Kick-a-Thon 2015

Dear Students, Moms, & Dads: This letter is to provide you with details about the Kick-A-Thon contest & fundraiser being held Friday, April 10, 2015. The event will be held at our studio, GBMA, 160 Oak St, Unit 210, Glastonbury. Classes that evening will not be held in lieu of the event. Proceeds will be […]






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Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits

Staying healthy is or should be on everyone’s 2 do list.  This month I’m going to talk to the kids about healthy habits.  Simply defined it means what we do to keep ourselves fit in both mind and body.  Choices we make create habits that can be good or not so good. Healthy Habit # […]






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Loyalty – sticking by your family, friends, or group

Loyalty – sticking by your family, friends, or group

Hi Everybody.  It’s another chilly winter day in CT.  I can’t believe the winter started off so mild and it’s ending up a block buster.  I’m writing a quick post to share some 411 on this month’s word – LOYALTY.  And simply defined it means we stick by our family, friends, teammates, or causes that […]






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Visualizing Achievement

Visualizing Achievement

Hi Moms/Dads.  This month my mat chats will be about “visualizing achievement”.  I hope to define and explore examples to show the kids how powerful our imaginations can be to help us think positively and achieve our goals.  Visualizing Defined by Chuck Norris I love to tell the kids about when I first learned about […]






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Preschool and Kindergarten Karate class forming

Preschool and Kindergarten Karate class forming

Hi Everyone.  Happy New Year!  I wanted to make a quick post today to announce that a new Preschool and Kindergarten karate class is forming.  It will be held right after school on Fridays from 4 – 4.30pm.  This going to be a beginner level class for kids ages 4-6.  Kids will have fun while […]






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Happy Holidays

Hi Everyone.  Wishing you Happy Holidays from GB Martial Arts.  Wether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or all of them…this time of year if for family, friends, and thanksgiving.  I hope you and yours have a wonderful season. Here is a silly little clip I found that the kids might get a kick out of. […]






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Treating others with fairness

Treating others with fairness

Hi Everyone.  This month’s word is fairness.  During December Coach Patrick and I will be spending time with the kids to define the word, site examples, and maybe figure out how to be more fair with others. Fairness As a kid I thought that fairness meant equality.  If my brother got a candy bar then […]






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New beginner class forming now

HI everybody.  I’m happy to share with that I have a new beginner class forming now on Tuesdays after school from 4.30-5.15pm. As the winter approaches I typically see a significant increase in demand for kid martial arts lessons.  Don’t wait to grab your spot in a class today.  I limit class sizes to 12 […]






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Courageous and Strong

Courageous and Strong

Thanks to Troop Leader Candice for arranging to bring her girls in last Wed to earn their Courageous and Strong petals.  This is probably my 50th class for local girl scouts and it’s always fun. The girls are Daisy scouts in Marlborough CT which is the next town over from Glastonbury.  I had 2 older […]






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Birthday Party

Birthday Party

Hi friends, students, and blog readers!  Are you looking for a great idea for a birthday party?  Well here’s one for ya…a martial arts birthday at GB Martial Arts. My name is Jeff and I am the head coach here.  You may know that I offer exciting martial arts classes BUT did you know that […]






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