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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.


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