Giving Your Best Effort

Compassion means caring about the needs of others. Just feeling sorry for someone else is only part of compassion. Having compassion means that you are also willing to help others by taking action. True Martial Artists are compassionate and will put others’ needs before their own interests. Are you a compassionate person? Let’s review the…

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Quitting can become a Habit!

Anyone who has accomplished things in life understands that 90 percent of the rewards in life come on the back end, not the front end. A great sense of personal satisfaction comes from completing a job and doing it well. There is a great sense of camaraderie and joy among team members when they work…

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Martial artist hopes to help kids unlock potential, face bullying

Sensei Brian Seetge, of Side Kicks Family Karate, was bullied as a child, and he wants to make sure his students, and his own children, have the knowledge and power to face bullying head on. After hosting several anti-bullying sessions for children at his karate school, Seetge said he decided to try and reach a…

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Bullied As A Kid, Brian Seetge Teaches Kids To Be Bully Proof

In elementary school, it starts off innocent. Boys teasing girls, girls teasing boys. At the kindergarten level, kids picking on one another is oftentimes harmless and playful. But when does teasing turn into bullying? “When I was 8 years old, I had a disability,” says Brian Seetge, a child development expert in Rome, NY. “I…

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Rome Resident Shares His Story in a New Book ‘BULLYPROOF’

Brian Seetge from Rome shares his story and gives tips on helping children deal with bullies in the third edition of ‘BULLYPROOF: Unleash the Hero Inside Your Kid.’ Naomi Lynn/TSM Owner of Side Kicks Karate, Brian Seetge stopped by the Lite 98.7 Studio to talk about his part in the latest ‘BULLYPROOF’ book. Brian dealt…

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Bullying in today’s School “part 2”

What are some things that actually don’t work and how can they affect kids? What does not work is ignoring the problem it is not going away! We see so many adults look the other way and push the problem to someone else. I feel that bullying is not a school problem or a state…

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Bullying in today’s School “part 1”

My Story “When I was younger, I was picked on for a few things mostly because I had a disability,” says Brian Seetge, a child development expert in Rome, NY. “I used to go to physical therapist in elementary school who would come and pull me out of class to work on balance and coordination…

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The Problem of Bullying in our Schools

There is over whelming amount of school violence happening is schools today, and the new school polices have tried to help stop bulling, and schools assumed greater responsibility for helping school staff ensure students’ safety. As pressure increases to place officers in schools, police agencies must decide how best to contribute to student safety. Will…

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WHAT DO I TELL MY CHILD WHO IS BEING TEASED BY BULLIES?

Parents have a special responsibility in making sure that their children possess skills that can enable them to resolve conflicts peacefully. Children can go a long way in managing conflicts if they are taught personal relationships and problem solving mechanisms. Often, children are prone to come to their parents for help when a bully in…

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TRAINING YOUR MIND FOR SUCCESS

When the best Martial Arts students are training their hardest, they need flexibility, strength and endurance. Not only in the use of their bodies, but also in the use of their minds. They need mind fitness. What does the mind have to do with it? Webster’s dictionary defines the mind as “the part of a…

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