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The Three Phases of a Martial Artists’ Life Cycle

Although defining three phases that apply to every person that tries martial arts is impossible, those who continue in martial arts, whether training or making a career out of it, will agree these three phases are consistent with their journey, and some may have occurred simultaneously. The three phases are loosely defined as an introduction …

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The Importance of Testing in Martial Arts

In all martial arts training, students will test as they progress. Testing is considered to be how instructors measure a student’s growth and determine their rank within the structure of the dojo – the most common is a stripe on their belt or achieving a darker belt once all necessary stripes have been earned. The …

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Is Martial Arts Good for Children With ADHD?

Parenting is challenging. Although you may have been told how difficult it can be, every parent has walked through many trials and, hopefully, many successes raising their children. When you have a child that is diagnosed with ADHD, the challenges can be exceedingly overwhelming. Many families, even without a diagnosis, recognize some of the behaviors …

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From Kicks to Quality Time: How Martial Arts Training Can Bring Families Closer

Looking for a fun and rewarding activity that can strengthen family bonds? Look no further than martial arts training! Beyond the punches and kicks, martial arts offer a unique opportunity for families to come together and grow closer. Whether you’re a parent looking to bond with your children or a sibling looking to connect with …

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How Sparring in Martial Arts Benefits Children

When families first get their children involved in martial arts training, they want respectful, confident, and disciplined children with self-control. Very few families are enrolling their children to learn to fight necessarily, and that is because parents do not want their children to become more violent. Martial arts training will not make your child more …

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Three Ways Martial Arts Instill Character in Young Children

Today, young children and teenagers have endured a time during the pandemic when they were isolated and forced to do things like learning and socializing online. As social media and other gaming interfaces allow children to behave impulsively and without consequences, it is critical to find a way for your child to learn positive characteristics …

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Parent’s Guide to Top Martial Arts for Younger Children

Even if starting your child in martial arts seems intimidating, it is wise to consider the many options. Participation in martial arts interests kids, and every parent wants their kids to be excited about something! Basic knowledge of the martial arts best for smaller children helps families decide if they are suitable for them, will …

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One Family’s Martial Arts Journey

As far as they can remember, their one and only son would continually come home from school with notes of misbehavior. Challenged with making and keeping friends since early elementary school, their son yearned for companionship but struggled with self-control and emotional surges. Minimal or non-existent attention span length also seemed to be a hindrance …

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