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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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HOW TAEKWONDO SAVED MY DAUGHTER

Posted June 28, 2017 Martial arts turned out to be just right for Abbey — signing up my nine-year-old daughter for tae kwan do worked wonders for her self-esteem, her friendships and her confidence. By Carmela Van Vleet, for ADDitude Magazine Online. Tae kwon do came into my daughter’s life...

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BJJ VS JUJUTSU: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Posted by Century Martial Arts on 9/10/2019 7:00:00 AM Most of us have been guilty of it at one point: confusing Brazilian jiu-jitsu with jujutsu. Some of it boils down to wording. For example, if you hear someone say “jiu-jitsu” by itself, they could be referring to either BJJ, or Japanese...

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PERSONAL PROTECTION: CHOOSING THE RIGHT MARTIAL ARTS DEFENSE TRAINING AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT

Posted by Guest Blogger: William Tresten on 11/5/2019 7:00:00 AM t’s easy to find sobering statistics about the rate of sexual assault on women. Although men and boys can also be sexually assaulted, an overwhelming majority of victims are female. So it is no surprise that more women and parents...

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Self-Defense: The Sound of Safety

November 6, 2017 Have you ever heard the saying “silence is golden”? I suppose when you are sitting up in a mountain cabin escaping from the hectic pace of everyday life, the saying is still true. Also, keeping your mouth shut can keep you out of a lot of trouble. But there is a sinister side...

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Training for Trauma

December 21, 2017 Out of my family, I am the only one who chose to practice martial arts (I’m still trying to convince some of them). However, one of my sisters is highly interested in Korean culture, and that provides a fun way for us to connect since Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. The...

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How Martial Arts Can Reduce Work-Related Stress

Work-related stress has unfortunately become a norm for many people no matter where they are in the world. Limited resources, long hours, demanding deadlines, job insecurity, and interpersonal conflict can greatly affect one’s emotional and physical health. According to the National Institute...

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