Senior Master Reid - "Pursuing Mastery" with Chick-fil-A


Senior Master Reid - "Pursuing Mastery" with Chick-fil-A


Thank You Chick-FIL-A

I would like to thank Chick-fil-A Warner Robins, South Warner Robins & Houston County Executive Director Michael Lewis and Owner Paat Braski for inviting me to speak and participate in the Chick-fil-A test program - Excelling at Execution. It was my privilege to have the opportunity to speak to your team of 220 employees and managers.

Chick-fil-A Warner Robins, South Warner Robins & Houston County Owner Paat Braski

Chick-fil-A Warner Robins, South Warner Robins & Houston County Owner Paat Braski

Chick-fil-A Warner Robins, South Warner Robins & Houston County Executive Director Michael Lewis

Chick-fil-A Warner Robins, South Warner Robins & Houston County Executive Director Michael Lewis

Pursuing Mastery

I had a lot of fun and it was great to be able to share some thoughts concerning “Pursuing Mastery”. This is something that I literally have been working on my entire life and I hope the message that “Self Discipline” is the path to Personal Mastery and after we have mastered ourselves by controlling our physical actions and habits, mastering our emotions and truly taking charge of our own thoughts and ideas we can achieve and elevated state that leads to “Self-Mastery” and then mastery of what every path or skill that we choose to walk! I hope they remember that “Every physical action is fuel by and begins with an emotionally charged thought or idea!


Fun Stuff

Now when we got to Black Tiger vs White Crane Challenge… ie the fun stuff, that was absolutely awesome. I loved the spirit and support that the team members showed for each other. You are guys are an awesome group and I am certain you will very shortly surpass the goals that you have set!

Black Tigers

Black Tigers

Team Chick-fil-A having fun!

Team Chick-fil-A having fun!

Thank You For The Opportunity To Work With Chick-fil-A!

Senior Master Michael Reid

White Cranes

White Cranes


Master Reid Blog - The Brain Wants Nutrients


Master Reid Blog - The Brain Wants Nutrients

Senior Master Reid Blog - January 6, 2019. Senior Master Reid discusses the fact that the Brain is seeking Nutrients. This understanding can help with weight loss and changing eating habits. When the brain is satisfied you will not crave junk foods and excessive eating.

Free workshops will be offered January 12, 2019 Premier Martial Arts and AQIS Academy of Qigong & Internal Studies activities.

January 12, 2019 10:30am-12pm Kid Safe Workshop and 12:30pm-2pm Tai Chi & Qigong Workshop.

January 2019 Premier Martial Arts Marietta & Academy of Qigong & Internal Studies Events

Goal Setting Through Board Breaking Workshop Saturday January 19, 2018 10:30am-12pm

This is a very popular event. Space is limited so please sign up early!

This is a very popular event. Space is limited so please sign up early!

Kid Safe Workshop Saturday January 12, 2018 10:30am-12pm

Tai Chi & Qigong Health & Wellness Workshop Saturday January 12, 2018 10:30am-12pm



Premier Martial Arts Marietta Striving Toward Excellence


Premier Martial Arts Marietta Striving Toward Excellence

It has been a long and exciting journey. We are happy and extremely excited to report some exciting news with regards to brand new location at New Chastain Corners Kroger Shopping Center.

We officially opened for our first day of business at our new location on Tuesday September 4, 2018. We hosted our first public event “Bully Proof” on Saturday September 8, 2018 and on Saturday September 15, 2018 we hosted our first open house and demonstrations.

On Thursday September 20, 2018 we conducted our first testing and graduation ceremonies for our Lil Champs, Kids and Adult Krav Maga students.

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On Friday September 21, 2018 our location proudly became the 8th Official Premier Martial Arts Franchise location in the USA, Canada and Europe!


On Friday September 21st - Sunday September 23rd we hosted our first guest instructor Guru Daniel Prasetya of Inti Ombak Silat who taught martial, health and healing workshops.


On Saturday September 29, 2018 we conducted our first AQIS Academy (Academy of Qigong & Internal Studies) traditional Internal and Kung program testing. Nancy Fritsch also became the first person to earn an AQIS Academy Internal teaching certification.

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On Saturday September 29, 2018 we hosted our very first Birthday Party. August turned 5 years old and we had a great time!


On Thursday October 4th Sr. Master Reid tested for his Black Belt in Krav Maga and also earned his rank recognition of 7th Degree in Premier Martial Arts.


On Friday & Saturday October 5th & 6th Team PMA traveled to Orlando, Florida to participate in the International Premier Martial Arts Symposium where they received ongoing business and martial arts training. Martial arts training also included training in Active Shooter and Law Enforcement techniques.


Our student body is growing and we are super excited about our new location and the fact that we will be able to Empower More Lives Through Martial Arts!

