Active shooter training has become a hot topic of conversation in North America. According to Gun Violence Archive‘s definition of a mass shooting – any incident in which a gunman “shoots or kills four or more people in the same general time and location” – there were 345 reported mass shootings in 2017 alone. The attack on Las Vegas can be
Should your Martial Arts School have an Active Shooter Training Class?
The Latest Science on Flexibility in Martial Arts
Flexibility is a vital part of martial arts training. High levels of flexibility allow taekwondo artists to kick high and jiu-jitsu artists to be highly mobile and efficient, while reducing the risk of injuries for all students. Though most martial arts focus on static stretching due to their respective traditions, the latest science finds that dynamic stretching has significantly more
Creating Student Appreciation Events while Driving Martial Arts Leads
Being a martial arts student isn’t always easy. Many students juggle school, work, and family, to find the time to train in their chosen martial art. It can be hard for some students to stay motivated through the entirety of their training but there are many things you can do to keep your students engaged, even when their motivation
Bruce Lee's Legacy on Martial Arts
On July 20th, we marked the anniversary of a martial arts legend: Bruce Lee. Lee’s impact on the world was immense and, 43 years after his passing, Bruce Lee’s legacy can still be seen everywhere. He inspired an entire generation, on a global level, and his influence transcended martial arts. Dana White, the President of the UFC,
PerfectMind at the 2017 Martial Arts SuperShow
Our team was once again excited to return to the Martial Arts Supershow in Las Vegas; North America’s leading martial arts expo. As a proud Gold Sponsor of this year’s event, we've been a fixture at the Supershow for more than 10 years. This year was the first time we exhibited as PerfectMind, uniting our two brands to
Rest Days: Why Rest is an Important Part of Training
Successful training in any physical endeavor requires putting in hard work and then resting. Many people fail to realize that your body’s actually breaking down muscle while working out; rest, sleep and nutrition are what help you build muscle that is stronger than before. This rest period is even more important when the physical acclimation of your muscles and
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