How Can You Use Martial Arts to Increase Your Positive Self-Expectancy?

The most identifiable quality of a total winner is an overall attitude of personal optimism and enthusiasm. Winners understand the psychosomatic relationship-psyche and soma-mind and body…that the body expresses what the mind is concerned with. They know that life is a self-fulfilling prophecy, that a person usually gets what he or she actively expects. Losers… Read more »

Quiz: Which Type of Martial Arts is Right For You?

Tween girl mastering new taekwondo moves during group class with male coach

There’s no doubt that involvement in the martial arts can help improve your body and your mind. But although the number of martial arts participants in the U.S. reached 3.58 million in 2016, there are a lot of people who don’t quite understand the differences between these various disciplines. If you have an interest in… Read more »

BJJ 101: Where Did BJJ Come From?

Jiu jitsu is one of many ancient martial arts practiced in the world today. Martial arts has continued to be popular in today’s world, despite the ancient origins; in the U.S. in 2017, approximately 2.38 million people participated in mixed martial arts. But where does jiu jitsu, specifically Brazilian jiu jitsu, come from? How did… Read more »

Take Action Today to Increase Self-Motivation

How to increase self-motivation with Martial Arts It is easy to have good intentions, big dreams, wants, wishes and desires; we all have them. Why is it that some people seem to get what they want while others never do? This is not the luck of the draw. Sure, some people are born with more… Read more »

Martial Art Action Steps to Develop Positive Self-Control

How can we use martial arts to develop positive self-control? Most people overestimate their ability to control their actions and thoughts. This takes work and awareness to have control over how we respond to both positive and negative situations in our daily activities. First, we need to slow down to notice what is going on…. Read more »

Three Successful Tips to Build Positive Self-Awareness with Martial Arts

Three Successful Tips to Build Positive self-awareness with Martial Arts When you hear people talk about martial arts often times it is about punching and kicking or this choke or maybe that knife defense. While these physical techniques are some of what makes martial arts fun and interesting, to the true practitioner the self-defense and… Read more »

Why You’re Never Too Old To Start BJJ

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Just because your parents didn’t enroll you in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a child doesn’t mean you don’t have to miss out entirely. Even if you don’t usually work out or you think you aren’t in good enough shape for martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu might be the sport to get you up and moving…. Read more »

Are Fight-Related Injuries in Muay Thai Just Part of the Game?


Fight-Related Injuries in Muay Thai  It’s no secret that participation in a combat sport, such as Muay Thai, can result in an injury. These injuries in Muay Thai can vary anywhere between a simple bruise to a completely broken bone, and in many cases, athletes competing in Muay Thai will suffer soft-tissue injuries (sprains and… Read more »

Jiu Jitsu Vs. Other Martial Arts: Differences Explained

Martial Artists Silhouette – Double Knife Block

As you might already know, participation in the martial arts can be an immensely rewarding experience for both kids and adults. That’s a sentiment shared by the 3.58 million people over the age of six who participated in martial arts across the U.S. in 2016. But the category of martial arts actually includes numerous disciplines,… Read more »