Social Media: The Three Best Ways To Protect Your Child

Social Media: The Three Best Ways To Protect Your Child

If you have a child you understand the role that social media plays in their life. In fact, 81 percent of children of the ages 12 to 17 are regularly engaged in social media, and preteens are close behind in statistics. With the use of social media apps, like Instagram and Snapchat, bullying and security issues are unfortunately always threatening our loved ones. But, there is a way to gain more control. Here are three ways for parents to teach their children about using social media in a safe and positive way. Teach Children How To Safely Use Social Media Social media can cause security issues. This is usually due to your child giving details about their identity and personal life to the public. Tell your child never to discuss private information about themselves, their friends or their family. Additionally, turn off location features that are found on both Facebook and Snapchat. These features allow potential predators to access the location of your children. Have Open Dialogue Social media can be a source of secrecy for your children. Though as parents we want to respect our children’s privacy, we also need to keep them safe and monitor their activities. The best way to supervise their activity is simply by following their account. If you find something that reflects harassment or bullying it is important to create dialogue on these subjects. Furthermore, have discussions with your child about how social media is affecting them in both negative and positive ways. Have Confident and Independent Children Many times children who are insecure are not confident in saying “no” to bullying and...
Thanks For Attending Our Anti Bullying Seminar

Thanks For Attending Our Anti Bullying Seminar

United Studios would like to thank the Long Island Parents who brought their child to our anti bullying seminar. We hope your child enjoyed learning how to deal with school bullies, and how to stay safe from bullying in schools. Unfortunately, bullying will always be around but you took the time to bring your child to our Martial Arts school to help them stay safe. At our seminar your child learned how to recognize a bully and learned many ways to prevent themselves from being a victim of bullying. We love to teach kids how to stay safe, and we love even more how much fun they have learning with us! If your child’s safety is a concern, we hope that you’ll decide to visit us again to extend your child’s training in the Martial Arts!...
Stop Bullying! Are You Concerned About Bullying?

Stop Bullying! Are You Concerned About Bullying?

Are You Concerned About Bullying? Technically considered a form of child abuse, recent studies suggest that 1 out of every 4 school-aged kids are bullied in the United States, although just 1 in 5 will admit it. Unfortunately, bullying is common both in school and after, making it difficult for children to find a space that feels safe. Many kids who are bullied will pretend to feel sick so that they can avoid going to school. This habit gets serious when children who have been bullied hit high school, as 2 out 5 students who drop out of high school altogether do so because of bullying. Parents that are concerned about bullying and their child do have options. While there is always recourse with the school and parents, one of the most proactive things parents can do to stop bullying is enroll their child in Martial Arts. Martial Arts not only helps to boost a child’s confidence, but it also gives them defense tools they need in case they ever are in physical danger. Going to a Martial Arts class also gives a child that safe zone they are looking for, allowing them to escape from the bullying they may be experiencing, now more than ever online as “cyberbullying”. Kids who participate in Martial Arts are given an incredible tool set that prepares them for success in life. An opportunity to focus and physically release tension, stress and anger, this form of exercise has been proven effective again and again for children and students of all ages. If you believe your child may be experiencing social problems and you...
Why Choose A Local Karate School

Why Choose A Local Karate School

Why Choose A Local Karate School  Karate is a Japanese Martial Art that teaches both physical and mental strength. It is a great activity for children as it helps to teach them focus and discipline. Adults benefit too as Karate is a great form of exercise. Also, learning self-defense skills can help build confidence and can promote success in many areas of life for any age students! If you’re looking for the best Karate school near you for yourself or your child, there are many things that you should consider before choosing your Martial Arts school. It is great to make sure the school is clean, safe and has knowledgeable instructors. But there’s another characteristic of your Karate School that is also important to think about. Should I Learn Karate Near Me? Yes, location really does matter! While many people will put this on or close to the bottom of their list, it’s more important than you may think. The location of your Karate school plays a big role in you or your child’s success. If you really want to learn Karate, the location of the school can be critical when it comes to your commitment to training. Here are three reasons why the location of your Karate school is important: Less Stress – Not having to drive too far from your area can minimize the stress you experience daily. Avoid unnecessary driving, traffic jams and stressful situations behind the wheel by choosing a school that’s close to your home or work. More Involvement – The more conveniently located your school is, the more likely you and your family...
Three Reasons Training in the BJJ Dojo Helps You in Real Life

Three Reasons Training in the BJJ Dojo Helps You in Real Life

3 Real Life Mental Benefits of Training in the BJJ Dojo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers us plenty of physical benefits. From increased endurance to improved flexibility, better agility and toned, strong bodies – physically, there is very little that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can’t offer. But aside from physical health and well-being, this form of training in the BJJ dojo has even more to offer its students. And it’s all mental. Training with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu requires the students to build up their mental muscle, which results in an overall improved life. When you work on training your mind, as well as your body, you give yourself the edge when it comes to success. Below are three real life mental benefits of training with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Build Your “Mental Six-Pack”. Tai Lopez, an Internet marketer, speaker, and multi-millionaire entrepreneur, refers to the process of strengthening your mental abilities as building your “mental six-pack”. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great way to strengthen both your mental and physical six-packs. When you are training with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you are asked to not only move, but move smart. Your brain has to be engaged constantly, solving problems in an instant. Every time you walk onto the mat in your dojo, you’re strengthening your mind’s muscle. This mental strength you build not only helps you win matches and succeed in this sport, it helps you succeed in life. When an obstacle comes your way personally or professionally, you are equipped to see a solution and to then act on it. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu makes you tough, both mentally and physically, which helps...
3 Reasons To Consider Martial Arts, Kickboxing and MMA

3 Reasons To Consider Martial Arts, Kickboxing and MMA

Why Your Gym Isn’t Enough: 3 Reasons To Consider Martial Arts, Kickboxing and MMA Instead  Bought a membership to a gym near me. Check! Got in shape? Not so much… While many people believe that a simple gym membership is all they need to achieve their health and fitness goals, the truth is that very few people actually get everything they need from a generic gym. Overwhelmed by too many machines, too many exercises and left on your own to determine what to do, gyms can quickly become a waste of time and energy. Thankfully, there is a solution! Unlike traditional gyms, martial arts, kickboxing, and BJJ / MMA training at United Studios can help you to improve your motivation and help you to get the results you want. Here’s three reasons to consider Martial Arts training: You’ll Actually Go. Practicing martial arts, kickboxing and MMA is fun. With a schedule of classes, you’ll be held accountable as to when you go, which helps to make it part of your regular routine. You also develop positive relationships that make you want to be consistent. You Do More Than Build Muscle. Most gym workouts consist of lifting weights. When you practice martial arts, kickboxing or MMA, you not only build muscle, but you also get a cardio workout, improve your flexibility and get an improved range of motion. Not to mention, you learn skills that keep you safe and confident. That’s a lot of benefits for one program! Motivation Is Key. Being guided through a class by an experienced instructor means that you’ll be motivated to push yourself harder than...