Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts Program: "The Goal"

Matt Clark

Celebrate fitness with this youth program that encourages an active, healthy lifestyle. The kids love to learn the moves, but they are also learning self-discipline and a greater appreciation of the Chickasaw culture.


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March 1, 2011 – Martial Arts Program

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Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts Program: "Combining Chickasaw and the Martial Arts"

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Children learn an appreciation for the Chickasaw language through lessons in the Martial Arts Program.

Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts Program: "Little Warriors Program"

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The "Little Warriors" program is designed as an introduction to exercise and character development for little tykes from 3-6 years old.

Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts Program: "Misconceptions"

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Chuck Norris is not enrolled in the Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts program. And the goal of the program is a higher calling than splitting boards.

Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts Program: "Building Well-Rounded Students"

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Matt Clark uses a holistic approach to help develop a child's mind, body and spirit.

Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts Program: "The Sensei's Story"

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Matt Clark has two passions in life — martial arts and the Chickasaw language.

Chickasaw Nation Martial Arts Program: "A Higher Standard"

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Students are not the only ones held to a high standard. Matt Clark recognizes he is a role model in his position as a martial arts instructor.

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