Does Martial Arts Help Children with ADHD?


For kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, it is often difficult to stay attentive and to control impulses. This condition can negatively impact their experience at school and their interactions with others, which can dishearten them over time. Finding ways to improve their behavior and encourage their confidence is thus essential. One way to aid children who… Read more »

How Does Martial Arts Help with Stress?


Stress is an unavoidable part of life. As students, we might feel pressure from our peers or academics. As adults, we often have to strain to perform well in our jobs or take care of unexpected circumstances that come our way. With all this, it’s practically effortless to slip into tension and unease in our… Read more »

The Gracie Jiu Jitsu Journey

If you study Gracie Jiu Jitsu from a reputable Instructor/Academy it will be one of the most exciting and challenging journeys you will ever take. Gracie Jiu Jitsu is not just about self-defense or getting in shape. It is about understanding yourself, those around you and life in general at a deeper level. When you… Read more »

How to Practice Jiu Jitsu Safely


In 2017, approximately 2.38 million Americans age six and older took martial arts training for fitness reasons.   Of course, with serious martial arts training comes the potential for serious injury, if you aren’t careful. And your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class is no exception.   However, there are many benefits of Jiu Jitsu, and one… Read more »

Positive Self-Direction Using Martial Arts to Develop a Winners Attitude

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Martial Arts to Develop a Winners Attitude. “Winners in life have clearly defined, constantly referred to, game plans and purposes. They know where they’re going every day, every month, every year. Their objectives range all the way from daily priorities to lifetime goals. And when they’re not actively pursuing their goals, they’re thinking about them—hard!… Read more »

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?

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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 »