#pmamarietta #pmableedgreen #premiermartialarts


World Tai Chi Day / Tai Chi, Qigong & Wellness Workshops


World Tai Chi Day / Tai Chi, Qigong & Wellness Workshops

We had a great event and a very powerful workhop

Sr. Master Reid Workshop Video Is Available

Click below to purchase access to  Sr. Master Reid's workshop via our pma resource page

  • Cost $45
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Sr. Master Reid Discusses:

  • Tai Chi & Qigong
  • Teaches the Chen 18 Movement Form
  • Teaches Tai Chi Ruler Qigong


For nearly two decades, a quiet subtle phenomenon has grown across the planet. Each year, on the "last Saturday of April," in 100s of cities in over 80 nations, spanning 6 continents... World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events have been held around the planet all on the same day.   The event's motto is "One World... One Breath".

World Tai Chi Day Celebration

Premier Martial Arts Marietta will hold its Annual World Tai Chi Day Celebration on Saturday April 28, 2018 at 11am.  Everyone is invited to come and participate.  Our Teachers and students will lead participants through a variety of Tai Chi forms and Qigong exercises.  You can also expect to see some demonstrations by students in our program.

Click Here To Sign Up For World Tai Chi Day

Tai Chi, Qigong, Health & Wellness Workshop

At 12:30pm Senior Master Reid, the Founder, Chief Instructor and owner of Reid's Premier Martial Arts, will teach a 3 hour workshop that will consist of Qigong, Tai Chi instruction, training details and application and essential health and wellness information.  Master Reid has been training Tai Chi, Qigong and the internal arts for more than 30 years.  In this workshop there will be something for everyone regardless of if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced student.

Cost for 3 hour Workshop is $75




The Importance of Process - Senior Master Reid

The Importance of Process

The one constant is change.  Change is inevitable.  Change is necessary.  The question is what type of change will take place?  PROCESS helps to manage change.  If we have a great process and we work it diligently, then we may move forward in life experiencing more of what we want!

Senior Master Michael Reid

Founder of Reid's Premier Martial Arts


Kung Fu Santa - Starring PMA Senior Master Michael Reid


Kung Fu Santa - Starring PMA Senior Master Michael Reid


I want to say thank you to David Byrne, a former member of our Chinese Shaolin Center UGA Club during his collegiate experience, and let him know that I really appreciate him thinking of me when Filmstruck came up with the ideas of Kung Fu Santa.  I had a great time filming the video spots and these guys did such great work with the cameras, lighting and post production to bring everything to life.  In the video spots I am performing a tiger form from Kuntao "Southern Shaolin" and also doing just a bit of Bagua Spear.  I hope that everyone enjoys the videos and that Kung Fu Santa puts a smile on everyones face!

Senior Master Michael Reid


Kung Fu Santa - Filmstruck Facebook Instagram Post

Kung Fu Santa - Filmstruck Holiday Promotional Video

Kung Fu Santa - Filmstruck YouTube


The 5 Most Fattening Thanksgiving Foods


The 5 Most Fattening Thanksgiving Foods

It's no secret that Thanksgiving is among the least diet-friendly holidays on the calendar. Who can resist the savory aromas of casseroles and pies wafting from the kitchen, no matter how strong their dedication to fitness? Unfortunately, the foods of the season are often laden with butter, cream and sugar, all of which spell trouble if you're watching your waistline. But by avoiding the most fattening dishes on the table--or at least partaking in moderation--you can help spare yourself the post-feast guilt. Here are the worst offenders of Thanksgiving.

1. Sweet Potato Casserole


Those soft orange tubers laced with melting marshmallows have a healthy main ingredient--sweet potatoes are high in fiber and vitamin A, and very low in calories--but the butter, brown sugar and fluffy marsh mellow topping make this indulgence one of the most fattening components of your dinner plate. Just one serving has about 460 calories, enough for a small meal. For a leaner version, go easy on the butter and sugar, and add just a few marshmallows.

2. Pecan Pie

Again, this dish starts with a relatively healthy base (pecans are nutritious, if naturally high in fat) and adds gobs of butter and sugar. Pair it with ice cream or whipped cream, and you're in even deeper diet trouble. If you can't resist the pie, lighten the calorie load by eating around the crust and avoiding toppings.

3. Stuffing


Stuffing packs a one-two punch of refined carbs from white bread and fat from butter. Some versions also include fatty sausage or other meats. To make a healthier stuffing, use vegetables such as onions and carrots instead of meat, ensure half of the breadcrumbs are whole wheat, and use just a pat of butter.

4. Mashed Potatoes and Gravy


Butter strikes again, and along with cream or milk, jacks up the fat content of an ordinary potato to artery-clogging levels. And who eats mashed potatoes without gravy? While the brown sauce may add juicy flavor to your spuds, it only adds more fat and calories. For a healthier side, use skim milk and just a touch of butter, and top your mashed potatoes with scallions and fat-free sour cream to enhance the taste.


