It would be easy to write about the “Worst of 2020,” but that’s not how I am going to choose to look back at this year. I feel so much sympathy for families that lost loved ones, jobs, or marriages. This year has come to a stand still but also accelerated life by 5 years. Who would have thought… Virtual teaching would be a new normal. Or how often you have to walk back to your car because you forgot your mask. What about the ....

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  • Can Being Bullied Be A Good Thing?

    Can Being Bullied Be A Good Thing? As far as bullying goes, there are definitely different severities and frequencies of bullying. With the state of technology and communication, there are many forms of cyber bullying, and in certain cases, bullying should not try to be handled without an adult interceding. The information I present is geared toward the 6-12 year old bullying that generally isn’t as severe as what can happen as children get older. The information obviously will have some usefulness to all bullying situations but please remember to ask an adult for help if you are in a severe situation. ____________________________ I hit the “big” numbers ....

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  • Good Leadership Begins With Leading Yourself

    Good Leadership Begins With Leading Yourself

    At Master Scarsella’s World Class Tae Kwon Do our goal has never been to just have fun in classes. We could do that with tag and dodgeball. Instead we choose to teach quality martial arts, and hard-to-learn and even harder-to-perform traditional curriculum. Our goal is to create leaders. When that term “Leaders” gets said, many people have different views on what that means. When someone becomes a member of our school they don’t start and say they want a blue belt and that’s it. There is usually a specific goal in mind like self-defense, increased focus and confidence or because they want to be a Black Belt. No matter why someone starts, myself and ....

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  • Hard Work For What?

    Hard Work For What?

    Why working hard is true success!
    When we are young we are told by parents, teachers and influencers to work hard to BE successful. To have nice things and earn a great job, we have to work hard at school to get good grades. We have to work hard in sports to earn a starting position on the team. We have to work hard in college to land the job that we want. We work hard at our job to earn a raise. The things we earn through hard work could be, and generally are, well deserved for most of us. Some have tougher times than others, but that not the point I’m trying to make. My point is that we equate working hard with working hard for things. Video games have been ....

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  • Celebrities Who Have Black Belts

    Celebrities Who Have Black Belts

    Here on our blog we often talk about the benefits that Tae Kwon Do training can have in all areas of your life, especially in regards to the discipline, dedication, and self-control that comes with practicing martial arts. However, rather than just take our word from it, why not take a look at the vast number of celebrities who have experience in mastering the art of Tae Kwon Do? Unsurprisingly, there is no shortage of famous people who have dedicated a great deal of their time to honing their Tae Kwon Do skills, and for many, they credit at least some of their success to the way in which martial arts training helped them to assert greater control and direction to their lives. With ....

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  • Schedule

    To schedule your first introductory class please select your closest location: INVERNESS - 268 Inverness Center Drive, 35242 HOOVER - 3417 Old Columbiana Rd, 35226 Thank you! ....

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  • Martial Arts Therapy: Using Tae Kwon Do to Beat Illness - Part 2

    Martial Arts Therapy: Using Tae Kwon Do to Beat Illness - Part 2

    In our last post, we looked at the ways in which martial arts can be used as an alternative or complementary therapy for those suffering with a physical or mental illness – and today, we’re continuing in the same theme. For those suffering with a physical or mental illness, the idea of taking up a martial art may seem counter-intuitive. We may ask ourselves: “if I am ill, then should I be resting?” Not necessarily. Challenging yourself in a discipline that hones your physical and mental capabilities may just be the route to overcoming your issue. A martial art such as Tae Kwon Do not only keeps you fit and active, but it also helps to nurture your ....

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  • Martial Arts Therapy: Using Tae Kwon Do to Beat Illness - Part 1

    Martial Arts Therapy: Using Tae Kwon Do to Beat Illness - Part 1

    Many people are aware of the benefits that martial arts training can have in providing a greater level of self-defense proficiency and self-confidence – what is less well-known is the way in which martial arts programs can significantly benefit those suffering with physical and mental illnesses. Martial arts are being increasingly used as an alternative or complementary therapy to people who unfortunately suffer from a wide array of physical and mental ailments, in what has become known as “martial arts therapy”. One of the martial arts at the forefront of martial arts therapy is Tae Kwon Do, and at our school, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide help to ....

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  • BACK TO SCHOOL WITH SKILLS! How Tae Kwon Do Can Help Your Child Make This School Year Their Best Ever!

    BACK TO SCHOOL WITH SKILLS! How Tae Kwon Do Can Help Your Child Make This School Year Their Best Ever!

    Back to school time not only means summer vacation is wrapping up, but also brings the excitement and anxiety that come with the new school year. Each school year brings hopes of new friends, better education and fun experiences. It can also bring fear of your child not having the right social skills, getting bullied or falling behind in their academics - all areas that martial arts can help with. Read on to learn how Tae Kwon Do can help your child by making this their best school year to date! Greater level of focus One of the key skills your child can learn through the practicing of Tae Kwon Do is focus! Focus is the ability to pay attention to the right things at the ....

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  • Fun Facts about Tae Kwon Do!

    Fun Facts about Tae Kwon Do!

    Tae Kwon Do is one of the most popular sports in the world, one with a particularly rich and diverse history. Despite its status as the world’s premier martial art, there are still many aspects of Tae Kwon Do that are little known to the general public - everything from the age of the sport, to some of the more famous practitioners. There is often a belief that learning a martial art, such as Tae Kwon Do, must be a life-long endeavor that needs to be started when you are 4 years old and practiced for the rest of your life. Tae Kwon Do does provide an avenue for someone to continually progress for decades but here at our school, anyone at almost any age can start their ....

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