10 Things Kids Can Learn From Martial Arts

To parents that 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 that 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.

  1. Determination and Dedication – In order to ascend through the ranks and earn ...
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Am I Too Old To Start Taekwondo?

Have you been thinking about taking Taekwondo lessons, but you are afraid that you are too old to start?

If so, you are not alone. Many adults who are interested in the martial arts talk themselves out of pursuing their interest simply because they think they are too old.

Yet, the reality is that you are never too old to take martial arts and that there are actually millions of adults who are taking martial arts classes.

How Many Adults Take Martial Arts ...

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Instructor’s Corner – Simplify

“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.”

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”

If you want to improve your life then it’s tempting to want to add more. One problem with this may be that you don’t really have the time or energy to do more though. And so your efforts to improve become short-lived.

Adding more and more just creates more stress and anxiety. Removing clutter and ...

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Re-Invent Yourself Daily

Life unfolds. Each and every day we awake to an opportunity for re-invention. The wonder of the whole adventure is that we get to do a “re-take” on who we are, each and every day. We are not our past; the past is simply a name for the series of paths and choices we made to arrive here in the present. We ARE exactly who we continue to CHOOSE to be.
A lot of people leap at the chance to ...

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Don’t Be a Statistic – Keep Your Resolution

The New Year is creeping up, and it’s that time of year where the words ‘New Year’ are always followed closely by ‘Resolution’. One of the most common New Year Resolutions out there is weight loss. Although every resolution is unique, most of them share one commonality; almost everybody sets one & almost everybody fails. There are a multitude of reasons why we don’t succeed when it comes to fulfilling our resolutions. So what can we do about it? Listed ...

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The Holidays are Coming! Don’t Give Up Your Healthy Lifestyle!

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:

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 will make things ...

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Halloween Safety Tips

Costume Safety:

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

  1. 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 costumesTrick-or-Treat Tips
  2. Trick-or-treaters should wear sturdy walking shoes
  3. Choose brightly colored costumes that will be ...
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Back to School Tips to Keep Students Safe

Back to School Tips to Keep Students Safe

It’s time for everyone to get back into routine and the kids are going back to class. These helpful Back to School Tips for parents are great advice for students of all ages.

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 route, ...
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Preventing Dehydration in Summer Heat

Common Signs of Dehydration…

Prevent dehydration by first recognizing the symptoms. We’ve all experienced it at some point when working out or on the field – fatigue sets in, your mouth feels dry and your legs are heavy. These are common signs of dehydration.

When an athlete works out, body fluid is lost through sweat. If the fluid lost through sweat is not replaced, dehydration and early fatigue are unavoidable. Losing even 2% of body fluids (less than 3.5 pounds ...

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10 things Kids can learn from Martial Arts

To parents that 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 that 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.

  1. Determination and Dedication – In order to ascend through the ranks and earn ...
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