Local Martial Arts Academy WINS Nickelodeon’s 2010 Parents’ Pick Award 2nd Year in a Row!

20 09 2010

Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center in San Antonio, Texas WINS 2010 Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Picks Award for “Best Martial Arts Classes” for the second year in a row!

The Parents’ Picks Awards is an annual nationwide online poll that allows parents to vote for their favorite family places, products and parenting tips. The 2010 voting took place from July 7 through August 31, 2010. ParentsConnect announced the winners online on September 15, 2010.

Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect, the online resource for parenting advice and community, is hosting its third annual Parents’ Picks Awards. From July to August ParentsConnect invited parents to pick the best parenting products, parenting tips and local family places. Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center in San Antonio WON for “Best Martial Arts Classes”. The 2010 Parents’ Picks Award winners will be featured on ParentsConnect throughout the year.

The nominee in each category with the most votes was crowned the 2010 Parents Picks Awards WINNER and has been established as the best product, tip or place in that category. To announce their win, they received a “Parents’ Picks 2010 Winner” seal to display and will be featured as the winning product, tip or place on Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect site until the 2011 awards, so parents everywhere will know that they are the “Best of the Best”.

PARENTSCONNECT BACKGROUND: Featuring the tagline “We’re not perfect, we’re parents,” Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect is the online resource providing parenting advice and community, celebrating the reality of parenthood and making parents’ lives easier. Geared towards parents with kids of all ages, from pregnancy to teens, the site offers unique features like personalized profiles that help parents connect with each other; advice from top-tier parenting experts; weekly online parties; hot topic boot camps on burning parenting topics; sweepstakes and giveaways; customizable baby names lists; comprehensive baby name lists; seasonal crafts, recipes and activities; a weekly meal-planner; a weekly newsletter focusing on pregnancy and early childhood milestones; and guest celebrity editorials. Each age-related section on the site provides users with content to help them through both large and small parenting challenges.

The awards identify winners in 52 major U.S. cities with categories ranging from “Best Museum for families; Best Toy Store; Best Playground/Park” and more.  “The Parents’ Pick Awards are a quick way for parents to find the best local option for their children in a variety of activities and venues” said Dr. Larry M. Lockhart, Sr., owner of Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center. “Martial Arts Personal Development Center has provided family oriented Martial Arts and Personal Development Instruction as well as Self-Defense classes for children and adults alike for many years. We are truly honored to be recognized two years in a row by our local communities in this awards program.”

Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center received its first nomination for “Best Martial Arts Classes in San Antonio” in 2009 and won by an overwhelming majority of parent votes. It was also the very first year that the category of Martial Arts was included in the ParentsConnect nationwide online poll, allowing parents to vote for their favorite San Antonio Martial Arts Academy.

Dr. Larry Lockhart, Sr., owner of Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center, has improved countless children’s lives by teaching them self-discipline and focus through Personal Development and Martial Arts, emphasizing the importance of education. Find out how your child can grow up to be a Leader in your community and have self-confidence as well as a respectful attitude at http://www.familypdc.com/.

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Renowned Martial Arts Academy NOMINATED for Nickelodeon’s 2010 Parentsconnect Parents’ Pick Award Two Years in a Row

18 07 2010

2010 Nickelodeon Parentsconnect NOMINEEKarate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center, Winner of the 2009 Nomination for “Best Martial Arts Classes in San Antonio”, RECEIVES NOMINATION for NICKELODEON’S PARENTSCONNECT PARENTS’ PICKS AWARD two years in a row.

The awards identify winners in 52+ major U.S. cities with categories ranging from “Best Museum for families; Best Toy Store; Best Playground/Park” and more.

“The Parents’ Pick Awards are a quick way for parents to find the best local option for their children in a variety of activities and venues “said Dr. Larry M. Lockhart, Sr., owner of Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center. “Martial Arts Personal Development Center has provided family oriented Martial Arts Instruction and Self-Defense classes for children and adults alike for many years. We are truly honored to be recognized by our local communities in this awards program.”

