When looking for the best place to begin your martial arts training, it’s important to find a dojo that understands the importance of cultivating life skills along with physical practice. Here are four life skills martial arts teaches all students as we become physically stronger and more confident. Courage It’s never easy to begin [...]
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Many people walk around these days with heads down, slumped over while looking at their feet as they walk through their day. The current pandemic has only made this worse as we try to protect ourselves from infection. But this pattern of curling up and going through the day hunched over can keep you from [...]
Quite a bit of time is spent showing the effectiveness of martial arts training for kids. It cultivates accountability, confidence, respect, and courage. Character development is as much a part of martial arts as physical development. While focusing on the next generation and guiding our children, it's important to understand how martial arts training can [...]
Building fitness and developing discipline are about focus and putting in the work. Martial arts is one environment where you can develop these skills at any age. Martial arts training involves the practice and repetition of fundamental movements. At first, that might sound a lot like work. And it is! But it’s worth it, especially [...]
Making improvements along your martial arts journey is an individual pursuit. But even though your path is unique, you can choose to pursue your goals with other members of the martial arts community. Being part of the martial arts community provides value and benefits like: Learning and Growth Accountability Encouragement and Fun But that's [...]
It can be challenging to start a new activity as an adult. But if you've always been interested in trying martial arts and never did, it's never too late. Actually, there are many benefits to starting martial arts as an adult. Here are just three of the reasons to start martial arts as an adult: [...]
Generally speaking, motivation is the drive and interest to achieve a goal or complete a task. Motivation can be a tricky topic for young athletes and martial artists. But ultimately, as parents, the best thing you can do for your child is to be there to offer support, guidance, and encouragement. Here are five [...]
Not everyone is into setting resolutions. But even if resolutions aren’t your thing, the new year is still the perfect time to set some new goals for your fitness, health, and lifestyle. Maybe you’re looking for an activity that will get you moving more and encourage positive lifestyle habits. Or you’re looking for something that [...]
Training in martial arts is often thought of as a specific time of the day or week when people practice or compete to hone their skills on the mat. A more accurate view of martial arts is that it’s more of a lifestyle instead of a standalone activity. The deeper you go into your training, [...]
We could all use a little more peace in our lives. It may not be the most obvious path to peace, but martial arts training teaches peace. You may not see this lesson right away. But if you look closely at how martial artists carry themselves and interact with others in their daily lives, it's [...]