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  • Tips To Reignite Your Martial Arts Passion

    Tips To Reignite Your Martial Arts Passion

    Martial Arts, no matter which one you do be it Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Karate or MMA should be a lifelong pursuit, simple as that. It’s usual to have down periods, periods where you don’t want to train, have things going on in your life that make it hard, or simply can’t be arsed! So I present to you 10 tips to reignite your passion and get you back to your usual ass-kicking self (The Martial View)! 10 – Watch your favorite Martial Arts film! This may sound like a bit of a dumb one, but if you look at any martial arts interviews on the web, in nearly every single one they quote a film that initially kick-started their interest. Normally a Bruce Lee film, going back ....

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  • Navigating the Role of Being a Taekwondo Parent

    Navigating the Role of Being a Taekwondo Parent

    It’s easy to pontificate about the complexities of being a Sensei. After all, they have the ability to shape lives for better or worse. Teaching can be a daunting task. Less discussed is the role parents play in the development of young martial artists. The decision making of parents can drastically alter the length, quality, and value of a student’s training. Some parents consider martial art training a convenient alternative to day care. After all, in martial arts the child gets physical activity and regimented social interaction. These parents will generally use the dojo as a drop off point while they attend to matters elsewhere. On the opposite end of the ....

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  • 3 Reasons Why Teenagers Should Do Martial Arts

    3 Reasons Why Teenagers Should Do Martial Arts

    Martial arts training is not only for young children. The lifelong benefits of structured martial arts training are valuable for teenage students, particularly in positive impacts on self-esteem, academic performance, and stress relief. Our dynamics program was built to transform teen students at Karate Denver into confident, compassionate, and capable leaders (thekoma). We know the training the students get will prepare them for a successful future. Here are 3 benefits of martial arts training for teens: 1. Martial Arts Schools Support Positive Relationships The benefits of extracurricular involvement develop along with the child. It’s not too late when participation begins ....

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  • 9 Ways To Give Your Self Esteem A Boost

    9 Ways To Give Your Self Esteem A Boost

    Having positive self-esteem is critical to living a happy, healthy life. But, at times, feeling good about yourself can be easier said than done. Some believe it has to do with how pretty you are, the brand of car you drive or having accomplished some incredible feat. Of course, it’s nice to work hard and have something to show for it, but the real secret in having great self-esteem is finding the joy in YOU….all of YOU! This means celebrating your victories, while also learning from and accepting your defeats. Want some pointers on how you can feel better about you? Here are 9 tips to help you boost your self-confidence! Simplify Your Life. There are some things ....

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  • Positive Affirmations for Taekwondo

    Positive Affirmations for Taekwondo

    Top taekwondo experts understand that strong physical abilities alone are insufficient for success. Becoming a great taekwondo master also requires a focused mental state. These taekwondo affirmations will help you focus your mind, strengthen your body, and become a great taekwondo fighter (Free Affirmations). When you are able to picture yourself winning fights, quickening your reflexes, and anticipating opponents’ moves, then you will find yourself following through on your intentions. A strong mental focus is absolutely imperative to reaching your potential, and these affirmations will help get you there! Start by reading these expertly designed affirmations and choosing ....

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  • Tips for Taekwondo Parents

    Tips for Taekwondo Parents

    Many adults study taekwondo, but for many adults their primary exposure to taekwondo is simply as the parent of young taekwondo students. In the U.S. for instance, thousands upon thousands of parents across the country take their young children to taekwondo schools in the cities and suburbs several times each week. This post is for adults who are not themselves studying taekwondo, but who would like to learn more about how to help their children succeed in taekwondo. Parent Tips First Tip: Consider becoming a taekwondo student yourself. This advice isn’t practical for all parents of course, but consider: If you’re sitting in a taekwondo school for 45 minutes ....

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  • What to Do the Week Before a Tournament

    What to Do the Week Before a Tournament

    With summertime comes many Taekwondo tournaments. When you’re preparing for a martial arts tournament, it can be easy to feel nervous in the weeks and days leading up to the big day. Although your performance is your primary concern, there are many ways to prepare that can influence how well you’ll compete. In the week leading up to the tournament, there are a few necessary steps to take to ensure that you reach your potential. Don’t Wear Yourself Out Although you may practice daily for your tournament, it’s important to avoid wearing yourself out. Exhausting all your energy can have a negative impact on how you perform and leave you feeling fatigued once ....

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  • How Taekwondo Impacted My Life

    How Taekwondo Impacted My Life

    We all know that Taekwondo can be very beneficial but sometimes we need to hear firsthand how it can impact our lives to truly appreciate it. The following is a roundup of testimonials from around the web about how Taekwondo has impacted people’s lives. An Autistic Woman’s Point of View “Like many other autistic people, I have difficulty with executive functioning—the mental skills that help with making decisions, focusing attention, and organizing information. But with tae kwon do training, I noticed that my attention to my surroundings seemed to improve dramatically. As an autistic woman, I can sometimes become so absorbed in what I’m doing that ....

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  • How to Teach Kids About Compassion

    How to Teach Kids About Compassion

    Two nights ago, Mr. Woodward talked to us about how we can be more compassionate, not just in martial arts, but out in the world. Huffpost has some excellent ideas on how adults can improve their compassion while also teaching the next generation about being more compassionate: 1. Walk the Talk Children may listen to your words, but more importantly, they learn from observing your actions. When you have a chance to practice a random act of compassion, do so! When you are frustrated in an interpersonal interaction, express your displeasure in words that show respect for the dignity of the person you are addressing. When you encounter a person who needs help, stop what you are doing ....

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  • Fitness Tips Every Working Mom Must Try

    Why Every Working Mom Feels Short On Time Most Of The Time. Working moms struggle with a lack of time more than most people do. From getting the kids ready for daycare or school to making sure they are safe and sound, every waking hour seems to be given to your children. It’s for good reason: they are your pride and joy. You also have a house to maintain: laundry to be done, bathrooms to be cleaned, a kitchen to be maintained, a husband to tend to — everyone and everything demands your attention. It seems that you’re the only one that can maintain calm and order amongst the chaos. What’s more is that you have a full-time job. No matter what your income ....

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