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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE

Welcome to Life Ki-do, where living your best life is the ultimate goal—for you and your family. 

In today's fast-paced world, stress and anxiety are common struggles for both kids and adults. Life Ki-do can help.

Drawing from ancient wisdom, personal development, sports psychology, and neuroscience, Life Ki-do founder  Jonathan Hewitt created River Flow—an approachable personal development system for families.

River Flow provides a practical inner operating system, or GPS designed to navigate your daily life with strength and adaptability. It's about finding calm and inner strength, translating to a more peaceful, powerful existence in your outer world. Our River Flow System is presented in our Amazon Best Selling Personal Development & Peak Performance Book River Flow: A Simple Path to Live Your Best Life. 

From our Martial Arts to Life Ki-do Parenting and personal development programs, our focus is on helping you discover and live from your inner strength, calm, and flow.

For over 30 years, we've shared our personal development system with thousands of kids, teens and adults fostering positive impacts within families. We invite you, your family, even your business or school to explore the transformative benefits of River Flow training.

Life Ki-do Parenting

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"My husband, my son, and I all have the privilege of training at this joyful, life-altering dojo. Terrific martial arts training, but even more importantly, we're learning life skills: how to be present, how to stay calm in the face of adversity, and how to carry empathy and kindness into the world. I cannot recommend Life Ki-do highly enough."

—  Mom and Student

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Incorporated into all Life Ki-do classes, workshops and programs.

Mindfulness

Non-judgmental awareness in the here & now with your inner & outer world.

Growth Mindset

Belief in learning and improving instead of being set in your skills.

Intrinsic Motivation

Engaging in an activity because it is inherently satisfying not to gain external praise or rewards.

Goal Setting

Gaining clarity and organizing steps to achieve your desired outcome.

Flow State

Optimal state of consciousness where you feel your best and perform your best.

Resilience

The ability to bounce back, adapt & to use challenges to grow and improve.

Self-Regulation

Being aware of and managing your thoughts, feelings, body, breath, and actions.

Leadership 

Being a role model & clearly communicate with care, empathy, & collaboration.

4 TOOLS FOR LIFE

Empower your Family with the Tools To Live Your Best Life!

Tool for Life

01

FOCUS & MINDFULNESS

RIVER CHECK-IN WITH THE 3Bs

Throughout every class, students learn to connect their "3Bs"

  1. BODY

  2. BREATH

  3. BRAIN

This Tools teaches self-awareness and self-control while also developing focus, mindfulness, and the relaxation skills to deal with stress and anxiety.

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      BODY          BREATH        BRAIN

02

RIVER
EFFORT

CONFIDENCE & STRONG SENSE OF SELF

We use kid-friendly analogies:

  1. ICE - trying too hard, feeling stress or pressure

  2. PUDDLE - trying too little, feeling lazy or bored

  3. RIVER - putting your heart into what you are doing & giving it your all

Students learn to look inward to their own effort to feel and do their best rather than looking to others for validation and self-worth.

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      ICE              PUDDLE         RIVER

03

A-B
FORMULA

RESILIENCE & ABILITY TO DEAL

WITH LIFE'S CHALLENGES

With two simple steps, A & B, we train resilience & adaptability in life's most challenging moments. 

A = ACCEPT

B = BABY STEP

Our A-B Formula helps Life Ki-do students navigate difficult feelings or experiences seeing them as opportunities to learn, grow, and become stronger.

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        ACCEPT           BABY STEP

04

SOCIAL
INTELLIGENCE

MY SHOES, YOUR SHOES, OUR SHOES

Building teamwork, friendship, and social skills for positive, healthy relationships, this tool encourages clear, honest communication of your own feelings; understanding and empathy for the feelings of others; and working together to find solutions and understanding.

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MY SHOES    YOUR SHOES    OUR SHOES
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