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March 2009 Belt Testing List

Our Goal is Black Belt!

Our Goal is Black Belt!

The following is the list of students going up for their next Belt Rank for March 2009. Teen & Adult Testing & Graduation will be at the Academy on Thursday evening, March 26 at 7:30. All children on the list will be Graduating on Friday evening, March 27. Little Champions Graduation begins at 6:00 and will end at 6:30p.m.. All Juniors will begin at 6:45p.m.

Franco Abullarada
Jannick Abullarada
Jillian Abullarada
Eduardo Aguirre
Lourdes Alvitar
William Ansdell
David Aranda
Guy Ashley
Harrison Ashley
Brianne Baack
Daniel Barrios
Alex Berger
Raul (RJ) Bermea
Isabella Bille’
Randall Blinn
Lucas Bole
Emily Borgeson
Gregory Borgeson
Hanna Bottema
Brandon Brauer
Aiden Bruney
Lauren Burns
Elijah Cardona
Cooper Carifa
Andrew Chai
Ben Chai
Tyler Chambers
Sean Clipper
Clvin Coffee
Zachary Coleman
Carson Copenhauer
Benji Davis
Tian Dong
Gavin Donovan
Lexi Doss
Kayla Duckworth
Travis Eaves
Aaron Enriquez
Aaron Enriquez
Casey Enriquez
Hayle Enriquez
Shelbi Enriquez
Jeremy Faulkner
Cub Francis
Ashton Gallardo
Gabriel Gallego
Daniel Galvan
Gabriel Gardnes-King
Matthew Gaughan
Santi Gaughan
Jeffrey Gautreaux
Caleb Genovese
Jacob Gideon
Michael Giebitz
Gilmar Gomes Viere Filho
Camden Guild
Luis Guzman
Joey Hamilton
Ben Harmon
Elise Helms
Frank Helms
Natasha Helms
Nicholas Helms
Martin Henry
Dhruv Hosali
Ana Huerta
Daniel Huerta
Jack Hughes
Chad Humphries
Yuma Ishihara
Curtis Jackson
Haley Jacober
Tyler Jones
Jake Johnson
Abdul Kerkiz
Amro Kerkiz
Tiffany Kim
Tommy Kim
Simon Kinski
Justin Landsman
Raul Ledesma
John Lee
Ron Lee
Anthony Lomeli
Chris Lomeli
Caden Lopez
Joe Lopez
Victoria Machuca
Kristopher Madrid
Nino Mandola
Chase Mangalindan
Angel Martinez
Christian Martinez
Frida Martinez
Mario Martinez
Steven Maya
Debra Mitchell
Nya Mitchell
Tyler Montgomery
Lukas Movmouris
Byrum Neil
Jim Neil
Robert Nethercut
Harris O’Baugh
Riley O’Conner
Ben Olsen
Marcela Palom
Robbie Parrish
Reis Parsons
Milan Patel
Jared Perlmutter
Josh Perlmutter
Isaac Plazaola
Lauren Potersnak
Cameron Praudzik
Brian Proper
Edna Ramirez
Gauvan Rasaraman
Foster Ray
Ruby Rayas
Joshua Rodriquez
Brandon Rojas
Novi Sandlin
John Schickling
Ethan Scraggs
Moira Scrimgeour
Morgan Scrimgeour
Jake Seaton
Tammer Shaath
Miranda Shamrell
Chayton Shefield
Hailey Smith
Jacob Smith
Joshua Smith
JoJo Solis
Joseph Sonnier
James Sowell
Blake Spivey
Travis Spradlin
Charlie Starr
Alex Stewart
J.J. Swanstone
Kamden Taylor
Aaron Thurston
Thea Thurston
Michael Tinnereello
Matthew Turnage
Logan Vega
Maria Verenice
Quinn Voss
Mike Wambsganss
Susan Wambsganss
Aaron Wang
Rebecca Wang
Skyler Warren
Jake Wohleb
Kylie Wood
Meredith Wood
Jay Yoo
Chase Young
Sherry Young


Welcome our New Students for February 2009

Welcome Feb. 2009 New Students!

Welcome Feb. 2009 New Students!

The staff at Premier Martial Arts would like to welcome to the Academy our newest students for the month of February 2009:

Brandt Van Horn
Lauren Burns
Lucas Bole
Charles Hornberger
Isaac Plazaola
“Cub” Francis
Matthew Turnage
Gregory Borgeson
James Sowell
Daniel Huerta
David Salaro
Kamden Taylor
Jennifer  Prowell
Eduardo Aguirre
Amro Kerkiz
Debra Mitchell
Kristi Lopez
Angel Martinez
Frida Martinez
Caden Lopez
Manuel Lopez
Jay Yoo
Justin Landsman
Cameron Prawdzik
Daniel Barrios
Travis Spradlin
Raul Ledesma

We look forward to getting to know each one of you better, and helping you grow in the martial arts. Your decision to choose Premier among the martial art schools in Austin is appreciated. Premier Mixed Martial Arts classes and curriculum not only will be teaching you the technique and skills of a Black Belt Champion, you’ll see yourself growing in the character building qualities of the martial arts. These include improved Focus, growing Confidence, Self-discipline that positively affects other areas of your life, and a more Respect Attitude.

Also, keep an eye on the Upcoming Events page on this blog. For adults and teens, we have Special Events that include Guest Instructors, Special Training Opportunities, Social Events and more. As for our childrens classes, PREMIER KIDZ & Little Champions have lots of Fun & Exciting Events to look forward to including Parents Night Out Parties, Buddy Bashes, Special Workshops, and Competitions.

