👋 Parents in Ascension Parish! Wouldn’t it be great if your child LISTENED👂 the 1st time you told them to do something? We can help with this! We are looking for 25 parents that want to help their child improve their listening skills in our super FUN, High-Energy, Kids Martial Arts Classes. www.ActiveGonzales.com
What does it mean when your child wants to Quit ? Could it be they are scared? This is the time they really need your guidance.
—Belief in Society— Whenever I see violence, hatred, or other unethical acts portrayed in the media or happening right in front of me, I always try to remind myself: Yes, there are people in our society who would do these things… …but I’m so thankful that the good ones will always outnumber the bad ones. […]
Apprentice Blackbelt = You can defend yourself against people who can’t fight. Certified Blackbelt = You can defend yourself against someone who can fight. 3rd Degree blackbelt and above = You can defend yourself against a skilled fighter. We can teach you the TECHNIQUES necessary to defend yourself but it doesn’t matter AT ALL if you lack […]
If we believe and embrace all challenges as an opportunity to grow, we can become invincible. See the world as full of opportunities and they will appear! You have the power to focus your thoughts anywhere – and nobody on the outside can take that away from you. As soon as a child learns this […]
“Martial Arts will teach my child to fight and be a bully.” “I’m too old to practice martial arts, it’s just for young people who are in shape and flexible.” Due to societal myths, we occasionally have prospective students who choose to believe this… It isn’t easy to reject the limiting beliefs in our surroundings/society, […]
Confidence is like a snowball, it grows and grows but the downside is that it has a shelf life of only a few days. Goals need to be set and attained frequently so that the snowball effect keeps growing. Kids that frequently and consistently attain goals are those with CONFIDENCE. This is why we offer […]
What if you chose to believe you child’s “disorder” was a gift? Most of the people we consider to be “geniuses” were or would have been diagnosed with a “disorder” in their time: Thomas Edison – ADHD Albert Einstein – ADHD Paul McCartney – ADHD Abraham Lincoln – Depression Beethoven – Bipolar Michelangelo – […]
How to teach your kids to be more self reliant Any teacher of low income inner city kids will tell you that they are the most self reliant kids. They often come from tragic backgrounds, single parent homes, and poor living conditions. They are almost always on time for school – because if they aren’t […]
We are humbled and thankful for all the positive feedback we receive daily! However…… Here are a few statements that have been COMMUNICATED to me in the last 12 months: “Your class environment is chaos and is impossible to learn in” – Parent of a former student “You are obviously not a people person.” – […]
As people grow older, they begin to find ways to be more productive and make use of their time. For senior citizens, in particular, they find that there is even more time they need to utilize and want to do so effectively. Many will go out and find other jobs while others will pursue hobbies […]
Every year, the American Heart Association celebrates Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and heart health. What you may not know is that martial arts are great for the heart. In fact, the cardiac benefits of martial arts give a whole new meaning to the idea of cardiovascular fitness. With that in mind, […]
Grade school can be quite the experience for any child. It is a place where a child not only learns academically but one where a child must learn to socialize and function in the world. Unfortunately, there are a lot of negative experiences that a child may have when going through school. Whatever those experiences […]
During the recession in 1990 my dad was laid off from his programming job. We were forced to move back home to Louisiana. We rented an old house, in a bad area of Opelousas, close to my dad’s new job. The house was constantly getting infested with roaches and falling apart. We struggled to pay bills, and occasionally […]
What you think and say about yourself Self Esteem starts with what we think and say about ourselves. What do you say about yourself when you look in the mirror? Do you use self deprecating humor or do you only speak positively about yourself? Do you give up before you start, or do you see […]
What you say to your children matters! I’m proud of you. ✅What are you thinking?! ❌ I love watching you practice ✅You’ll never get better if you don’t practice. ❌ You look so happy when you’re out there✅You don’t look like you’re having fun. ❌ You’ve made so much progress✅I can’t believe you messed that up❌ I can’t wait to […]
