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Friday, April 26, 2013

Maximum Impact Karate - FAST Cats Bully Defense Seminar



Bullying has become a hot topic in our schools and community. That's why I want to tell you a little about our FAST C.A.T.S (Children's Assertiveness Training Series) program created by Bill Kipp and we are part of the FAST Defense network which was voted the Best Self Defense Program in the Industry by Black Belt Magazine.

We understand as teachers and administrators at school and parents at home that you can't keep your eye on your kids all of the time. These times are when your child is susceptible to bullying.

Our Bully Defense Seminars empowers your child to assertively communicate to bullies and handle situations on their own. Our seminars teach interactive scenarios to the students so that they communicate properly to the bullies.

If you're a parent worried about your child getting bullied at school or school, boy/ girl scout troup, or church group, please contact us at 215-249-3532 to find out more information.

Here's a little flash of our Bully Defense Seminar that we teach here at the school.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Portable Beer Can Solar Heater DYI



Here's my newest project/ experiment. It's called the beer can solar heater. I originally saw this project on a Facebook Fan Page on Homesteading. Most of them are big outdoor units and I didn't want to make the money commitment to make a large unit.

So, what I did was made a smaller, portable unit just to see how well it works before possibly expanding on it into a bigger unit.

The Beer Can Solar Heater uses beer or soda cans that are painted black and arranged in pillars that creates upward convection. These pillars are placed in a closed black manifold and a clear front for the sunlight to enter.

The results were pretty good. The temperature within the manifold gets to 110° to 130° F.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Side Kick Drill - Tossing a Shield Kicking Drill




A Facebook friend of mine that owns a karate school showed this drill on his page. The drill looked cool so I taught it to my students.

The drill works on your timing and ensures that you're performing a proper side kick. You know how many students side kicks look like round kicks. Well, if the kicking shield flies to the side instead of back to your partner, you know that your performing the side kick incorrect.

It's a great drill and gives you valuable feedback.