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3 common mistakes martial arts school owners make

3 common mistakes martial arts school owners make

  In a perfect world, every martial arts school runs flawlessly as a well-oiled machine, with steadily improving students and happy parents who always pay on time. As we all know, however, nothing is perfect when it comes to running a dojo. […]

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3 ways martial arts improves a child’s relationship with their parent

3 ways martial arts improves a child’s relationship with their parent

  With the summer winding down and the start of the new school year just around the corner, it's time once again for parents to consider signing their kids up for after-school activities. There are a lot of options to choose […]

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How to run a martial arts studio headache-free

How to run a martial arts studio headache-free

  Running your own martial arts studio is not for the faint of heart. Long-time studio owners know a lot of blood, sweat and tears go into the day-to-day operations of a martial arts dojo - and after all of that, […]

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How martial arts equals success in life

How martial arts equals success in life

  We're entering the dog days of summer, which means parents everywhere are looking for activities to keep their children occupied. While there's certainly benefits to Little League, summer camp and swim practice, those pale in comparison to the extensive, lifelong […]

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5 sure-fire ways to bring in new martial arts students

5 sure-fire ways to bring in new martial arts students

  Even the best martial arts teachers sometimes struggle to fill their dojos. There's more competition than ever to capture kids' attention today, and it can often feel like an uphill battle to get them listening and excited about martial arts […]

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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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