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Posted: December 17, 2018

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Tips for Raising Happy, Healthy, and Productive Teens

Posted: November 07, 2018

Teenage years are a time of rapid development for your child. They grow rapidly, and their hormones begin to get more complex. However, all too often the teenage years tend to be filled with anxiety, stress, poor decisions, and laziness. Obviously not all teens are like this, or they may only have these feelings for a short amount of time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try to do something about it. Martial arts is meant to inspire strength and discipline in your child, and there are ways to help you expedite building up healthy habits in your child through the use of martial arts.

Get Them Out of Their Comfort Zone

One of the best ways to help your child is to help them get out their comfort zone. Being a teenager can be a harsh time in many ways, so some teens revert back to only doing things within their comfort zone. Martial arts helps provide the opportunity to try new things and get them out of their comfort zone. Why? Learning martial arts has been shown to increase memorization, improve mood and boost one's inner confidence. Your children may not run into situations where they will have to defend themselves every day, but it can be your job to positively reinforce to them that learning martial arts is not just for their physical safety but also provides an abundance of other benefits.


3 Common Martial Arts Injuries and How to Treat Them

Posted: November 07, 2018

Martial arts training is a productive pastime that provides a number of positive benefits to trainees. Sometimes, despite the practitioners’ best efforts at safety, an injury will occur during martial arts training. The following are three of the most common injuries associated with martial arts training along with suggested tips to treat these injuries.

Scrapes and Bruises

Bumps, scrapes, and bruises will eventually occur when practicing martial arts of any kind. These minor injuries are usually no big worry and can sometimes be prevented with a few simple measures.


5 Ways to Help Your Child Balance School and Sports

Posted: September 14, 2018

Today's youth are faced with multiple challenges when trying to precariously balance the pressure of being a good student with participating in athletics or other physically rigorous activities, like martial arts. Here are five ways that parents can best assist their child in achieving this critical balance:

Provide Academic Guidance

Recognizing that athletics are important, it is equally imperative to stress the importance of school. Keep an eye on your child's GPA. If you notice your child's GPA is dropping, perhaps it's time to talk with your child and make a plan about what they can do to improve their commitment to academics. Calculating your student athletes’ GPA will help them to stay on top of their grades and continue on the road to success. Communicate regularly with your child to ensure that they are making the grade.


Why is Hydration So Important in Taekwondo

Posted: September 05, 2018

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Taekwondo is practiced by people in more than 200 countries, according to Korea.net, and continues to gain popularity in the United States. In addition to learning how to defend yourself, taekwondo strengthens your body, enhances agility and self-discipline and builds confidence. Yet despite these notable benefits -- and like other forms of exercise -- you must maintain proper hydration during taekwondo practices and promotions, so your body continues performing at peak levels. Here are some key reasons why hydration is so essential in this martial art.


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