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Are you ready to start teaching martial arts?

Are you ready to start teaching martial arts?

There comes a time in each martial artist's training to begin teaching other students. While this doesn't mean that the artist has mastered everything there is to know, it does mean that he or she has sufficiently honed the skills to pass knowledge […]

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Be the best instructor you can be

Be the best instructor you can be

It's a common misconception that all you have to do is master your craft to be a good teacher or instructor. This isn't true, especially when it comes to teaching martial arts. When instructing the next generation of martial artists, you have to have […]

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Tips for practicing martial arts outdoors

Tips for practicing martial arts outdoors

Summer is here, and that means sunshine and great weather! One of the most exciting things about warm days is the chance to exercise outdoors. There's no reason to keep your martial arts students indoors when the weather is nice! […]

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Identifying leaders in your martial arts class

Identifying leaders in your martial arts class

Many of your students joined martial arts not only to stay in shape, but also to reach other goals. From establishing self-confidence to finding peace of mind to becoming more disciplined, there are tons of benefits of studying a martial […]

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Letting go of nervous habits leads to become a better tae kwon do teacher

Letting go of nervous habits leads to become a better tae kwon do teacher

Instructors at tae kwon do schools must quickly establish themselves as the unquestioned leaders of the class. Failing to demonstrate this authority could hurt a teacher's reputation with students and make it difficult to teach effectively. Angie Segal, a business coach business […]

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How to be the best teacher you can be

How to be the best teacher you can be

As a martial arts instructor, you're in a unique position to teach your students about self-defense while helping them grow on a personal level. That said, there are a few things you should keep in mind to be the best […]

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Long Island black belt teaches martial arts to the visually impaired

Long Island black belt teaches martial arts to the visually impaired

Empowering his students with confidence, second-degree black belt Devin Fernandez teaches Ninjutsu to those with impaired sight, reported Fox News. The martial arts instructor offers his classes free of charge at a donated practice space in Long Island's West Islip. Fernandez shares […]

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Martial Arts meet Star Wars

Martial Arts meet Star Wars

At Claremore, Oklahoma's Beaven's Martial Arts Academy, some students wield light sabers, reported Tulsa World. The high-tech, battery-powered swords are a perfectly acceptable complement to the dojo's new course in Jedi martial arts. Combined with traditional martial arts instruction, the class […]

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Martial arts empowers students against bullies

Martial arts empowers students against bullies

Demonstrating proof of the multifaceted capacities of martial arts, an anti-bullying program at North Providence High School teaches students to use Bujinkan Ninpo as a defense against intimidation, reported The Valley Breeze. The ancient martial art was created by ninjas nearly […]

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Kansas great-grandmother shows off black belt

Kansas great-grandmother shows off black belt

Proving that martial arts are for everyone, 80 year-old Helen Dugan sports a third-degree black belt. The Lenexa, Kansas martial arts instructor took her first karate lesson at 47 and was awarded her black belt at the age of 61, according […]

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Martial arts school helps students, parents deal with grief

Martial arts school helps students, parents deal with grief

The ways in which martial arts training can benefit a student's life are limitless. From instilling a higher sense of self-confidence knowing that you can adequately defend yourself in the event of a confrontation, to achieving inner peace and clarity […]

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3 components of a solid martial arts training plan

3 components of a solid martial arts training plan

Teaching martial arts is an endeavor that is both worthwhile and enriching. Instructors feel great joy in seeing someone advance from novice to more experienced and expert levels in disciplines such as karate and taekwondo. For students, there is nothing like the […]

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Tips for training undisciplined students

Tips for training undisciplined students

Teaching martial arts to students can be both challenging and rewarding. Seeing kids come in who know nothing about karate, taekwondo and other self-defense disciplines, and then blossom into masters of their craft, brings instructors great joy.However, instructing becomes especially […]

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How Bruce Lee influenced Kobe Bryant

How Bruce Lee influenced Kobe Bryant

Athletes are always looking for a competitive edge. That's why a number of people who play sports adopt alternative training methods that have nothing to do with the games they compete in. It's not uncommon to hear about football players […]

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Developing a training plan for martial arts schools

Developing a training plan for martial arts schools

Martial arts training can be fun for both students and the instructor. There is great joy in seeing the delight on the faces of those working to develop mastery in karate and taekwondo, particularly as their self-confidence becomes more apparent. […]

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