Category: Kids Sports

10 Agility Ladder Drills

If you are looking for an inexpensive way to increase your overall cardio while improving your coordination and athleticism, add an agility ladder to your program.  There are several products on the market and many of them will even fit in a small space. The addition of an agility ladder can open the doors to... Read more »

Snowed in? Home workout with a toddler

No school again!  Snowed in with crazy children, with a ton of energy.  My 4 year old is simply a wind up toy that has unlimited batteries.  He is like a border collie puppy. Hyper, energetic, happy, mischievous and never tired until he passes out.  These snow days kill me.  On the one hand, I... Read more »

I Think Football, Hockey is More Dangerous for Kids Than Boxing

How do you feel about boxing for kids?  I am a fan of the sport and feel that it is an excellent choice for kids who do not blend well in the team play dynamic.  Sports like the martial arts, golf and tennis offer kids an amazing athletic experience and team-training environment without the pressure... Read more »

Best & Healthiest Sunscreens

I came across a story on sunscreens on my facebook page by another mother.  It is simple information, but I felt it was worth sharing.  I get confused myself about which sun screens are comprehensive and effective for my baby and also my toddlers.  I tend to focus on them more than myself when I... Read more »

Parents:Advise From a 4 Time Black Belt on Picking a Martial Arts School

How do I pick a martial arts school for my child? This is the most common question I get from parents.  Besides owning POW! MMA (over 10 years in the West Loop) and POW! Kids, I teach at the Montessori Academy of Chicago (MAC). My classes there are athletic driven and focus on developing children’s... Read more »

Girls Can Do Anything, Show Your Daughter

I loved watching this.  Although I discovered this was a rejected commercial shot by Gatorade, I watched it three times and then showed my daughter Isis.  She said, “I want to do that!”  She started jumping off various pillows and on the sofa (she is 3).  Despite the staging put into this, it is worth... Read more »

Judo is Great for Kids! FREE Olympic Judo Class Tuesday, April 26th

The 2012 Olympics are right around the corner.  They will be taking place in London. Entirely new structures are being built throughout London.  These additions to the London landscape are the Energy Centre, Primary Substation and Pumping Station.   New roads, bridges and walk ways between parks will funnel the millions expected to visit.  One... Read more »