Balanced Life Skills 10th Anniversary celebrated with Mr. Tony’s First Degree Test On Friday October 25, Balanced Life Skills hosted Mr. Tony for his First Degree Belt Test. It was a great evening and we will be posting some of the video from the test at later dates. In addition though I was surprised by another celebration that I was not aware was taking place. Ms. Ariel and others got together and created a picture book depicting our last 10 years of Balanced Life Skills. On November 3, 2003 – Balanced Life Skills was born. It’s start was in a
Our goals for the next few years is to have a martial arts, visual arts and performing arts as a part of our programs, reaching children where they are, building character, confidence and contribution. Here is our first program in the visual arts – ART IN MIND – developed and presented by Jen Selby, black belt candidate 2013. Please JOIN us on February 18 for a preview. Invite your friends to be a part of a revolution for all students. CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW THE PREVIEW WENT FOR THE ART IN MIND CLASS
Operation: BuddyPack was a huge success! Thank you to every student and family who contributed for the backpacks to be filled with toiletries, school supplies, and games or toys to pass the time! Thousands of children in the New Jersey and New York area are without homes and all of the comforts that a home usually brings. Thanks to you, 10 additional children have been given a backpack full of practical supplies, and comfort. Mr. Joe and I cannot express the gratitude we have for all of you – the families at BLS – that helped put a smile on
Each of the Black Belt candidates wrote an essay about their journey. The winning Best Essay will be read at the closing ceremony on April 22, 2012 at Camp Letts. In the mean time I thought it would be nice for all to see some of the excerpts from all of them. We are looking forward to all come out for the testing and seeing both the physical and mental skills of these students. Here is the Essay compilation.