All nominated businesses were chosen based on recommendations from ParentsConnect.com’s local city editors that live and work in the cities they cover, along with recommendations from ParentsConnect users. The Parents’ Picks Awards is a nationwide online poll that allows parents to vote for their favorite family places, products and parenting tips from July 7 through August 31, 2010.
Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect, the online resource for parenting advice and community, is hosting its third annual Parents’ Picks Awards; inviting parents to pick the best parenting products, parenting tips and local family places. Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center is a nominee for “Best Martial Arts Classes in San Antonio”. ParentsConnect will announce the winners online on September 15, 2010. The 2010 Parents’ Picks Award winners will be featured on ParentsConnect throughout the year.
Users can vote for the nominees online at www.parentsconnect.com/parents-picks from July 7th until August 31st to help determine the best of the best parenting products, tips and local resources in their cities. Nominees for this year’s Parents’ Picks Awards were determined by ParentsConnect members who submitted nominations from April 29 through July 6. The top 5 nominees with the most votes in each category are now the official nominees in this final voting round. User votes ultimately determine the winners in the 30 different categories.

The nominee in each category with the most votes will be crowned the 2010 Parents Picks Awards WINNER and be established as the best product, tip or place in that category. To announce their win, they will receive a “Parents’ Picks 2010 Winner” seal to display and will be featured as the winning product, tip or place on Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect site until the 2011 awards, so parents everywhere will know that they are the best of the best.
Featuring the tagline “We’re not perfect, we’re parents,” Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect is the online resource providing parenting advice and community, celebrating the reality of parenthood and making parents’ lives easier. Geared towards parents with kids of all ages, from pregnancy to teens, the site offers unique features like personalized profiles that help parents connect with each other; advice from top-tier parenting experts; weekly online parties; hot topic boot camps on burning parenting topics; sweepstakes and giveaways; customizable baby names lists; comprehensive baby name lists; seasonal crafts, recipes and activities; a weekly meal-planner; a weekly newsletter focusing on pregnancy and early childhood milestones; and guest celebrity editorials. Each age-related section on the site provides users with content to help them through both large and small parenting challenges.
Dr. Larry Lockhart, Sr., owner of Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center, has improved countless children’s lives by teaching them self-discipline and focus through Personal Development and Martial Arts, emphasizing the importance of education. Find out how your child can grow up to be a Leader in your community and have self-confidence as well as a respectful attitude at http://www.familypdc.com/

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Texas State Championships endorses GurlFytrz non-profit organization.

16 01 2010

Texas State Championships in San Antonio, Texas endorses GurlFytrz, a non-profit organization that helps women in distress and those facing domestic violence.

The 30th Annual Texas State Championships, hosted by Grandmaster Larry Lockhart, Sr., a Martial Arts Champion and Legend, has teamed up with Marcia Mason as GurlFytrz’ Texas State Director. Empowering women with awareness, workable solutions and self-confidence, GurlFytrz is launching a nationwide campaign to promote women’s safety, self-defense and self-confidence through education via Martial Arts and Personal Development. 

Texas State Championships tournament has been hosted for over 30 years and is known to be the place where “Champions come”.  It is renowned for its fairness and imbued tenets in the Martial Arts such as courtesy, respect, self-control, integrity and indomitable spirit.  Competitors come from all over the Great State of Texas and Mexico to test their skills and secure one of the beautiful awards offered.  This nationally known tournament is recognized for upholding the Martial Arts principles such as respecting and assisting all competitors and spectators providing a true, positive Martial Arts experience for seasoned Martial Artists as well as newcomers.   This prestigious event is also known for the spirit of giving and supporting its community.

In the spirit of giving, the Texas State Championships will benefit GurlFytrz Non-Profit Organization and its efforts in spreading the word about women’s and children’s safety as well as the building of GurlFytrz Safe Ranches, not just in Utah and Texas but, all across the United States.

Having spent the majority of his career as a children’s advocate, promoting safety and education, Dr. Lockhart believes that we can make a difference in our community one individual at a time. In 1998, Dr. Lockhart was awarded the Man of the Year Award, which stated, ” . . . For devoted and unselfish dedication to the Martial Arts. For your discipline and leadership as a positive role model. Your constant display of proficiency, discipline, respect, and honor shines among the best. Your contribution to society has been of the utmost highest. We salute you!”

