Leadership Food Drive for Local Pantry

Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts Leadership students recently hosted a food drive in efforts to learn more about the importance of being leaders in their community.

With the support of family, friends, and the rest of the Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts community – they were able to donate 892 pounds of food to Emergency Relief Association (ERA) food pantry, locally located in Levittown, Pennsylvania.

This is Tri State’s second year hosting a food drive to benefit the pantry. After seeking them out during the holiday season last year we learned the pantry sees a dramatic drop in donations following the holiday season, specifically January and February. Tri State and it’s leadership program has made it a mission to help aide the pantry around this time yearly.

Thank you to everyone who donated.

Last week, the Leadership class personally dropped off their food donation and had the opportunity to learn more about the importance of their efforts. ERA food pantry, who has been serving the Lower Bucks County Community since 1969, serves approximately 50 families in need weekly.

Tri State’s Leadership program is a group of students who have set the goal for Black Belt and Beyond, and who have made the commitment to become leaders in the community and learn to possess qualities to do so.

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We are so proud of our leadership students and their efforts to make a difference.

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

Sifu Jeff Jones

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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.

 

Mat Chat with Sifu Aiden

**NEW** at Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts

Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts kicked off the new year with a new event for our all of our students in our children’s programs. Mat Chat with Sifu Aiden made its debut in January. It will be a bi-monthly event built around a specific theme, directly linked to our “word of the month” program.

Smart Goals

January – GOALS

Students gathered in January to talk about the word GOALS. The participated in a presentation from Sifu Aiden, games, and activities based around developing goals, and strategies to see your goals through.

 

Mat Chat with Sifu Aiden

Sifu Aiden is one of our main instructors in our children’s program. He has been training martial arts at Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts for over ten years.

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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.

 

Effects of Quitting on Children

A phenomenal article I came across regarding the negative effects of allowing children to quit. My goal is to constantly make Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts a place of positivity for our students while instilling necessary skills to succeed in life- whether that be in martial arts, a member of society, school/work or generally. Over the years, I have had numerous conversations with students and parents about quitting martial arts. But ask any of those students that continued to train and put in the work if it was worth it and I can guarantee they would say yes.

“Quitting relieves stress. That’s why dogs do it. That’s why adults do it. That’s why you’re tempted to do it every damn day. And quitting can be good; it’s a means of stepping out of a vicious cycle. Unfortunately, for children, it’s more often a means of pulling the plug on the learning process, which necessitates failure and stress. When kids quit, they hurt themselves and establish a habit likely to be damaging later in life. To stop a kid from quitting is to save them from going bump, bump, bump down an initially slippery and ultimately gravely slope

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“We as human beings act according to our beliefs,” explains Koenig. “And we are very consistent with acting according to our beliefs.” If the biggest belief a child absorbs is that learning new things requires work, and that work is worth doing when there’s something on the other side worth moving toward, well, that’s pretty good. Accepting that things aren’t going to be fun all the time but are worth doing anyway is a big step toward maturity.

As a parent, the entire article is well-worth a read, click here to do so.

“A BLACK BELT IS A WHITE BELT THAT NEVER QUIT!”

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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.

 

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Children’s Belt Promotions

Things are looking a little different at Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts these days, and graduation was no different. Belt Promotions are held quarterly for our children who have met certain requirements to be promoted to the next belt level. The COVID-19 mandated shut down happened just a few weeks before the 1st quarterly belt graduation of the year and Tri State staff worked around the clock delivering new belts to qualifying students. Saturday, July 11, 2020 Tri State held their 2nd quarterly belt promotion. It wasn’t packing the school of parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles. It wasn’t lines of organized and excited students awaiting their name to be called. It was a fun, car parade of wonderfully family-decorated vehicles to celebrate their child’s martial arts accomplishments. Each student was welcomed to the doors of Tri State Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts with confetti, balloons, claps and lots of smiles under masks. They one-by-one entered to collect awards, metals, certificates and more importantly, their hard earned new belt. Even in a time where we have to be apart, and “socially distant” the sense of community within Tri State shines.

 

 

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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.