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Teaching children martial arts: Part 2

Teaching children martial arts: Part 2

Many parents enroll their children in martial arts in an effort to get them to release some of their energy before they come home for the evening. This means there's a good chance the younger kids in your class will have more […]

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Teaching children martial arts: Part 3

Teaching children martial arts: Part 3

Something that frustrates many martial arts instructors teaching kids for the first time is that it can be tough to get them to focus. This is especially true if a child has had a bad day at school. Luckily, martial […]

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Teaching children martial arts: Part 1

Teaching children martial arts: Part 1

Like most other subjects, teaching martial arts to children is a bit different than teaching the craft to adults. While in some cases, it can be more challenging, since kids likely have no prior experience in anything martial arts-related. However, they also […]

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Martial arts for stress relief: Breathing

Martial arts for stress relief: Breathing

Martial arts are beneficial for stress relief in part because they emphasize breathing technique. Not only are these techniques handy in the studio, but you can use them in meditation as well. To practice this meditative breathing, all you have to […]

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Martial arts for stress relief

Martial arts for stress relief

Many people begin taking martial arts classes for self-defense or fitness reasons. While this craft is certainly good for both of these aspects, a little known benefit of martial arts is the fact that they can be good for stress […]

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Martial arts at any age: Seniors

Martial arts at any age: Seniors

While martial-arts routines for seniors are a little different than the classes you'd take at a younger age, the practice is just as beneficial. Older people need to get exercise just like everyone else, so it would make sense that spending time […]

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Martial arts at any age: Adults

Martial arts at any age: Adults

Many adults hesitate to begin a new craft because they feel like it's too late for them to start. This couldn't be further from the truth, especially when it comes to martial arts! Starting a martial-arts routine in middle age is just […]

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Martial arts at any age: Teens

Martial arts at any age: Teens

As your children get older, you'll likely find they want to be involved in after-school activities. Not only do these sorts of classes help keep teenagers out of trouble, but they also give them an excuse to meet new people outside of […]

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Martial arts at any age: Kids

Martial arts at any age: Kids

Martial arts are incredibly beneficial for people of all ages. Many kids begin taking classes at a young age, when being physically active not only becomes a habit, but so does living by the philosophies associated with martial arts. For example, by […]

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How martial arts can help dancers

How martial arts can help dancers

Martial arts requires plenty of balance and flexibility, just like dance does - especially ballet varieties. However, when it comes to dance, the balance you learn in martial arts classes is also beneficial. Many people discount the fact that martial arts […]

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How martial arts can improve golf performance

How martial arts can improve golf performance

Though golf is a sport, it's just as mental as it is physical, just like martial arts. If you find that you have a tough time getting your head in the game on the green, some training in the mental aspects […]

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Martial arts and self-esteem: Part 3

Martial arts and self-esteem: Part 3

Physical insecurities aren't the only things that contribute to low self-esteem, though. Many people feel as if they aren't successful or powerful enough in their lives, contributing to their negative self-image. Martial arts also addresses this concern. While martial arts competitions […]

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Martial arts and self-esteem: Part 2

Martial arts and self-esteem: Part 2

Martial arts is a fantastic workout. It's exciting and challenging, allowing you to push your body to new limits every day. Practicing martial arts gets you very in-tune with your body, and you learn to appreciate all that it does for […]

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Martial arts and self-esteem: Part 1

Martial arts and self-esteem: Part 1

Low self-esteem is a problem that plagues many people, young and old. With unrealistic expectations about their abilities, bodies and  more, it's no surprise that so many people have issues with how they view themselves. While there is no quick fix for self-esteem problems, […]

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Tips for new instructors: Constructive criticism

Tips for new instructors: Constructive criticism

A good martial arts instructor informs students of how they're doing in a constructive manner. Don't single out a student who isn't doing something correctly. Instead, address the whole class with pointers. Chances are, the student who needs the instruction will catch on. […]

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