5. Alcohol

OK, so it's not really a food. But calories from "adult beverages" can add up faster than you think. Each 4-ounce glass of red wine you put away with dinner has about 100 calories, and each regular beer has 140 calories. Sweet liqueurs like amaretto and Kahlua may wash down the meal nicely, but each shot of just 1.5 ounces has 165 calories. Mixed drinks are often the worst alcohol offenders of all--a 5-ounce serving of a margarita has a mind-blowing 550 calories. Where do they all fit in that tiny glass?

One last tip: drink plenty of water before and during your meal. The calorie-free beverage will fill you up so can't overindulge, and you won't even miss the extra calories. 


Article Originally appeared on

Nina Kate is a certified fitness nutrition specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She also studied journalism at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and has contributed to numerous major publications as a freelance writer. Nina thrives on sharing nutrition and fitness knowledge to help readers lead healthy, active lives. Visit her wellness blog at



Reid's Premier Martial Arts September 2017 Open House Recap


Reid's Premier Martial Arts September 2017 Open House Recap

Reid's Premier Martial Arts Open House September 9, 2017


Reid's Premier Martial Arts held its annual Open House on Saturday September 9, 2017. The event consisted of a Bully Proof workshop for children ages 5-12 years of age.  The program taught proper body posture and vocal techniques, strategies for deescalation of bullying as well as actual physical techniques that children can use to protect themselves.  Plus everyone got pizza and all of our visiting participants got a chance to break a board and earn their "White Belt" at Premier Martial Arts.

The second event of the day was the Open House Martial Arts demonstration.  Premier Martial Arts Marietta demonstrated forms, techniques and applications form our KIdz 8-12 year old program, the Adult Kung Fu program, the Adult Internal Arts program, the Adult Krav Maga program and from the Kuntao/Silat Program.  This diverse showing of martial knowledge  allowed spectators to witness the wide diversity of material and training that is available at Premier Martial Arts Marietta.

The third event of the day was the Tai Qi & Qigong workshop.  7th Degree Senior Master Michael Reid explained what the Three Treasures of Chinese Qigong are, defined what is Qi is, it's 5 primary sources, what is Tai Qi and how all of this fits together.  Workshop participants then worked one on one with PMA Internal Instructors receiving foundational Tai Qi instruction.  As a special treat Senior Master Reid taught everyone Swimming Dragon Qi Gong from the Blue Dragon Qigong Lineage

The fourth and final event of the day featured Krav Maga.  Instructor Brenda Eaddy made sure that everyone understood the principles of Krav Maga.  This class featured physical conditioning, stress dress drills, empty hand solutions to real life problems, knife and gun defense.

Reid's Premier Martial Arts would like to thank everyone who performed, instructed, participated and came out to support the event.  We are very happy that we were able to share very valuable information and positively affect the lives of participants from age 4 to 70.  Thank you for allowing us to be a positive influence in your lives!

Photos From September 9, 2017 Reid's Premier Martial Arts Open House


Free Bully Proof Workshop For Kids Ages 5-7


Free Tai Qi & Qigong Workshop


Free Adult Self Defense Featuring "Krav Maga" Workshop

Reid's PMA Martial Arts Demonstration

  • Leopard Fist - Gabriel Price - Kidz Premier Martial Arts Program

  • Sai Form - Logan Eaddy - Kidz Premier Martial Arts Program

  • Drunken Spear - Sifu Wes Otto -  4th Degree Black Sash Kung Fu

  • Punching Combinations  - Kim Ochoa, Beatriz Ochoa & Elijah Tihinen - Kidz Black Belt & Basic Program

  • Chen 18 Modified Form - 2nd Degree Internal Arts Instructor Melissa Dietz

  •  Inti Ombak Silat Linear One Form & Linear Two Form -  Gabriel Price - Kidz Premier Martial Arts Program

  • Inti Ombak Silat Saka Guru Knife Form - Instructor 3rd Degree Kung Fu Black Sash Kireeti Sangadala

  • Yang "64" Movement Tai Qi Demonstrations - 2nd Level Internal Program Green Sashes Liz Elberger, Heather vanGumster, Brandallyn Tihinen, Seth Elberger & David Shelby

  • Chen "83" Movement Compilation - Senior Internal Student 5th Degree Associate Master Diana Rixom

  • Kwan Dao - 4th Degree Kung Fu Black Sash Sifu Neil Skinner

  • Li Kwei Double Axes - 3rd Degree Kung Fu Black Sash Cecil Reed Jr.   

