Not only does martial arts improve your kids’ physical health and fitness, but it also offers many other benefits. One of these cognitive benefits is the development of self-discipline. By building self-discipline through martial arts, kids practice finishing what they’ve started and then apply this skill to other areas of their lives. Here are [...]
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Overtraining might be one of the most formidable opponents you could ever face. It affects your body and mind and can even play on your fears of failing to get in enough practice and training. Recognizing the specific signs of overtraining and understanding how your body responds to your martial arts training can help prevent [...]
Each time you practice martial arts, you take small steps to make positive changes to your overall health and well-being. For instance, martial arts is a full-body workout that’s great for improving physical health. At the same time, your training has the unique ability to benefit your mental health, as well. One of the great [...]
Your martial arts practice is an individual pursuit. But as unique as your path is, there is still a connection between you and the greater martial arts community. You’re much more than just another member of a school or studio within this community. Being part of a martial arts community provides: 1. Sense of belonging. [...]
Martial arts can build your child’s self-confidence. Through the development of physical skills, like fine motor skills, as well as life skills, like self-control, your kids will become more confident in their daily lives. Here are four ways martial arts boosts confidence in kids: 1. Mutual Respect When a child trains martial arts in a [...]
If you have a regular training routine and notice that your progress has slowed or seemingly stopped altogether, you may be missing an important part of your training. Recovery is often overlooked as part of a balanced approach to martial arts fitness and performance. Without allowing time for the body to integrate the work you’ve [...]
It’s hard not to get wrapped up in the imagery of the classic martial arts movie. Flying kicks and split-second strikes are fun to imagine yourself using to save the day or win the championship match. On film, they make it look so easy. But even though it’s fun to be inspired and imagine such [...]
Finding ways to improve your functional fitness and flexibility can significantly impact your everyday life. For example, daily tasks become easier to carry out when you can move efficiently and effectively. So how do you work on these skills? Many people choose to go to the gym and work out, but this isn’t your only [...]
Kids, adults, and families alike can practice martial arts at any stage of life. And some students choose to continue throughout their lives. Your martial arts goals or reasons for participating or competing might change over time, and that's okay! What is it about martial arts that encourages students to start early and stick with [...]
When training martial arts, you have a choice of attending either group classes, private training, or both. Group classes and private training have different advantages to offer. And it’s dependent on your goals and personal preference which one is the best option for you and your martial arts practice. Here are a few benefits of [...]