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Why the LGBT Community Should Learn Martial Arts

Posted: April 05, 2019

When the average person thinks about martial arts, images of certain iconic movies may come to mind, particularly the fighting scenes. However, martial arts involve much more than fighting. The benefits of taking up martial arts may be an effective way to improve mental health, physical health, and boost confidence in vulnerable members of society, such as the LGBT community.

Mental Wellness

Members of the LGBT community are susceptible to increased rates of depression and suicide. According to Maryville University, “bullying, assault, lack of family and community support, and many other factors contribute to these increased rates of depression and suicidal thoughts in LGBTQ community members.” Martial arts challenge a person physically, mentally, and ask them to reach inside to overcome the challenges that they face in the classroom. Confidence, strength, and a sense of self-pride are a few of the other benefits that people get from participating in martial arts.

10 Tips Parents Can Use to Build Confidence & Leadership in Kids

Posted: April 05, 2019

Every parent wants happy, healthy and confident kids.

Here at ATA Excellence Martial Arts, our instructors feel that teaching kids martial arts can help build self-confidence in children of all ages. The techniques we practice at our school help children become accurate in their movements, skilled in their learning and confident in their martial arts skills.

As a parent, here are some suggestions on how you can can instill self-confidence in your children at home:

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