  • Samurai Sword - Cole Wallace - Kidz Premier Martial Arts Program

  • Eight Animal Ba Gua Excerpts - 4th Degree Internal Black Sash - Sifu Laurence Stacy

  • Fist of Lohan - Logan Eaddy - Kidz Premier Martial Arts Program

  • Sea Dragon Cane - Gabriel Price - Kidz Premier Martial Arts Program

  • 14th White Crane Strikes Out Its Beaks - Kung Fu 1st Brown SashAndre Haskett

  • Krav Maga Demonstration - Reid's Premier Martial Arts Self Defense Instructor Brenda Eaddy

  • Yang Tai Qi Broadsword - 1st Degree Internal Assistant Instructors Nancy Fritsch & Cida Lucus

  • Tri-Mande Muda Silat Four Count Form - Instructor 3rd Degree Kung Fu Black Sash Kireeti Sangadala

  • 9 Section Chain Whip - Sifu Wes Otto -  4th Degree Black Sash Kung Fu

  • Opening Remarks - PMA Marietta Owner/Chief Instructor 7th Degree Sr. Master Michael Reid

  • Closing Remarks - PMA Marietta Owner/Chief Instructor 7th Degree Sr. Master Michael Reid


Martial Arts Is the Premier Tool for Personal Development for Kids


Martial Arts Is the Premier Tool for Personal Development for Kids

By Michael Reid, 7th Degree Senior Master & Owner/Founder Of Reid’s Premier Martial Arts
Jul 27, 2017

As a former NFL player and coach’s son, playing three sports in high school, being blessed to attend school on an athletic scholarship and also having a 6 year career with our Atlanta Falcons, I am often asked "What is the best activity for kids that will get them in shape and also teach them life skills”. To the surprise of many, I do not say football or basketball. I absolutely loved the athletic challenges of both sports and can say that my athletic experiences, in addition to being a Scout and participating in numerous other activities, taught me real life lessons that I utilize to this day. 


Let’s address the Albatross in the room concerning football and head injuries. I cannot say that I would not play if I had the information that I have right now. The truth is that we did not know and it is difficult to say if I would or would not play. I have been around football and football culture since I was 3 years old. My son, who is 22, played in high school and frankly, I love the game.

However, as an adult concerned about my future grandchildren and recognizing the undeniable link and correlation between playing football and CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), I will steer my future grandchildren toward other sports, academic interests and activities that do not take such a physical toll on the body and do not put the BRAIN, our most important and vital organ for a productive life, at risk. 


My answer regarding the best all-around activity for kids is martial arts. Martial arts is the one activity I know that provides a foundation of habits and life principles regardless of how long a child trains. If taught correctly, martial arts provides good habits such as goal setting, respect, self-control, integrity, self-discipline, compassion, teamwork and fairness. These habits will be guiding principles for your child throughout their entire life. 

Being in better physical condition, being up for mental and physical challenges, knowing that they can protect themselves and that it is better to use common sense to solve problems than physical violence are all things that will help your child compete successfully in the real world after they leave home. We have to keep in mind that kids are kids and that they are going through the developmental stages of their life. Martial arts help their brains to develop. The katas, forms, punching combinations, drills, etc. stimulate the brain and, in my opinion, help it to function better and organize and process larger amounts of information. 

In today’s world, our kids are oversaturated and overstimulated with electronics. Video games, cell phones and tablets occupy quite a bit of their time. It's not like when I was a kid. The primary video game was “Pong” and you could only play so many hours before you put it down and went outside to play. Kids today are truly in a virtual world. The realism of these games is quite impressive and the programmers are writing code that is designed to stimulate our kids to never want to stop playing. In addition, many schools are reducing or eliminating PE. To develop properly, kids need exercise and martial arts, by traditional design, have always included physical training to sharpen the mind and strengthen the body. The goal of martial arts is to create a highly connected, highly functional, situationally aware practitioner who can function well in numerous environments and operate successfully in both calm and stressful environments.

s a parent, these are certainly attributes that I desired for my own kids. As a teacher, they are the types of things that bring me great satisfaction, instilling in the young eager minds that I see each day. It is a blessing and truly my privilege over the last 25 years to be able to share and teach children life skills. I know that it is working when students who were once kids come back as teenagers and tell me how they use the skills that they learned in the studio in their lives today. 


Michael Reid
7th Degree Senior Master & Owner/Founder Of Reid’s Premier Martial Arts

Reid’s Premier Martial Arts is located at 2727 Canton Road in Marietta, Ga. 30066. You can reach us on the web at, our phone number is (770) 422-9250 and our email is  We would love the opportunity to work with your family. If you cannot get to us, there are many good schools and I encourage you to reach out to one and get your kids training! 


