Fighting the New Norm

Back to school this year looks a little different for most of us. We aren’t out buying school supplies because we don’t really know what’s needed. With most area public schools converting to the Online Learning, many parents struggle with the idea. No matter what side of the spectrum you stand, children are missing out on some major benefits that they receive with in person learning/schooling.

In a time where we wait for the world to return to “normal,” whatever that is for you: missing out on summer movies, attending your favorite professional sports teams’ game, children back at school, or just not wearing a mask anymore; it is very easy to get frustrated and negative.

It’s so important to stay positive and keep your life positive.

Developing Positive Habits and Staying Disciplined with your Habits: being consistent with exercise, waking up at the same time, stay in routine, reading. Whatever it may be; stick with it. Last week we had bad storms come through the area and we were unable to have class both virtually and in person one day due to power outages. I had a student who did a recorded class at home to stay on track. No excuses could get in her way. (A great benefit on our virtual recordings.)

Don’t Stop Learning: In some way, shape or form. If you are not learning, your mind is not growing. It is so important to continuously be learning something new (martial arts are phenomenal for mental growth).

Keeping up with Goals: Five years ago, when we set our long-term goals, we did not see coronavirus causing a major obstacle in the road. That’s ok. That doesn’t mean you can’t reach that goal. Your goals may be altered, the timeline may have changed, but goals are so important. Where do you see yourself? How can you make yourself better? Set goals for yourself to keep improving to be the best version of yourself.

Consistently Exercise: Gym facilities have limitations; youth sports being shut down or running on limited schedules it’s easy to fall behind on exercise.  Social media was flooded with jokes about the Quarantine 15 (see a longer article on WebMD weight gain during the shutdown HERE). Exercise is not only healthy for your body; but your mental health as well. No matter what it is you do- keep moving!

Socialization: One major benefit our children get out on in person instruction in school is socialization (outside the four walls of your home). Socialization is so important to the mental growth of children (and adults). Wherever your comforts lie continuously strive to get that socialization. Virtual play dates, martial arts class, meeting friends at the park.

This is why martial arts is so great. It takes all these aspects and puts them all into one thing you can do for yourself or your child. The list of benefits of martial arts for both children and adults go on and on.  So whether you’re an adult who’s seeking something new or a parent looking for a way to get your child the social, mental and physical exercise they need; we work around the clock to make sure our programs benefit our students. Our goal since Day 1 of Quarantine was to come out of this better, and every day we certainly strive to aid our students in doing just that.

A BLACK BELT IS A WHITE BELT THAT NEVER QUITS

 

___________________________________________________________________________

TriStateMixedMartialArts.com 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 tristatemixedmartialarts.com

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.

 

Kids Virtual Martial Arts Class

Supporting Our Children During COVID-19

Unlike adults, children seem to be less vulnerable to the immediate effects of coronavirus, with fewer cases in children leaving them off the “high-risk” list. Though not effected directly [health wise] the corona virus can have a long lasting impact on our children today.

“The worldwide closure of schools has no historical precedent. 188 countries have imposed country-wide closures, affecting more than 1.5 billion children and youth.” [ARTICLE HERE]

Some without internet access or technology, leaving the already challenging “distance learning” to be next to impossible.

Children can experience stress due to parent struggles, loss of jobs, fear of virus spread, the list goes on.

It is so important to support our children during the coronavirus crisis.

The Child Mind Institute includes tips like

  • Keeping routines in place
  • Being creative about new activities – and exercise
  • Staying in touch virtually

Our continued goal at Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts to help our students “come out of quarantine better.” I continuously voice this to both our children and adults almost every class. We want to have better eating habits, better sleeping habits, exercise more as opposed to less. Less electronics and games, more positive healthy habits.

Consistency with martial arts training is an important aspect of maintaining those healthy habits. Martial Arts has many positive mental benefits to offer these children (and adults), when they need it most.

