Martial arts isn’t something that you do once and then cross off your bucket list. Instead, it’s a lifelong journey. Some students figure out how to stick with it, and others move on to other pursuits. If you plan on sticking with martial arts, know that your mindset plays a big role in your experience. [...]
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Have you ever thought about how your sleep might affect your practice? The amount and quality of your sleep have the power to affect your martial arts growth and progress. Recovering from your training with quality sleep is an easy way to prepare yourself for your next martial arts class's physical and mental challenges. Here [...]
Martial arts is an individual sport. When you participate or compete, you’re on your own. But at the same time, each individual that trains in martial arts is working toward a common goal - to get better every day. So while it’s true that it’s an individual sport, it’s one that brings people together. Here [...]
Are your classes and training sessions something you tell yourself you have to do? Or are they something you get to do? Here are a few tips to help you approach your martial arts training (or really, anything!) with positivity: 1. Do things you enjoy. It’s hard to maintain a positive mindset about something [...]
Martial arts training takes discipline and focus. But being able to focus on your training and block out any distractions isn't easy. Like any other skill, training your mind to stay focused takes practice. When you step onto the mats, it might help to think about putting your mind on airplane mode. Pause all unwanted [...]
We all have days when we’re not too excited about training or working out. This feeling usually passes by the next day or so, but if it doesn’t, you might be on your way to burnout. What does burnout look like? You consistently procrastinate about your workouts. You don’t have fun during any of your [...]
The way you start your morning has the power to set the tone for your whole day. So, what’s the best way to start your day? Well, there is no magical formula for a perfect morning routine. The key is to create your own unique routine that makes you feel productive and sets you up [...]
The thing that makes The Way Family Dojo a place where people choose to train martial arts is our community. Our students and instructors are all great people who play a role in building a strong, healthy community. Our supportive community will make you stronger and help you accomplish your martial arts and fitness goals. [...]
Most martial arts students find that the benefits of their training extend into other areas of life. As you create training habits that improve your performance in martial arts, these habits will begin to affect your lifestyle. Trying to adopt better habits benefits your health and well-being. Here are five healthy habits for martial arts [...]
Most martial arts classes are structured to follow a similar pattern: warm-up, drills, sparring, cool down. No one gets a free pass to skip the warm-up. No matter how long you’ve been training, how fit you are, or how old you are, everyone must warm up before training. Going from your daily life to martial [...]