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Sarah Hubbard reviewed Castle Hills Taekwondo America
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My son started going here about 2 months ago, he has never wanted to take part in any sport before any absolutely loves it. Every afternoon when I pick him up from school he asks to go to class. We have seen a huge change in his attitude at home and the respect he shows to others.

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The Andersons have created the PERFECT environment for children to learn focus, respect, individual responsibility and tenacity. The teaching style of this school is incredibly fun and effective. My kids are thriving and excited to learn martial arts thanks to CHTA. I highly recommend checking them out. Very impressive in all aspects.

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As a single dad, I wanted to get my kids involved in something they would grow and learn in. CHTKD really understood the circumstances and worked with me and now both my kids are flourishing in something they love.
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Brent Collins reviewed Castle Hills Taekwondo America
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I can't imagine a better place than Castle Hills Taekwondo to train martial arts. My 5 year old son and I both attend classes there several times per week. My son's confidence, discipline, and maturity have grown tremendously under Mr. Anderson's guidance. The adult class is a great place to share some laughs while getting in a tremendous workout. Mr. Anderson and Mrs. Anderson are both wonderful people that are willing to help in any way that they can and want the best for their students.

Ramesh K Jha reviewed Castle Hills Taekwondo America
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Rohan was not interested in anything until we got the flyer to attend a trial.That changed everything and I believe the destination is going to be far beyond black belt. Love the way its been taught while having fun here. Keep up the good work Mr Anderson and team.

Heather E. Brogan-Myers reviewed Castle Hills Taekwondo America
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My son started taking taekwondo lessons just when school started last year. The teachers mentioned at the November Parent-Teacher conference that they have seen a HUGE improvement in my son's focus , decreased hyperactivity and classroom etiquette in just 2 1/2 months. I told them he was participating in taekwondo. They could tell it was helping him. He finished the school year with all A's and B's, not a single C like in the past years. Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Anderson!! You rock!!

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It is common knowledge that the more time and effort you can put into developing a skill the faster and farther you can become great! But after a long day at school or at the Dojo it may be hard to find the motivation to practice.

Below are 3 easy steps to teach a proper inner dialogue for when motivation is hard to come by. These steps will also teach you how to use a pseudo Jedi Mind Trick and convince them that it was all THEIR idea!

Step 1: Ask about their ONE most important thing they want to achieve in Martial Arts.

Start the conversation by asking your ninja to think about their goals in Martial Arts. When you ask they may say things like “to have fun”, “to see my friends”, “to get my belt”, or the infamous: “I don’t know”. The goal here is to specifically ask for the ONE thing they want to GET. Don’t forget the key words, “ONE” and “GET”. “ONE” will force them to prioritize and figure out what they really value. “GET” will get them focused on a goal or physical item they can get (i.e. Belt).

Step 2: Ask them to describe how they will feel when they achieve it!

The next step is important. Our goal here is to get them to emotionally connect with their goal. We know they want it, but can they tie in the feeling of achievement, pride, and satisfaction? If we can get them to describe what they will feel, we can trigger the release of “feel good” hormones in the brain that will further enforce decisions that will pull them towards their goal and set them up for the next step!

Step 3: If there was ONE thing you could do today, right now, that could help you get to your goal, what would it be?

This is the closer! We are going back to asking for one thing they can do that will help them get to their goal. This could be big or small, clear or vague and depending on their age, we may need to guide them or offer suggestions. Another key point is the fact that we added a time frame to the question “RIGHT NOW”. So, after they decide on which action is most important (hopefully some sort of practice), don’t wait, ride that wave of momentum and get going!

Use these steps and let us know how the conversation went! Pro Tip: try using this for homework!

Sincerely,

The Andersons