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Reid's Premier Martial Arts Class Schedule

Reid's Premier Martial Arts      Marieita, Georgia

Reid's Premier Martial Arts      Marieita, Georgia


Lil Champs (Ages 5-7)

  • Basic Program - Monday & Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Basic Program - Tuesday & Thursday 6:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Black Belt Program - Monday & Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:15pm
  • Black Belt Program  - Tuesday & Thursday 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Kidz (Ages 8-12)

  • Basic Program - Monday & Wednesday 4:30pm - 5:15pm
  • Basic Program - Tuesday & Thursday 6:45pm - 7:30pm
  • Black Belt Program - Monday & Wednesday 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Black Belt Program - Tuesday & Thursday 6:45pm - 7:45pm
  • Premier Program - Monday & Wednesday 4:30pm - 5:45pm
  • Premier Program - Tuesday & Thursday 6:45pm - 8:00pm
  • Advanced Kidz Class - Monday & Wednesday 6pm-7pm


  • Basic Program - Tuesday & Thursday Night 7:45pm - 8:45pm
  • Black Belt Program - Tuesday & Thursday Night 7:45pm - 9:00pm
  • Premier Program - Tuesday & Thursday Night 7:45pm - 9:15pm


  • Yang Tai Chi - Monday 8:00pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday 7pm - 8pm, Saturday 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Level II Internal - Monday 8:00pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday 7pm - 8pm, Thursday 8:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Black Sash Internal - Sunday 9:30am - 11:30am


  • Lower/Brown - Monday 7:00pm - 8:15pm, Wednesday 7pm - 8pm, Saturday 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Black Sash Kung Fu - Wednesday 8pm -9:30pm, Saturday 8:30am - 10am


  • 1st & 3rd Sunday of Each Month 2:30pm - 4:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Our VIP PASS Quick Start Program For Kids Includes:

  • A Uniform!
  • Two Private Lessons!
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Use this to try out one of our many programs, featuring: Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Karate for Kids, and more!

Our VIP PASS Quick Start Program For Adults Includes:

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  • All for only $29.95

Select your program below to begin your Quick Start with Reid's Premier Martial Arts!

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10 Rules for Summer Safety


10 Rules for Summer Safety

Dust off your grill and grab your swimsuits, because the lazy days of summer are here! With the right tools and preparation, summertime can be a relaxing and safe time for you and your family. Here are 10 ways to avoid seasonal mishaps.

By Sara DuMond, MD from American Baby

Sun Protection and Heat Exhaustion

Protect Baby When in the Sun

First, avoid being in the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and stay in a shaded area as much as possible when outside. Dress baby in a hat, sunglasses, and clothing made with a tight weave. For babies 6 months and older, use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 (SPF 30 and higher is even better) that offers both UVA and UVB protection. For babies younger than 6 months, if adequate shade isn't available, put sunscreen in small amounts on exposed surfaces of skin. Always apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside -- even on cloudy days -- and reapply it every two hours. Even waterproof sunscreen loses its effectiveness after about 80 minutes of swimming.

How to Treat: If your child does get a sunburn, the best remedies are cold compresses, over-the-counter pain relievers, and aloe preparations.

    Keep Kids Cool

    As temperatures rise, heat exhaustion becomes a concern. Symptoms include fatigue, extreme thirst, and muscle cramping. If a person doesn't cool down and rehydrate herself, heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke (signs are headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and lack of sweat), which is potentially fatal.

    How to Treat: If you notice heat illnesses in kids, spray them with cold water from a bottle or hose, fan them, and get them into the shade. Ice packs to the groin and armpits can speed up the cooling process even more. If you suspect heatstroke, call 911.

    Special Concerns: Infants are vulnerable to heat-related illness, so keep them in air-conditioned areas when possible. And never leave kids in unattended cars, even with the windows cracked.

      Use Caution When in Water

      Sadly, drowning is among the leading causes of accidental death in children. The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents should not enroll children under age 4 in formal swimming lessons that teach water survival skills. If you want them to play in water, supervise them within arm's reach, even in shallow water.

      Special Concerns: When choosing a flotation device, go for a child-size life vest. Little arms are less likely to slip out than they are with water wings. And when compared with using a swim ring, there's less chance of tipping over. Also, take a CPR course (find your local American Red Cross chapter at so you'll be prepared in case of a near-drowning incident.

        Burns and Poisonous Plants

        Guard Against Burns

        About half of all accidental burns that occur each year happen to kids under age 4. That's why you shouldn't leave a small child unattended around hot appliances, such as a grill or a stove, and why you should keep kids at a distance while you're cooking. Also keep sparklers away from children.

        How to Treat: First-degree burns are painful and red but don't blister. To care for these minor burns, hold the area under running cool tap water for about five to 10 minutes. There's no need to use topical creams or ointments, and don't apply ice, as this can lead to frostbite and delay healing. Place a loose, sterile dressing over the site, and keep it clean with soap and water as it heals.

