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Students of Bushido Karate

Who is in the spotlight this week?

The Bushido School of Karate is so appreciative of the students and families that are a part of our Bushido Karate family. We’ve had the pleasure of teaching for over 2 decades and in that time have been privileged to teach thousands of students. Everyone started at the beginning with no shortcuts, and we are so proud of their accomplishments.  Our weekly Student Spotlight features randomly chosen students on their own journey at The Bushido School of Karate.

The spotlight is on Adriana!

Adriana is 8 years old, is in 2nd grade and is currently a yellow belt at The Bushido School of Karate. She began her training with us in August 2018.

Bushido Karate makes me feel: strong My favorite part of class is: learning the yellow belt form I like to learn: kicks and punches

– Adriana, age 8

(The best thing about training at The Bushido School of Karate) is the discipline they teach; they have a lot of fun. Adriana is always happy and ready for her classes. (We chose Bushido Karate ) first for the flexibility of the schedule and for the good recommendations. As parents we are very happy that our children love the classes. We think it is an excellent school!

– Adriana’s mom
Student spotlight is on Adriana
March 11th, 2020

Students of Bushido Karate

Who is in the spotlight this week?

The Bushido School of Karate is so appreciative of the students and families that are a part of our Bushido Karate family. We’ve had the pleasure of teaching for over 2 decades and in that time have been privileged to teach thousands of students. Everyone started at the beginning with no shortcuts, and we are so proud of their accomplishments.  Our weekly Student Spotlight features randomly chosen students on their own journey at The Bushido School of Karate.

The spotlight is on Kaiden!

Kaiden is 6 years old, is in 1st grade and is currently a yellow belt at The Bushido School of Karate. He began his training with us in July 2016 in our Little Eagles Martial Arts® program. Kaiden graduated into our Kid’s Beginner Karate program in November 2017 and has been moving up ever since!

Bushido Karate makes me feel: strong My favorite part of class is: games I like to learn: kicks

– Kaiden, age 6
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Kaiden was a Little Eagle’s student in April 2017

We joined the Bushido Karate family 4 years ago when Kaiden was 2 years old. I remember the first time we visited Sempai Burrell and Sensei Schwartz made us feel so welcomed. The staff has always been so positive and alre always challenging Kaiden to become his best version and we love that!

Training at Bushido Karate has been an amazing experience. From the moment Kaiden started in Little Eagles with Sensei Schwartz we have seen tremendous growth. Kaiden is now a confident, disciplined little boy!

– Kaiden’s mom
Spotlight on Kaiden
February 26, 2020
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Student Spotlight No. 37

Who is in the spotlight this week?

The Bushido School of Karate is so appreciative of the students and families that are a part of our Bushido Karate family. We’ve had the pleasure of teaching for over 2 decades and in that time have been privileged to teach thousands of students. Everyone started at the beginning with no shortcuts, and we are so proud of their accomplishments.  Our weekly Student Spotlight features randomly chosen students on their own journey at The Bushido School of Karate.

This week’s spotlight is on Matthew!

Matthew is 8 years old, is in 2nd grade and is a blue belt at The Bushido School of Karate. He began his training with us in July 2018.

Bushido Karate makes me feel: happy.

My favorite part of class is: (learning) blue belt form.

What is the best thing you like about training at Bushido Karate?: I like wood breaking!

– Matthew

I enrolled my son in Bushido Karate for the discipline.

-Matthew’s mom
young boy in karate gi posing with smile
Spotlight on Matthew!
June 20th, 2019
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Student Spotlight No. 34

On the journey to black belt

The Bushido School of Karate is so appreciative of the students and families that are a part of our Bushido Karate family. We’ve had the pleasure of teaching for over 2 decades and in that time have been privileged to teach thousands of students. Everyone started at the beginning with no shortcuts, and we are so proud of their accomplishments.  Our weekly Student Spotlight features randomly chosen students on their own journey at The Bushido School of Karate.

This week’s spotlight is on Franco!

Franco is 6 years old, is in 1st grade and is a blue belt. He began his Bushido Karate training in September 2018.

Bushido Karate makes me feel: good.

My favorite part of class is: I learn something new each day.

I like to learn: the forms.

– Franco

As a 6-year old boy Franco loves to kick and yell. Bushido Karate gives him an opportunity to get an hour of kicking & yelling while learning discipline & self-defense. He also gets a great work out and learns to set his mind to achieve and improve to a higher level. He also has lots of fun!

– Franco’s mom
Student spotlight on Franco!
May 1st, 2019
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Student Spotlight No. 33

Bushido Karate for dad and daughter

The Bushido School of Karate is so appreciative of the students and families that are a part of our Bushido Karate family. We’ve had the pleasure of teaching for over 2 decades and in that time have been privileged to teach thousands of students. Everyone started at the beginning with no shortcuts, and we are so proud of their accomplishments.  Our weekly Student Spotlight features randomly chosen students on their own journey at The Bushido School of Karate.

