Martial arts is a fun activity for kids to get involved in. Not only does it get them moving, but it also is a great way to socialize with other kids outside of school. Here are a few more of the practical benefits of martial arts for kids: 1. More Physical Activity Kids who participate [...]
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When it comes to building a long-term training or workout habit, you might be ambitious with your goal but lack the experience to succeed. So, here are six ways to help you create a long-term training habit: 1. Find a Workout You Enjoy. If you intend to do any activity for a long time, then [...]
Over the past year, we've all probably done more sitting at home than we're used to. And it's definitely more sitting than our spines are used to. Now more than ever, it's crucial to take care of your spine. You can do some things throughout your day to reverse the effects of sitting and [...]
Goals are an essential part of any athlete’s martial arts journey. Goals provide you with focus and direction. When you achieve a goal that you’ve been working toward for a while, the sense of accomplishment can boost your self-confidence. Here are five tips for setting martial arts goals: Challenge yourself, but be realistic. Your [...]
By training martial arts, kids improve their physical health and fitness while learning self-defense. At the same time, they also learn valuable skills that help them become more successful in daily life. Here are some of the life skills kids learn by practicing martial arts: 1. Resilience The physical and mental aspects of martial arts [...]
Coaches and instructors want to see their athletes and students succeed. Parents want to see their children succeed. And as practitioners, we do our best to keep learning, growing, and improving. We learn to be strong and resilient because, at some point, we’ll experience a setback. Some common setbacks you might face in martial arts [...]
When it comes to supplementing your martial arts training, it’s easy to think of activities like running or strength training that will build endurance, strength, and power off the mat. However, another element that plays an essential role in your physical training is mobility. Mobility vs. Flexibility If you’re thinking that you get plenty [...]
Self-discipline and motivation both play a role in a long-term martial arts practice. But is it better to focus on improving self-discipline or increasing motivation? Is one better than the other? First, let's look at the differences between discipline and motivation. Discipline Discipline is how well you can control your actions and stick to what [...]
When you think about what you're going to do for your next workout, do you ever consider meditating? The answer, most likely, is no. Meditating is one of the greatest things you can do for your body and mind. And it can't replace the benefits of physical exercise or improve your martial arts skills directly. [...]
There are plenty of styles and variations of martial arts to choose from. With so many out there, how do you know which one is right for you? It really depends on what you’re trying to get out of the practice. For those that seek competition and the edge to be the best, look no [...]