        Special Concerns: Second-degree burns are deeper and typically blister (don't pop the bubbles). Contact your child's doctor if you suspect this. Third-degree burns are even more serious and appear white, waxy, or black. Often, they are so deep that the area feels numb. These burns require immediate medical attention.

          Avoid Poisonous Plants

          To further help you sidestep these summer spoilers, here's information on recognizing these plants: Poison ivy grows as a vine or shrub in the grass or on trees. Poison oak grows only as a shrub, usually in the western United States. Poison sumac is a tall shrub or small tree found in wooded areas of eastern states.

          The good news: the rashes (caused by oils from these plants) aren't contagious. Once the skin has been washed and clothing is removed, the rashes can't spread.

            • Poison Ivy -- Look for three pointed, notched leaves per stem.
            • Poison Sumac -- Six to 12 leaves grow in pairs with a single leaf topping stems.
            • Poison Oak -- Looks like poison ivy, but tips of leaves are rounded.

              How to Treat: If your child's skin comes in contact with one of these plants, you have a window of about 10 minutes to wash away the rash-causing oil. If you don't catch it in time, a rash may develop within 12 hours. Use topical hydrocortisone cream and an oral antihistamine to calm the itch.

              Special Concerns: If the rash involves the eyes or if it covers a large portion of her body, contact your pediatrician. Oral steroids may be recommended for severe cases.

                Beware of Bee Stings

                Bees are attracted to flowers, so don't put fragrances or floral-patterned clothing on kids. Likewise, don't leave out open containers of food and drink, and if your kid's clothes get stained, change them. Should a bee land on or next to your child, remain calm and gently blow it away.

                How to Treat: If your child gets stung, brush the stinger away with the edge of a credit card. Next, apply a salve of one part meat tenderizer to four parts water and leave it on the area for about 30 minutes to neutralize the venom. Then apply cold compresses and topical hydrocortisone cream, and give an oral antihistamine to reduce swelling. You could also apply a paste of baking soda and water.

                Special Concerns: Bee stings often look worse the next day -- skin reactions are normal and may last up to a week. But some people have severe allergic reactions to bee stings that include all-over hives, difficulty breathing, dizziness or fainting, and swelling of the lips and tongue. These can be life-threatening reactions that require immediate medical help. If your child has this allergy, his doctor will prescribe an injectable form of epinephrine, a lifesaving medicine.

                  Bug Bites, Swimmer's Ear, and Food Poisoning

                  Bypass Bug Bites

                  When outside, cover children with lightweight clothing and use mosquito netting over strollers and infant seats. Ticks are also a concern, so check your child's body for them at the end of each day spent outside.

                  When choosing bug repellents this summer, know that the most effective products contain DEET because it's proven to repel both mosquitoes and ticks. Products with a DEET concentration of less than 30 percent are safe for kids, but not for babies under 2 months old. Apply the repellent once a day and don't use combination sunscreen/bug repellent products. All-natural repellents, such as lemon eucalyptus and citronella, aren't proven to protect against ticks, nor should they be used in children younger than 3 years. It's safe to apply them on older kids.

                  How to Treat: Topical antihistamine preparations can help relieve the itch of mosquito bites. If you find a tick on your kid, use tweezers to pull it off by its head. Ticks have to be embedded in the skin for about 24 hours to transmit germs. If you suspect a tick has been on your child for this long, contact your pediatrician.

                    Avert Swimmer's Ear

                    It's an infection of the outer ear canal, and pain is the earliest symptom. As it progresses, you might see drainage from your child's ear and extreme tenderness when her earlobe or the outer part of the ear is tugged. Because swimmer's ear is caused by germs that invade the ear canal due to excess moisture, dry the outside part of the ears after water play.

                    How to Treat: Apply prescribed antibiotic drops and curb pool time.

                      Steer Clear of Food Poisoning

                      If you're outside at a picnic and can't wash your hands (or your kids' hands), use an antibacterial hand gel. Clean all raw fruits and vegetables, and keep raw meats separate from cooked foods. Wash food-preparation surfaces and utensils well, and cook all food thoroughly. If you're marinating food, make sure it's in the refrigerator or a cooler.

                      The FDA recommends keeping cold food at a temperature of less than 40 F. Make sure to refrigerate all uneaten food, not just foods containing mayonnaise, after one hour if the outdoor temperature is above 90 F., or after two hours any other time.

                      How to Treat: Signs of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Usually there's blood in the stool, as well as a fever. If you suspect that your child has it, contact his doctor. Treatment involves fluids, rest, and a bland diet, but the illness may require medical attention.

