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3 Easy Ways To Keep Yourself Motivated

Motivation is the reason or reasons you do something. It is what prompts you to behave a certain way. For example, if you are motivated to get to the next belt rank, you will practice hard both in class and at home. The desire to earn your next belt is your motivation. It is what […]

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5 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

Bears aren’t the only ones who “hibernate” in the wintertime! As the days get colder and we’re less exposed to sunlight, it’s common to experience the “winter blues.” You may feel a lack of energy, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, changes in your appetite and an overall lack of motivation. While these are all normal responses […]

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How to Create an Empowering Vision Board

Your brain will work tirelessly to achieve the statements you give your subconscious mind. And when those statements are the affirmations and images of your goals, you are destined to achieve them! Creating a vision board is probably one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you. This powerful tool serves as your image of the […]

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Using the Martial Arts to Combat Bullying

According to a nationwide study of children in grades six through ten, nearly one of every three U.S. children is affected by bullying. Bullying is defined as verbal or physical behavior designed to confront someone less powerful. Attacks can include spreading rumors; making sexual comments or gestures; or belittling someone about religion, race, looks or […]

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The Martial Arts Family

Traditionally, the term “martial arts family” refers to the closeness and unity of fellow practitioners. Today, “martial arts family” has been redefined by the increasing popularity of the martial arts within entire households. Moms, dads, brothers and sisters are learning the martial arts together. In today’s society, where everyone seems to be busy with his […]

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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Christmas is the season of giving, however, it’s also the season of taking for some less scrupulous people. Police Department Chief Larry Brock offers the following tips to help ensure everyone has a happy, and safe, holiday shopping season: • Carry your valuables wisely. Carry only the credit cards you need and avoid carrying large amounts […]

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You Can’t Be in Two Places at Once

In the late 80’s, Bobby McFerrin wrote a memorable ditty called, Don’t Worry, Be Happy.  It’s a nice thought, but as an adult I know that someone has to worry about the mortgage, car, family, insurance, etc.  Worrying about the future causes a lot of stress. Does it do any good to worry about things […]

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5 Easy Ways To Show Respect In The Martial Arts

“Knowledge will give you power, but character will give you respect” ~ Bruce Lee~ Respect is to appreciate someone or something based off their abilities, qualities or achievements. But what does respect in the martial arts mean to you? Respect is a key value in martial arts. In our school it is one of the most […]

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Kickboxing – The Top 3 Reasons Why It Is Better Than Every Other Group Workout You Will Ever Do

1. BOOSTING YOUR METABOLISM! The explosive techniques of kickboxing are the short path to boosting your metabolism and turning your entire body into a excess fat melting furnace. According to a recent Newsweek Publication article, not only will you burn significantly more energy than the other well-known varieties of health and fitness routines such as […]

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How To Practice Gratitude Daily

A more positive and optimistic outlook can be achieved with practice. Here are a few ways to practice gratitude daily. Start a Gratitude Journal – Take 5-10 minutes at the end of the day to write down what your were grateful for that day. there are no right or wrong answers and can be as […]

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