“I am very excited that Grandmaster Larry Lockhart, Sr. has joined GurlFytrz as our “New Texas State Director” in our fight against Domestic Violence in Texas”, Marcia Mason says.  “His endorsement through the Texas State Championships could not have come at a better time as public awareness about these issues is a must for all who care about their families”, Marcia Mason states.

“I am excited to partner with GurlFytrz to help further a cause that I have been passionate about for years.  It is critical that women and children are aware and learn how to respond correctly to the potential dangers that lurk inside and outside of their homes”, Grandmaster Lockhart states.  “This national tournament is a wonderful opportunity for Martial Artists and Martial Arts teachers alike to help with the tremendous responsibility of educating our respective communities regarding these issues”, Grandmaster Lockhart says.

Dr. Lockhart currently owns and operates Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center at 1305 S.W. Loop 410, Marbach Exit 7 in Westlakes Village in San Antonio, Texas. He continues to pass on to his students the traditions of winning through superior attitude, superior techniques, and superior work ethics.

You may obtain additional information about Grand Master Lockhart at his web site http://www.familypdc.com/.

Dr. Lockhart is available for professional speaking engagements on topics such as the Martial Arts, personal development, motivation, leadership, child safety and self-defense.





Renowned Texas Martial Arts Academy Joins National Domestic Abuse And Violence Non-Profit!

10 11 2009
2009 "Best Karate Class" Winner

2009 "Best Karate Class" Winner

Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center in San Antonio, Texas JOINS Gurlfytrz, a non-profit organization that helps women in distress and those facing domestic violence.

Grandmaster Larry Lockhart, Sr., a Martial Arts Champion and Legend, has teamed up with Marcia Mason as Gurlfytrz’ Texas State Director. Empowering women with awareness, workable solutions and self-confidence, Gurlfytrz is launching a nationwide campaign to promote women’s safety, self-defense and self-confidence through education via Martial Arts and Personal Development. 

“I am very excited that Grandmaster Larry Lockhart, Sr. has joined Gurlfytrz as our “New Texas State Director” in our fight against Domestic Violence in Texas”, Marcia Mason says.  “Our organization, a women’s self-defense and empowerment program headquartered in Coalville, Utah has joined forces with Grandmaster Lockhart to send the message, in support of National Domestic Violence Month, that “Enough Is Enough” throughout Texas and from coast to coast.  Our program offers sensible tips on personal safety, recognizing potentially dangerous situations and reacting sensibly to signs of trouble before it’s too late”, Marcia Mason states.

In his 30+ years of experience, Grandmaster Lockhart, Sr. has been an avid advocate of children’s and women’s safety providing modern self-defense, confidence and awareness seminars to ensure local families’ safety.  Over the years, Dr. Lockhart has visited numerous elementary and middle schools to get his “Be Safe” message to the public in providing modern self-defense and self-awareness seminars for students and teachers.

“I am excited to partner with Gurlfytrz to help further a cause that I have been passionate about for years.  It is critical that women and children are aware and learn how to respond correctly to the potential dangers that lurk inside and outside of their homes”, Grandmaster Lockhart states.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about Gurlfyrtz and Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center is encouraged to contact Dr. Lockhart, Sr. through his web site at http://www.familypdc.com

 





26 10 2009

The Best Things You Could Say to Your Child About Divorce or Separation
Divorce and separation are a difficult and delicate issue for the entire family and more often than not, children are the ones who have the greatest loss. This article is an attempt to assist children with positive resolutions and emotional support.
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Karate Birthday Parties For Children – A New Trend!

23 08 2009

Watching programs like Power Rangers, Naruto, Avatar, Dragon Ball Z and other cartoon or action movie characters kick and punch their way out of trouble has made karate “cool” in today’s kids’ eyes. It also explains why Martial Arts has become a popular birthday party theme throughout the community.

