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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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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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Gratefulness

This month, as we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, we are discussing gratefulness in our classes. Gratefulness is a virtue we should all practice. As a parent or guardian, we need to teach our children to be thankful for what they have. We can teach our children to be grateful for their family, friends, […]

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I Couldn’t Help Myself!

“I have no idea how that food got on my plate and in my stomach!” Have you ever uttered those guilty words? Holiday feasts are a wonderful time to relax and catch up with family and friends, but it’s usually over a table laden with scrumptious, wonderful goodies. Exercise moderation, but if you accidentally eat […]

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Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

Remember when you were younger and didn’t have to worry about what you ate or how much you exercised? For many of us, those days are over. Here are a few holiday cheat sheets to help you balance fitness with holiday eating. What Can I Do with Holiday Leftovers? Sandwiches are a great lunch to […]

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Be Courteous

This month’s focus is on courtesy. One of the great attributes we develop as a martial artist is courtesy. One important way we show courtesy in martial arts is with our bow. We can bow on and off the mat to display courtesy to our school and instructors, and even bowing to our fellow martial […]

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Black Belt Attitude

There is a word that seems to be disappearing from our vocabulary. That word is integrity.  I asked 10 people to tell me what integrity is without looking it up. I got many wonderful answers. The American Heritage® Dictionary defines it as, “a steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.” One person described […]

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Cardio Health Not the Only Focus

With today’s obesity epidemic and all the news about heart health, more people are forgetting the importance of strength training. Cardiovascular training and strength training can work together to help you achieve optimal overall health, although it is often difficult to find one activity that pairs the two together. Martial arts training is one of […]

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Why Martial Arts?

Why martial arts? There are so many activities that adults and children can do to stay in shape, relieve stress, increase focus, and have fun. But there are not many, if any, that offer all of these benefits in the same activity. So often we hear about a great workout at the gym, but the […]

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Increasing Your Heart Rate

Benefits of increasing your heart rate Burn calories and speed up metabolism, which can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss Lower your blood pressure Reduce LDL “bad” cholesterol Boost your HDL “good” cholesterol Increase the strength of your heart and lung muscles Increases blood circulation Releases the “feel good” hormones that […]

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