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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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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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Be Patient and Commit to Your Black Belt

The key to long-term success is to have a long-term perspective. This is especially true in the martial arts. Those that accept this goal, and have the patience, are more likely to commit themselves to earn their Black Belts. Those that are looking for a quick fix, often become impatient and quit. Almost every positive […]

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Dealing with Criticism – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

“Don’t mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it. If it is unfair, keep from irritation. It if is ignorant, smile. If it is justified, learn from it.” ~Unknown It can be beneficial to ignore criticism occasionally, especially if it becomes a barrier to your goals. But criticism is not always wrong. Sometimes in our […]

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Who Should Take Martial Arts? – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

The martial arts have so much to offer people in all age groups.  What many people don’t know is that back in the 60s and 70s, martial arts was primarily an adult activity.  Then, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Karate Kid movies arrived, and we saw a shift in the age of martial arts […]

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Becoming a Trustworthy Person – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

Trust is the basis of all good relationships and the cornerstone of good character. Trustworthy people keep their promises. They are honest, reliable, principled and never inappropriately betray a confidence. Trust is a Black Belt characteristic. To feel like a Black Belt, you must act like a Black Belt, and that means becoming a trustworthy […]

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Arm Triangle – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake

The arm triangle choke is a blood choke submission that basically leaves your opponent strangled between their own shoulder and your arm.  It’s similar to that of the traditional triangle choke which is performed by the legs.  If done effectively the choke will take just moments to take effect because of its ability to cut […]

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