10 things Kids can learn from Martial Arts

To parents who have little experience with the world of martial arts, the entire sport can seem violent and dangerous for kids. Upon closer inspection, however, many find their kids will reap an innumerable amount of benefits from participation in a martial arts training program. In addition to busting sedentary habits and getting kids in shape, martial arts instruction also helps kids learn these ten valuable lessons.

10 Things Kids Can Learn From Martial Arts

  1. Determination and Dedication – In order to ascend ...
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How To Encourage Your Childs Success in Martial Arts

HOW TO ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD’S SUCCESS IN MARTIAL ARTS

If you’re the parent of a child enrolled in martial arts lessons, you definitely want your child to succeed on their training journey. However, some parents don’t realize justhowimportant their encouragement is to a child’s success. They may also not know how they can show support in ways that will be genuinely helpful. Encouragement can come in the form of simply watching your child’s training, or even participating in parent-and-child martial arts ...

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7 Health Benefits You Will Gain from Martial Arts Training

Whether we’re talking about traditional disciplines Karate, Taekwondo, Jujutsu or Judo or a more modern combat sport such as Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), boxing or Krav Maga, martial arts provide the perfect platform for becoming a healthier and fitter individual.
Whichever martial art you prefer to practice in, there an abundance of benefits to be gained – especially when it comes to your health & fitness. On this post, I’m sharing with you the top 7 health-related advantages that martial ...

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Instructor’s Corner: Make It a Healthy Lifestyle Holiday

The holiday’s are just around the corner, are you ready to tackle the onslaught of Christmas dinners/office parties/New Year’s events without completely giving up your healthy lifestyle? This is a question I get a lot at this time of year and here are a couple pieces of advice that many people have found useful.

Keep a healthy lifestyle holiday:

1) Keep Training!!

If you know you will be indulging a little more when it comes to food, don’t ditch your gym-going habits. This ...

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T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More – Good Teammates

T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More

Being a good teammate isn’t always easy. Every person on your team has his or her own personality, likes and dislikes. Working on a team means listening to other people’s opinions, communicating your ideas, and working together to come up with a plan that works for everyone.

Good teammates are people who know how to reach a compromise. Finding a solution that works for everyone isn’t about winning arguments or making the whole team agree with your ...

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Tips for a Fun Halloween

Halloween Tips

Costume Safety

Coming up with a creative disguise doesn’t mean that safety needs to be forgotten, so here are some safety tips for a fun Halloween to keep in mind:

  • October 31 can be a chilly night so make sure that costumes are loose enough to be worn over warm clothing but not so baggy or long that trick or treaters can trip over their costumes.
  • Trick-or-treaters should wear sturdy walking shoes.
  • Choose brightly colored costumes that will be clearly visible to motorists. ...
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Back To School Tips to Keep Students Safe

September has arrived and it’s back to work and back to school. The kids will be out and about so we have to be sure to watch out for them. Here are some back to school tips to keep students safe:

Parents of Primary Students:

  • Find a safe route to and from school and practice it with your children.
  • Join an existing Walking School Bus or Bicycle Train, or start up your own with other parents in your neighborhood.
  • Identify safe places along the ...
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7 Essential Tips to Keeping Hydrated When Martial Arts Training

7 Essential Tips To Keeping Hydrated When Martial Arts Training

Summer seems to have arrived here in Edmonton with temperatures reaching the 30’s. This is great for the sun worshippers and there is nothing better than a nice day, rather than the typical Canadian weather. But we must remember that keeping hydrated is so important to your health, especially if you are doing a physical activity like martial arts.

If you don’t drink enough water, especially in hot weather, it can have ...

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Martial Arts Offers Brain-Boosting Benefits

…As well as increasing physical fitness and mental health, martial arts can boost brain cognition too

We are all aware that exercise generally has many benefits, such as improving physical fitness and strength. But what do we know about the effects of specific types of exercise? Researchers have already shown that jogging can increase life expectancy, for example, while yoga makes us happy.

However, there is one activity that goes beyond enhancing physical and mental health – martial arts can ...

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5 Reasons Why Kids Thrive with Taekwondo

5 Reasons Why Kids Thrive with Taekwondo

Sometimes a confident and self-assured preschooler will meet grade school and find that many of the lessons learned there have been forgotten by older kids. Likewise many students making the transition from elementary to middle school find the rules that they once understood change yet again. Bullying is a factor in development at all ages, and while a recent Department of Education study shows that there is a decline in bullying, the ...

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