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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.


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