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Kickin’ It! Team Competitions in GAMMA

Bethesda Tae Kwon Do, Family Martial Arts, Teamwork
Wow! Several times a year, GAMMA Academy students participate in a team competition, where each of the instructors and all of the students are broken into four teams: The Green Geckos The Purple Penguins The Orange Octopi and the Yellow Yaks. Students earn points by attending class, wearing team swag, and playing games and competitions in class. Last year, the Purple Penguins took home the trophy- this year, we are yet to see!
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Snow Kicks!

Snow Kicks!

Bethesda Karate, Bethesda Martial Arts, Snow
SNOW DAY IN BETHESDA! Wow! We haven't had a snow day yet this year, and all of our kickers were excited when Montgomery County slowed to a crawl for some winter weather today. As always, when GAMMA closes for snow, we hold an internet competition. This time, for a picture of your snow kick, each student received a RED STRIPE on their belt in class! Check out some of our snow kickers from this and previous competitions on our facebook page: Click here! https://www.facebook.com/gammaacademy/   [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="1360,1361,1362,1363"]  
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10 Habits of Happy People

10 Habits of Happy People

Bethesda, Habits, happy
We love this list from Greg Silva- a martial artist with years of experience in what it takes to have great personal discipline and a positive outlook. Our favorite is Number Six! It's a can't-miss. 10 Habits Of Super Happy People by Greg Silva 1. Think of yourself less.   To be interesting you need to be interested in others.   C.S. Lewis said “Don’t think less of yourself as a person, but think of yourself less, focusing more on the betterment of yourself for the sake of those around you, rather than for your own ego. 2. Move beyond the small talk.    Eleanor Roosevelt’s said “Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people” 3. What you appreciate, appreciates.   People who live with an…
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Congratulations Belt Graduates!

Family Martial Arts
We are SUPER proud of all of our graduates at our recent Belt Promotion Ceremony. At our Bethesda, Maryland location, we saw fabulous progress from our current students- and welcome new students into our Mini Bears (2-3 year olds), Tiny Tiger (4-5 year olds), Little Dragon (6-7 year olds) and our Youth, Teen, and Adult classes at all new belts. Our Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced students have all made major strides towards their goals. Congratulations to everyone who graduated!   If you are interested in martial arts and seeing the same kind of progress in yourself, your child, or your family, register for a free martial arts trial online at freekaratemaryland.com.
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Staff Instructor Ms. Watson Welcomes You!

Bethesda, Family Martial Arts
Katherine Watson started her martial arts training as an adult, after her three children had all (mostly!) grown up and currently holds her second degree black belt. Her favorite work is with our Little Dragons (age 5-7) and Tiny Tigers (ages 3-4). She enjoys being a part of the positive environment at GAMMA Academy and giving our youngest students a voice.   Ms. Watson brings a real-world approach to high quality instruction and classroom management. Her classes are always a great mix of FUN and discipline.   She has received a second degree Black Belt after an arduous, 72-hour testing process in the mountains of Colorado overseen Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee and Grandmaster Jeff Smith. She enjoys working in forms and weapons and helping other students develop their skills in these areas.…
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Summer Camps Happening Soon!

Bethesda, Bethesda Karate, Bethesda Martial Arts, Bethesda Tae Kwon Do, Family Martial Arts, summer camp
Have you registered for your weeks of summer camp? We start on June 15th this year and are really looking forward to the great times of summer. Our camp has it all- academic enrichment, martial arts, fun and games, pool time and more! If you're still looking for something to fill the long days of summer, check us out at http://karateinsummer.com/
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Congratulations Belt Graduates!

Bethesda, Bethesda Karate, Bethesda Martial Arts, Bethesda Tae Kwon Do, Family Martial Arts
We are SUPER proud of all of our graduates at our recent Belt Promotion Ceremony. At our Bethesda, Maryland location, we saw fabulous progress from our current students- and welcome new students into our Tiny Tiger (pre-schooler martial arts), Little Dragon (kid's class) and our Youth, Teen, and Adult classes at all new belts. Our Beginner and Intermediate students have all made major strides towards their goals. Congratulations to everyone who graduated!   If you are interested in martial arts and seeing the same kind of progress in yourself, your child, or your family, register for a free martial arts trial online at freekaratemaryland.com.   https://www.facebook.com/118015065026916/videos/429837190511367/?pnref=story
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Congratulations Graduates!

Bethesda, Family Martial Arts, Goal Setting
We are SUPER proud of all of our graduates at our recent Belt Promotion Ceremony. At our Bethesda, Maryland location, we saw fabulous progress from our current students- and welcome new students into our Tiny Tiger (pre-schooler martial arts), Little Dragon (kid's class) and our Youth, Teen, and Adult classes at all new belts. Our Beginner and Intermediate students have all made major strides towards their goals. Congratulations to everyone who graduated!   If you are interested in martial arts and seeing the same kind of progress in yourself, your child, or your family, register for a free martial arts trial online at freekaratemaryland.com.
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Easy, Natural, and Enjoyable Success

Family Martial Arts
Deepak Chopra said "You can't make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable." What is your environment like? Are you surrounded by other positive decision makers? Do you have coaches that reinforce your goals? Set yourself and your children up for success today- get started on the path to EASY, NATURAL, AND ENJOYABLE success with GAMMA Academy.   Call or click here to enroll for a free trial today. Call with code "EZDC103" to receive one of ten free enrollment packs including free t-shirt, uniform, water bottle, and more (while supplies last.) 301-660-KICK    
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Adult Self Defense and Kickboxing Classes Bethesda, Maryland

Family Martial Arts
Our Adult Classes are getting in a great workout! We may be ahead of the New Year's craze, but our adults are really enjoying classes- getting in practice in traditional martial arts like karate and tae kwon do, but also practicing self defense and kickboxing skills that apply to their regular lives. Kickboxing is one of the highest calorie-burning workouts out there, while the practical military self defense techniques taught by former Army Ranger Master Giscombe give everyone confidence in their ability to protect themselves. Classes are a great complement to a regular workout routine, or even a great way to get started again after a hiatus (even a life-long hiatus.)
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