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Helpful Head Movement Drills for Self Defense

There’s a saying in the martial world that says, “Either you move your head or he’s gonna move it for you.” Effective head movement is used to avoid oncoming attacks and also to set up strong counter moves. It can...

The 3 Benefits of Martial Arts Wellness Programs

Attracting talent to your organization is more difficult now than it has been. With more flexibility favoring employees, you must offer a fully laid out benefits package. This approach may appear costly, but it will help you attract and retain...

The 4 Main Benefits of Martial Arts After School Programs

Children have so many options for what to do with their time after school. After so many hours focusing on schoolwork, it is a lot to ask for them to continue that level of attention. Students that participate in afterschool programs, even those...

Everything You Need to Know About Martial Arts Belts

  For years, those who practice martial arts like Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon Do, and others have taken part in classes where one of the most significant signs of their skillset is represented by a thin piece of fabric wrapped...

A Martial Arts Journey to Health and Fitness

Written By Jessica Militello When Chris Shea first joined New York Martial Arts Academy in 2017, he had just embarked on a serious commitment to revamp his health and fitness habits. Two years later, his determination and discipline to making...

Why Every Woman Should Do Martial Arts

Many physical activities from sports to adventure hiking tend to get branded as masculine things to do. This limited perspective ignores the benefits that any person can enjoy from these activities. Martial arts provide many opportunities for...

Why Martial Arts Is the Best Way to Get Fit

You know that martial arts may come with several lifestyle benefits such as disciple and the ability to pay more attention to detail. Did you know, though, that the sport is for more than teaching you how to calmly yet sternly defend yourself? There...

Who Can Benefit From Martial Arts Classes?

Martial arts is not only a means of self defense, but also a great way to exercise and get complete peace of mind through mental focus. Many people procrastinate going to the gym each day and disregard their physical (and mental) health because life...

How Much Time Do Kids Martial Arts Classes Demand?

Martial arts classes can be a great way to get your kids active and involved in activities outside of school. Even though extracurricular activities can be great for your kids, they are often time-consuming as well. Many parents wonder exactly how...

A Brief History of Martial Arts

Asia is considered the hub of the world of martial arts by many people. However, this does not mean that martial arts was born in Asia. While martial arts may not have been necessarily born in Asia, many prominent forms of martial arts come from the...

What to Look for in A Martial Arts School

  Choosing a martial school takes the same approach as choosing a regular school for your child. Just because the martial school entails kicks and punches, rather than English and Mathematics, it does not mean that modern day scrutiny of...

Teaching Confidence at a Young Age is Key

Having confidence is one of the most important life skills that martial arts teaches us. Many children have confidence issues but this can be improved by reinforcing that they can do whatever they put their mind to. It's also important to...

Believe You Can, Then You Will

There's a saying that I always liked: "Whether you believe you can or you can't, you're right." Successful people have an unshakable belief that they can and will achieve their goals. They look at road blocks along the...

Quickstart To Meditation

Meditation Many people have attained higher planes of enlightenment through the ancient art of meditation and have incorporated meditation into their work schedules and daily routines. Zen sitting meditation is a period of nothingness. Doing...
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