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Kung Fu Panda, Karate Kid & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Continue To Inspire In Northern Michiga

Kungfu Panda, Karate Kid and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have excited kids in Northern Michigan for years. These fun martial arts movies and television shows makes children want to get off the couch and get practicing Karate right here in Traverse City. They see the stars of Karate Kid, Kung Fu Panda and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles makes martial arts look cool and they send a strong message of great character, hard work and sacrifice. Traverse City kids watch these shows and then jump off the sofa and start Kung Fu kicking all around the house. The furniture, pillows and even the family pet can become a make believe target of all this misdirected but positive energy. When your Traverse City child gets bitten by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle "super hero" bug then its time to look up the local Karate school and get them enrolled. Your son or daugther can learn the same martial lessons that Po, Daniel and Leonardo also discovered.

Traverse City Karate Kids Learn Discipline

At the Seung-ni Martial Arts Studio in Traverse City (on 3 Mile Road between S. Aiport and Hammond) young future superheros excitedly bow unto the mats for their after school class of Korean Karate. Dressed in simple white uniforms, they limber up their bodies and begin their self defense training. Discipline is the ability for a child to do the right thing / what they should be doing even though no one is watching them. A huge life skill. The kind black belts instruct the Traverse City youths on the old stories of the Samurai. The young Traverse City martial artists nod in approval at the old tales of great dedication. In addition, the challenging self defense moves take great focus and work to achieve the requisite skill to move up the rank belts. This type of Karate is great for discipline.

Traverse City Kids Accept Sacrifice As Important Key To Success

To get anywhere in life a person must sacrifice. As adults we know this to be true. Kids, however, often do not learn this lesson in life until sometimes too late. At the Seung-ni Studio, the Karate Masters show the young students that they must give up in the short term for more benefit in the long term (a.k.a. "sacrifice"). Majority of Traverse City Kids after school go home and sit on the couch and play with computer, video games and watch TV for hours. The kids in Karate realize that they have to come to class and practice at home if they want to improve at their martial arts. After 3 to 4 years of training and countless hours of kicking, punching, stretching and sparring they have the great honor of testing for a black belt. The awesome achievement of a martial arts black belt is bestowed on few Traverse City kids because of the amount of sacrifice it takes to get there.

Martial Arts Superhero's Have Great Confidence

Traverse City martials have so much to offer kids but probably the biggest benefit of all is confidence. When the chips are down - you have to believe in yourself. When the world is against you - you have to have unbreakable self esteem. As parents we want our kids to be over flowing with confidence, but we often struggle in how to accomplish this vital mission. At the Seung-ni Karate Academy in Traverse City the young super hero's gain confidence with every class attended, every board broke, every sparring match completed and every belt earned. This is one of the key focuses of the Seung-ni Kids Martial Arts Program.

If you would like to have your young Kung Fu Panda, Karate Kid or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle burn off all that new found martial arts inspired energy in a positive way and have them gain discipline, confidence and learn about sacrifice then call the Seung-ni Studio today at 231.932.4300 or look them up at

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