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    A review in the journal AUTISM the activities that had the biggest beneficial impact for kids on the autism spectrum are adaptive horseback riding and martial arts. At Karate 4 Excellence we always have several students at any given time that are on the spectrum. The improvement in behavior and attitude can be very dramatic. According to Active for Life , “the inherent structure and repetition in martial arts can help reduce anxiety in kids as they focus on individual goals and develop movement skills such as balance, flexibility, and hand-eye coordination. As kids practice choreographed moves and interact with other people in a fun and safe environment, they also improve ....

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    Kids learn respect from the example we show them. Here is a great story about teaching respect by example. A burn t toast When I was a little one, my mom liked to make breakfast and dinner every day. And I remember one night in particular when she had made dinner after a long, hard day at work. On that evening, my mom placed a plate of egg, sausage, and extremely burned toast in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed it. Yet all my dad did was reach for his toast, smile at mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that toast and eat every bite? When I got up ....

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    Respect for kids is important! Respect for kids… Parents always ask us about building Respect in their kids character! There are lots of organizations that teach – or try – to teach respect. Sesame Street has a great video ( Click Here ). At Karate 4 Excellence, At Karae 4 Excellence, we teach respect by having rules, procedures and discipline that is followed for: How to enter the class How to get ready for class What to do in class How to talk to instructors How to talk to each other How to take class …and a lot more! If you do enough of this – all the way to Black Belt and Beyond – it “rubs off” on the rest of your life! ....

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