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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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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Your Whole Family Needs Self-defense Classes, and Here Are the Reasons Why

Knowing that you’re able to protect and take care of yourself in any situation feels good—but there’s a lot more to self-defense, or martial arts, than knowing how to fight. When it comes to learning self-defense, there are many ways that you—and your entire family—can benefit.

It’s commonly believed that self-defense classes exist only for women, or for children who are prone to bullying. But if that’s your line of thinking, you’ll want to banish it from your mind right away! ...

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Martial Arts Vs Sport Debate

The Martial Arts VS Sports Debate – What Do You Think?

Many people think of Judo and Taekwondo as sports because they are included along with other major sports in Olympic competition. Boxing, wrestling, Judo, taekwondo, and kickboxing are examples of martial sports.
I often hear martial artists use the term “sport” as if referring to a game with no usefulness. The implication is that a sport is only for “play” and cannot be effective for self-defense, fighting or combat. Many ...

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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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5 Reasons Why I Do Taekwondo

Why I Do Taekwondo

  1. Mindfulness is often thought of as awareness, but it is more than that. You are not just observing your own body and mental state, but acknowledging your emotions, the sensations your body feels, and your own state of mind. We too often live lives where we do not examine ourselves, only feel and go with the moment, Being mindful of yourself is the first step to understanding yourself.
  2. When you are practicing taekwondo, you focus intently on the ...
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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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