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Karate Wausau/Halloween Party

We are currently getting ready to celebrate our 20th annual Wausau area Halloween party in our Schofield Premier Martial Arts school.  We have students attending from all of our satelite school programs like the Wausau YMCA, Little Scholars preschool, DCE community education Kickboxing program, Antigo Premier Martial Arts  and students from the Schofield Premier Martial Arts  location.

We have worked on building the Haunted house for the past 3 weeks and now it’s time to start our ghoulish  party.  We have some pretty creepy people ready to spook you and some creative props to freak you out, made by all of our helpers.  The party is free to anyone that wants to have a good time and behaves well.  We do ask that you bring a dish to pass, so everyone has something to eat during the event.   

We tone it down for the younger kids and try to pick it up for the older kids/adults.  The party starts 7:00 on Saturday October 29th, 2011 and goes till 10:00 pm.  We will have soda, light sticks, contests and candy for participants. 

You must dress up in a costume!  Even parents!  That way we will never know who you are unless you tell us!! 

The party is located at Premier Martial Arts, 920 Grand Ave. Schofield, WI 715-355-4222.  Across the street from Arby’s in Schofield, behind Coldwell Banker Realty. 

See you there.

Karate Wausau

People often ask, what is the difference between Karate and Taekwondo?  First off, Karate is usually considered a Japanese art and Taekwondo is a Korean style art. 

Karate has really taken off in the last few months due to the remake of the movie, the Karate Kid.  Whether it is a Korean, Japanese  or Chinese art, most people do not seem to care, primarily because they do not know the differences yet.

Every Japanese art I ever trained in was very rigid and disciplined.  Most instructors did not want to cater to children because kids usually can not handle the ridgidness of classes.  Now days many instructors have become a little more open too being nicer and attracting children.   That is because they had to or they would be like the “Maytag repair man”,  with no one training in class but themselves!

 Taekwondo has become one of the most popular arts in the country primarily due to  really cool kicks which are appealing to kids and adults.  The classes are disciplined and instructors are more understanding of children’s needs in training.  By that I mean they have developed skill drills which build coordination, timing, speed, focus and keep kids having fun while staying on task.  

I have heard some comments from people that the movie, the Karate Kid should  have been named differently because they did Kung Fu, instead of Karate.  Did it really matter?  To some people it does.   But I say, don’t get too hung up on the small stuff, just enjoy the movie and the ideas behind the movie. 

Some people train for many years in the martial arts.  You could say to them, you aren’t doing this or that art.  You can’t do them all!   I feel like I tried that, but you have to keep your knowledge attainable or you are chasing after too much.  For an instructor, you have too look at what is most important for students to learn and focus on those areas.  I have always felt that self defense is extremely important, sparring helps tune in those skills, forms help work on balance, breathing, focus, timing, grappling helps with the ground defense and other techniques just too name a few keep everyone striving for excellence. 

 Mr Heil and myself sat on the testing board at Mission Lake where some students advanced to higher black belt levels such as Mr. Schuster/3rd degree, Mr. Zinkowich/2nd degree, and Miss. Rogan/1st degree.  These individuals put a ton of effort into their training and they are helping in classes all the time to help you learn your techniques more effectively. 

In our Wausau Karate school, one of our instructors’, Mr. Adam Salazar has been teaching Karate, Korean Karate, Kung Fu forms and extreme martial arts to our students.   He has been with me for about 14 years.  He can see a form, practice it for a few minutes and do it like he had been training with it for years.  He and other students showed off their techniques in our demonstrations and tournnaments throughout the Midwest area for years.   Adam wants to spread some of his experiences and training to students who want to push themselves a little harder than the average person.  He may be opening a branch school in Antigo, early 2011 if everthing works out. 

If you want to challenge yourself, now is the time to get it done!  We are setting up our tournament competition team/demonstration team to prepare for upcomming events. So talk to Mr. Salazar or Mr. Malone to get involved. 

Friday evening classes, during the speciality class are the best times to work on your tricks, flips and creative techniques.

Wausau Karate Birthday Parties


Let your child experience the martial arts with a Karate birthday party at Premier Martial Arts. You do not have to be a member of our program to have a party. All you need is the desire to be a Martial Artist for the day. Each child will learn about self control, discipline, “cool” karate kicks, how to deal with strangers and participate in a real karate class with their friends.

After pizza, cake and opening of presents, we will play some dodge-ball games to have a blast.

The birthday child gets to cut the cake with a real sword (With instructors help)

Our parties include:
Pizza
Soda or Juice
Plates
Napkins
Plastic utinsils
Balloons

Minimum of five children, only $8.00 per child, cake is not included. Maximum of 40 per party. Party length is two hours. Usual day for party is on Saturdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

If you would like more information please call, 715-355-4222.

Wausau Taekwondo


Are you are wondering if Martial Arts training is a good choice for your child?  Many parents are concerned that their children will learn to be more aggressive than others if they enroll in Taekwondo classes.  This is a very big misconception. 

What exactly is Taekwondo? The Korean art is known as the art of hand and foot fighting and a way of life. I was taught that half of your training was to develop physical skills and the other was to develop a strong moral values, especially discipline.

Children develop better listening skills, more self control/strategies to deal with difficult children, get more exercise and gain more confidence than other children with proper training in the martial arts.   Children are easily influenced by television with all the violent shows available to them as well as role models with poor character traits, it’s no wonder a parent would have concerns.

In our Wausau Taekwondo training, (call 715-355-4222 for more information) a student learns how to show self discipline by practicing certain behavior traits.  They lose belt ranking if they break any major rules, like hurting someone else, when their life is not in danger.  If you pick a fight you, start, or cause a fight, you are not demonstrating black belt excellence.  Therefore, you do not deserve to wear any rank higher than a white belt (beginner belt).  Just this one method of dealing with poor behavior prevents and teaches students consequences for poor behavior, and that it is not acceptable to behave that way.

Your child may have a more difficult time working on self control, but that does not mean they should not get involved.  That is how you fix your child. Don’t hide them hoping the problem will go away.  If they get in trouble in Taekwondo training, they may have to go on a time out, or do some extra pushups but they have to start learning today.  If you wait till they are teenagers and try to change their behaviors after years of problems, they will have developed patterns that will be difficult to break.