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It's Time for BOBoween!

  Happy (almost) Halloween! I’m here with a very important announcement – Century’s BOBoween contest is coming up!
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6 Ways to Bring Halloween Fun to your School

  We’re rapidly approaching one of the best holidays (in my opinion): Halloween! As a kid, I loved this day. It was, after all, the one time of the year middle-school-age-Sarah could dress up like a bat and no one could say anything about it. Halloween is universally adored by all kids – including those in your dojo!
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12 Tips for a Safe and Fun Fourth of July

  I’m the type of girl who likes holidays in general, but I have to admit, I have a special spot in my heart for the 4th of July: a holiday that not only allows, but in fact encourages, me to play with fire and cause small explosions.
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6 Great Gift Ideas for Father's Day

  Many people get into martial arts because a family member started training first. In this case, it’s usually a relative someone looks up to: an older sibling, a mother, or father. I know several people for whom the latter was the case.   No one in my (immediate) family ever had an interest in martial arts, unfortunately. But I found other hobbies to share with them. My dad, for example, is an avid tennis player. He signed me up for lessons when I was a kid, taught me the finer points of the serve, and spend hours practicing with me on weekends when I played for my high school. Tennis was our thing.    Every Father’s Day, I make a point to get my dad something tennis-related. Sometimes it’s just tennis balls; other times I get fancier with tennis books, racquet clips, or tennis clothing. This theme isn’t just important because Dad likes tennis – it’s a reminder of the connection we have through the sport.     I know that for many of our readers, martial arts is the connection they have with their dad. This year, skip the ties and tools and fishing gear for Father’s Day. Give your dad a gift that’s a thank-you: for introducing you to your art, and sharing rides to the dojo. For not letting you quit when you thought you wanted to. For not letting you win in sparring, because he knew you could be so much better if you pushed yourself. For attending tournaments on the weekends, and for showing you what you could accomplish through martial arts, because he’d paved the way as a role model.  
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Last-Minute Gifts that Don’t Look Last-Minute (all for around $25!)

  Oh no! It happened again – you started out the holiday season with all the best intentions, full of unbridled optimism and the thought that “I’ll finish shopping early this year.” But here we are.
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Want a Great Thanksgiving that Won't Weigh You Down?

  Thanksgiving food is, hands down, some of the best cuisine on earth. Unfortunately, while we’re caught up in the spirit of celebration we tend to let our eating go unchecked.
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