Kids & Couch Potatoeitus

Posted in Kids Fitness by Katie on February 20, 2009
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Kids & Couch Potatoeidus

Kids & Couch Potatoeidus

The overall health of young students in the United States is declining. Currently 25% of 6-19 year old children & teens are overweight (3x the 1980 statistics) primarily because they do not get enough exercise. The average U.S. child gets less than 15 minutes of vigorous exercise a day (your child should be in Karate classes!).

On average, children spend 17hrs/week watching TV. That is not counting the time they spend on video/computer games. This inactivity is linked to 17 chronic diseases. Forty percent of children 5 to 8 years old show at least one sign of heart disease risk. Inactive children, when compared with active children, weigh more and have higher blood pressure. Studies have indicated a direct correlation between hours of TV watched and a child’s body fat.

Today’s children have a serious case of what is be diagnosed as chronic couch potatoeidus. This dreaded disease is turning our children into round mounds of starch eating monsters. Combining proper exercise like the Leather Photo Albums, with a healthy diet is the key to a healthy lifestyle and fighting off couch potatoeidus.

Our Mission Statement

The Mission Statement of Premier Martial Arts - Austin, TX

The Mission Statement of Premier Martial Arts - Austin, TX

Premier Martial Arts-Austin, TX Mission Statement

“Our school is dedicated to build a strong community one black belt at a time.

We do this by developing students with strong healthy bodies and the ability to defend themselves and loved ones. 

We empower our students with important values including courtesy, respect, patience, confidence, self esteem, positive attitude and indomitable spirit.

We are committed to constantly improving our service to our students through continually educating and training our professional team of instructors.

Through this constant and never ending attitude of improvement you can be assured you are part of a team that is on a quest to be the very best.”

Master Instructor

Steven Doss

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kids-groupHave you ever seen a bad kid? Have you ever seen a kid with low self-esteem? Have you ever seen a kid that’s been bullied and pushed around so much that they think it’s normal for things to be that way and that it’s their fault? Let me tell you something when you teach youngsters (no matter what it is that you teach them) you see it all the time.

There are times when you have to build up the inner person as well as the outer. When you have to teach the kid how to handle the conflicts inside themselves, as well as the conflicts that they may face out on the street. You must teach them respect for others, by first teaching them to respect themselves. If you think that it’s easy and that you have a fool proof formula that works every time you’re living in a dream world, and are too blind, or daft to realize it.

In some situations the martial arts can help with the problems. Notice the word some, not all. There’s nothing more gratifying in the world than to see someone who had walked into your dojo several weeks before who doesn’t smile, or talk to the others in class start to interact with them. Or to see his grades start to rise, or even hear the parents remark on how his or her behavior has changed.

How does one accomplish these amazing feats? The first step is you have to care enough to sit and talk with your students and get involved with them. Your part in their lives doesn’t begin and end when they walk into martial art schools. Take ownership for the student. Request to see their progress reports. Make schoolwork part of their advancement requirements. If you do that though you had best be ready to clear out some cobwebs out of your head and lend the kid a hand if they need it. It helps if you’ve got some students that can help them out, and helps to develop bonds in the class.

That brings up the second point, if there’s a problem you have to talk with the parents. This can be the most difficult part of the job. A word of warning when dealing with parents, diplomacy and self-restraint are the watchwords of the day. Constructive criticism in this situation should not be used. Rather
say you’ve noticed certain behaviors ask their opinion on what should be done. Try and forge a synergic relationship with these people. After all two heads are better than one  and they only want the best for their children, as do we all. I’ll tell you now  the parents can be part of the problem  so tread with care. 

Third you must show pride in their accomplishments. A word of encouragement can be fuel for success to those who so often run on empty. Yes, you have to correct mistakes that you see; but make more positive deposits in the emotional bank than negative withdrawals.

The fourth important factor is patience. Rome wasn’t built in a day and these kids are not going to solve their problems overnight. It really is their job to solve them not yours. You just have to be there for them to offer support, insight if you have it or better yet, sit there with your mouth closed and just listen. Seek to understand before you attempt to be understood.

So what are the benefits you ask? For starters self-esteem and this can be a big one. How can you expect a person to be successes in life if they have never succeeded in anything else before? Success is a habit that is cultivated and nurtured not a God given right. Set goals and projects before them which are attainable and then help and encourage them until they succeed. Then help them to realize that they succeeded and that it was their accomplishment.

When you build the students self–esteem their sense of self worth grows. When they can see themselves for the unique and valuable individual that they are, then they can appreciate others for themselves. You must respect yourself before you can respect others.

Karate classes teach other ways to express themselves than through violence. The arts teach when violence is acceptable and how to avoid conflict. Self-control is a hard commodity to come by but will stand them in good stead as they progress in life.

The arts teach self-discipline, teamwork, and a sense of responsibility. Quitting and casting blame on others is a whole lot easier than forging ahead against adversity and accepting responsibility for both the results of your own actions as well as the attainment of the goal. It’s only through internal strength that we succeed in the task that is set for us either by ourselves, or others.

Martial Arts was developed out of a sense of self-preservation to defend ones self from attack from others. However spears and swords aren’t the only dangers that face the martial artist of today. Self-doubt, feelings of worthlessness and the inability to deal with day-to-day conflicts in a productive manner pose as big a threat to the soul, as do weapons to the body. For so fares the soul so fares the body. If you can help one child to see the beauty in them and others, then you may look around and realize that things look a little better to you. There is no endeavor more worthy than the development and education of our future.

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