When Kids Compete Winning Isn’t the Only Thing, It is Everything

by Katherine White

One with Heart Program Coordinator

I think Vince Lombardi had it backwards when he famously said:  “winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” A lot has changed since he was top football coach in the 1960’s including the way many of us think about sports, competition, and what it means to win. One with Heart holds several tournaments a year where kids compete with kids of their own age and rank in forms and fighting. These competitions have shown me what healthy competition can look like and feel like. When I say winning is everything, this has nothing to do with coming in first.




Written by, Mike Gill

What is it?  Why should I care?  What can I do about it?

Inflammation has become quite a hot topic in the health world over the past decade.  We are finding that it is a major factor (if not the main factor) in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, chronic pain, and many other conditions.  It used to be that we thought each of these had a separate cause, but more and more we are finding that inflammation lies at the center.  Nearly a decade ago Time Magazine wrote a cover story on inflammation called “The Silent Killer”.  Far from being alarmist, further research has not only shown the article to be correct, it has shown further dangers with chronic inflammation.



Summer Camp Early Bird Special!

One With Heart Kung Fu Camp Early Bird Special $240. Enroll  before February 29th for $240. Regular price $265.

Kung Fu Spring Break and Summer Camps are a super fun, high energy.  Our week-long camps are a great place for beginners and returning students ages 6-14.

Check out all of our cool themed camp offerings for this year!

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Self-Defense for Women and Teen Girls

When:  Saturday March 5,  2016 from 2 – 5 p.m.
Cost:  $49

Connect to your strength and have it reflected in everything you do.  Learn to trust your awareness, assess situations rapidly, and act on your own behalf. With guidance from certified instructors, you will learn to recognize and respond to threatening behavior with strong, assertive body language and verbal self-defense skills. Role-plays and pad drills give you the opportunity to strike with full power, speed, and commitment. In just 3 hours you will have the confidence and practical skills to create effective boundaries and respond immediately to real life situations.

This positive and supportive self-defense workshop is designed for women and girls 12 and older.


February Chinese Kung Fu Elements Begins

Tai Chi Elements Begins February 1st!
Cost:  $99


This beginning level Chinese Kung Fu  Elements program includes 12 small group classes over a 4 week period. In one class each week you train with an advanced  Chinese Martial Arts instructor to learn basic movements. You also attend classes each week under the guidance of master teacher David Tircuit.

We recommend that anyone with no Chinese Martial Arts experience begin in the Chinese Kung Fu  Elements Program. Students with a previous martial arts background are recommended to start in the intermediate-advanced class. More info

Sign up for an upcoming session today.



February Self-Defense Elements / Cardio Thai Kickboxing Begins

21 days of training for $99 starting February 1st!


Get 21 days of training learning the fundamentals of self-defense in a small group setting. 

For beginners, and fun for all. This 21 day program starts with the basic elements of self-defense; how to throw elbows, knees and low kicks, and how to throw effective punches including jab, cross, hook and uppercut.

Develop strong legs and springy movement though stance and footwork drills. Learn to generate power through correct alignment. Drills include strikes to focus mitts and kicks to bags and striking shields. With repetition of easy to learn, slow movement you will soon be striking with speed and commitment.

Improve functional fitness and develop core muscle strength through boot camp conditioning with body weight movement. Get in great shape and learn very empowering skills. It’s fun!

Morning and evening sessions available. Sign up for 21 days of training today. 

Lightweight athletic shoes and boxing gloves are required for Cardio Thai Kickboxing. Bring your own boxing gloves or you may purchase them at One with Heart.

Classes meet:
Mon / Wed      6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tues / Thurs    9:30 – 10:30 a.m. (cardio kickboxing)
Tues / Thurs   11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sat.                    10 – 11 a.m.

By the time you complete our top rated Pukulan Self-Defense Elements program you will feel right at home in our ongoing beginning and intermediate classes. More info



Family Ties during the Holidays

When Someone You Love is Being Abused
by Katherine White
One with Heart Self-Defense Program Coordinator

It is the holiday season. The story of the holidays is one of love, joy, coming together and experiencing the best of being a family. How do you reconcile this story with reality if someone you love is being abused by a partner? What part do you play? How do you support the person you love? How do you protect yourself?


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Revisiting “Bacongate”

Written by, Mike Gill

What the new designation of processed meats as a group 1 carcinogen means to you.

A few weeks back the International Agency for Research on Cancer officially designated processed meats as a group 1 carcinogen and all red meats as a group 2a carcinogen.  The predictably absurd overreaction in the media that followed has been called “Bacongate”.   As far as I know, the predictably absurd overreaction to the first overreaction has not yet been named.  This article will break down what it means to be a group 1 carcinogen, the risk to you the reader and what to look for in the future.

As a side note, can we as a society not do better than “Bacon-gate”?  I propose Colorectal Roulette (trademark pending).


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