Promoting Your Child’s Physical Health and Self Esteem

January 25th, 2011

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Experts debate about the appropriate age for children to get involved with martial arts classes. Some argue that a minimum age of 16 should be observed; others contend that 5 years of age is not only sufficient, but beneficial. In truth, the younger they are, the more easily kids can adapt themselves to the training.

As a parent, you’ll find that their interest often begins at an early age. Their exposure to television shows which showcase feats of martial arts prowess will spark their imagination. However, left on its own, that interest may subside and disappear.  At The Dojo of Karate, we can explore and build upon your child’s interest while maintaining their enthusiasm.

Encourage Fitness And Exercise

In order for a young person to be open to learning karate they must first have an active lifestyle. If they spend hours in front of the television each day, their sedentary lifestyle will siphon their motivation to get involved.  Often, children need their parents to spur them to action. Remember, young people emulate their parents. If you encourage them to be active by example, you’ll find it much easier to get them involved in martial arts classes.

Visit The Dojo of Karate

Once your child has become excited about enrolling in martial arts classes, let them observe one of our classes, or bring them in for a free introductory visit.  Watching others practice various styles is important to building their interest, but getting them actively involved builds commitment. It gives children a chance to determine whether they truly want to learn martial arts. It also gives them the opportunity to interact with the instructor. The first session is integral to their embracing the classes.

Getting your kids involved in martial arts classes supports their physical health and self-esteem. A long-term commitment to the classes can provide several residual benefits. The instruction will have a positive influence on the way your kids interact with their peers, treat authority, and strive for personal excellence.

If you would like your child to train at a safe and exciting martial arts school that is family oriented, than contact The Dojo of Karate & Fitness at 303.920.4500 or email at [email protected].

They are located in the Safeway Shopping Center on 128th Ave and Zuni St. in Westminster / Broomfield.

Lascaux Chicken Waldorf Salad

July 22nd, 2010

2 cups of cooked diced chicken

1 large tart apple, cored and diced

1 cup chopped celery

½ cup chopped walnuts

¼ cup homemade mayonnaise (see recipe in next section)

2 teaspoons lime juice

2 teaspoons honey

Black pepper

In a medium size bowl, combine chicken, apple, celery and walnuts. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, lime juice and honey; stir to blend well. Season to taste with pepper. Spoon dressing over chicken salad and toss to coat.

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Luigi Spallanzani’s Mushroom Salad

July 22nd, 2010

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 ½  tablespoons flaxseed oil

1 ½  tablespoons olive oil

1 minced garlic clove

2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano or ¼ teaspoon dry

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 pound fresh mushrooms, very thinly sliced

Combine everything but mushrooms in a medium bowl, beat with a fork to blend. Then add the mushrooms, toss to coat with dressing and serve immediately.

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Salsa Salad

July 22nd, 2010

1 bunch cilantro

5-6 Roma tomatoes

1 small yellow or red onion

1 small chili pepper

2 ripe avocados

Handful of whole dulse leaf

Chop cilantro, dice tomatoes, dice onion, and finely dice chili pepper, dice avocado. After dicing each ingredient add them to a large bowl. Tear whole dulse leaf into bite size pieces, and add to the bowl. When finished — toss.

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Spinach Salad ala Cordani

July 22nd, 2010

½ pound chicken breast sliced and chopped into fine pieces

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 pound of fresh spinach, washed, drained and torn into desired piece size

1 can sliced water chestnuts (no salt added)

1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced thinly

4 hard boiled eggs, sliced

Sauté the chicken breast  pieces in the oil mixture until lightly browned. Drain spinach well and put into a large bowl and mix well with the water chestnuts and mushrooms. Top the salad with slice hardboiled eggs and pork tenderloin pieces. Allow diners to add their own dressing (see next section for dressing recipes).

From: The Recipes of Joseph Campbell Cordani.

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