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April 20, 2020 to May 31, 2020
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We are open

Posted by Krista Wells on August 10, 2020 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Hello Everyone,

We are open for on-line and limited private and semi-private in person lessons. We have several options for you to choose from:

1.  Virtual Only Option:

In this program you will have the opportunity to attend our Live Zoom Classes along with two personalized virtual 1:1 lessons where we will teach you the basics of martial arts, go through goal setting and teach you how to do your workouts at home along with adaptions if needed.…


Dane Niederman's Black Belt Essay & Goals

Posted by Nicole L Niederman on January 7, 2020 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

My Heroes...

My ultimate role model and my superhero, is my DAD! He works hard everyday to ensure I have what I need to be successful. He loves me with all his heart and I hope he knows I love him too. He’s done so much to enrich and create an amazing life for me and my family. Thank you Dad! With that said, there are a few other people I look up to because they have also had a positive impact on my life. They have achieved great things by overcoming a HUGE obstacle, an obstacle I’m…


Black belt essay questions

Posted by Lucy on December 3, 2019 at 6:11pm 0 Comments

1. My goals upon having reached black belt for my future learning, are to learn better leadership skills. I began coming when I was 7, and since then I have learned much better leadership skills since. I have learned a lot, but other people have helped me much more than I have helped others, because of their wonderful leadership skills, and those people have made a mark in my life. I also hope to get better at flexibility I mostly achieve my kicks at the right night, but sometimes when I am…


My 5 living hero’s

Posted by Lucy on December 3, 2019 at 6:10pm 0 Comments

1. Ringo Starr: I consider Ringo Starr a hero because my family love to listen to the classic rock band the Beatles. I have grown up with the Beatles music and I idolize them as musicians and as people.

2. Mom: my mom is one of my biggest heroes because even when she is stressed at work an super busy, she still makes time for me. The other reason is I wouldn’t be anywhere close to black belt if it weren’t for her. The first time I came to the dojang was because she wanted me to try…


Keeping Mindful and Grounded

Posted by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on December 3, 2019 at 5:48pm 0 Comments

About the Author:

MeLisa Turcott Strongheart is a Master Instructor and owner at Mercer Island Martial Arts.  She is a 7th Dan Master Instructor.  She also holds a Master’s Degree in…


Annual Gratitude Challenge

Posted by Krista Wells on November 1, 2019 at 8:30am 0 Comments

There are so many benefits to practicing gratitude please join us for our annual gratitude challenge:  

Mercer Island Martial Arts utilizes the latest research in areas such as positive psychology and exercise physiology to create a martial arts program that is both modern and mixed with martial arts traditions. Here is just one of the many activities that we are…


22nd Annual Homework Challenge,Food Drive and Party

Posted by Krista Wells on September 5, 2019 at 5:38pm 0 Comments

2019 Mercer Island Martial Arts Annual Homework Challenge!

Objective:  To motivate students to develop a habit of getting their homework from school done, and to positively reinforce those who choose to pursue academic excellence. Good leaders are always learning, and building their knowledge base. Education is a lifetime pursuit.

How to Participate: Parents and their kids can register for the homework…


After School 2019/2020

Posted by Krista Wells on August 8, 2019 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

We are really excited for next years After School Program here at MIMA.  Please check out some information about the program, and some changes that we have made to it.  

Pick up:  One of our amazing, certified instructors will pick up your child from their elementary school (currently available for Lakeridge, West Mercer, Island Park, and Northwood elementary schools) in our vans. This way your child will start their day with us…


My Community Service Project

Posted by Corwin Silverman on July 22, 2019 at 11:30am 0 Comments

I chose to do an environmental project for my community service. To make the most tangible impact, I looked at local organizations. Ultimately, I chose to work with Mountains to Sound Greenway and pull blackberries.

I have done similar projects before, but this time, I attempted to recruit people from MIMA and the high school Green Team in advance. Unfortunately, no one from either group actually came, though I am…


Hate, Nazis, and Curious Kids

Posted by MeLisa Turcott Strongheart on April 9, 2019 at 4:04pm 0 Comments

Hate, Nazis, and Curious kids

Today when I came in to the dojang, the first thing I was presented with was that some of the kids were talking about “nazi” things, playing at shooting each other, and calling each other nazis.  What follows is a summary of what I discussed with the kids 3rd grade and older.  

So, I sat down with the kids, 3rd…


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