                        First-Aid Kit Essentials

                        What better time to stock a first-aid kit than at the start of the summer season, when many accidents occur. While you can't prevent all accidents, you can be prepared. Here is a list of helpful things to include:

                          • Band-Aids
                          • Soap
                          • Antibacterial gel or foam
                          • Triple-antibiotic ointment
                          • Hydrocortisone cream
                          • Sterile gauze pads
                          • Adhesive tape
                          • Tweezers
                          • Washcloths
                          • Cold packs
                          • Infant and children's Motrin or Tylenol
                          • Oral antihistamine
                          • Rubbing alcohol
                          • Digital thermometer

                            Sara DuMond, MD, is a pediatrician, a mom of two young children, and an American Baby adviser.

                            Copyright © 2008 Meredith Corporation. Originally published in June 2007 issue of American Baby magazine.

                            All content on this Web site, including medical opinion and any other health-related information, is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of this site and the information contained herein does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.




                            Internal Components Of The Human Condition - Master Michael Reid


                            Internal Components Of The Human Condition - Master Michael Reid

                            Master Reid Video Blog March 23, 2017

                            Master Reid responds to a student who was having a hard time seeing how the soft fluid movements of Tai Chi can be used by for self defense.  

                            He discusses the plurality of usage regarding Tai Chi and contrast different internal modalities used around the globe and that the holistic components that tie them all together are based on the understanding that at the very least we are:

                            • Physical Beings
                            • Emotional Beings
                            • Energetic Beings
                            • and Spiritual beings

                            He also notes that holistic practices around the globe understand and utilize the understanding that:

                            • Posture Effects Structure
                            • Structure Effects Function
                            • and Intent Effects Functionality.

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                            The Blue Dragon, Dr. Love's Visit To Atlanta.  What Did We Learn!


                            The Blue Dragon, Dr. Love's Visit To Atlanta. What Did We Learn!

                            Master Reid discusses Dr. George Loves's visit to Atlanta.  His thoughts on food, holistic healing and internal arts training and what the students who were blessed to attend "The Blue" Dragon's Workshops were able to learn and take away from these great training opportunities

                            February 2017 Workshop Information

                            • Detoxification Transformation & Asian Food Therapy
                            • Psycho-puncture & Tibetan Dream Programing
                            • Three Treasures Qi Gong - Jing -> Qi -> Shen
                            • Tea Cup Qigong, Flying Dragon Qigong, Flying Buddha Palm Qigong
                            • Liver Dance Qigong, Animal Dance Qigong
                            • Historical Correlation & Relationship of Taoism, Shamanism & Development of Natural Healing 
                            • Neidan (Internal) & Waidan (External)
                            • Martial Qigong, Medical Qigong & Spiritual Qigong


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                            The Importance of Stretching and Flexibility


                            The Importance of Stretching and Flexibility

                            "Stretching & Flexibility" - Master Reid Video Blog February 2, 2017

                            Master Reid gives a shout out to his Atlanta Falcons as they prepare to "RISE UP"!!!  He quickly discusses the importance of stretching and flexibility and introduces Roel Fung-A-Wing, a level two internal student of his with over 40 years experience as a Physical Therapist, and gives you guys access to a very special free workshop entitled "Stretch and Stay Flexible". 

                            Thank you Roel Fung-A-Wing & Kireeti Sangadala for a great workshop!

                            Thank you Roel Fung-A-Wing & Kireeti Sangadala for a great workshop!

                            Reid's Premier Martial Arts would like to thank Roel Fung-A-Wing of Remobility Physical Therapy for coming out and providing a free workshop on "Stretching & Flexibility".  Roel provided detail instruction of how to stretch all of the major muscles groups on the body along with why it is important that we stretch our bodies.  He stressed why it is absolutely essential that we stretch and maintain our flexibility as we get older and fielded numerous questions about stretching and how to properly stretch if a person has physical limitations.

                            Roel we want to thank you and Kireeti Sangadala (3rd Black Sash at Reid's Premier Martial Arts) for donating your time and sharing your insights so that we can all understand at a much deeper level why we stretch and how to stretch properly!

                            Learn the personal philosophy of Roel Fung-A-Wing and what separates Remobility from other physical therapy centers. 

                            Remobility Therapy Center

                            Click below to see Physical Therapist Roel Fung-A-Wing's "Stretching & Flexibility" Workshop that was held on Saturday January 28, 2017 that was held at Reid's Premier Martial Arts Marietta located at 2727 Canton Road #500 Marietta, Ga. 30066 and is located in the Piedmont Walk Shopping Center.



                            What Is True Understanding!

                            Master Reid discusses if a person should know everything about what they are doing in regards to any activities in life and particular with regards to internal training. Then he discusses the importance of “Doing”, the “Human Condition” and how this relates to internal training to help us develop "True Understanding".


