Positive Parent Actions to Help Kids Maintain Motivation

Positive Parent Actions Help Kids Maintain Motivation Most Kids are not naturally self-motivated. When your child’s mindset is not in the right place, even the most fun activities can be a struggle to get to. With that said, here are some strategies to help you work around lack of motivation when trying to get your […]

Check in @ Kensho Martial Arts in August and Build Schools!

Hi friends, This August, we are partnering with buildOn to provide bricks to build schools in developing nations! Every 6 check-ins will provide one brick to build a school. buildOn’s mission is to build schools in villages that historically have had no adequate school structure. buildOn has built more than 1000 schools in seven countries […]

Turn Check-ins into Water #givewater

  Hi friends, This July, we are excited to partner with H2OpenDoors to provide safe drinking water to people in need. H2OpenDoors is a program of The Rotary Club with a long term goal of providing access to clean, safe drinking water for one million people throughout developing nations. The team of volutneers at H2OpenDoors […]

Can martial arts training make your brain work better?

These days, our brains a literally battered with too much information. The fast pace of the “information age” brings with it incredible stress that most of us feel on a daily basis. My martial arts students often tell me how much better they feel after class. It is well documented that a great workout relieves stress, […]

Help Provide Autism Therapy for Children and their Families by checking in at Kensho in April

Hey friends, This April we’re happy to support Autism Awareness month by partnering with The Autism Site to provide therapy for children with autism. Every 2 “check-ins” on Facebook or location “tags” on Instagram, provides one minute of therapy to an autistic child and their family. The Autism Site provides access to incredible play therapy […]

Roger Luri & Ron Balicki talk about their Chicago JKD Martial Arts Roots

  In this Video, Kensho Martial Arts head instructor Roger Luri talks with martial arts legend, actor, producer and fight coreographer Ron Balicki of Martial Arts Research Systems about their Chicago JKD – mixed martial arts roots in the early 1980’s under Grand Master Fred Degerberg, Guro Dan Inosanto et al.   Roger Luri:                  Hey, […]

Watch out for the “Crabs”!

If you put one crab in a small pot, it can easily escape. But, did you know that if you put several in a pot together, they instinctively pull each other back in anytime one of them tries to climb out. This is called “crab mentality.” They instinctively drag each other down and seal their fate together. People […]

Secrets to Inspire Kids & Keep them Motivated & Engaged

As a parent and kids martial arts instructor, I meet parents all the time who tell me that their kids jump from one activity to another and quickly lose interest and move on. It’s really awesome that parents are able to provide kids with a variety of learning experiences, but at Kensho we find that for kids to really […]

Kids Should Train with Weapons?

Sounds crazy, right? You might be surprised to find that there are a lot of great reasons for kids to do weapon training as is done in Kali and Filipino Martial Arts. The idea of Kensho’s adult and kids mixed martial arts system is for students to become complete martial artists capable of defending themselves in […]

7 Crucial Success Secrets – For Teens & Tweens

 You’re about to discover the 7 crucial lessons that Kensho’s Kids & Teen Martial Arts program stresses in order to help teens and tweens learn to be successful on their own terms.  This philosophy comes down to this: You can create any life you want, no matter how difficult it may seem, but only by understanding […]