Are Private Lessons Worth The Expense?

To answer this question, we first have to ask, “what are private lessons and how are they different from regular classes”? In regular class instruction, you (the student) are training with other students of varying experience levels, ages, size, and attitude. Because of this, the teachers conduct classes in a way that is best for […]


In today’s day and age, accountability is more important than ever. But why? Why has being accountable become one of the cornerstones of society, the key ingredient that holds people and communities together? Well, for one thing, when a person is accountable, he or she accepts responsibility for his or her actions and those results […]

Are You Making the Most of Your Time?

Summer is over and the school season is in full swing. Most agree it’s a busy time, not just for kids but also for adults. Many of us are still adjusting to changes in schedules and having to juggle new obligations at work, a constant reminder that there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in […]

Is Your Child Prepared to Go Back to School?

The summer is at an end, and the kids are back to school. But are they ready?  Every new school year is a transition, one that brings multiple changes, and each child will respond differently. Some will be excited while others might experience anxiety, and even kids who aren’t starting school for the first time […]

Should I Discipline My Kids?

As parents, nothing is more rewarding than seeing our kids happy and having a great relationship with them. Perhaps, this is why laying down the rules and enforcing them can sometimes feel so difficult. After all, it sucks having to be the villain. No one likes to be the one doling out discipline. But in […]

Socializing As An Adult

Growing up as kids, most of us had school, sports, and extracurricular activities to help fill our days, making it easier to socialize and make new friends. However, as we get older, some may find it a bit more difficult, as life changes can impact our ability and opportunities to meet new people. College and […]

Crime Statistics

Crime. No one wants to think about it happening to them, but with the reality of rising crime rates around parts of the country, it’s natural to be worried about your own safety as well as that of your family and friends. It’s always a good idea to be on the lookout.  At Empire Dojo, […]

Every Day Self-Defense Tools

Everyday Self Defense Tools

The truth is, nobody ever plans to get attacked. Maybe you make it a point to never leave the house without your trusty pepper spray or self-defense weapon, but even the most prepared person can and will get caught off guard. In fact, chances are when a dangerous situation arises, you won’t see it coming. […]