                            Thank You To My Teachers - Our Past Supports Our Future

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                            Thank You To My Teachers - Our Past Supports Our Future

                            I want to publicly says thank you to all of the students, parents and family members, relatives and friends who have supported me over my life. I especially want to take time to acknowledge and say thank you to the instructors who have made huge contribution to my personal development.  I hope that my work as an instructor honors each of you and I want each of you to know that it is through your inspiration and lesson taught that my candle stays lit and I continue to walk my path!

                            I read the poem "Growth In The Martial Arts" back in the beginning of my martial arts journey. It resonated with me so much that is one of the first thoughts to go up on wall of my school in 1993 and I have never had a moment since that this has not been up.  It is something that I knew was true when I first read it, and even today many years later the truth and wisdom of the words vibrates at a higher frequency edging me on toward higher evolution as a martial artist and more importantly as a person!

                            In photo above are the people who have been my major role models, martial arts instructors and friends.

                            Bottom Left to Top Right (What They Have Shared With Me)

                            • Sifu Terrance Walker - Praying Mantis, JKD Concepts, African Martial Arts
                            • Elder Master Tim Nance - Shaolin
                            • Guro Bruce Jolly - JKD Concepts, Weapons Training, Silat
                            • Dr. George Love - Chinese Qi Gong & Tibetan Healing & Philosophical Concepts
                            • Guru Daniel Prasetya - Silat Principles, Dayabatin Breathing, Tama Yoga, Tenaga Dalam Principles
                            • Kumu Michelle Manu - Lua "public version" & Life Philosophy 
                            • Elder Master Garry Mullins - Shaolin
                            • Sifu Steve Johnson - Shaolin, Structure, Martial Principles
                            • Elder Master Gary Grooms - Shaolin, Tai Chi, Pa Kua and Internal Studies
                            • Guru Phillip Ghee - Kuntao/Silat
                            • Pendekar Bahati Mershant - Kuntao/ Silat, Tenaga Dalam, SaJen

                            Other instructors mentioned but not in the photo

                            Grandmaster Sin Kwang The' - Shaolin Martial Arts

                            Grandmaster Sin Kwang The' - Shaolin Martial Arts

                            Grandmaster Billy White - Silat, Bare Knuckle Boxing & Catch Wresting Principles

                            Grandmaster Billy White - Silat, Bare Knuckle Boxing & Catch Wresting Principles

                            Tuhon Ray Dionaldo - FCS & Silat Principles

                            Tuhon Ray Dionaldo - FCS & Silat Principles

                            Mas Adji - Gendam for Healing & Martial Arts

                            Mas Adji - Gendam for Healing & Martial Arts

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                            How Do We Test Our Internal Training


                            How Do We Test Our Internal Training

                            How Do We Test Our Internal Training?  Master Michael Reid Video Blog Dec 20, 2016

                            Master Reid speaks about physical markers and measurements that are easily tested and explains how it is through physical and mental discipline that we elevate our awareness of ourselves so that we can sense the subtle changes that take place inside our bodies.  He also discusses the importance of not fooling oneself or getting stuck on trying to manifest a side effect that can cause you to loose site of what is truly important, and that is elevations of oneself.

                            Discipline is the key! Discipline in training and discipline in diet lead to a better life, along with the introspective personal sensitivity to become aware of the subtle side affects that alter our state of being and allow us to experience life at a higher level ! Master Michael Reid

                            Discipline is the key! Discipline in training and discipline in diet lead to a better life, along with the introspective personal sensitivity to become aware of the subtle side affects that alter our state of being and allow us to experience life at a higher level ! Master Michael Reid

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                            Breath & Meditation Regarding The Human System


                            Breath & Meditation Regarding The Human System

                            Master Reid discusses a question asked last week regarding how breath & mediation correlate to exercise, water and qi as they relate to the human system.

                            • Clean and efficient system bioelectric conducting system
                            • Repair maintenance and self awareness 
                            • Importance of breath and self awareness
                            • Self discipline to accomplish daily task and elevation of our personal state

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                            The Importance of Exercise & Water During the Holiday Season from a Holistic Perspective.


                            The Importance of Exercise & Water During the Holiday Season from a Holistic Perspective.

                            Giving Back To The Community By Sharing Simple, But Important And Effective Concepts and Ideas!

                            Video Blog December 6, 2016 - Master Michael Reid

                            Many Americans gain quite a bit of weight in period that runs from Thanksgiving to New Years.  Generally this can be attributed to the fact that we eat a lot more than normal and with all of the travel and extra activities we stop exercising.  From a holistic perspective this cause blood stagnation.  To be healthy we need to get oxygen/qi into the blood.  

                            There are two primary ways to do this.  

                            • #1 is Exercise
                            • #2 is Water

                            Just by drinking water and exercising during the holiday period we can increase our vitality and come out of the holiday period with great memories and our health!