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New Year… New Goals!

As we enter into the new year, I think I can speak for everyone when I say we are all hoping for some change in 2021.

Along with New Years Eve celebrations (even though they may be a little quieter and smaller this year), writing the wrong year down when dating a document, and the kids returning to school after holiday break- comes the expected New Years Resolutions. Resolutions vary from person to person and are usually attempts to better one’s self. Statistically speaking year after year top resolutions include exercising more and eating healthier. We see the gyms and fitness centers jammed packed for a few weeks and watch them dwindle down to average attendance as we enter February.

But what if we took it a step further.

A resolution though a great start is merely an intention. A resolution is a decision; to do, or to not do something. Instead of a resolution, I urge you to make some goals. Go for it. Goals are not just a decision to do/ not do something. Goals involve intention setting, planning, prepping, and taking real live action. Smaller steps, smaller goals to help you achieve the main goal.

Goals are statements of commitment and direction.

That’s why at Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial are we stress the words GOALS as our word of the month in our Children’s program for January.

The main goal across the board – black belt. Each child, when they choose Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts sets that goal of Black Belt. Each belt in between white and black are smaller goals, inching towards that bigger one. We are consistent with our training, focused in class, earning our stripes- putting in the work towards that goal. And along that journey towards that black belt goal, children are inheriting positive habits and character development skills that will aid them in being the best person they can be in life.

So turn back in your planner, bring up that note in your phone again. Change the script. Remove the Resolutions. Let’s set some New Years Goals- and let’s get to work.

Set Goals, Take Action,


___________________________________________________________________________ and Tri State Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts has been a top martial arts school in the Lower Bucks County area for over 15 years.

Founded by Sifu Jeffrey Jones, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts Adult programs offer training as a complete adult fitness and conditioning program, both mentally and physically. Designed for those who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape) or learn self-defense in a supportive environment. Unlike a traditional gym setting, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts offers the opportunity for learning a true art, designed to keep you mentally focused in the moment on your self discovery; while providing an outlet for daily stresses.

Instructors can answer questions or be contacted 24 hours of the day, 7 days a week at info@tristatemixedmartialarts.comor call directly at 215-273-9202 . You can also visit our website at

About Sifu Jeffrey Jones: Jeffrey has earned full instructorship under Guro Dan Inosanto in Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan Gung Fu, and Filipino Martial Arts. He is also a full instructor for the Thai Boxing Association of the United States of America, under Ajarn Chai Sirisute. His instructor, Guro Dan Inosanto is one of three people appointed to teach at one of the Jun Fan Institutes under Bruce Lee. Jeffrey has over 30 years of training and experience in Mixed Martial Arts.