This week’s spotlight is on Joanna!

Joanna is 9 years old, is in 4th grade and is a white belt. She began her Bushido Karate training in November 2018. Joanna is the 2nd generation in her family to learn from Shihan Mehrkar! Joanna’s father was a student in the 1990’s!

I like coming to Bushido because I learn confidence, and new skills like board breaking, self-defense and how to block and strike.

– Joanna

We chose Bushido because I’m a former student and only wanted Shihan (Mehrkar) to train my daughter.

Joanna’s dad
Spotlight on Joanna!
April 3rd, 2019

3 reasons to use Apple Cider Vinegar

There is definitely more than 3 reasons to take apple cider vinegar daily; much more. Also known as ACV, there are scientifically proven reasons why this stuff carries a potent punch to boost health. I started taking a “shot” every day because my bad cholesterol (LDL) was high for 2 years in a row. Rather than begin medication, I decided to try a more natural approach. “Dr. Google” displayed pages and pages of “natural ways to lower cholesterol”. In the first 3 pages almost every article and link contained the words apple cider vinegar! So begins my journey.

1. Lowers Blood Sugar Levels and Fights Diabetes

(Click the heading to read the full article written by Kris Gunnars, BSc and published in Healthline.com)

By far, the most successful application of vinegar to date is in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar levels, either because of insulin resistance or an inability to produce insulin (5).

However, high blood sugar can also be a problem in people who don’t have diabetes. It is believed to be a major cause of aging and various chronic diseases.

Pretty much everyone should benefit from keeping their blood sugar levels in the normal range. The most effective (and healthiest) way to do that is to avoid refined carbs and sugar, but apple cider vinegar can also have a powerful effect.

Vinegar has been shown to have numerous benefits for blood sugar and insulin levels:

  • Improves insulin sensitivity during a high-carb meal by 19–34% and significantly lowers blood sugar and insulin responses (6).
  • Reduces blood sugar by 34% after eating 50 grams of white bread (7).
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bedtime can reduce fasting blood sugar in the morning by 4% (8).
  • Numerous other studies in humans show that vinegar can improve insulin function and lower blood sugar levels after meals (910).

For these reasons, vinegar can be useful for people with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or those who want to keep their blood sugar levels low for other reasons.

If you’re currently taking blood-sugar-lowering medications, check with your doctor before increasing your intake of any type of vinegar.

2. Could help lower both total cholesterol and triglycerides.

(Click the heading to read the full article written by Jennifer Berry and published in MedicalNewsToday.com)

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Apple cider vinegar may lower cholesterol levels.

High triglyceride and cholesterol levels can increase a person’s risk of heart attack and stroke. Also, a high total cholesterol level raises the risk of heart problems.

Some evidence suggests that taking apple cider vinegar could help lower both total cholesterol and triglycerides.

12-week study investigated the effects of taking apple cider vinegar in people on a low-calorie diet. The researchers found that participants who took apple cider vinegar not only lost more weight than those who took a placebo but also had lower triglycerides and total cholesterol.

The people who took apple cider vinegar also had significantly raised levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. Doctors sometimes refer to HDL cholesterol as “good cholesterol” because it can help lower the risk of heart problems.

3. Athlete’s foot remedy

(Click the heading to read the full article written by Katie Wells and published in WellnessMama.com)

The sour, tangy crunchy mama favorite that helps with everything from heartburn to dandruffcan also be one of the best natural remedies for mild athlete’s foot.

Apple cider vinegar (ACV for those familiar with this crushed, fermented apple product) has been used since the times of Hippocrates, when it was prized for its medicinal properties. It’s known to be especially beneficial against yeast and fungus, and many people take it internally to keep candida in balance.

To use ACV to remedy athlete’s foot, make sure you’ve got a good, high-quality, unpasteurized version (the ones still containing the “mother” are better, and you can even make your own!). Of course you can also buy in stores or online, I get mine here.

In a foot bath container, mix together:

Soak your feet for around half an hour. You can also apply plain ACV directly to the infection with a cotton ball. Apple cider vinegar will likely sting, so be aware and dilute more if necessary

Ways to include it in your diet

So it is not the easiest thing to drink on its own. I was shocked by the smell as soon as I opened the bottle. While some people put a teaspoon in their morning tea, if I can smell it, I will gag. Not pretty.

My routine is to pour 1/3 of a shotglass and have a full teaspoon of honey at-the-ready. I hold my nose, drink the ACV as fast as I can and follow-up immediately with the honey. I swish the honey to cover every part of my mouth, thus leaving a sweet flavor rather than acidic. Works for me!