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How Learning to Fight Actually Keeps Teens Out of Trouble

Posted: November 22, 2017

Every year, almost 400,000 minors in the United States go through the juvenile court system. This is most often due to minor crimes such as shoplifting or truancy; however, it can also include more serious crimes such as assault or felony robbery. If you or a loved one has a child with behavior issues, it can be a very difficult situation to know how to approach. You have to be able to talk and listen to a troubled teen and it takes patience, empathy, and lots of tough love. Preventing teen delinquency and legal trouble starts with a solid foundation, and ways to help teens process their feelings and emotions in a healthy way. Keeping teens out of trouble is all a matter of giving them a purpose. One of the best hobbies to try is martial arts. The following guide provides some simple tips and tricks on how to keep teens out of trouble through self-defense, karate, and similar martial arts.

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How Martial Arts Can Help Struggling Addicts Get Free

Posted: November 22, 2017

For those struggling with substance abuse or other mental ailments related to physiological-altering stimulants, a great alternative to prescribed medication can be found in the martial arts. Yes, the martial arts are not just for self-defense, they can also instill mental fortitude and discipline, attributes that are often eroded away after prolonged substance abuse. The dedication, commitment and years necessary to master a martial art requires significant self-discipline that often extends to all aspects of the practitioner's life.

The increased mental and physical strength gained from martial arts training is a wonderful bonus to the practice that compliments the increased self-esteem a recovering addict gains. Whereas certain prescribed medications can occasionally have severe side effects, an individual implementing a dedicated martial arts regimen can avoid such complications and setbacks. Robert K. Spear's 1989 novel, "Hapkido the Integrated Fighting Art" and John Pyecha's 1970 thesis paper on the effect of Judo on college freshmen are but two of many studies that give indication that martial arts therapy is a viable holistic treatment for those attempting to recover from physical, emotional, and psychological damage brought about by substance abuse.

Treatment Centers That Already Use Martial Arts


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