The question arises as to just what is a Karate Birthday Party?  It is more than just a party with pizza and cake.  It adds an additional flair to a child’s birthday party – participation.   What better way to engage the wonderful and creative mind of a child than through participation.  No longer will children just sit around to have cake and ice cream, at a Karate Birthday Party, all children get to have fun and play. 

The theme, of course, is Martial Arts.  Karate Birthday Parties are filled with fun and action, safe and meaningful Martial Arts activities, offering positive re-enforcement in every skill and drill that the children participate in.  Children are not known to stand around looking bored, but are excited about participating in the many Martial Arts activities offered (activities will vary depending on the studio).

Most Karate Birthday Parties are scheduled on Saturdays (due to studio classes during the week) and last anywhere from 1 ½ to 2 hours and offer a special gift for the Birthday Child.  During this time, children have fun playing Martial Arts games and learning safe, basic karate skills while being introduced to life skills such as self-discipline, focus and respect.

Time is usually set aside for opening of presents and the presentation of the birthday cake.  Some studios may provide pizza and soft drinks depending on the type of Birthday Package chosen by the parents.  Many studios offer a variety of birthday packages depending on the size of the party (count of children expected to attend) and length of party.  The studio will usually let the parents the do’s and don’ts for the party (i.e., no cups, juice boxes only, to avoid spillage, etc.).

Most studios require 2-3 week advance reservation of the party as well as advance payment of the booking.  It may be necessary for you to sign a birthday party agreement as well as a waiver for the event.

All in all, Karate Birthday Parties are a good way of changing the pace and offering something different to your child and his/her party guest.  Parents who have previously booked Karate Birthday Parties have discovered the value of having access to a location that holds 20+ children (usually not so easily done at home or in the backyard) as well as not having to worry about hiring a clown, magician or inflatable bouncers (which gets quite costly if you want to keep everyone entertained).

For more information on how to register your child’s Karate Birthday Party in San Antonio visit http://www.familypdc.com!





Local Martial Arts Academy WINS Nickelodeon’s 2009 Parentsconnect Parents’ Pick Award

18 08 2009

Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center in San Antonio, Texas WINS 2009 Nickelodeon’s Parentsconnect Parents’ Picks Award for “Best Martial Arts Class”.

 Votes are in for Nickelodeon’s Second Annual Parents’ Pick Awards in 2009.  ParentsConnect is an online resource for parents with children of all ages that offer unique features focused on the individual parents’ needs.

The awards identify winners in 52 major U.S. cities with categories ranging from “Best Museum for families; Best Toy Store; Best Playground/Park” and more.  “The Parents’ Pick Awards are a quick way for parents to find the best local option for their children in a variety of activities and venues “said Dr. Larry M. Lockhart, Sr., owner of Karate Plus Martial Arts Personal Development Center. “Martial Arts Personal Development Center has provided family oriented Martial Arts Instruction and Self-Defense classes for children and adults alike for many years. We are truly honored to be recognized by our local communities in this awards program.”

All nominated businesses were chosen based on recommendations from ParentsConnect.com’s local city editors that live and work in the cities they cover, along with recommendations from ParentsConnect users. Users’ votes from May 5 – July 15, 2009, determined the winners in each category. To view the businesses selected as Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Pick Award winners, visit http://gocitykids.parentsconnect.com/parents-picks/best-local-places and http://gocitykids.parentsconnect.com/parents-picks/san-antonio-tx-usa/best-san-antonio-martial-arts-class.

PARENTSCONNECT BACKGROUND: Featuring the tagline “We’re not perfect, we’re parents,” Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect is the online resource providing parenting advice and community, celebrating the reality of parenthood and making parents’ lives easier. Geared towards parents with kids of all ages, from babies to teens, the site offers unique features like personalized profiles that help parents connect with each other; advice from top-tier parenting experts; a digital multi-media scrapbook; seasonal crafts, recipes and activities; a weekly meal-planner; a weekly newsletter focusing on the behavior and development of your child; and guest celebrity editorials. Each age-related section on the site provides users with daily content to help them through both large and small parenting challenges.








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