At first, it might seem like teaching a child self-defense might promote aggressive behavior or scare your child. However, learning self-defense in a structured environment, such as martial arts class, provides kids with physical and mental benefits that keep them safe. Here are some of the reasons why kids should learn self-defense: 1. Physical Activity [...]
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When you train in martial arts, you benefit from the knowledge and expertise of your instructor. They likely have a lot of experience guiding students of all ages through their martial arts journey. Therefore, it’s beneficial to you and your practice to ask questions and get the most out of every class you attend. Your [...]
Along with strength, balance, and flexibility, kids need to build endurance as part of their overall fitness and health. Endurance develops from aerobic activities and leads to a healthier heart and cardiovascular system. According to the CDC, kids need 60 minutes of physical activity every day that includes aerobic conditioning, as well as muscle and [...]
The thought of encountering a dangerous situation isn't a fun thing to imagine. But, if you prepare yourself physically and think through your options, the more likely you'll end up safe if something ever did happen. What Would You Do? Read through the following list of questions and situations. Do you have a sense [...]
This fall, The Way Family Dojo is hosting a BJJ seminar to benefit military members, veterans, and first responders – or “Oath Takers.” The Gis for GIs organization strives to help these active-duty service members cope with the stress of their work through martial arts. Gis for GIs Founded in 2015, Gis for GIs sends [...]
Martial arts classes provide students with structure and routine. And when starting something new, like a new school year, the familiar routine and martial arts mindset can provide some predictability in a student’s life. There are many other ways that students can use what they’ve learned on the mats in the classroom. Here are some [...]
If your curiosity about martial arts training continues to grow, what’s holding you back from giving it a try? Here are several reasons why it’s time to start training martial arts...now! 1. Learn self-defense techniques. Form a solid foundation of self-defense techniques that you can use in a threatening situation. 2. Develop situational awareness. In [...]
No matter what your martial arts goals might be, the consistency of your training plays a significant role in your success. And part of a consistent martial arts practice includes rest and recovery. Recovery is an element of martial arts training that can make a big difference in your future improvement and success in martial [...]
If it's been several weeks or months since you last attended a martial arts class or even stepped foot on a mat, getting back into a training routine can be challenging. Here are five tips to help you make a successful return to martial arts: 1. Revisit your why. As you're getting back into [...]
At The Way Family Dojo, we provide world-class martial arts training through programs that integrate life skills and leadership mentoring into every class. We’re here to empower you to become safer, stronger, and more confident. Here are just a few inspirational martial arts quotes to help you achieve your goals in martial arts and [...]