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The New Little League

For the past decade martial arts schools have been offering a top-notch product that has moved many kids from the sports field to the martial arts school. Today more kids are enrolled in martial arts than any other sport offered to children. By offering a service unlike any other, martial arts schools have been able […]

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Realistic Expectations for Success

A friend recently e-mailed that after dieting all week, she had lost only five pounds. Instead of being happy with her progress, she was disappointed. She thought that she should have lost at least ten pounds.  She didn’t fail; what she needed was a reality check on her expectations. People tend to enter into new […]

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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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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Helicopter Armbar

In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling, an armlock is a single or double joint lock that hyperextends the elbow joint and/or shoulder joint.   An armlock that hyperflexes or hyperrotates the shoulder joint is referred to as a shoulder lock, and an armlock that hyperextends the elbow joint is called an armbar. In general, the student secures […]

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The Benefits of Cardio Kickboxing

Our Cardio Kickboxing workout is one of our most popular classes, and it’s something that is guaranteed to really pack a punch. Cardio kickboxing combines the heart-healthy effects of an aerobics class with the one-two punch factor of martial arts and provides a total body workout. One hour of cardio kickboxing will burn up to […]

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Ambition Is Not A Four-Letter Word

The words goal, aim, objective, aspiration, dream, hope, desire, purpose, determination, drive and motivation are all synonyms for ambition. Some people think that competition and ambition are not healthy, but when used correctly, they are positive qualities that we should strive to achieve and which make life fun and interesting. When people join an activity […]

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The Belt System – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

Have you ever wondered where we get the belt system used in most martial arts schools? In modern age martial arts, belt colors are determined by either an organization or each individual school. Often, the colors have some symbolic meaning and, almost always, the main focus of the belts is to mark milestones in a […]

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Develop a “Can Do” Attitude

“`I can’t do it’ never yet accomplished anything; `I will try’ has performed wonders.” ~ George P. Burnham One of our biggest adult fears is looking stupid. Because of that fear, our immediate reaction is often “I can’t do it,” when we are confronted with a new task or challenge. “Can’t” is the worst four-letter […]

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The Philosophy of Black Belt Character

Your character is one of your most valuable possessions.  Character is a combination of human qualities, such as honesty, integrity and selflessness that define who you are, how others perceive you and your future successes or failures. Black Belt character is even more powerful and important than “regular” character. The philosophy of Black Belt character […]

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Humility – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

“By humility I mean…a prudent care not to overvalue ourselves.” ~ Nathaniel Crew Today’s society does not seem to have a high regard for the trait of humility. Athletes prance around and promote individual accomplishments during a game, corporate executives attempt to shift blame for poor performance on their employees, and even school systems will […]

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