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Why You Should Host a Martial Arts Camping Trip

Many martial arts schools take their students on trips, whether it’s for out-of-town tournaments or camping trips. These trips can provide many benefits for your school, students, and culture. Camping trips especially should be on every martial arts school’s itinerary. They can be done in a cost-effective manner, it’s affordable for most, and they can serve as

5 Traits Shared by Successful Martial Arts Schools

Running a long-term, fruitful business is no simple task and martial arts schools, big or small, are certainly no exception. Masters who have a big passion for martial arts found most martial arts schools but there are not as many of these masters with an extensive business background.

With the right guidance and support, martial arts masters can learn what

How Martial Arts as a Child Impacts You as an Adult

The benefits of martial arts for kids are well documented, with a lot of scientific and psychological research to support them. Training in martial arts can help children learn about the value of hard work, discipline, integrity and social skills, while building up an excellent foundation for active living.

So how do martial arts end up benefiting you, once you’

Peace Through Discipline: How Martial Arts Discourage Violence

Some people misinterpret martial arts as a solely violent or aggressive practice. The popular traditional forms of martial arts, such as Kung Fu, Taekwondo or Karate can get a bad reputation from the way the media and Hollywood portray martial arts. Where they like to show action and gratuitous violence that helps sell movie tickets, most traditional martial arts are

Knowing Your Body: How to Improve Your Martial Arts Forms

Forms are a central focus for many traditional martial arts, as they act as a showcase for many of the skills a martial artist must learn. To perform martial arts forms at a high level, a martial artist needs a strong foundation of the various kicks, punches and stances, along with ample body awareness, memory, commitment, balance, discipline, strength and

When Should Kids Start Martial Arts?

One of the most contentious topics for many martial arts schools is the age kids should be when first they start their practice. While some parents think no age is too young — as long as the classes are tailored for tots — many others think starting a child in martial arts too early is a recipe for disaster. In most cases,

Martial Arts and Mental Health

With great organizations, spokespeople and initiatives out there educating people on mental health issues, our understanding of it has drastically improved, over the past 10 years. Mental illness affects 1 in 4 people, making it very common. While professional consultation with a doctor is required to properly treat a serious mental health condition, martial arts can help you in therapy,

Nutrition & Lifestyle Habits for Martial Artists

Nutrition is an incredibly important component of high performance. Without proper nutrition, your body won’t be able to grow and get stronger in the long run. Plateaus will hit everyone at some point and a lacking nutritional profile will bring that on much sooner. Although we mention calories below, we’re not going too in-depth with calorie counting or

Benefits of Martial Arts for Women

The Martial arts are frequently thought upon as a very masculine practice. While gender shouldn’t be an issue, we do find that many women either disregard martial arts as a guy’s endeavor or are intimidated by the perception of a boys’ club. That being said, there are so many great benefits for women practicing martial arts and this

Using Martial Arts Marketing to Create Lifelong Students

Martial arts is a journey that takes many, many years to master. Focusing on creating lifelong students at your martial arts school will help build your school’s legacy and its contribution to the martial arts community. Additionally, these students are the ones who will carry your teachings and hopefully pass them on to new students.

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Combating Bullying with Martial Arts

Bullying seems to be one of those things we’ve all grown up with. Kids can be mean and, without an internalized understanding of the consequences of bullying, this can lead to aggression towards classmates, neighbors and others. Sometimes this comes with big, lifelong consequences for both the bullied and those doing the bullying.

 

With the right role models

Should My Martial Arts School Celebrate Holidays?

Holidays are a time for celebration, honoring and building community. From a sociological perspective, holidays serve as opportunities to increase social bonds and to give people time off work, leading to better health, wellbeing and happiness. For many people who are members at membership-based businesses such as martial arts schools, one of the things they may look forward to doing

Participation Trophies: How They Benefit Your Students

As with many parenting debates, the benefits of participation awards are highly controversial. On one hand, there are parents who think participation awards are a great way to encourage kids to be active, without causing feelings of entitlement or unrealistic expectations. On the other, there are parents who think this builds an unrealistic view of the real world and warps

What Programs Should My Martial Arts School Open With?

When you first open up your martial arts school, you’ll have to decide which martial arts school programs to teach. While many of your options will be restricted by your access to specific instructors or having students at a certain level, the programs you select will set the tone for your first year of growth. Depending on your resources,

Martial Arts Federation Spotlight: World Taekwondo Federation

Most popular martial arts have an international federation that governs their art. Their predominant mission is usually to promote the martial art, maintain standards of tradition and curriculum, as well as to sanction official competitions and belt rankings. In Taekwondo, the World Taekwondo Federation reigns supreme.

 

One thing that sets the WTF apart from most martial arts federations is