Diane Reeve Vision Martial Arts Center

Ms. Reeve Is Honored with BBC Inspirations Award

Congratulations Grandmaster Reeve on this latest accolade in 2020!

BBC Inspirations Award

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Vision Martial Arts has been selected the top martial arts school in the area for More than 10 years!

Founded in 1995 by Diane Reeve, M.Ed. an 8th degree Black Belt and Chief Instructor, Vision Martial Arts and Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

Vision Martial Arts Adult Karate training is a complete adult fitness and conditioning program for adults who want to lose weight, get (and stay in shape), or learn self-defense in a supportive environment.

We can be contacted 24 hours or the day, 7 days a week at info@vmacplano.com or call directly at 972-758-8622.  You can also visit our website at Vmacplano.com.

About Diane Reeve, M.Ed.:  Diane is an eighth-degree black belt and chief instructor with Black Belts in 4 different styles.  She has a Master’s in education from North Texas State University (along with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Baylor). She has been teaching martial arts for over 25 years and has owned Vision Martial Arts since 1995. Grandmaster Reeve is a motivational speaker and educator and teaches seminars in bullying, self-defense, and __________________________

Vision Martial Arts  is in Plano, Texas at 3019 W. 15th Street, Plano, TX  75075. You can locate the Chief Instructor, Grandmaster Reeve or Office Manager, Ms. Kalgren there directly at ((972)758-8622.  Vision Martial Arts serves Plano, Frisco, Richardson, and North Dallas as other North Texas communities.

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Posted on January 27, 2021 by Vision Posted In: Martial Arts Student

Black Belt in action

What people say about their Black Belt

Before I was a black belt, I had problems with anger management and humility. However, once I became a black belt, I learned to control myself and restrain my actions instead of acting on them. As such I have managed to stay out of trouble at my new school and make more friends. James


Being a black belt has been especially important in my confidence; not only in my ability to protect myself but my confidence in all areas of my life.  But the biggest boost in my confidence is when I see the confidence that I’m instilling in the little people that I teach.   One of the things we’re taught is to expect nothing and that’s exactly what I do when I’m teaching the youngest students but what I gain is everything. Debbie



Finding Balance Improves Our Lives

The yin-yang symbol in martial arts represents balance.

Positive and negative, darkness and light, male and female, and so on.  Some yin-yangs have just a dot of white in the black and vice versa, symbolizing good in all evil and darkness in all light.  So where do we need balance in our lives?

Obviously, there’s the physical aspect of balance – very early we draw our tiny selves up on our feet and carefully balance our weight as one foot tentatively moves in front of the other.  Physical balance evolves next, such as learning to ride a bicycle, do gymnastics or perform challenging moves like elevated sidekicks or pole vaulting.  But balance goes much deeper than this.

There is balance we strive for in our diet: fruits, vegetables, proteins, milk and carbohydrates in healthy proportions.  Our personalities must also be balanced, not wildly energetic all the time (manic) or lethargic constantly.  A balance must be struck between activity and rest to be healthy.  Not everyone needs the same amount of activity and rest.  But all must find their way to what personally works best, which is easier said than done.

America is at its heaviest in history, with more than 30 percent of the population not just overweight but obese.  Children represent a significant proportion of this epidemic.

Why?  Because we are out of balance.  We spend too much time watching TV, playing video games and not enough time playing softball or swimming.  We spend too many nights eating fast food en route to myriad places we all “must” go and not enough time sitting down as a family to enjoy a healthy, balanced meal together.

There’s also been increased emphasis on academics in our schools and less focus on good, old fashioned physical education.  Exercise is often seen as drudgery or something to be endured.

I can relate.  Lifting weights to me is a mind-numbing bore, and jogging is worse.

The key to finding balance in our lives is to practice really doing what we are doing.  Huh?  We must take a deep breath and concentrate on doing one thing at a time.