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5 Ways to Help Your Child Balance School and Sports

Posted: May 29, 2019

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.


3 Common Martial Arts Injuries and How to Treat Them

Posted: May 29, 2019

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.


Tips for Raising Happy, Healthy, and Productive Teens

Posted: May 29, 2019

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 Mentors in a Teen's Life, and How They Can Help

Posted: May 29, 2019

Having a mentor can significantly impact a teenager’s life in a positive way. Going to school, socializing with peers, and a positive home life can become better experiences. These common mentors may help teens live the best life they can.

Martial Arts Instructors

As a mentor, a martial arts instructor can provide an enjoyable learning environment. Their attitude towards life may be inspirational in a way that provokes memories of favorite movies about martial arts. This mentor is skilled at teaching discipline of the body, mind and spirit. Learning martial arts can be fun and educational in an exciting way. It can motivate teens to live a better life away from drug and alcohol abuse, gangs, and an idle mind. A great martial arts instructor will know how to engage with teenagers and use their skills to help keep them on track.


5 Surprising Benefits of Practicing Martial Arts

Posted: May 29, 2019

Practicing martial arts benefits the body and mind both inside and outside of the gym. It helps children feel more positive about themselves, develops discipline and improves overall quality of life. These and other advantages of martial arts study can last for many years. Let's take a look at a few of the major benefits you and your children can expect from the study of martial arts.

Better Quality Sleep

As a form of regular physical activity, martial arts helps children fall asleep faster, sleep more soundly during the night and achieve a greater amount of the deep, restorative sleep that repairs cell damage. Getting quality sleep is vital in preventing colds and other infections, and it is also a key component of weight control. Studying martial arts provides an outlet for children to practice healthy stress management, and it can reduce anxieties that may disrupt sleep. Evolve MMA explains that exercise plays a role in your quality of sleep. People who work out for an hour fall asleep faster and stay asleep throughout the night.


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