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Developing Discipline and Self-Control Through the Marital Arts

My most influential teachers always said the most important karate lesson was whatever fostered greater discipline and self control. They wisely pointed out, that with this foundation in place, everything else follows in natural order. I’m glad that people have started to ask about discipline and self control in karate, because it is not inherently […]
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5 Animal Fists of Kung Fu

Also known as the Kung Fu fist forms, the 5 animals of Kung Fu are known all across the world, and are some of the deadliest martial arts you can study. There are other specific fist styles in Kung Fu, although none of them are as powerful or as well known as the 5 animal […]
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The Importance Of Effective Discipline In A Martial Arts Class

One of the main reasons parents enroll their children in martial arts is discipline. You have seen it before. A parent enrolls their child in your class expecting you to suddenly and indefinitely whip them into shape so that they never answer back or behave badly. The problem is that their child has a limited […]
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Tai Chi for Over Fifties And Under Fifties!

Tai Chi is an internal martial art which can be soft and gentle. It can and should be practiced in a flowing way for practitioners of any age. Particularly, in China and the est nowadays, people over 50 are taking up Tai Chi whilst the younger generation in China are not so interested in such […]
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Physical and Mental Components of Martial Arts Training

Martial Arts is the combination of physical techniques and mental discipline. It is used for self defense, body strengthening, relaxation, and even competition. Women often take martial arts classes to learn moves that will help them in the event of an attack. The moves of Martial Arts are designed for even a small woman to […]
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Combat Stress with Martial Arts

Are you a busy person trying to do everything? Are you getting so stressed out that it seems like you’re not accomplishing anything? If so, you can use martial arts to combat that stress! Many of the skills and techniques used in martial arts training are the same skills and techniques you can use to […]
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