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The Pyung Ahn Parent

In many karate styles, practitioners train in a set of forms called Pyung Ahn or Pinan.  For those non-martial artists out there, a form is a prearranged set of techniques that teach students certain fighting applications. Many of these forms, like the Pyung Ahn, are hundreds of years old and have been passed down for generations.  The purposeContinue reading “The Pyung Ahn Parent”

The Karate Dad Workout: Simple Home Workout for Dads with Kids or Who Are Quarantined

Being on lockdown due to COVID is kind of like being the parent of a newborn.  You barely leave your house, you don’t sleep very much, food gets delivered to you, and worst of all…you pack on the pounds!  Now, imagine combining the two.  When you add the stress and anxiety of being on lockdown due to COVIDContinue reading “The Karate Dad Workout: Simple Home Workout for Dads with Kids or Who Are Quarantined”

Pay Attention to The Details: Why Overlooking Seemingly Little Things Can Have A Big Impact on Your Child

I’m doing the best I can.  We’ve all heard it.  We’ve all said it.  Before having a child, I was always a little critical of those parents who showed up late, forgot something, left something behind, etc.  After having a child, that stance softened…a little.  While I have a greater appreciation for those of us getting by, doing the bestContinue reading “Pay Attention to The Details: Why Overlooking Seemingly Little Things Can Have A Big Impact on Your Child”

As Seen on TV…Not! Misconceptions Regarding Pregnancy and Childbirth-A Guide for Dads

Despite all my friends and family telling me that pregnancy and childbirth are nothing like it is depicted on television and in the movies, I still had many misconceptions throughout the entire process.  I read all the books and took all the classes, yet I still had a picture in my mind much like it isContinue reading “As Seen on TV…Not! Misconceptions Regarding Pregnancy and Childbirth-A Guide for Dads”

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Hi! I am Master Steve Elmore. I am 5th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and run a studio full time in Seattle. I have a super cute young son named Anders who is chomping at the bit to start karate. Besides teaching karate, I enjoy writing about what I’ve learned over my 30+ years in martial arts to help people achieve their goals.

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