AMA Referral Progam

Did you know that telling your friends and family about the great classes we teach can earn you valuable Dojo Dollars? What are Dojo Dollars? In every practical sense, Dojo Dollars are money. What can I buy with Dojo Dollars? Your Dojo Dollars can be used towards payment for any AMA events, tournaments, seminars or…

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AMA Challenge

The AMA Challenge is coming soon! Competition begins at 2pm on Saturday September 29 at Sheridan College Davis Campus in Brampton. Pre-Registration ends on September 15th, register by then to receive a free tournament t-shirt. All competitors will also get 1 Educational Credit to add to your Kyu Card. Spectators are welcome, it is only…

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Karate Family

Both my kid’s best friends are their Karate friends. As a parent, this is a priceless gift. I was never worried about whose house they were at, or who they were with: they’re with their karate friends; they’re with their karate family. Parents know the impact negative peer pressure has from our life experience. Our…

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Peer Pressure

I had a big family growing up. My mother was the youngest of 4 sisters. Her oldest sibling was 20 years her elder. I had cousins of all ages, some younger, but most decades older. Looking back, I realize that these cousins were my first exposure to positive peer pressure. They set expectations for me,…

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Bully B.R.A.V.E. – Awareness of Self

My name’s Carrie Percival. I’ve been an instructor at the academy of martial arts for over 20 years. I oversee our Brampton locations and run our Bully B.R.A.V.E. program (Bully Resistance Anti Violence Education). Through these blog posts I’ll be discussing bullying scenarios and what it takes to deal with them. Awareness of Self Sensei…

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