They can-

  • maintain a social interaction with their instructors and fellow classmates
  • rely on martial arts as an energy release
  • improve focus and concentration
  • use martial arts as an outlet for stressors and anxiety
  • expand their confidence
  • stay on track on their road to black belt and beyond

Though I know virtual classes do not compare to in house training, it has been a phenomenal way to keep up with our training and seeing all our students during this historic difficult time. As always, I thank each and every one of our students, families, and staff for their continued support.

“A BLACK BELT IS A WHITE BELT THAT NEVER QUITS”

 

__________________________________________

TriStateMixedMartialArts.com 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.com or call directly at 215-273-9202 . You can also visit our website at tristatemixedmartialarts.com

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.

 

Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts

Virtual Testing at Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts

Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts has gone virtual. Since the mandated shut down that began on March 17, 2020, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts immediately began running off a modified virtual schedule. Students have the opportunity to train live where they can participate, ask questions, and instructors can see you and give feedback (all from your living room). In addition, all the classes are recorded and available to students.

Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts has found a solution to every problem to best serve their students. When quarterly children’s belt promotion graduation was forced to be canceled, Tri State offered COVID-19 CDC complaint pick up’s which allowed parents and students to pick up their new martial arts belts. In addition, instructors including owner and operator, Jeff Jones delivered dozens of belts to students homes all across the Lower Bucks county area.

Tri State offered a virtual opportunity for their Adult Fundamentals class, where students who were eligible for promotion were able to test on the zoom platform.

As of most recent, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Art’s Children’s program was due for stripe testing, the first testing opportunity since receiving their new belts.  Instructors connect with the students 1:1 during their allotted testing time for this unique opportunity.

“Thanks for working out the virtual testing. Desmond running out of his room to tell his dad and little brother about his green stripe just made everyone’s day here… Thank you for that.” one parent exclaimed.

Although the majority of stripe testing was executed last week, some testing still continues into this week.

“Our goal is to keep all of our students on track, not only with their martial arts training, but in life. This is a time where it’s very easy to fall into unfavorable habits. We strive to keep our students and their habits positive,” owner Jeff Jones states.

If you think Martial Arts could be beneficial to you, Tri State is offering TWO FREE WEEKS of virtual classes. Click here for more information.

 

_____________________________________________________

TriStateMixedMartialArts.com 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.com or call directly at 215-273-9202 . You can also visit our website at tristatemixedmartialarts.com

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.

 

Kids Virtual Martial Arts Class

Press Release

EVENT PRESS RELEASE

 

Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts

Contact: Jeffrey Jones, Owner and Director

Telephone: (215)949-9989

E-mail: info@tristatemixedmartialarts.com

Website: tristatemixedmartialarts.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

 

TRI STATE KICKBOXING AND MIXED MARTIAL ARTS GOES VIRTUAL AMID COVID-19 CRISIS

 

Fairless Hills, PA [05/05/2020] – Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts has gone 100% virtual due to the COVID-19 shelter in place issued by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe. Tri State closed its doors after regularly scheduled classes on Monday, March 16th when Governor Wolfe mandated that gym facilities, health centers and alike business close [at midnight]. Owner and Operator, Jeffrey Jones, who has been a local small business in Lower Bucks County for over 15 years wants everyone to know Tri State is not closed.

 

“Though our doors are not physically, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts is open. We are running a modified schedule of live, online [at home] classes. Students can train with us live, where they can participate, ask questions and receive live instruction and feedback. In addition, we are recording all of our classes, which are available for play back for our students.”

 

Amid the uncertainty and negativity surrounding the current national emergency, Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts is working around the clock to keep their students on track towards Black Belt and Beyond.

 

“Our virtual classes are providing our students both adults and children with a sense of normalcy. In a time where resources are limited, we are able to provide a structured vehicle for focus, character development and exercise. There are so many benefits from Martial Arts, both physical and mental- that are more beneficial now more than ever.”

 

 If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts at (215)949-9989 or email at info@tristatemixedmartialarts.com

 

___________________________________________

TriStateMixedMartialArts.com 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.com or call directly at 215-273-9202 . You can also visit our website at tristatemixedmartialarts.com

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.