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5 Invaluable Lessons Children Learn From Martial Arts

Martial arts has emerged in recent years as not only one of the fastest rising sports in the world but also as a viable option for a health and fitness program. It has many benefits that go beyond just physical exercise. In fact, training in martial arts has different effects based on age. One...

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The Benefits of a Kickboxing Workout

EMILY PASKINS READ TIME:2 min. Kickboxing is a combination of boxing, martial arts, and aerobics that requires little to no equipment. Not only are your chances of getting bored slim to none, but there are several health benefits you can gain from kickboxing. High Calorie BurnOn average, you...

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The Real Meaning of "Healthy"

Fitness Personal Trainer Jul 01, 2020 By Gail Gensler Being healthy isn’t just a trend - it’s a lifestyle. So why are we always looking on social media to find the perfect picture of health? It is important to remember that everyone has different ideas about what it means to be “healthy.”...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF STANCE

Posted by Guest Blogger: Alvin Myers on 10/29/2019 7:00:00 AM Movement, balance, and range are crucial parts of sparring and training in martial arts. These things are all tied into stance. Without the correct stance, you cannot move correctly, position yourself for strikes, or use your range...

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT BO STAFF

Posted by Century Martial Arts on 2/19/2016 4:15:00 PM Are you one of the thousands of people in the US and throughout the world who trains in using the rokushakubo, or bo staff? It’s a popular weapon for karate practitioners, and for good reason. Training with a bo staff is great conditioning...

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History of Nunchaku

Posted on December 11, 2015 by mario There are several theories about the history of the nunchaku. Nunchaku as a flail? Or maybe not? Somewhere around medieval times there was an emperor in Japan who didn’t want to risk his people standing up to him. Therefore his civilians weren’t allowed...

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5 Top Tips for Adult Martial Art Beginners

May 10, 2019 Katey Wallace Whether you begin at 20 years old or 70 years old, learning martial arts can be one of the best decisions of your life. If you are lucky enough to have found a great Instructor and club then you are about to embark on an amazing journey of self...

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Peaking-Am I too old for this Martial Arts thing?

10/12/2011 As martial artists get older its important to maintain flexibility and continue practicing and developing. Some things get harder however, particularly jumping and other things that put strain on the joints. Injuries take longer to recover from too so its important to peak at the...

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What is the best age for a child to start martial arts?

5/5/2017 As an instructor I regularly get phone calls from parents of children as young as three enquiring about Taekwon-Do classes for their child. My own feeling as a parent, teacher and instructor, has always been that this is far too young. However parents seem reluctant to believe me and I...

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9 BENEFITS OF MARTIAL ARTS FOR KIDS WITH LEARNING AND ATTENTION ISSUES

Posted: January 07, 2019 By Peg Rosen AT A GLANCE Martial arts are self-defense practices, like karate, judo and tae kwon do. They focus on individual progress and can be a good alternative to team sports. Martial arts aren’t a “treatment” for learning and attention issues, but they can...

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