——Black Belt Discipline—- The cards are stacked against this upcoming generation when it comes to understanding the RESULTS of hard work, patience, and boringly consistent disciplined effort in their jobs, relationships, finances, diets, studies – in most everything they do in life. It’s not their fault. They have grown up in a society of instant gratification. Tricks, hacks, shortcuts […]
A lesson in Honesty Lately my son has been asking a lot of questions about the consequences of not following rules; such as timeouts, going to jail, getting speeding tickets, etc.. This week I noticed he had a plastic ball in the car that I didn’t recognize. Upon questioning, he eventually told me that he […]
—-Back to School Anxiety—- The emotional stress from the fear of making new friends, meeting new teachers, fears of being bullied, the pressure of making good grades, and worries of being unpopular are real and very common even with the most well-adjusted kids. What can you do as a parent to help them manage all […]
What is the #1 skill that will be the biggest multiplier of your child’s success? Communication. People who can speak, write, listen, and sell will be successful in almost any endeavor. Studies show that people with higher communication skills make up to 3x the income of others in the same field. People with higher communication […]
Self Respect means: ❤️ Only positive self talk Taking care of ourselves physically. ☀️Putting ourselves in environments that force us to grow. Finding Mentors ☀️ Associating with others who don’t complain or make excuses Reading and educating yourself If you treat yourself with respect, others will respect you too! Remember, your children are watching […]
Have you ever had someone tell you how much your child has suddenly grown up since they’ve last seen them? It gradually happens right in front of us, but we struggle to see it because we aren’t focused on it! Sometimes we don’t realize how far our child has come because we’re so focused on […]
I’m sure you’ve noticed- Bullying has been a huge issue in our Parish! I work with parents and kids every day, in the martial arts school, public schools, private schools, etc.. A lot of parents worry about the effects of bullying on their child. They feel helpless, and don’t know what to do. Should your […]
If you are a parent with a child in Kindergarten thru 5th grade, you are going to absolutely LOVE this FUN, SAFE, and Affordable summer camp!!! Our A+ rated camp is designed to give your child a fun experience every single day during the summer! We include a variety of daily sports, games, and […]
Active Martial Arts taught the students at Ascension Christian School lessons on disciple, respect, and self-esteem! Here’s what the teachers had to say! You guys rock!
♂️ ♀️Have you ever met a Super Parent? The parent who always seems to be amazingly productive with everything involving family life and seems lucky, gifted, or born with superpowers? I’ve studied these people and found that the one superpower of every incredibly productive parent is FOCUS. Focus is the ability to […]
Do you wonder why some of the best parents are on top of things, while others are always dropping the ball? One word: Mindset. It shows up in your language, confidence, and demeanor. Your attitude affects your entire parenting process, and your child can sense it. (and so can everyone else) It shows up when […]
As I’m helping my children figure out who they are and find their calling, I believe it’s extremely important that I put the BEST people in front of them. The people your child spends their time with are important, and I believe those relationships should be curated intentionally. Look for coaches, teachers, mentors, etc.. that […]
Every day is an opportunity to make a difference in the community and change a child’s life!
Gonzales Primary students are learning how to take their lives to the next level! Watch this video to see if your child will be a great fit!
How many adults do you know that: Cannot hold a conversation without being awkward Don’t make eye contact Hide on the sidelines during social events Cannot introduce themselves with confidence Cannot approach a member of the opposite sex to converse Don’t kid yourself for a moment into thinking this isn’t a SKILL that should be […]
Don’t follow Dr.’s orders post surgery = Poor Results ♂️Don’t follow the diet program = Poor Results ♂️Don’t follow the directions with Ikea furniture = Poor Results This quote was stolen from a friend: “We offer a 300% guarantee!Our training works 100% of the timeFor 100% of the people who apply it 100%” Easy right? Simply […]
Wanna take your kid’s confidence into the stratosphere? Here’s how we can help you…