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Martial Arts: Set of 5’s

The cold weather has finally hit Houston!  To warm-up for martial arts class, the Penguins and Explorers did a set of 5’s: 5 jumping jacks, 5 push-ups, 5 crunches, and 5 lunges.  Then the set repeats for 4, 3, 2, … Continue reading

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2012 AMTA Conference Wrap-Up

  The winds blew me to St. Charles, IL, with the help of a plane, to the National American Music Therapy Association Conference, “Changing Winds: Innovations in Music Therapy” from October 7th to 14th.   For 4 days, I attended … Continue reading

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The Rhythm of the Punch

The Penguins and Explorers worked on their punches in martial arts today.  I showed them how to properly make a fist by curling all the fingers in and placing the thumb on top of the curled fingers.  I talked about … Continue reading

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Stretching With Scarves to Promote Wellness

In Creative Movement classes, the Seals, Elephants, All-Stars, Monkeys, and Giraffes are pushed in their physical and mental limits through different movement activities of impulse control, balance, and coordination.  For some students it is a great class to spend their energy.  After all of … Continue reading

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Martial Arts at Camp Acorn: A Kickin’ Good Time!

As we wrap up martial arts at Camp Acorn, here are some of our favorite activities: – punches and kicks on the body bag and hand target bags – knocking Hilary, who is holding a body bag, past the line … Continue reading

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