Signing Up the Kids for Kung Fu Lessons

As my kids entered school, two of them expressed interest in learning some form of martial arts. After checking around town, I found an instructor who provided Kung Fu lessons structured especially for children. I visited the studio and talked with the instructor while the kids looked around. It did not take long to decide this would work. My kids gained a lot from the experience. Along with the exercise, the training helped them to develop greater powers of concentration. That helped a great deal with their studies. They also found that the training gave them an inner sense of peace, making it easier for them to get along with others. Even today, my now-grown kids still participate in training sessions and local competitions. If your kids are interested in martial arts, let me tell you more. You'll find that instruction helps them in more than one way.

Selecting A New Boat For Fishing And Recreation


If you are ready to consider buying a fishing boat or another craft that you and your family can use for as a recreational vehicle, there are some things that you should take into consideration. If you are buying a new boat, you may have more choices than if you buy a used boat, and sometimes paying a little more to get new is worth the extra money.

Choosing the Right Boat

When you are ready to start looking at boats, you need to decide what you are going to use the boat for and if the ones you are considering fit into your needs. For many people, a fishing boat is all they want to have, and some boats will fill that need perfectly, but they are not very versatile and are not well suited to other purposes. 

Fishing boats often have broad, flat decks that allow fisherman to stand on the deck and feel that the boat is stable while they are fishing, and while these boats are often fast, they often don't have seating and accommodations for more than two or three people at a time on the boat. 

Multipurpose Lund Boats

If you consider a boat for the whole family to use, a craft that can double as a fishing boat and a recreational boat may be the best choice. Often these boats have deep v-hulls that are stable in the water and comfortable to ride on, and many of them have a small cabin and bathroom on them. 

If you are taking the family out on the water for the day, having the space to get out of the sun or to change clothes can be a great addition to any boat. Add some hardware to the deck ad gunwales that allow the boat to double as your fishing boat, and you have a boat that the whole family can enjoy during the summer, and you can still take out with your favorite fishing buddies, and potentially have room to take more of them out with you.

Choosing a Boat Size

The size of the boat you are considering can be important as well. A fishing boat is often better in the sixteen to the eighteen-foot range because they can be maneuvered in and out of small coves and areas with a lot of overgrowth along shorelines but are large enough to go out of large waterways and remain stable.

A boat more intended for family use is often better at twenty-two or more feet long. The larger boat means having more options in how you use it and how many people can join you on the boat, but it also means you need a larger tow vehicle and can be a little harder to navigate into tight spots on the water. 


18 August 2020