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Beat the summer doldrums with a killer martial arts camp

Beat the summer doldrums with a killer martial arts camp

  Summer can be a rough time of year for martial arts businesses. With school out, families' schedules change, and parents are often no longer interested in weekly afternoon classes. Veteran martial arts teachers know all too well the summer doldrums […]

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How martial arts can help teens fight insecurity

How martial arts can help teens fight insecurity

  Being a teenager is tough, with unfamiliar changes to your body and emotions and all of the insecurities that come with them. Anything that can make growing up easier and more fun is certainly welcome. If you have a teen […]

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Martial arts: A moving meditation

Martial arts: A moving meditation

  Martial arts of all kinds have obvious physical benefits - the practice is a workout, after all. However, getting in shape, building strength and increasing heart health aren't the only outcomes of studying a martial art. Many also experience mental […]

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How to find the right martial arts studio for you

How to find the right martial arts studio for you

  There is a lot that goes into starting a martial arts routine. Whether you're just beginning to get into the craft, moving to a new city and trying to find the perfect space, or a seasoned martial artist looking to […]

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Martial arts bloggers to follow

Martial arts bloggers to follow

A great way to get some insight into the martial arts practice and industry is to get to know other people who take part. Most martial artists get to know others through their own studio, though, which can make it difficult […]

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Female martial artists everyone should know

Female martial artists everyone should know

When it comes to the martial arts industry and film, many people focus on the notable male experts of the craft. However, women make up a large number of professional martial artists, and have proven to be just as competent […]

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Martial artists you should know

Martial artists you should know

  Martial arts movies have a huge following in the cinema world. There are many timeless, classic films that resonate with audiences, partially due to the fact that these movies cast a lot of actual martial artists as actors. With technology […]

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Smart small-business owners will stress the importance of health

Smart small-business owners will stress the importance of health

Small businesses simply can't afford to have a team of employees who are struggling to be productive. If company owners have given their staff members the necessary training and provided their workforce with the most innovative technology and they are still […]

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What you should know about tai chi

What you should know about tai chi

  When people think about martial arts, the styles that come to mind tend to be karate, kung fu or even mixed martial arts because those are some of the most popular varieties in the Western world. While these varieties of martial arts tend to […]

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The benefits of martial arts for children with ADHD

The benefits of martial arts for children with ADHD

  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common condition exemplified by impulsiveness, hyperactivity and inattention, according to the Child Development Institute. Because many children diagnosed with ADHD have a short attention span and struggle with socializing and emotional control, a lot of […]

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What style of martial arts is best for you?

What style of martial arts is best for you?

  The great thing about the martial-arts industry is the fact that you're never too old or inexperienced to delve into a new practice. There's a variety of reasons why people begin taking martial arts. Some people simply want to learn a […]

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The best martial arts for self-defense

The best martial arts for self-defense

  There are many reasons that people enroll in martial arts classes. Some people are looking to get in shape, while others are want to participate in a stress-relieving activity on the weekends. One of the most popular reasons, however, is that people […]

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4 little-known facts about karate

4 little-known facts about karate

  When it comes to martial arts practices in the U.S., one of the most popular and recognized varieties is karate. While everyone seems to know at least one person who has taken a karate class at some point in is […]

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Martial arts for fitness

Martial arts for fitness

  Learning martial arts is beneficial for a variety of reasons. Not only do you learn self-defense, but all of that physical activity is certainly a good workout. Plenty of people begin taking martial-arts classes for the physical benefits, and continue […]

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Debunking martial arts myths

Debunking martial arts myths

  Martial arts are popular practices people of all ages participate in. Whether your child takes part in karate after school or you've considered enrolling in a tai chi class yourself, chances are, you know quite a few other people who enjoy participating […]

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