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  • Black Belt Shakespeare by Chief Johnson


    My son Darian is starting his senior year at Missouri State University, which means he is starting to make life plans. He is an Acting major and faces two big decisions: what to do next (work or grad school) and where to do it at (New York, LA, or London). While discussing this big move, we reflected a little on life and how our experiences shape us and prepare us for the future. Choosing a career in acting is risky - there are so many reasons that an actor won’t get a part, and many of them have nothing to do with their acting ability. It might be that you are too tall, too short, don’t have the right “look”, lack chemistry with costars, too old, too young, or ....

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  • Back to School Tips for Parents ( No. 4 )

    Back to School Tips for Parents
    Tip #4: Continually seek opportunities that increase your child’s self-confidence The very best thing you can equip your child with is self-confidence. There is absolutely no substitute for self-confidence. Let me repeat that because this line is very important: There is absolutely NO substitute for self-confidence! Confident children face every day with a positive outlook and tend to have better grades, more friends, and less stress. Here are some tips for increasing your child’s self-confidence: Help them find their inner talents. Everyone has an inner passion or ability that they can sink their teeth into. This includes ....

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  • Back to School Tips for Parents ( No. 3 )

    Back to School Tips for Parents
    Tip #3: Make sure your child feels comfortable communicating with you Communication is crucial when it comes to all of the challenges your child will face each day at school. It is important for your child to feel comfortable speaking with your about bullies, fears, and anxieties. You can turn any challenge around if you set it up right. Here are some important tips for helping your child feel comfortable about communication: Never ignore your child’s anxieties or stresses. This is a crucial mistake that many parents make, and most of the time it is on accident. Sometimes parents get tangled up with all of their own ....

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  • Back to School Tips for Parents ( No. 2 )

    Back to School Tips for Parents
    Tip #2: Put your child on a brain-strengthening diet Not all diets are for weight loss. Even children that have great athletic physiques are susceptible to the after-effects of poor eating habits, including fatigue, anxiety, poor concentration, and mood swings. You can help your child feel better each school day simply by adjusting their diet and getting rid of foods and snacks that are counter-productive. Here are some healthy eating tips: Purge the bad foods in your house. Open your refrigerator and get rid of the foods you know are unhealthy for your children including sodas, snacks that are high in sugar, and foods that are high in fat. ....

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  • Coach Davis' blog

    I saw a post recently that closely mirrored what we hear as we train at Millennium and it embodies what I believe we need to embrace from white belt through Kukkiwon to achieve SUCCESS: S
    et your Goals U
    nderstand the Obstacles C
    reate a Positive Mental Picture C
    lear your Mind of self doubt E
    mbrace the Challenge
    S
    tay on Track S
    how the world You Can Do It! Clearing my mind of self doubt remains one of my obstacles, but I can see the goal ahead, I embrace my own challenges, I will stay on track, remain positive, and I will do it. Moosa! Coach Carol Davis My personal SUCCESS is that I am testing for my Kukkiwon

    1st Degree on October 14, ....

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  • Back to School Tips for Parents ( No. 1 )

    Back to School Tips for Parents
    Summertime is over, and with that comes all of the back-to-school anxiety and jitters that are common amongst children. Your child may experience common physical effects of anxiety associated with back to school time including symptoms from stomachaches to sleeping problems. They will also experience emotional stress from the fear of making new friends, meeting new teachers, fears of being bullied, pressure of making good grades, and worries of being unpopular. With that said, it important for parents to first remember that these physical and emotional feelings are very common, and even the most well-adjusted kids are bound to feel some sort of ....

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  • Chief Johnson's blog

    Hello everyone. I am Chief Johnson and I am excited to return to Millennium Academy this week! Shortly after leaving Millennium Academy in 2015 I was diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis and spent 9 months in recovery, pain management, and physical therapy. I am a self-proclaimed “lifetime learner” so as soon as I was ready to be active again I started exploring: I tried my hand at Crossift, Muay Thai, Bootcamp, Yoga, and more. While I thoroughly enjoyed my adventures, I eventually realized it was time to come home to Millennium Academy . There are three main reasons why this is the place for me:
    Practicality – Millennium Academy offers me ....

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