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8 Positive Steps for Mental Health

  With much more well-deserved attention being drawn to the topic of mental health, it can be difficult for many…

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Secrets to Stretching: Why, When and How

  You’ve just finished a long, grueling workout, and you’re ready to head home. The last thing you want to…

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The Ultimate Key to Widening Your Martial Arts Abilities: Meditation

Meditation has a wide array of proven positive effects: from reducing stress to improving one’s physical and mental health. Throughout…

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Do’s and Don’ts for Treating Anxiety

It is estimated that 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 4 kids suffer from mental illness. Depression, bipolar disorder,…

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Become a Better Athlete in 5 Simple Steps

  Being a well-rounded athlete is not just about what you do in the gym or studio, but goes far…

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Why Staying Hydrated is Important for Martial Arts Competition

  A rapidly growing number of individuals are participating in martial arts competitions.  This is especially evident in the art…

Martial arts can be beneficial for teens.

How martial arts can help teens fight insecurity

Here are the ways martial arts can benefit teenagers. 

Martial arts has mental health benefits as well as physical ones.

Martial arts: A moving meditation

Many martial arts students experience mental and emotional well-being results.

Stretch before your martial arts classes.

Martial arts for fitness

Here are some of the ways that a martial​-arts class is good for your physical health.

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Health benefits of martial arts

In addition to the physical aspects of the sport, martial arts is also good for the mind.

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4 Ways Martial Arts Benefit Mental Health

Physical activity in general is great for the mind, but martial arts in particular encourage the kind of introspection and emotional control that can dramatically improve mental health. 

Keeping personal and business expenses separate is vital for the success of a small business.

A healthy financial situation helps small-business owners thrive

It takes grit, passion and business acumen to run a successful martial arts school.