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SO YOU WANT TO DO MARTIAL ARTS? How To Choose A Style And Studio That Is Right For You

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Are you interested in martial arts training for yourself and/or your child?
If the answer is “YES!” I am so excited for you! It is a great journey to embark upon, and a lot of good will come from it if you choose the right studio.
The RIGHT studio? How do I do that? And why is it so important?
If you choose the right studio, you are more likely to stick with your training. Because you may be in it for the long haul. To get the full benefit of martial arts, you should train to black belt and even beyond. And that takes a while. Ummm, years actually.
I don’t mean to scare you. It is an exciting journey. And there are so many benefits gained along the way. To watch your child develop discipline, strength, and overall confidence is incredible. And for adults, it can be exhilarating to do something for yourself that gives you energy and makes you feel invincible. After all, there is still that child inside.
So, since this is potentially a big commitment, it is important that you choose the right…

WHY MARTIAL ARTS? 10 Ways Martial Arts Stands Out From Other Sports

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I am about to make a bold declaration. I know these are strong words, but I stand by them.
Every family should consider exposing their children to martial arts trainingas part of their growing up.
Now who am I to make such a statement?
Well, I am an athlete, for one. I grew up playing multiple sports: tennis, racquetball, baseball, soccer, football, volleyball, track and field, softball, and basketball. Individual and team. Competitive and not. And I loved it. In fact, one of my proudest moments was being inducted into my high school’s athletic Hall of Fame.
I am also a teacher. By trade. My background is in communication, psychology, and education. Teaching is part of my being; it is what I am meant to be doing. I have worked with children of all ages for over 25 years. Many of whom I’ve had the opportunity to watch grow up for a span of 5-10 years or more (Including my own three children.)
Finally, I am a seeker of personal strength and wisdom. That is what drives me. I have always been …