Jiu-Jitsu Strategies On and Off the Mat.

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Jiu-Jitsu Strategies On and Off the Mat. Often, we go to Jiu-Jitsu class learn some new moves, practice them, and make some of them part of our own game. It is easy to get caught up in this cycle and not progress even close to what our true potential is. In this article, I want… Read more »

Goals and Martial Arts: Be comfortable on the outside.

So, I was homeschooled. Homeschooled in the give the child a pile of books and let him go feral sort of way. 🙂 Really though, no organized lessons just a lot of reading about whatever seemed interesting. The part of this story that matters is the isolation. There were parts that were hard about that… Read more »

Are Self-Defense Classes Available in My Area?

Are Self-Defense Classes Available in My Area? Are you trying to find self-defense classes but don’t know where to start? Are you finding it difficult to separate the good gyms from the bad ones? Finally, are you worried that there aren’t any self-defense classes available in your area? If you answered “Yes” to any of… Read more »

Will Muay Thai Build Muscle?

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Your muscles are very important in allowing you to perform everyday activities more effectively. They can also help you succeed in combat fighting. Will Muay Thai build muscle? In short, it can, but don’t expect to gain too much muscle mass without supplementing your training sessions with heavy strength-training. What Muay Thai will definitely help… Read more »

The Importance of Setting Goals

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Setting Goals Helps You in Martial Arts and in Life Setting goals is an important part of achieving long term success, especially in the martial arts. Vague long term goals like I want to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Muay Thai or even I want to lose weight are difficult to quantify; and while the… Read more »

Family Martial Arts Classes

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Family Martial Arts Classes Can be Fun and Productive Have you been looking for a family activity that is fun and healthy at the same time? Has one or more of your kids come to you and expressed an interest in martial arts? If this is the case or you are simply looking for one… Read more »

Martial Arts Can Help Build Self-Esteem for Kids

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One of the biggest problems facing many kids today is a lack of self-esteem. Very few of us are born with a natural sense of self-esteem, it is something that must be nurtured and built up over our lives. With a true sense of self-worth, many kids tend to fall victim to being picked on… Read more »

Martial Arts for Kids Can Help Your Child Develop Character

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According to the popular notion that is only amplified by numerous Hollywood movies, martial arts for kids do nothing more than teach a weaker child to overcome all obstacles and become skilled enough to beat the bully. As much as the movies glorify the fighting aspect of any martial art, the reality is that this… Read more »