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Cartersville Martial Art & Self Defense

The price of bullying and how martial arts changes everything!

Posted: June 12, 2019

Helping a child to become a black belt is the #1 thing you can do to stop them from being bullied. Becoming a black belt reduces the risk of a child being bullied by 67%, more than any other form of bullying prevention program out there today!

27% of all kids who come to a martial art school are bullied and the parents are only aware of this 4% of the time!

The long term effects of being bullied are similar to the effects of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual harassment. Wow, this is some interesting data for a severe issue effecting 1 in 3 kids today.

10 Rules for Summer Safety

Posted: June 03, 2019

Sun Protection and Heat Exhaustion

Protect Baby When in the Sun

First, avoid being in the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and stay in a shaded area as much as possible when outside. Dress baby in a hat, sunglasses, and clothing made with a tight weave. For babies 6 months and older, use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 (SPF 30 and higher is even better) that offers both UVA and UVB protection. For babies younger than 6 months, if adequate shade isn't available, put sunscreen in small amounts on exposed surfaces of skin. Always apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside -- even on cloudy days -- and reapply it every two hours. Even waterproof sunscreen loses its effectiveness after about 80 minutes of swimming.

“Seeking Straight A’s, parents push for pills”

Posted: May 20, 2019

“Seeking Straight A’s, parents push for pills”

-Pediatricians report increasing requests for ‘academic doping’

By Victoria Clayton

The future of CKD Martial Art & Self Defense of Cartersville

Posted: May 07, 2019

Good morning everyone! Our change from being a part of Choi Kwang Do Martial Art International to Universal Martial Art is in full swing now. You may have noticed a few changes as part of that process. Universal Martial Art is made of former Choi Kwang Do schools with decades of experience as instructors and martial artist. We have all come together and formed UMA as a support network for the well being and growth of our art and academies.

We had our first event this past weekend, an instructor training and certification. There were over six academies present and we had to use two separate rooms to accommodate all participants. The energy was super high and everyone was excited and happy. A portion of our training was lead by the autistic boy that Harry Blazer failed at black belt testing due to him not being able to meet his physical requirements which actually inspired Mr. Blazer to seperate those with challenges with a black belt containing green lettering instead of gold. This young man did an amazing job leading that part of our training session and showing us all that inclusion is not only the right way but the best way!

All members of UMA have been working overtime to get everything ready and we are prepared for a fantastic black belt testing in June and a great future continuing on with Grandmaster Choi's art as it was before Mr. Blazer made all the changes to the curriculum, bowing and removing "Pil Seung". You will see we have a logo, a webpage for our affiliate group (, a facebook page (, UMA uniforms, UMA black belts, t-shirts, official documents and much more in the works. Most of this was done in less than one weeks time due to the dedication and hard work of all the instructors that are a part of the UMA affiliation.

Physical fitness may keep your mind sharp

Posted: May 06, 2019

Physical fitness may keep your mind sharp

By: Kathy Floyd, Bartow County Extension coordinator

From: The Herald Tribune

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