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Instructor Training Blog, Raleigh Karate International Karate

How we train our Instructors

Sometimes, new adult students and parents of our children, would like to know more about how our instructors turn into instructors. This blog is to …

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Pre-School Martial Arts

Pre-School Martial Arts classes are some of the most interesting classes to teach.  We have children entering the class between the ages of 3 and …

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Child Amazing Blog, Raleigh Karate International Kids martial arts

Your Child is Amazing!

Your child may be the one who is amazing and has all the innate skills to progress quickly through the ranks of Karate. This is …

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Not Perfect Blog, Raleigh Karate International Parenting

Your Child is Not Perfect Yet

Kathy Olevsky, 8th Degree Black Belt Over the years, we have met with many different types of parents. I will say, by far, there are …

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How Do We Get Promoted?

Being Promoted at Karate International – it’s about much more than you think! We plan the striping system and the techniques to help students get …

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Adult Martial Arts – Don’t Wait!

by Kathy Olevsky This blog comes out of a place in my life that I don’t talk about much.  I was a top level athlete …

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10 Steps to a Healthier New Year!

This is the time of year when most adults are reviewing their life and setting goals. Many of us are making a healthier lifestyle part …

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Thanks Giving Post from Mr. O in 1994.

This Blog is a repost of an article Written by Mr. O and published in the News and Observer in 1994, when Mr. Josh was …

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My Children are Proud of the Work!

Guest Blogger – Leslie Gartenberg, mother of 3 Karate International Black Belts I have had 3 children go through the program at KI. Two of them …

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Halloween Safety Tips

5 Tips for Staying Safe on Halloween(thanks to Stephen Reinstein for these tips)Halloween is such a fun time of the year for children; but when …

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VirtualClasses, Raleigh Karate International Health

Did the Quarantine Change Our Kids?

We have heard from so many parents in the past few weeks.  Many are desperately looking for solutions to quarantine induced problems.  Some children are …

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My Teenager is Driving Me Crazy!

Martial Arts classes COULD be your secret weapon!  When your teen is driving you crazy with his or her decisions, remember this is a phase and …

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Summer is the Best Time for Martial Arts

Summer Karate Training is an Opportunity By Kathy Olevsky We often find that when Summer rolls around, some great things can happen.  Students often ramp up …

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Girls Need Martial Arts

What all parents need to know before middle school. Girls Need Martial ArtsBy Kathy Olevsky Over the many years of teaching martial arts, I have …

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Karate was an Investment in The Future for My Children

By Kathy Olevsky I had a parent recently tell me they were interested in Karate for their daughter who was 6 years old.  They postponed …

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Struggles are Part of the Path to Black Belt

THE WHITE BELT BOY WHO BECAME A TEACHER! I originally wrote this article 5 years ago when we had just promoted Mr. Mainwaring to Black Belt.  Now …

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Don’t Forget About Endorphins

If you are one of the many adults who is dealing with your everyday life and stresses, let me remind you of something you already …

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A Cancer Survivor’s Very Personal Journey to Black Belt

Jen was angry at her body for betraying her with Cancer By Kathy Olevsky Around Thanksgiving in 2009, some numbness on the right side of …

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4 Things You Should Know About Your Personal Safety

When most people think of an attack, they imagine a masked man in a dark parking lot, or breaking into a house, for a completely …

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How Will We Train Again After COVID19?

In North Carolina, there are glimmers of hope that our state will allow Martial Arts Schools to reopen at the end of the month of May.  …

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A Mother’s Influence

I learned a lifetime from my Mother A Mother’s InfluenceBy Kathy Olevsky My mother was probably the single most important influence in my early adult years.  …

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Why I Continue to Train?

Facing the challenges! – by Melissa J. Palmer This is me at my very first promotion ceremony getting my gold belt. Every black belt started …

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What Will It Take?

Women Need To Take Back Control – by Melissa J. Palmer Many times I scratch my head in complete wonder about why more females don’t …

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We’ve Gone Virtual to Keep You Busy at Home.

Our Instructors are keeping busy, teaching most of their normal classes from their own homes.  Virtual Learning is a term that is new to some …

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Your Own Journey

Chart your own path to Black BeltBy Kathy OlevskyToday I was speaking with one of our Black Belts, Michael West. He talked about how he quit …

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Staying Safe as a Walker or Runner.

This morning I woke up to yet another article about a runner being attacked or abducted. Here in Raleigh, NC we have a very strong …

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What Martial Art Should I Take?

What Martial Art Should I Take? In my 40 plus years of studying various martial arts, I have had many conversations with people who don’t …

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Great Female Role Models

As an 8th Degree Black Belt in Karate, I often found it hard to find my role models in a male dominated sport.  I was interviewed …

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How We are Handling The Flu and Corona Virus.

How we are handling the Flu and Corona VirusSince we are all beginning to get a bit more information about the spread of viruses that …

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The Journey to Black Belt

When I first started in the martial arts back in the late 1970’s, it was common to hear an instructor say to a student that …

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Staying Safe at Home

Attacks happen when you are vulnerable. Your home is the place where you should feel the safest. Unfortunately for many that also means this is …

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What Makes You a Target? Debunking The Myth

There are many myths revolving around self-defense. One in particular is a common belief that an attacker chooses a target because of their clothes or …

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How to Choose The Right Self Defense Tool?

One of my favorite classes to teach and topics to discuss is about how to choose the right self-defense tool or weapon and how to …

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9 Tips to Stay Motivated from Melissa Palmer

by Melissa Palmer – Guest Blogger Even the most driven and motivated people reach a time when they want to quit. Every one of our …

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We Don’t Punish the Behavior We Want to Encourage!

Want to fix it? THINK before you SPEAK! by Kathy Olevsky Sometimes as parents, it is so hard to know what is right, what comments …

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Getting Fit at 40 and Later

It’s never to late to get started and here is the proof! By Kathy Olevsky Some amazing information was released recently in JAMA (Journal of the American …

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What Age Should You Be to Start Martial Arts?

by Kathy Olevsky I think I hear this question about once per week.  Sometimes the question is coming from parents who what to know when …

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Don’t Let Others Steal Your Dreams!

By Kathy Olevsky There are people in everyone’s lives who dole out advice to anyone who will listen. Some of these people are mentors and …

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Karate is Ageless!

By Kathy Olevsky John Allis turned 80 years old in 2019. He has been in Karate for 38 years. John is a 4th Degree Black Belt who …

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